‘The burden of a thinking person is that they think too much. My mind scents the danger of desiring and expecting something fantastic, something that could not possibly happen actually, and of being badly disillusioned.’
–Maggie Joy Blunt from ‘Our Hidden Lives. The Everyday Diaries Of A Forgotten Britain 1945-1948′ by Simon Garfield.
‘We are the music makers. And we are the dreamers of dreams’.
We Are The Music Makers
–Ode by Arthur O’Shaughnessy
‘If I could not be persuaded into doing what I thought wrong, I never will be tricked into it.’
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
‘Fight for solidarity between all people. Resist evil. Invent paths of reconciliation.’
‘When you’re out of your depth, keep your gob shut and your ears open.’
–Tom O’Conner – Take A Funny Turn
‘We three kings of Leicester Square
Selling ladies underwear
Penny a pound a pair’.
The Penguin Book Of Naughty Postcards – Georgina Howell
‘Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering, whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.’
from ‘The Great Divorce‘ – C.S Lewis
‘We obey the landowners creed. If it’s attractive, you shoot it, if it’s ugly, you marry it.’
from Darkest Day – Christopher Fowler
‘At the end of 1968 there were a lot of great electric guitar players in the room- a lot of chances to get discouraged and put your guitar down. But that kind of reaction is the ego talking. Whether your reaction is to stick out your chest, or to run and hide-superiority or instant inferiority-either one is full of shit. You’re supposed to be you.’
–Carlos Santana, from his autobiography, ‘The Universal Tone‘
‘You’ve only got one body so you might as well enjoy it. Make the most of what God gave you, and crack on with your life as nicely as possible. Maybe, even – dare I say it – celebrate what you’ve got. Make merry with it. Enjoy!’
Miranda Hart – Is it Just Me?