One-Liner Wednesday: Plus ça change

“I have seen the future and it is very much like the present. Only longer”  – from ‘The Profit’, by Kehlog Albran* – – – – – – * being a parody of the sanctimonious tosh that is Kahlil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’. One-Liner Wednesday 11 July 2018

One-Liner Wednesday: Priorities

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death….I can assure them it is much more serious than that”  – Bill Shankly – – – – – – Well, it is the World Cup, in case you hadn’t noticed. And it’s not soccer. It’s football. One-Liner Wednesday 27 June 2018

One-Liner Wednesday: Be Careful What You Wish For

“Now is not the time to be making new enemies”  – David Hume – – – – – – – David Hume was one of the leading figures of the Scottish enlightenment, probably best known for his empiricist philosophy. His system of thought precluded any possibility of there actually being a Deity such as portrayed…

One-Liner Wednesday: Finitude

“Don’t take life so serious son. It ain’t no how permanent”  – – – – – – Another precious little nugget picked up from my perusal of last week’s Times Literary Supplement. It chimes very well with my own mantra of ‘carpe diem’. Apparently, this is a quote from a character called Porky Pine (described…

One-Liner Wednesday: Headless

“Sorry I’m late, but I’ve got 13 chickens” Our Monday afternoon French class is quite a source of quotable quotes and this week provided yet another. A new (well, old, to be honest) lady breezed in about quarter of an hour after the start time, introducing herself with the above announcement. Follow that (I didn’t).…

One-Liner Wednesday: A Cure For Man ‘Flu

“He very seldom used painkillers, preferring a steady flow of alcohol and the consciousness of his own heroism.” Edward St Aubyn – ‘Never Mind’  – – – – – – – There’s been a lot of publicity in the British media lately for a new TV series featuring that nice Benedict Cumberbatch in an adaptation…

One-Liner Wednesday: Er…okay then

“I’m not really here; I just stick around for my friends.”  – Don van Vliet (aka the illustrious Captain Beefheart)  – – – – – – – Riiiiiight…. One-Liner Wednesday 2 May 2018