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: 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

One-Liner Wednesday: Works for me

“The idea that a life of dull ineptitude might conceal glamorous superpowers is appealing, particularly to those who happen to be dull and inept”  – from a recent review in the Times Literary Supplement of a new edition of Baroness Orczy’s ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ – – – – – – – Beneath this drab, unexceptional…