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'Nothing shows up the difference between the things said or read, so much as the daily experience of it'.. Vita Sackville-West

'I could not live in a country so miserable as to possess no castles'.. John Ruskin

'He was about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.'.. Rowan Atkinson

'Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.'.. Isaac Newton

'I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt'.. George Orwell

'Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them'.. William Shakespeare

'I've never intended to be controversial but it's very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is'.. Morrissey

'It is easy to answer the ultimate questions - it saves you bothering with the immediate ones.'.. John Osborne

'In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing'.. William Wordsworth

'It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue'.. Stephen Fry

'Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.'.. Evelyn Waugh

'Who's ever going to write a film in which I get the girl? Me!'.. John Cleese

'If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain'.. Alan Bleasdale

'Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.'.. John Major

'From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life'.. Samuel Johnson

'Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.'.. John Locke

'I've always said there's a place for the press but they haven't dug it yet.'.. Tommy Docherty

'Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.'.. John Osborne

'Never in the way, and never out of the way.'.. Charles II

'As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents'.. George Orwell

'Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature'.. Michael Faraday

'If I wasnt an actor I would probably be a psychopath'.. Terence Stamp

'When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.'.. Dylan Thomas

'I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.'.. T S Eliot

'Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.'.. Percy Bysshe Shelley

'Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.'.. Winston Churchill

'The cruelest lies are often told in silence.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That is what's wrong with it.'.. Noel Coward

'Dare to be honest and fear no labour.'.. Robert Burns

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