10 Favourite Quotes

8 May

I picked up a little book of quotations in the charity bookshop last week and I have not been able to put it down since. I have found some absolutely priceless quotes and have started highlighting my favourites, avoiding the better known of Shakespeare/Bible/Winston Churchill etc.

I am thinking of embroidering one or two of them.  A bit of kitsch or twee needlework with the words “Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” would be right up my street.

These are some of my other favourites, although I haven’t made it to the end of the book so there may be a part 2 to this post.

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1. “Advertising is the rattling stick inside a swill bucketGeorge Orwell

2. “All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.” Cyril Connolly

3. “Conscience: the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking” H.L Mencken

4. “Courtship to Marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play” William Congreve

5. “It’s a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours” Harry S. Truman

6. You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk-dancing” Anonymous

7. “If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us” Hermann Hesse

8. “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle” Gloria Steinem

9. “The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time” A.P.Herbert

10. “I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception” Groucho Marx



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