Monday, 30 September 2013

Politer

When childhood dies, 
its corpses are called adults 
and they enter society, 
one of the politer names of hell. 
 — Brian Aldiss

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Adolthood

One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up.
 — George Orwell

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Made In His Image

God has no religion.
 ― Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, 23 September 2013

Marginal Utility

The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little — 
or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature 
than from the sins of the world in which he lives.
 — Anthony Trollope

Sunday, 22 September 2013

The Function Of Teachers

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
 — Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Laughter Is The Best Religion

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
 — Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, 20 September 2013

Revolving

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; 
one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.
 — George Orwell

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Grave New World

Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
 — Aldous Huxley

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Proselytising Zeal

At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytising zeal on behalf of religious or political ideas.
 — Aldous Huxley

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Idiots

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics
is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
 — Plato

Friday, 13 September 2013

Demanding With Menaces

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed 
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety) 
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, 
all of them imaginary.
 — HL Mencken

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Groupthink

Any lie will receive almost instant corroboration, and almost instant collaboration,
if the maintenance of it results in the public enjoyment of
someone else's pain, someone else's humiliation.
 — Dennis Potter (The Singing Detective)