Monday, 29 May 2017

Quote of the week

"Your power is only rumour and lies, she thought. You bore your way into people when they are uncertain and weak and worried and frightened, and they think their enemy is other people when their enemy is, and always will be, you - the master of lies."

Terry Pratchett in I Shall Wear Midnight

Monday, 22 May 2017

Quote of the week

“Sometimes, a word succeeds beyond the wildest dreams of its creators, like a virus sent into the world to infect common speech.”

Jasper Fforde in The Eyre Affair

Monday, 15 May 2017

Quote of the week

"It's like [the supporters of the government] want to be lied to because it's so familiar, or because it keeps them in their comfort zone by absolving them of the need to actually think about things."

David Weber in A Rising Thunder

Monday, 8 May 2017

Quote of the week

"Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. Conversely, wherever the art of Medicine is hated, there is also a hatred of Humanity."


Saturday, 6 May 2017

Butterflies over Jordan

Butterflies Over Jordan

 I looked across the water
and what did I see?

I saw:
Spiteful children
tearing off the wings
of the butterfly
that was once
emerging from its cocoon.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Quote of the week

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”

Napoléon Bonaparte