It is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so.
Month: June 2010
T E Lawrence
All men dream: but not equally, Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.
Seneca the Elder
The whole world would have been destroyed if pity did not put an end to anger.
As I get older I get increasingly impatient of holidays they seem to me to be an entirely feminine conception based on an impotent dislike of every day life and the romantic notion that it will all be better in Frinton or Venice
A writer once said to me, If you ever go to America, go either to the East Coast or the West Coast: the rest is a desert full of bigots. That’s what I think I’d like: where if you help a girl trim the Christmas tree you’re regarded as engaged, and her brothers start oiling their shotguns if you don’t call on the minister.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.
The best of ideas is hurt by uncritical acceptance and thrives on critical examination
Were all men equal to-night, some would get the start by rising an hour earlier to-morrow.
A singular disadvantage of the sea lies in the fact that after successfully surmounting one wave you discover that there is another behind it just as important and just as nervously anxious to do something effective in the way of swamping boats.