My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
Poetry is the deification of reality.
Robert Burns enriched Scottish song with his genius and is mainly responsible for the rich treasure house of song that we enjoy today. He collected folk songs, retained the melodic line, kept what words were usable and rewrote the rest. He didn’t claim ownership.
The task of the media in a democracy is not to ease the path of those who govern, but to make life difficult for them by constant vigilance as to how they exercise the power they only hold in trust from the people.
I have done no wrong but the zealots are trying to attack me because I am so critical of them.
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.