Don’t talk to me about a man’s being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
We can only know one thing about God – that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.
I was proud to call Dr Rupert a friend. He was always a wonderful source of support and kindness.
If we took Chaucer’s writings at face value, we’d have to conclude he was a complete drip.