Thursday, 7 December 2017

Quotations

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"Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire."

Gustav Mahler

"Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free."

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“I want there to be a constitutional treaty to create a federal Europe to be presented to the member states, and those who are against it will simply leave the EU."

Martin Schultz today. 


"Before my Right Honourable Friend next goes Brussels, will she apply a new coat of paint to her red lines because I fear on Monday they were beginning to look a little bit pink.”

Jacob Rees-Mogg


TexitMachine (@BrowningMachine):

"Who can explain it? We're baffled. We imported millions of unskilled voters/laborers and wages decreased. Baffling."



On his friend George Orwell's dislike of being interrupted when talking, Antony Powell said he looked "rather like Christian in the Pilgrim's Progress might have felt, if asked for cigarette cards".


Think of what our Nation stands for,
Books from Boots' and country lanes,
Free speech, free passes, class distinction,
Democracy and proper drains.

Sir John Betjeman


[Boots' library and free speech have gone now, of course. Only the British class system keeps the country together, despite racial cantonisation.]

4 comments:

  1. Martin Schultz is someone no one pays attention to.

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    1. You remind me that Simon Dee is remembered for being forgotten -
      but Schultz is all too well-known and probably about to be the German Vice-chancellor.

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  3. Yes, he said something strong, but no one pays attention to Martin Schultz. He is a perpetual wannabee.

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