The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits.
English poetry begins whenever we decide to say the modern English language begins, and it extends as far as we decide to say that the English language extends.
I love to dance in the disco, but that’s about it.
Growing up in Britain as a rather loose Jew, the two things that didn’t belong together were freedom and religious intensity. In America, they do. The Founding Fathers made a bet that if you didn’t force everyone to profess religion in their own particular way, you could protect intellectual freedom, and religion would flourish.
Irony is the hygiene of the mind.
Everyone knows that when you go through a divorce, it’s a really difficult time for both parties and you’ve all – you believe, you both believe, individually, that you’ve put your best into it.
I think poetry can help children deal with the other subjects on the curriculum by enabling them to see a subject in a new way.
‘Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.
Never has a strong, responsible trade union movement been so needed. With austerity policies biting hard and with no evidence that they are working, people at work need the TUC to speak up for them now more than ever.