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              The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations


   This is a completely new dictionary, containing about 5,000 quotations.

   What is a "quotation"?  It is a saying or piece of writing that strikes
   people as so true or memorable that they quote it (or allude to it) in
   speech or writing.  Often they will quote it directly, introducing it with
   a phrase like "As ---- says" but equally often they will assume that the
   reader or listener already knows the quotation, and they will simply
   allude to it without mentioning its source (as in the headline "A ros‚ is
   a ros‚ is a ros‚," referring obliquely to a line by Gertrude Stein).

   This dictionary has been compiled from extensive evidence of the
   quotations that are actually used in this way.  The dictionary includes
   the commonest quotations which were found in a collection of more than
   200,000 citations assembled by combing books, magazines, and newspapers.
   For example, our collections contained more than thirty examples each for
   Edward Heath's "unacceptable face of capitalism" and Marshal McLuhan's
   "The medium is the message," so both these quotations had to be included.

   As a result, this book is not--like many quotations dictionaries--a
   subjective anthology of the editor's favourite quotations, but an
   objective selection of the quotations which are most widely known and
   used.  Popularity and familiarity are the main criteria for inclusion,
   although no reader is likely to be familiar with all the quotations in
   this dictionary.

   The book can be used for reference or for browsing: to trace the source of
   a particular quotation or to find an appropriate saying for a special

   The quotations are drawn from novels, plays, poems, essays, speeches,
   films radio and television broadcasts, songs, advertisements, and even
   book titles. It is difficult to draw the line between quotations and
   similar sayings like proverbs, catch-phrases, and idioms.  For example,
   some quotations (like "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings")
   become proverbial.  These are usually included if they can be traced to a
   particular originator.  However, we have generally omitted phrases like
   "agonizing reappraisal" which are covered adequately in the Oxford English
   Dictionary.  Catch-phrases are included if there is evidence that they are
   widely remembered or used.

   We have taken care to verify all the quotations in original or
   authoritative sources--something which few other quotations dictionaries
   have tried to do.  We have corrected many errors found in other
   dictionaries, and we have traced the true origins of such phrases as
   "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" and "Shaken and not stirred."

   The quotations are arranged in alphabetical order of authors, with
   anonymous quotations in the middle of "A." Under each author, the
   quotations are arranged in alphabetical order of their first words.
   Foreign quotations are, wherever possible, given in the original language
   as well as in translation.

   Authors are cited under the names by which they are best known:  for
   example, Graham Greene (not Henry Graham Greene); F. Scott Fitzgerald (not
   Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald); George Orwell (not Eric Blair); W. C.
   Fields (not William Claude Dukenfield).  Authors' dates of birth and death
   are given when ascertainable.  The actual writers of the words are
   credited for quotations from songs, film-scripts, etc.

   The references after each quotation are designed to be as helpful as
   possible, enabling the reader to trace quotations in their original
   sources if desired.

   The index (1) has been carefully prepared--with ingenious computer
   assistance--to help the reader to trace quotations from their most
   important keywords. Each reference includes not only the page and the
   number of the quotation on the page but also the first few letters of the
   author's name.  The index includes references to book-titles which have
   become well known as quotations in their own right.

   One difficulty in a dictionary of modern quotations is to decide what the
   word "modern" means.  In this dictionary it means "twentieth-century."
   Quotations are eligible if they originated from someone who was still
   alive after 1900.  Where an author (like George Bernard Shaw, who died in
   1950) said memorable things before and after 1900, these are all included.

   This dictionary could not have been compiled without the work of many
   people, most notably Paula Clifford, Angela Partington, Fiona Mullan,
   Penelope Newsome, Julia Cresswell, Michael McKinley, Charles McCreery,
   Heidi Abbey, Jean Harder, Elizabeth Knowles, George Chowdharay-Best,
   Tracey Ward, and Ernest Trehern.  I am also very grateful to the OUP
   Dictionary Department's team of checkers, who verified the quotations at
   libraries in Oxford, London, Washington, New York, and elsewhere.  James
   Howes deserves credit for his work in computerizing the index.

   The Editor is responsible for any errors, which he will be grateful to
   have drawn to his attention. As the quotation from Simeon Strunsky reminds
   us, "Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly," but we have
   endeavoured to make this book more accurate, authoritative, and helpful
   than any other dictionary of modern quotations.

                                                                 TONY AUGARDE

    (1) Discussions of the index features in this preface and in the
       "How to Use this Dictionary" section of this book refer to
       the hard-copy edition printed in 1991. No index has been
       included in this soft-copy edition. See "Notices" in
       topic NOTICES for additional information about this soft-copy

HOWTO How to Use this Dictionary

HOWTO.1 General Principles

   The arrangement is alphabetical by the names of authors:  usually the
   names by which each person is best known.  So look under Maya Angelou, not
   Maya Johnson; Princess Anne, not HRH The Princess Royal; Lord Beaverbrook,
   not William Maxwell Aitken; Irving Berlin, not Israel Balin; Greta Garbo,
   not Greta Lovisa Gustafsson,

   Anonymous quotations are all together, starting in "Anonymous" in
   topic 1.43 They are arranged in alphabetical order of their first
   significant word.

   Under each author, quotations are arranged by the alphabetical order of
   the titles of the works from which they come, even if those works were not
   written by the person who is being quoted. Poems are usually cited from
   the first book in which they appeared.

   Quotations by foreign authors are, where possible, given in the original
   language and also in an English translation.

   A reference is given after each quotation to its original source or to an
   authoritative record of its use. The reference usually consists of either
   (a) a book-title with its date of publication and a reference to where the
   quotation occurs in the book; or (b) the title of a newspaper or magazine
   with its date of publication. The reference is preceded by "In" if the
   quotation comes from a secondary source: for example if a writer is quoted
   by another author in a newspaper article, or if a book refers to a saying
   but does not indicate where or when it was made.

HOWTO.2 Examples

   Here are some typical entries, with notes to clarify the meaning of each

             Charlie Chaplin (Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin)


             All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and
             a pretty girl.
             My Autobiography (1964) ch. 10

   Charlie Chaplin is the name by which this person is best known but Sir
   Charles Spencer Chaplin is the name which would appear in reference books
   such as Who's Who.

   Charlie Chaplin was born in 1889 and died in 1977. The quotation comes
   from the tenth chapter of Chaplin's autobiography, which was published in

             Martin Luther King


             Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
             Letter from Birmingham Jail, Alabama, 16 Apr. 1963, in
             Atlantic Monthly Aug. 1963, p. 78

   Martin Luther King wrote these words in a letter that he sent from
   Birmingham Jail on 16 April 1963. The letter was published later that year
   on page 78 of the August issue of the Atlanta Monthly.

             Dorothy Parker


             One more drink and I'd have been under the host.
             In Howard Teichmann George S. Kaufman (1972) p. 68

   Dorothy Parker must have said this before she died in 1967 but the
   earliest reliable source we can find is a 1972 book by Howard Teichmann.
   "In" signals the fact that the quotation is cited from a secondary source.

HOWTO.3 Index

   If you remember part of a quotation and want to know the rest of it, or
   who said it, you can trace it by means of the index (1).

   The index lists the most significant words from each quotation.  These
   keywords are listed alphabetically in the index, each with a section of
   the text to show the context of every keyword. These sections are listed
   in strict alphabetical order under each keyword.  Foreign keywords are
   included in their alphabetical place.

   The references show the first few letters of the author's name, followed
   by the page and item numbers (e.g. 163:15 refers to the fifteenth
   quotation on page 163).

   As an example, suppose that you want to verify a quotation which you
   remember contains the line "to purify the dialect of the tribe." If you
   decide that  tribe is a significant word and refer to it in the index, you
   will find this entry:

             tribe: To purify the dialect of the t.      ELIOT 74:19

   This will lead you to the poem by T. S. Eliot which is the nineteenth
   quotation on page 74.

CONTENTS Table of Contents

 Title Page    TITLE

 Edition Notice    EDITION

 Notices    NOTICES

 Preface    PREFACE

 How to Use this Dictionary    HOWTO
 General Principles    HOWTO.1
 Examples    HOWTO.2
 Index    HOWTO.3

 Table of Contents    CONTENTS

 A    1.0
 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (Louis Francis Cristillo)    1.1
 Dannie Abse    1.2
 Goodman Ace    1.3
 Dean Acheson    1.4
 J. R. Ackerley    1.5
 Douglas Adams    1.6
 Frank Adams and Will M. Hough    1.7
 Franklin P. Adams    1.8
 Henry Brooks Adams    1.9
 Harold Adamson    1.10
 George Ade    1.11
 Konrad Adenauer    1.12
 Alfred Adler    1.13
 Polly Adler    1.14
 AE (A.E., ’) (George William Russell)    1.15
 Herbert Agar    1.16
 James Agate    1.17
 Spiro T. Agnew    1.18
 Max Aitken    1.19
 Zo‰ Akins    1.20
 Alain (ђmile-Auguste Chartier)    1.21
 Edward Albee    1.22
 Richard Aldington    1.23
 Brian Aldiss    1.24
 Nelson Algren    1.25
 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)    1.26
 Fred Allen (John Florence Sullivan)    1.27
 Woody Allen (Allen Stewart Konigsberg)    1.28
 Woody Allen (Allen Stewart Konigsberg) and Marshall Brickman    1.29
 Margery Allingham    1.30
 Joseph Alsop    1.31
 Robert Altman    1.32
 Leo Amery    1.33
 Kingsley Amis    1.34
 Maxwell Anderson    1.35
 Maxwell Anderson and Lawrence Stallings    1.36
 Robert Anderson    1.37
 James Anderton    1.38
 Sir Norman Angell    1.39
 Maya Angelou (Maya Johnson)    1.40
 Paul Anka    1.41
 Princess Anne (HRH the Princess Royal)    1.42
 Anonymous    1.43
 Jean Anouilh    1.44
 Guillaume Apollinaire    1.45
 Sir Edward Appleton    1.46
 Louis Aragon    1.47
 Hannah Arendt    1.48
 G. D. Armour    1.49
 Harry Armstrong    1.50
 Louis Armstrong    1.51
 Neil Armstrong    1.52
 Sir Robert Armstrong    1.53
 Raymond Aron    1.54
 George Asaf    1.55
 Dame Peggy Ashcroft    1.56
 Daisy Ashford    1.57
 Isaac Asimov    1.58
 Elizabeth Asquith (Princess Antoine Bibesco)    1.59
 Herbert Henry Asquith (Earl of Oxford and Asquith)    1.60
 Margot Asquith (Countess of Oxford and Asquith)    1.61
 Raymond Asquith    1.62
 Nancy Astor (Viscountess Astor)    1.63
 Brooks Atkinson    1.64
 E. L. Atkinson and Apsley Cherry-Garrard    1.65
 Clement Attlee    1.66
 W. H. Auden    1.67
 W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood    1.68
 Tex Avery (Fred Avery)    1.69
 Earl of Avon    1.70
 Revd W. Awdry    1.71
 Alan Ayckbourn    1.72
 A. J. Ayer    1.73
 Pam Ayres    1.74

 B    2.0
 Robert Baden-Powell (Baron Baden-Powell)    2.1
 Joan Baez    2.2
 Sydney D. Bailey    2.3
 Bruce Bairnsfather    2.4
 Hylda Baker    2.5
 James Baldwin    2.6
 Stanley Baldwin (Earl Baldwin of Bewdley)    2.7
 Arthur James Balfour (Earl of Balfour)    2.8
 Whitney Balliett    2.9
 Pierre Balmain    2.10
 Tallulah Bankhead    2.11
 Nancy Banks-Smith    2.12
 Imamu Amiri Baraka (Everett LeRoi Jones)    2.13
 W. N. P. Barbellion (Bruce Frederick Cummings)    2.14
 Maurice Baring    2.15
 Ronnie Barker    2.16
 Frederick R. Barnard    2.17
 Clive Barnes    2.18
 Julian Barnes    2.19
 Peter Barnes    2.20
 Sir J. M. Barrie    2.21
 Ethel Barrymore    2.22
 John Barrymore    2.23
 Lionel Bart    2.24
 Karl Barth    2.25
 Roland Barthes    2.26
 Bernard Baruch    2.27
 Jacques Barzun    2.28
 L. Frank Baum    2.29
 Vicki Baum    2.30
 Sir Arnold Bax    2.31
 Sir Beverley Baxter    2.32
 Beachcomber    2.33
 David, First Earl Beatty    2.34
 Lord Beaverbrook (William Maxwell Aitken, first Baron Beaverbrook)    2.35
 Carl Becker    2.36
 Samuel Beckett    2.37
 Harry Bedford and Terry Sullivan    2.38
 Sir Thomas Beecham    2.39
 Sir Max Beerbohm    2.40
 Brendan Behan    2.41
 John Hay Beith    2.42
 Clive Bell    2.43
 Henry Bellamann    2.44
 Hilaire Belloc    2.45
 Saul Bellow    2.46
 Robert Benchley    2.47
 Julien Benda    2.48
 Stephen Vincent Ben‚t    2.49
 William Rose Ben‚t    2.50
 Tony Benn    2.51
 George Bennard    2.52
 Alan Bennett    2.53
 Arnold Bennett    2.54
 Ada Benson and Fred Fisher    2.55
 A. C. Benson    2.56
 Stella Benson    2.57
 Edmund Clerihew Bentley    2.58
 Eric Bentley    2.59
 Nikolai Berdyaev    2.60
 Lord Charles Beresford    2.61
 Henri Bergson    2.62
 Irving Berlin (Israel Baline)    2.63
 Sir Isaiah Berlin    2.64
 Georges Bernanos    2.65
 Jeffrey Bernard    2.66
 Eric Berne    2.67
 Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward    2.68
 Chuck Berry    2.69
 John Berryman    2.70
 Pierre Berton    2.71
 Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg    2.72
 Sir John Betjeman    2.73
 Aneurin Bevan    2.74
 William Henry Beveridge (First Baron Beveridge)    2.75
 Ernest Bevin    2.76
 Georges Bidault    2.77
 Ambrose Bierce    2.78
 Laurence Binyon    2.79
 Nigel Birch (Baron Rhyl)    2.80
 John Bird    2.81
 Earl of Birkenhead    2.82
 Lord Birkett (William Norman Birkett, Baron Birkett)    2.83
 Eric Blair    2.84
 Eubie Blake (James Hubert Blake)    2.85
 Lesley Blanch    2.86
 Alan Bleasdale    2.87
 Karen Blixen    2.88
 Edmund Blunden    2.89
 Alfred Blunt (Bishop of Bradford)    2.90
 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt    2.91
 Ronald Blythe    2.92
 Enid Blyton    2.93
 Louise Bogan    2.94
 Humphrey Bogart    2.95
 John B. Bogart    2.96
 Niels Bohr    2.97
 Alan Bold    2.98
 Robert Bolt    2.99
 Andrew Bonar Law    2.100
 Carrie Jacobs Bond    2.101
 Sir David Bone    2.102
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer    2.103
 Sonny Bono (Salvatore Bono)    2.104
 Daniel J. Boorstin    2.105
 James H. Boren    2.106
 Jorge Luis Borges    2.107
 Max Born    2.108
 John Collins Bossidy    2.109
 Gordon Bottomley    2.110
 Horatio Bottomley    2.111
 Sir Harold Edwin Boulton    2.112
 Elizabeth Bowen    2.113
 David Bowie (David Jones)    2.114
 Sir Maurice Bowra    2.115
 Charles Boyer    2.116
 Lord Brabazon (Baron Brabazon of Tara)    2.117
 Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D. M. Marshman Jr.    2.118
 Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and Walter Reisch    2.119
 F. H. Bradley    2.120
 Omar Bradley    2.121
 Caryl Brahms (Doris Caroline Abrahams) and S. J. Simon (Simon Jasha Skidelsky)    2.122
 John Braine    2.123
 Ernest Bramah (Ernest Bramah Smith)    2.124
 Georges Braque    2.125
 John Bratby    2.126
 Irving Brecher    2.127
 Bertolt Brecht    2.128
 Gerald Brenan    2.129
 Aristide Briand    2.130
 Vera Brittain    2.131
 David Broder    2.132
 Jacob Bronowski    2.133
 Rupert Brooke    2.134
 Anita Brookner    2.135
 Mel Brooks    2.136
 Heywood Broun    2.137
 H. Rap Brown    2.138
 Helen Gurley Brown    2.139
 Ivor Brown    2.140
 John Mason Brown    2.141
 Lew Brown (Louis Brownstein)    2.142
 Nacio Herb Brown    2.143
 Cecil Browne    2.144
 Sir Frederick Browning    2.145
 Lenny Bruce (Leonard Alfred Schneider)    2.146
 Anita Bryant    2.147
 Martin Buber    2.148
 John Buchan (Baron Tweedsmuir)    2.149
 Frank Buchman    2.150
 Gene Buck (Edward Eugene Buck) and Herman Ruby    2.151
 Richard Buckle    2.152
 Arthur Buller    2.153
 Ivor Bulmer-Thomas    2.154
 Luis Bu¤uel    2.155
 Anthony Burgess    2.156
 Johnny Burke    2.157
 John Burns    2.158
 William S. Burroughs    2.159
 Benjamin Hapgood Burt    2.160
 Nat Burton    2.161
 R. A. Butler (Baron Butler of Saffron Walden)    2.162
 Ralph Butler and Noel Gay (Richard Moxon Armitage)    2.163
 Samuel Butler    2.164
 Max Bygraves    2.165
 James Branch Cabell    2.166

 C    3.0
 Irving Caesar    3.1
 John Cage    3.2
 James Cagney    3.3
 Sammy Cahn (Samuel Cohen)    3.4
 James M. Cain    3.5
 Michael Caine (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite)    3.6
 Sir Joseph Cairns    3.7
 Charles Calhoun    3.8
 James Callaghan (Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff)    3.9
 Joseph Campbell (Seosamh MacCathmhaoil)    3.10
 Mrs Patrick Campbell (Beatrice Stella Campbell)    3.11
 Roy Campbell    3.12
 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman    3.13
 Albert Camus    3.14
 Elias Canetti    3.15
 Hughie Cannon    3.16
 John R. Caples    3.17
 Al Capone    3.18
 Truman Capote    3.19
 Al Capp    3.20
 Ethna Carbery (Anna MacManus)    3.21
 Hoagy Carmichael (Hoagland Howard Carmichael)    3.22
 Stokely Carmichael and Charles Vernon Hamilton    3.23
 Dale Carnegie    3.24
 J. L. Carr    3.25
 Edward Carson (Baron Carson)    3.26
 Jimmy Carter    3.27
 Sydney Carter    3.28
 Pablo Casals    3.29
 Ted Castle (Baron Castle of Islington)    3.30
 Harry Castling and C. W. Murphy    3.31
 Fidel Castro    3.32
 Willa Cather    3.33
 Mr Justice Caulfield (Sir Bernard Caulfield)    3.34
 Charles Causley    3.35
 Constantine Cavafy    3.36
 Edith Cavell    3.37
 Lord David Cecil    3.38
 Patrick Reginald Chalmers    3.39
 Joseph Chamberlain    3.40
 Neville Chamberlain    3.41
 Harry Champion    3.42
 Raymond Chandler    3.43
 Coco Chanel    3.44
 Charlie Chaplin (Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin)    3.45
 Arthur Chapman    3.46
 Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin    3.47
 Prince Charles (Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales)    3.48
 Apsley Cherry-Garrard    3.49
 G. K. Chesterton    3.50
 Maurice Chevalier    3.51
 Erskine Childers    3.52
 Charles Chilton    3.53
 Noam Chomsky    3.54
 Dame Agatha Christie    3.55
 Frank E. Churchill    3.56
 Sir Winston Churchill    3.57
 Count Galeazzo Ciano    3.58
 Brian Clark    3.59
 Kenneth Clark (Baron Clark)    3.60
 Arthur C. Clarke    3.61
 Grant Clarke and Edgar Leslie    3.62
 Eldridge Cleaver    3.63
 John Cleese    3.64
 John Cleese and Connie Booth    3.65
 Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn    3.66
 Georges Clemenceau    3.67
 Harlan Cleveland    3.68
 Richard Cobb    3.69
 Claud Cockburn    3.70
 Jean Cocteau    3.71
 Lenore Coffee    3.72
 George M. Cohan    3.73
 Desmond Coke    3.74
 Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette)    3.75
 R. G. Collingwood    3.76
 Charles Collins and Fred W. Leigh    3.77
 Charles Collins and Fred Murray    3.78
 Charles Collins, E. A. Sheppard, and Fred Terry    3.79
 John Churton Collins    3.80
 Michael Collins    3.81
 Betty Comden and Adolph Green    3.82
 Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett    3.83
 Billy Connolly    3.84
 Cyril Connolly    3.85
 James Connolly    3.86
 Joseph Conrad (Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski)    3.87
 Shirley Conran    3.88
 A. J. Cook    3.89
 Dan Cook    3.90
 Peter Cook    3.91
 Calvin Coolidge    3.92
 Ananda Coomaraswamy    3.93
 Alfred Duff Cooper (Viscount Norwich)    3.94
 Tommy Cooper    3.95
 Wendy Cope    3.96
 Aaron Copland    3.97
 Bernard Cornfeld    3.98
 Frances Cornford    3.99
 Francis Macdonald Cornford    3.100
 Baron Pierre de Coubertin    3.101
 ђmile Cou‚    3.102
 No‰l Coward    3.103
 Hart Crane    3.104
 James Creelman and Ruth Rose    3.105
 Bishop Mandell Creighton    3.106
 Quentin Crisp    3.107
 Julian Critchley    3.108
 Richmal Crompton (Richmal Crompton Lamburn)    3.109
 Bing Crosby (Harry Lillis Crosby)    3.110
 Bing Crosby, Roy Turk, and Fred Ahlert    3.111
 Richard Crossman    3.112
 Aleister Crowley    3.113
 Leslie Crowther    3.114
 Robert Crumb    3.115
 Bruce Frederick Cummings    3.116
 e. e. cummings    3.117
 William Thomas Cummings    3.118
 Will Cuppy    3.119
 Edwina Currie    3.120
 Michael Curtiz    3.121
 Lord Curzon (George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston)    3.122

 D    4.0
 Paul Daniels    4.1
 Charles Brace Darrow    4.2
 Clarence Darrow    4.3
 Sir Francis Darwin    4.4
 Jules Dassin    4.5
 Worton David and Lawrence Wright    4.6
 Jack Davies and Ken Annakin    4.7
 W. H. Davies    4.8
 Bette Davis (Ruth Elizabeth Davis)    4.9
 Lord Dawson of Penn (Bertrand Edward Dawson, Viscount Dawson of Penn)    4.10
 C. Day-Lewis    4.11
 Simone de Beauvoir    4.12
 Edward de Bono    4.13
 Eugene Victor Debs    4.14
 Edgar Degas    4.15
 Charles de Gaulle    4.16
 J. de Knight (James E. Myers) and M. Freedman    4.17
 Walter de la Mare    4.18
 Shelagh Delaney    4.19
 Jack Dempsey    4.20
 Nigel Dennis    4.21
 Buddy De Sylva (George Gard De Sylva) and Lew Brown    4.22
 Peter De Vries    4.23
 Lord Dewar    4.24
 Sergei Diaghilev    4.25
 Paul Dickson    4.26
 Joan Didion    4.27
 Howard Dietz    4.28
 William Dillon    4.29
 Ernest Dimnet    4.30
 Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)    4.31
 Mort Dixon    4.32
 Milovan Djilas    4.33
 Austin Dobson (Henry Austin Dobson)    4.34
 Ken Dodd    4.35
 J. P. Donleavy    4.36
 Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith    4.37
 Keith Douglas    4.38
 Norman Douglas    4.39
 Sir Alec Douglas-Home    4.40
 Caroline Douglas-Home    4.41
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle    4.42
 Maurice Drake    4.43
 William A. Drake    4.44
 John Drinkwater    4.45
 Alexander Dubcek    4.46
 Al Dubin    4.47
 W. E. B. DuBois    4.48
 Georges Duhamel    4.49
 Raoul Duke    4.50
 John Foster Dulles    4.51
 Dame Daphne du Maurier    4.52
 Isadora Duncan    4.53
 Ian Dunlop    4.54
 Jimmy Durante    4.55
 Leo Durocher    4.56
 Ian Dury    4.57
 Lillian K. Dykstra    4.58
 Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman)    4.59

 E    5.0
 Stephen T. Early    5.1
 Clint Eastwood    5.2
 Abba Eban    5.3
 Sir Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon)    5.4
 Clarissa Eden (Countess of Avon)    5.5
 Marriott Edgar    5.6
 Duke of Edinburgh    5.7
 Thomas Alva Edison    5.8
 John Maxwell Edmonds    5.9
 King Edward VII    5.10
 King Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor)    5.11
 John Ehrlichman    5.12
 Albert Einstein    5.13
 Dwight D. Eisenhower    5.14
 T. S. Eliot    5.15
 Queen Elizabeth II    5.16
 Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother    5.17
 Alf Ellerton    5.18
 Havelock Ellis (Henry Havelock Ellis)    5.19
 Paul Eluard    5.20
 Sir William Empson    5.21
 Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch    5.22
 Susan Ertz    5.23
 Dudley Erwin    5.24
 Howard Estabrook and Harry Behn    5.25
 Gavin Ewart    5.26
 William Norman Ewer    5.27

 F    6.0
 Clifton Fadiman    6.1
 Eleanor Farjeon    6.2
 King Farouk of Egypt    6.3
 William Faulkner    6.4
 George Fearon    6.5
 James Fenton    6.6
 Edna Ferber    6.7
 Kathleen Ferrier    6.8
 Eric Field    6.9
 Dorothy Fields    6.10
 Dame Gracie Fields (Grace Stansfield)    6.11
 W. C. Fields (William Claude Dukenfield)    6.12
 Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, and Dean Riesner    6.13
 Ronald Firbank    6.14
 Fred Fisher    6.15
 H. A. L. Fisher    6.16
 John Arbuthnot Fisher (Baron Fisher)    6.17
 Marve Fisher    6.18
 Albert H. Fitz    6.19
 F. Scott Fitzgerald    6.20
 Zelda Fitzgerald    6.21
 Robert Fitzsimmons    6.22
 Bud Flanagan (Chaim Reeven Weintrop)    6.23
 Michael Flanders and Donald Swann    6.24
 James Elroy Flecker    6.25
 Ian Fleming    6.26
 Robert, Marquis de Flers and Arman de Caillavet    6.27
 Dario Fo    6.28
 Marshal Ferdinand Foch    6.29
 J. Foley    6.30
 Michael Foot    6.31
 Anna Ford    6.32
 Gerald Ford    6.33
 Henry Ford    6.34
 Lena Guilbert Ford    6.35
 Howell Forgy    6.36
 E. M. Forster    6.37
 Bruce Forsyth    6.38
 Harry Emerson Fosdick    6.39
 Anatole France (Jacques-Anatole-Fran‡ois Thibault)    6.40
 Georges Franju    6.41
 Sir James George Frazer    6.42
 Stan Freberg    6.43
 Arthur Freed    6.44
 Ralph Freed    6.45
 Cliff Freeman    6.46
 John Freeman    6.47
 Marilyn French    6.48
 Sigmund Freud    6.49
 Max Frisch    6.50
 Charles Frohman    6.51
 Erich Fromm    6.52
 David Frost    6.53
 Robert Frost    6.54
 Christopher Fry    6.55
 Roger Fry    6.56
 R. Buckminster Fuller    6.57
 Alfred Funke    6.58
 Sir David Maxwell Fyfe    6.59
 Will Fyffe    6.60
 Rose Fyleman    6.61

 G    7.0
 Zsa Zsa Gabor (Sari Gabor)    7.1
 Norman Gaff    7.2
 Hugh Gaitskell    7.3
 J. K. Galbraith    7.4
 John Galsworthy    7.5
 Ray Galton and Alan Simpson    7.6
 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi    7.7
 Greta Garbo (Greta Lovisa Gustafsson)    7.8
 Ed Gardner    7.9
 John Nance Garner    7.10
 Bamber Gascoigne    7.11
 Noel Gay (Richard Moxon Armitage)    7.12
 Noel Gay and Ralph Butler    7.13
 Sir Eric Geddes    7.14
 Bob Geldof    7.15
 Bob Geldof and Midge Ure    7.16
 King George V    7.17
 Daniel George (Daniel George Bunting)    7.18
 George Gershwin    7.19
 Ira Gershwin    7.20
 Stella Gibbons    7.21
 Wolcott Gibbs    7.22
 Kahlil Gibran    7.23
 Wilfrid Wilson Gibson    7.24
 Andr‚ Gide    7.25
 Eric Gill    7.26
 Terry Gilliam    7.27
 Penelope Gilliatt    7.28
 Allen Ginsberg    7.29
 George Gipp    7.30
 Jean Giraudoux    7.31
 George Glass    7.32
 John A. Glover-Kind    7.33
 Jean-Luc Godard    7.34
 A. D. Godley    7.35
 Joseph Goebbels    7.36
 Hermann Goering    7.37
 Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts (Benjamin Eisenberg)    7.38
 Isaac Goldberg    7.39
 William Golding    7.40
 Emma Goldman    7.41
 Barry Goldwater    7.42
 Sam Goldwyn (Samuel Goldfish)    7.43
 Paul Goodman    7.44
 Mack Gordon    7.45
 Stuart Gorrell    7.46
 Sir Edmund Gosse    7.47
 Lord Gowrie (2nd Earl of Gowrie)    7.48
 Lew Grade (Baron Grade)    7.49
 D. M. Graham    7.50
 Harry Graham    7.51
 Kenneth Grahame    7.52
 Bernie Grant    7.53
 Ethel Watts-Mumford Grant    7.54
 Robert Graves    7.55
 Hannah Green (Joanne Greenberg)    7.56
 Graham Greene    7.57
 Oswald Greene    7.58
 Germaine Greer    7.59
 Hubert Gregg    7.60
 Joyce Grenfell    7.61
 Julian Grenfell    7.62
 Clifford Grey    7.63
 Sir Edward Grey (Viscount Grey of Fallodon)    7.64
 Mervyn Griffith-Jones    7.65
 Leon Griffiths    7.66
 Jo Grimond (Baron Grimond)    7.67
 Philip Guedalla    7.68
 R. Guidry    7.69
 Texas Guinan (Mary Louise Cecilia Guinan)    7.70
 Nubar Gulbenkian    7.71
 Thom Gunn    7.72
 Dorothy Frances Gurney    7.73
 Woody Guthrie (Woodrow Wilson Guthrie)    7.74

 H    8.0
 Earl Haig    8.1
 Lord Hailsham (Baron Hailsham, Quintin Hogg)    8.2
 J. B. S. Haldane    8.3
 H. R. Haldeman    8.4
 Sir William Haley    8.5
 Henry Hall    8.6
 Sir Peter Hall    8.7
 Margaret Halsey    8.8
 Oscar Hammerstein II    8.9
 Christopher Hampton    8.10
 Learned Hand    8.11
 Minnie Hanff    8.12
 Brian Hanrahan    8.13
 Otto Harbach    8.14
 E. Y. 'Yip' Harburg    8.15
 Gilbert Harding    8.16
 Warren G. Harding    8.17
 Godfrey Harold Hardy    8.18
 Thomas Hardy    8.19
 Maurice Evan Hare    8.20
 Robertson Hare    8.21
 W. F. Hargreaves    8.22
 Lord Harlech (David Ormsby Gore)    8.23
 Jimmy Harper, Will E. Haines, and Tommie Connor    8.24
 Frank Harris (James Thomas Harris)    8.25
 H. H. Harris    8.26
 Lorenz Hart    8.27
 Moss Hart and George Kaufman    8.28
 L. P. Hartley    8.29
 F. W. Harvey    8.30
 Minnie Louise Haskins    8.31
 Lord Haw-Haw    8.32
 Ian Hay (John Hay Beith)    8.33
 J. Milton Hayes    8.34
 Lee Hazlewood    8.35
 Denis Healey    8.36
 Seamus Heaney    8.37
 Edward Heath    8.38
 Fred Heatherton    8.39
 Robert A. Heinlein    8.40
 Werner Heisenberg    8.41
 Joseph Heller    8.42
 Lillian Hellman    8.43
 Sir Robert Helpmann    8.44
 Ernest Hemingway    8.45
 Arthur W. D. Henley    8.46
 O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)    8.47
 A. P. Herbert    8.48
 Oliver Herford    8.49
 Jerry Herman    8.50
 June Hershey    8.51
 Hermann Hesse    8.52
 Gordon Hewart (Viscount Hewart)    8.53
 Patricia Hewitt    8.54
 Du Bose Heyward and Ira Gershwin    8.55
 Sir Seymour Hicks    8.56
 Jack Higgins (Henry Patterson)    8.57
 Joe Hill    8.58
 Pattie S. Hill    8.59
 Sir Edmund Hillary    8.60
 Fred Hillebrand    8.61
 Lady Hillingdon    8.62
 James Hilton    8.63
 Alfred Hitchcock    8.64
 Adolf Hitler    8.65
 Ralph Hodgson    8.66
 'Red' Hodgson    8.67
 Eric Hoffer    8.68
 Al Hoffman and Dick Manning    8.69
 Gerard Hoffnung    8.70
 Lancelot Hogben    8.71
 Billie Holiday (Eleanor Fagan) and Arthur Herzog Jr.    8.72
 Stanley Holloway    8.73
 John H. Holmes    8.74
 Lord Home (Baron Home of the Hirsel, formerly Sir Alec Douglas-Home)    8.75
 Arthur Honegger    8.76
 Herbert Hoover    8.77
 Anthony Hope (Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins)    8.78
 Bob Hope    8.79
 Francis Hope    8.80
 Laurence Hope (Adela Florence Nicolson)    8.81
 Zilphia Horton    8.82
 A. E. Housman    8.83
 Sidney Howard    8.84
 Elbert Hubbard    8.85
 Frank McKinney ('Kin') Hubbard    8.86
 L. Ron Hubbard    8.87
 Howard Hughes Jr.    8.88
 Jimmy Hughes and Frank Lake    8.89
 Langston Hughes    8.90
 Ted Hughes    8.91
 Josephine Hull    8.92
 Hubert Humphrey    8.93
 Herman Hupfeld    8.94
 Aldous Huxley    8.95
 Sir Julian Huxley    8.96

 I    9.0
 Dolores Ibarruri ('La Pasionaria')    9.1
 Henrik Ibsen    9.2
 Harold L. Ickes    9.3
 Eric Idle    9.4
 Francis Iles (Anthony Berkeley Cox)    9.5
 Ivan Illich    9.6
 Charles Inge    9.7
 William Ralph Inge (Dean Inge)    9.8
 EugЉne Ionesco    9.9
 Weldon J. Irvine    9.10
 Christopher Isherwood    9.11

 J    10.0
 Holbrook Jackson    10.1
 Joe Jacobs    10.2
 Mick Jagger and Keith Richard (Keith Richards)    10.3
 Henry James    10.4
 William James    10.5
 Randall Jarrell    10.6
 Douglas Jay    10.7
 Sir James Jeans    10.8
 Patrick Jenkin    10.9
 Rt. Revd David Jenkins (Bishop of Durham)    10.10
 Roy Jenkins (Baron Jenkins of Hillhead)    10.11
 Paul Jennings    10.12
 Jerome K. Jerome    10.13
 William Jerome    10.14
 C. E. M. Joad    10.15
 Pope John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli)    10.16
 Lyndon Baines Johnson    10.17
 Philander Chase Johnson    10.18
 Philip Johnson    10.19
 Hanns Johst    10.20
 Al Jolson    10.21
 James Jones    10.22
 LeRoi Jones    10.23
 Erica Jong    10.24
 Janis Joplin    10.25
 Sir Keith Joseph    10.26
 James Joyce    10.27
 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw)    10.28
 Jack Judge and Harry Williams    10.29
 Carl Gustav Jung    10.30

 K    11.0
 Pauline Kael    11.1
 Franz Kafka    11.2
 Gus Kahn and Raymond B. Egan    11.3
 Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Arthur Sheekman, and Nat Perrin    11.4
 George S. Kaufman    11.5
 George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart    11.6
 George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind    11.7
 Gerald Kaufman    11.8
 Paul Kaufman and Mike Anthony    11.9
 Patrick Kavanagh    11.10
 Ted Kavanagh    11.11
 Helen Keller    11.12
 Jaan Kenbrovin and John William Kellette    11.13
 Florynce Kennedy    11.14
 Jimmy Kennedy    11.15
 Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr    11.16
 Jimmy Kennedy and Hugh Williams (Will Grosz)    11.17
 John F. Kennedy    11.18
 Joseph P. Kennedy    11.19
 Robert F. Kennedy    11.20
 Jack Kerouac    11.21
 Jean Kerr    11.22
 Joseph Kesselring    11.23
 John Maynard Keynes (Baron Keynes)    11.24
 Nikita Khrushchev    11.25
 Joyce Kilmer    11.26
 Lord Kilmuir (Sir David Maxwell Fyfe)    11.27
 Martin Luther King    11.28
 Stoddard King    11.29
 David Kingsley, Dennis Lyons, and Peter Lovell-Davis    11.30
 Hugh Kingsmill (Hugh Kingsmill Lunn)    11.31
 Neil Kinnock    11.32
 Rudyard Kipling    11.33
 Henry Kissinger    11.34
 Fred Kitchen    11.35
 Lord Kitchener    11.36
 Paul Klee    11.37
 Charles Knight and Kenneth Lyle    11.38
 Frederick Knott    11.39
 Monsignor Ronald Knox    11.40
 Arthur Koestler    11.41
 Jiddu Krishnamurti    11.42
 Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster    11.43
 Joseph Wood Krutch    11.44
 Stanley Kubrick    11.45
 Satish Kumar    11.46

 L    12.0
 Henry Labouchere    12.1
 Fiorello La Guardia    12.2
 R. D. Laing    12.3
 Arthur J. Lamb    12.4
 Constant Lambert    12.5
 Giuseppe di Lampedusa    12.6
 Sir Osbert Lancaster    12.7
 Bert Lance    12.8
 Andrew Lang    12.9
 Julia Lang    12.10
 Suzanne K. Langer    12.11
 Ring Lardner    12.12
 Philip Larkin    12.13
 Sir Harry Lauder    12.14
 Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson)    12.15
 James Laver    12.16
 Andrew Bonar Law    12.17
 D. H. Lawrence    12.18
 T. E. Lawrence    12.19
 Sir Edmund Leach    12.20
 Stephen Leacock    12.21
 Timothy Leary    12.22
 F. R. Leavis    12.23
 Fran Lebowitz    12.24
 Stanislaw Lec    12.25
 John le Carr‚ (David John Moore Cornwell)    12.26
 Le Corbusier (Charles ђdouard Jeanneret)    12.27
 Harper Lee    12.28
 Laurie Lee    12.29
 Ernest Lehman    12.30
 Tom Lehrer    12.31
 Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller    12.32
 Fred W. Leigh    12.33
 Fred W. Leigh, Charles Collins, and Lily Morris    12.34
 Fred W. Leigh and George Arthurs    12.35
 Curtis E. LeMay    12.36
 Lenin (Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov)    12.37
 John Lennon    12.38
 John Lennon and Paul McCartney    12.39
 Dan Leno (George Galvin)    12.40
 Alan Jay Lerner    12.41
 Doris Lessing    12.42
 Winifred Mary Letts    12.43
 Oscar Levant    12.44
 Ros Levenstein    12.45
 Viscount Leverhulme (William Hesketh Lever)    12.46
 Ada Leverson    12.47
 Bernard Levin    12.48
 Claude L‚vi-Strauss    12.49
 Cecil Day Lewis    12.50
 C. S. Lewis    12.51
 John Spedan Lewis    12.52
 Percy Wyndham Lewis    12.53
 Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young    12.54
 Sinclair Lewis    12.55
 Robert Ley    12.56
 Liberace (Wladziu Valentino Liberace)    12.57
 Beatrice Lillie    12.58
 R. M. Lindner    12.59
 Audrey Erskine Lindop    12.60
 Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse    12.61
 Vachel Lindsay    12.62
 Eric Linklater    12.63
 Art Linkletter    12.64
 Walter Lippmann    12.65
 Joan Littlewood and Charles Chilton    12.66
 Maxim Litvinov    12.67
 Ken Livingstone    12.68
 Richard Llewellyn (Richard Dafydd Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd)    12.69
 Jack Llewelyn-Davies    12.70
 David Lloyd George (Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor)    12.71
 David Lodge    12.72
 Frank Loesser    12.73
 Jack London (John Griffith London)    12.74
 Alice Roosevelt Longworth    12.75
 Frederick Lonsdale    12.76
 Anita Loos    12.77
 Frederico GarcЎa Lorca    12.78
 Konrad Lorenz    12.79
 Joe Louis    12.80
 Terry Lovelock    12.81
 Robert Loveman    12.82
 David Low    12.83
 Amy Lowell    12.84
 Robert Lowell    12.85
 L. S. Lowry    12.86
 Malcolm Lowry    12.87
 E. V. Lucas    12.88
 George Lucas    12.89
 Clare Booth Luce    12.90
 Joanna Lumley    12.91
 Sir Edwin Lutyens    12.92
 Rosa Luxemburg    12.93
 Lady Lytton (Pamela Frances Audrey, Countess of Lytton)    12.94

 M    13.0
 Alexander McArthur and H. Kingsley Long    13.1
 Charles MacArthur and Ben Hecht    13.2
 General Douglas MacArthur    13.3
 Dame Rose Macaulay    13.4
 General Anthony McAuliffe    13.5
 Sir Desmond MacCarthy    13.6
 Joe McCarthy    13.7
 Joseph McCarthy    13.8
 Mary McCarthy    13.9
 Paul McCartney    13.10
 David McCord    13.11
 Horace McCoy    13.12
 John McCrae    13.13
 Carson McCullers    13.14
 Derek McCulloch    13.15
 Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve)    13.16
 Ramsay MacDonald    13.17
 A. G. Macdonell    13.18
 John McEnroe    13.19
 Arthur McEwen    13.20
 Roger McGough    13.21
 Sir Ian MacGregor    13.22
 Jimmy McGregor    13.23
 Dennis McHarrie    13.24
 Colin MacInnes    13.25
 Claude McKay    13.26
 Sir Compton Mackenzie    13.27
 Joyce McKinney    13.28
 Alexander Maclaren    13.29
 Alistair Maclean    13.30
 Archibald MacLeish    13.31
 Irene Rutherford McLeod    13.32
 Marshall McLuhan    13.33
 Ed McMahon    13.34
 Harold Macmillan (Lord Stockton)    13.35
 Louis MacNeice    13.36
 Salvador de Madariaga    13.37
 Maurice Maeterlinck    13.38
 John Gillespie Magee    13.39
 Magnus Magnusson    13.40
 Sir John Pentland Mahaffy    13.41
 Gustav Mahler    13.42
 Derek Mahon    13.43
 Norman Mailer    13.44
 Bernard Malamud    13.45
 George Leigh Mallory    13.46
 Andr‚ Malraux    13.47
 Lord Mancroft (Baron Mancroft)    13.48
 Winnie Mandela    13.49
 Osip Mandelstam    13.50
 Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles    13.51
 Joseph L. Mankiewicz    13.52
 Thomas Mann    13.53
 Katherine Mansfield (Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp)    13.54
 Mao Tse-Tung    13.55
 Edwin Markham    13.56
 Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham    13.57
 Johnny Marks    13.58
 Don Marquis    13.59
 Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot    13.60
 Arthur Marshall    13.61
 Thomas R. Marshall    13.62
 Dean Martin    13.63
 Holt Marvell    13.64
 Chico Marx    13.65
 Groucho Marx    13.66
 Queen Mary    13.67
 Eric Maschwitz    13.68
 John Masefield    13.69
 Donald Mason    13.70
 Sir James Mathew    13.71
 Melissa Mathison    13.72
 Henri Matisse    13.73
 Reginald Maudling    13.74
 W. Somerset Maugham    13.75
 Bill Mauldin    13.76
 James Maxton    13.77
 John May    13.78
 Percy Mayfield    13.79
 Charles H. Mayo    13.80
 Margaret Mead    13.81
 Shepherd Mead    13.82
 Hughes Mearns    13.83
 Dame Nellie Melba (Helen Porter Mitchell)    13.84
 H. L. Mencken    13.85
 David Mercer    13.86
 Johnny Mercer    13.87
 Bob Merrill    13.88
 Dixon Lanier Merritt    13.89
 Viola Meynell    13.90
 Princess Michael of Kent    13.91
 George Mikes    13.92
 Edna St Vincent Millay    13.93
 Alice Duer Miller    13.94
 Arthur Miller    13.95
 Henry Miller    13.96
 Jonathan Miller    13.97
 Spike Milligan (Terence Alan Milligan)    13.98
 A. J. Mills, Fred Godfrey, and Bennett Scott    13.99
 Irving Mills    13.100
 A. A. Milne    13.101
 Lord Milner (Alfred, Viscount Milner)    13.102
 Adrian Mitchell    13.103
 Joni Mitchell    13.104
 Margaret Mitchell    13.105
 Jessica Mitford    13.106
 Nancy Mitford    13.107
 Addison Mizner    13.108
 Wilson Mizner    13.109
 Walter Mondale    13.110
 William Cosmo Monkhouse    13.111
 Harold Monro    13.112
 Marilyn Monroe    13.113
 C. E. Montague    13.114
 Field-Marshal Montgomery (Viscount Montgomery of Alamein)    13.115
 George Moore    13.116
 Marianne Moore    13.117
 Larry Morey    13.118
 Robin Morgan    13.119
 Christian Morgenstern    13.120
 Christopher Morley    13.121
 Lord Morley (John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn)    13.122
 Desmond Morris    13.123
 Herbert Morrison (Baron Morrison of Lambeth)    13.124
 Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore    13.125
 R. F. Morrison    13.126
 Dwight Morrow    13.127
 John Mortimer    13.128
 J. B. Morton ('Beachcomber')    13.129
 Rogers Morton    13.130
 Sir Oswald Mosley    13.131
 Lord Louis Mountbatten (Viscount Mountbatten of Burma)    13.132
 Lord Moynihan (Berkeley Moynihan, Baron Moynihan)    13.133
 Robert Mugabe    13.134
 Kitty Muggeridge    13.135
 Malcolm Muggeridge    13.136
 Edwin Muir    13.137
 Herbert J. Muller    13.138
 Ethel Watts Mumford, Oliver Herford, and Addison Mizner    13.139
 Lewis Mumford    13.140
 Sir Alfred Munnings    13.141
 Richard Murdoch, and Kenneth Horne    13.142
 C. W. Murphy and Will Letters    13.143
 Ed Murphy    13.144
 Fred Murray    13.145
 Edward R. Murrow    13.146
 Benito Mussolini    13.147
 A. J. Muste    13.148

 N    14.0
 Vladimir Nabokov    14.1
 Ralph Nader    14.2
 Sarojini Naidu    14.3
 Fridtjof Nansen    14.4
 Ogden Nash    14.5
 George Jean Nathan    14.6
 Terry Nation    14.7
 James Ball Naylor    14.8
 Jawaharlal Nehru    14.9
 Allan Nevins    14.10
 Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse    14.11
 Huey Newton    14.12
 Vivian Nicholson    14.13
 Sir Harold Nicolson    14.14
 Reinhold Niebuhr    14.15
 Carl Nielsen    14.16
 Martin Niem”ller    14.17
 Florence Nightingale    14.18
 Richard Milhous Nixon    14.19
 David Nobbs    14.20
 Milton Nobles    14.21
 Albert J. Nock    14.22
 Frank Norman and Lionel Bart    14.23
 Lord Northcliffe (Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe)    14.24
 Jack Norworth    14.25
 Alfred Noyes    14.26
 Bill Nye (Edgar Wilson Nye)    14.27

 O    15.0
 Captain Lawrence Oates    15.1
 Edna O'Brien    15.2
 Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan or O Nuallain)    15.3
 Sean O'Casey    15.4
 Edwin O'Connor    15.5
 Se n O'Faol in    15.6
 David Ogilvy    15.7
 Geoffrey O'Hara    15.8
 John O'Hara    15.9
 Patrick O'Keefe    15.10
 Chauncey Olcott and George Graff Jr.    15.11
 Frederick Scott Oliver    15.12
 Laurence Olivier (Baron Olivier of Brighton)    15.13
 Frank Ward O'Malley    15.14
 Mary O'Malley    15.15
 Eugene O'Neill    15.16
 Brian O'Nolan    15.17
 J. Robert Oppenheimer    15.18
 Susie Orbach    15.19
 Baroness Orczy    15.20
 David Ormsby Gore    15.21
 Jos‚ Ortega y Gasset    15.22
 Joe Orton    15.23
 George Orwell (Eric Blair)    15.24
 John Osborne    15.25
 Sir William Osler    15.26
 Peter Demianovich Ouspensky    15.27
 David Owen    15.28
 Wilfred Owen    15.29
 Oxford and Asquith, Countess of    15.30
 Oxford and Asquith, Earl of    15.31

 P    16.0
 Vance Packard    16.1
 William Tyler Page    16.2
 Reginald Paget    16.3
 Gerald Page-Wood    16.4
 Revd Ian Paisley    16.5
 Michael Palin    16.6
 Norman Panama and Melvin Frank    16.7
 Dame Christabel Pankhurst    16.8
 Emmeline Pankhurst    16.9
 Emmeline Pankhurst, Dame Christabel Pankhurst, and Annie Kenney    16.10
 Charlie Parker    16.11
 Dorothy Parker    16.12
 Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, and Robert Carson    16.13
 Ross Parker and Hugh Charles    16.14
 C. Northcote Parkinson    16.15
 'Banjo' Paterson (Andrew Barton Paterson)    16.16
 Alan Paton    16.17
 Norman Vincent Peale    16.18
 Charles S. Pearce    16.19
 Hesketh Pearson    16.20
 Lester Pearson    16.21
 Charles P‚guy    16.22
 Vladimir Peniakoff    16.23
 William H. Penn    16.24
 S. J. Perelman    16.25
 S. J. Perelman, Will B. Johnstone, and Arthur Sheekman    16.26
 Carl Perkins    16.27
 Frances Perkins    16.28
 Juan Perўn    16.29
 Ted Persons    16.30
 Henri Philippe P‚tain    16.31
 Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull    16.32
 Kim Philby (Harold Adrian Russell Philby)    16.33
 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh    16.34
 Morgan Phillips    16.35
 Stephen Phillips    16.36
 Eden Phillpotts    16.37
 Pablo Picasso    16.38
 Wilfred Pickles    16.39
 Harold Pinter    16.40
 Luigi Pirandello    16.41
 Armand J. Piron    16.42
 Robert Pirosh, George Seaton, and George Oppenheimer    16.43
 Robert M. Pirsig    16.44
 Walter B. Pitkin    16.45
 Ruth Pitter    16.46
 Sylvia Plath    16.47
 William Plomer    16.48
 Henri Poincar‚    16.49
 Georges Pompidou    16.50
 Arthur Ponsonby (first Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede)    16.51
 Sir Karl Popper    16.52
 Cole Porter    16.53
 Beatrix Potter    16.54
 Gillie Potter (Hugh William Peel)    16.55
 Stephen Potter    16.56
 Ezra Pound    16.57
 Anthony Powell    16.58
 Enoch Powell    16.59
 Sandy Powell    16.60
 Vince Powell and Harry Driver    16.61
 Jacques Pr‚vert    16.62
 J. B. Priestley    16.63
 V. S. Pritchett    16.64
 Marcel Proust    16.65
 Olive Higgins Prouty    16.66
 John Pudney    16.67
 Mario Puzo    16.68

 Q    17.0
 Q    17.1
 Salvatore Quasimodo    17.2
 Peter Quennell    17.3
 Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (often used the pseudonym 'Q')    17.4

 R    18.0
 James Rado and Gerome Ragni    18.1
 John Rae    18.2
 Milton Rakove    18.3
 Sir Walter Raleigh    18.4
 Srinivasa Ramanujan    18.5
 John Crowe Ransom    18.6
 Arthur Ransome    18.7
 Frederic Raphael    18.8
 Terence Rattigan    18.9
 Gwen Raverat    18.10
 Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank    18.11
 Ted Ray (Charles Olden)    18.12
 Sam Rayburn    18.13
 Sir Herbert Read    18.14
 Nancy Reagan    18.15
 Ronald Reagan    18.16
 Erell Reaves    18.17
 Henry Reed    18.18
 John Reed    18.19
 Max Reger    18.20
 Charles A. Reich    18.21
 Keith Reid and Gary Brooker    18.22
 Erich Maria Remarque    18.23
 Dr Montague John Rendall    18.24
 James Reston    18.25
 David Reuben    18.26
 Charles Revson    18.27
 Malvina Reynolds    18.28
 Quentin Reynolds    18.29
 Cecil Rhodes    18.30
 Jean Rhys (Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams)    18.31
 Grantland Rice    18.32
 Tim Rice    18.33
 Mandy Rice-Davies    18.34
 Dicky Richards    18.35
 Frank Richards (Charles Hamilton)    18.36
 I. A. Richards    18.37
 Sir Ralph Richardson    18.38
 Hans Richter    18.39
 Rainer Maria Rilke    18.40
 Hal Riney    18.41
 Robert L. Ripley    18.42
 C‚sar Ritz    18.43
 Joan Riviere    18.44
 Lord Robbins (Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins)    18.45
 Leo Robin    18.46
 Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger    18.47
 Edwin Arlington Robinson    18.48
 Rt. Rev John Robinson (Bishop of Woolwich)    18.49
 John D. Rockefeller    18.50
 Knute Rockne    18.51
 Cecil Rodd    18.52
 Gene Roddenberry    18.53
 Theodore Roethke    18.54
 Will Rogers    18.55
 Frederick William Rolfe ('Baron Corvo')    18.56
 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli    18.57
 Eleanor Roosevelt    18.58
 Franklin D. Roosevelt    18.59
 Theodore Roosevelt    18.60
 Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber    18.61
 Billy Rose    18.62
 Billy Rose and Marty Bloom    18.63
 Billy Rose and Willie Raskin    18.64
 William Rose    18.65
 Lord Rosebery (Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery)    18.66
 Ethel Rosenberg and Julius Rosenberg    18.67
 Alan S. C. Ross    18.68
 Harold Ross    18.69
 Sir Ronald Ross    18.70
 Jean Rostand    18.71
 Leo Rosten    18.72
 Philip Roth    18.73
 Dan Rowan and Dick Martin    18.74
 Helen Rowland    18.75
 Richard Rowland    18.76
 Maude Royden    18.77
 Naomi Royde-Smith    18.78
 Paul Alfred Rubens    18.79
 Damon Runyon    18.80
 Dean Rusk    18.81
 Bertrand Russell (Bertrand Arthur William, third Earl Russell)    18.82
 Dora Russell (Countess Russell)    18.83
 George William Russell    18.84
 John Russell    18.85
 Ernest Rutherford (Baron Rutherford of Nelson)    18.86
 Gilbert Ryle    18.87

 S    19.0
 Rafael Sabatini    19.1
 Oliver Sacks    19.2
 Victoria ('Vita') Sackville-West    19.3
 Fran‡oise Sagan    19.4
 Antoine de Saint-Exup‚ry    19.5
 George Saintsbury    19.6
 Saki (Hector Hugh Munro)    19.7
 J. D. Salinger    19.8
 Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, fifth Marquess of Salisbury)    19.9
 Anthony Sampson    19.10
 Lord Samuel (Herbert Louis, first Viscount Samuel)    19.11
 Carl Sandburg    19.12
 Henry 'Red' Sanders    19.13
 William Sansom    19.14
 George Santayana    19.15
 'Sapper' (Herman Cyril MacNeile)    19.16
 John Singer Sargent    19.17
 Leslie Sarony    19.18
 Nathalie Sarraute    19.19
 Jean-Paul Sartre    19.20
 Siegfried Sassoon    19.21
 Erik Satie    19.22
 Telly Savalas    19.23
 Dorothy L. Sayers    19.24
 Al Scalpone    19.25
 Hugh Scanlon (Baron Scanlon)    19.26
 Arthur Scargill    19.27
 Age Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, and Sergio Leone    19.28
 Moritz Schlick    19.29
 Artur Schnabel    19.30
 Arnold Schoenberg    19.31
 Budd Schulberg    19.32
 Diane B. Schulder    19.33
 E. F. Schumacher    19.34
 Albert Schweitzer    19.35
 Kurt Schwitters    19.36
 Martin Scorsese and Mardik Martin    19.37
 C. P. Scott    19.38
 Paul Scott    19.39
 Robert Falcon Scott    19.40
 Florida Scott-Maxwell    19.41
 Alan Seeger    19.42
 Pete Seeger    19.43
 Erich Segal    19.44
 W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman    19.45
 Robert W. Service    19.46
 Anne Sexton    19.47
 James Seymour and Rian James    19.48
 Peter Shaffer    19.49
 Eileen Shanahan    19.50
 Bill Shankly    19.51
 Tom Sharpe    19.52
 George Bernard Shaw    19.53
 Sir Hartley Shawcross (Baron Shawcross)    19.54
 Patrick Shaw-Stewart    19.55
 Gloria Shayne    19.56
 E. A. Sheppard    19.57
 Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart    19.58
 Emanuel Shinwell (Baron Shinwell)    19.59
 Jean Sibelius    19.60
 Walter Sickert    19.61
 Maurice Sigler and Al Hoffman    19.62
 Alan Sillitoe    19.63
 Frank Silver and Irving Cohn    19.64
 Georges Simenon    19.65
 James Simmons    19.66
 Paul Simon    19.67
 Harold Simpson    19.68
 Kirke Simpson    19.69
 N. F. Simpson    19.70
 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake    19.71
 C. H. Sisson    19.72
 Dame Edith Sitwell    19.73
 Sir Osbert Sitwell    19.74
 'Red Skelton' (Richard Skelton)    19.75
 B. F. Skinner    19.76
 Elizabeth Smart    19.77
 Alfred Emanuel Smith    19.78
 Sir Cyril Smith    19.79
 Dodie Smith    19.80
 Edgar Smith    19.81
 F. E. Smith (Earl of Birkenhead)    19.82
 Ian Smith    19.83
 Logan Pearsall Smith    19.84
 Stevie Smith (Florence Margaret Smith)    19.85
 John Snagge    19.86
 C. P. Snow (Baron Snow of Leicester)    19.87
 Philip Snowden (Viscount Snowden)    19.88
 Alexander Solzhenitsyn    19.89
 Anastasio Somoza    19.90
 Stephen Sondheim    19.91
 Susan Sontag    19.92
 Donald Soper (Baron Soper)    19.93
 Charles Hamilton Sorley    19.94
 Henry D. Spalding    19.95
 Muriel Spark    19.96
 John Sparrow    19.97
 Countess Spencer (Raine Spencer)    19.98
 Sir Stanley Spencer    19.99
 Stephen Spender    19.100
 Oswald Spengler    19.101
 Steven Spielberg    19.102
 Dr Benjamin Spock    19.103
 William Archibald Spooner    19.104
 Sir Cecil Spring Rice    19.105
 Bruce Springsteen    19.106
 Sir J. C. Squire    19.107
 Joseph Stalin (Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili)    19.108
 Charles E. Stanton    19.109
 Frank L. Stanton    19.110
 Dame Freya Stark    19.111
 Enid Starkie    19.112
 Christina Stead    19.113
 Sir David Steel    19.114
 Lincoln Steffens    19.115
 Gertrude Stein    19.116
 John Steinbeck    19.117
 Gloria Steinem    19.118
 James Stephens    19.119
 Andrew B. Sterling    19.120
 Wallace Stevens    19.121
 Adlai Stevenson    19.122
 Anne Stevenson    19.123
 Caskie Stinnett    19.124
 Rt. Revd Mervyn Stockwood    19.125
 Tom Stoppard    19.126
 Lytton Strachey    19.127
 Igor Stravinsky    19.128
 Simeon Strunsky    19.129
 G. A. Studdert Kennedy    19.130
 Terry Sullivan    19.131
 Arthur Hays Sulzberger    19.132
 Edith Summerskill    19.133
 Jacqueline Susann (Mrs Irving Mansfield)    19.134
 Hannen Swaffer    19.135
 Herbert Bayard Swope    19.136
 Eric Sykes and Max Bygraves    19.137
 John Millington Synge    19.138
 Thomas Szasz    19.139
 George Szell    19.140
 Albert von Szent-Gy”rgyi    19.141

 T    20.0
 Sir Rabindranath Tagore    20.1
 Nellie Talbot    20.2
 S. G. Tallentyre (E. Beatrice Hall)    20.3
 Booth Tarkington    20.4
 A. J. P. Taylor    20.5
 Bert Leston Taylor    20.6
 Norman Tebbit    20.7
 Archbishop William Temple    20.8
 A. S. J. Tessimond    20.9
 Margaret Thatcher    20.10
 Sam Theard and Fleecie Moore    20.11
 Diane Thomas    20.12
 Dylan Thomas    20.13
 Edward Thomas    20.14
 Gwyn Thomas    20.15
 Francis Thompson    20.16
 Hunter S. Thompson    20.17
 Lord Thomson (Roy Herbert Thomson, Baron Thomson of Fleet)    20.18
 Jeremy Thorpe    20.19
 James Thurber    20.20
 Paul Tillich    20.21
 Dion Titheradge    20.22
 Alvin Toffler    20.23
 J. R. R. Tolkien    20.24
 Nicholas Tomalin    20.25
 Barry Took and Marty Feldman    20.26
 Sue Townsend    20.27
 Pete Townshend    20.28
 Polly Toynbee    20.29
 Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree    20.30
 Herbert Trench    20.31
 G. M. Trevelyan    20.32
 Lionel Trilling    20.33
 Tommy Trinder    20.34
 Leon Trotsky (Lev Davidovich Bronstein)    20.35
 Harry S. Truman    20.36
 Barbara W. Tuchman    20.37
 Sophie Tucker    20.38
 Walter James Redfern Turner    20.39
 Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)    20.40
 Kenneth Tynan    20.41

 U    21.0
 Miguel de Unamuno    21.1
 John Updike    21.2
 Sir Peter Ustinov    21.3

 V    22.0
 Paul Val‚ry    22.1
 Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss    22.2
 Vivien van Damm    22.3
 Laurens van der Post    22.4
 Bartolomeo Vanzetti    22.5
 Harry Vaughan    22.6
 Ralph Vaughan Williams    22.7
 Thorstein Veblen    22.8
 Gore Vidal    22.9
 King Vidor    22.10
 Jos‚ Antonio Viera Gallo    22.11

 W    23.0
 John Wain    23.1
 Jerry Wald and Richard Macaulay    23.2
 Prince of Wales    23.3
 Arthur Waley    23.4
 Edgar Wallace    23.5
 George Wallace    23.6
 Henry Wallace    23.7
 Graham Wallas    23.8
 Sir Hugh Walpole    23.9
 Andy Warhol    23.10
 Jack Warner (Horace Waters)    23.11
 Ned Washington    23.12
 Sir William Watson    23.13
 Evelyn Waugh    23.14
 Frederick Weatherly    23.15
 Beatrice Webb    23.16
 Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason    23.17
 Jim Webb    23.18
 Sidney Webb (Baron Passfield)    23.19
 Sidney Webb (Baron Passfield) and Beatrice Webb    23.20
 Simone Weil    23.21
 Johnny Weissmuller    23.22
 Thomas Earle Welby    23.23
 Fay Weldon    23.24
 Colin Welland    23.25
 Orson Welles    23.26
 H. G. Wells    23.27
 Arnold Wesker    23.28
 Mae West    23.29
 Dame Rebecca West (Cicily Isabel Fairfield)    23.30
 Edith Wharton    23.31
 E. B. White    23.32
 T. H. White    23.33
 Alfred North Whitehead    23.34
 Bertrand Whitehead    23.35
 Katharine Whitehorn    23.36
 George Whiting    23.37
 Gough Whitlam    23.38
 Charlotte Whitton    23.39
 William H. Whyte    23.40
 Anna Wickham (Edith Alice Mary Harper)    23.41
 Richard Wilbur    23.42
 Billy Wilder (Samuel Wilder)    23.43
 Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond    23.44
 Thornton Wilder    23.45
 Kaiser Wilhelm II    23.46
 Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle    23.47
 Harry Williams    23.48
 Kenneth Williams    23.49
 Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier Williams)    23.50
 William Carlos Williams    23.51
 Ted Willis (Edward Henry Willis, Baron Willis of Chislehurst)    23.52
 Wendell Willkie    23.53
 Angus Wilson    23.54
 Charles E. Wilson    23.55
 Edmund Wilson    23.56
 Harold Wilson (Baron Wilson of Rievaulx)    23.57
 McLandburgh Wilson    23.58
 Sandy Wilson    23.59
 Woodrow Wilson    23.60
 Robb Wilton    23.61
 Arthur Wimperis    23.62
 Owen Wister    23.63
 Ludwig Wittgenstein    23.64
 P. G. Wodehouse    23.65
 Humbert Wolfe    23.66
 Thomas Wolfe    23.67
 Tom Wolfe    23.68
 Woodbine Willie    23.69
 Lt.-Commander Thomas Woodroofe    23.70
 Harry Woods    23.71
 Virginia Woolf    23.72
 Alexander Woollcott    23.73
 Frank Lloyd Wright    23.74
 Woodrow Wyatt  (Baron Wyatt)    23.75
 Laurie Wyman    23.76
 George Wyndham    23.77
 Tammy Wynette (Wynette Pugh) and Billy Sherrill    23.78

 Y    24.0
 R. J. Yeatman    24.1
 W. B. Yeats    24.2
 Jack Yellen    24.3
 Michael Young    24.4
 Waldemar Young et al.    24.5

 Z    25.0
 Darryl F. Zanuck    25.1
 Emiliano Zapata    25.2
 Frank Zappa    25.3
 Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale    25.4
 Ronald L. Ziegler    25.5
 Grigori Zinoviev    25.6

1.0 A

1.1 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (Louis Francis Cristillo)

   Bud Abbott 1895-1974
   Lou Costello 1906-1959

   Abbott:     Now, on the St Louis team we have Who's on first, What's on
               second, I Don't Know is on third.

   Costello:   That's what I want to find out.

    Naughty Nineties (1945 film), in R. J. Anobile Who's On First?  (1973)
   p. 224

1.2 Dannie Abse


     I know the colour rose, and it is lovely,
     But not when it ripens in a tumour;
     And healing greens, leaves and grass, so springlike,
     In limbs that fester are not springlike.
    A Small Desperation (1968) "Pathology of Colours"

     So in the simple blessing of a rainbow,
     In the bevelled edge of a sunlit mirror,
     I have seen visible, Death's artifact
     Like a soldier's ribbon on a tunic tacked.
    A Small Desperation (1968) "Pathology of Colours"

   That Greek one then is my hero, who watched the bath water rise above his
   navel and rushed out naked, "I found it, I found it" into the street in
   all his shining, and forgot that others would only stare at his genitals.
   Walking under Water (1952) "Letter to Alex Comfort"

1.3 Goodman Ace


   Jane and I got mixed up with a television show--or as we call it back east
   here: TV--a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville.
   However, it is our latest medium--we call it a medium because nothing's
   well done. It was discovered, I suppose you've heard, by a man named
   Fulton Berle, and it has already revolutionized social grace by cutting
   down parlour conversation to two sentences: "What's on television?" and
   "Good night."
   Letter to Groucho Marx, in The Groucho Letters (1967) p. 114

1.4 Dean Acheson


   The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. This is not
   always easy to achieve.
   In Observer 21 June 1970

   I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful
   employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public
   In Time 22 Dec. 1952

   Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role.
   Speech at the Military Academy, West Point, 5 Dec.  1962, in Vital
   Speeches 1 Jan.  1963, p. 163

   A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the
   In Wall Street Journal 8 Sept. 1977

1.5 J. R. Ackerley


   I was born in 1896 and my parents were married in 1919.
    My Father and Myself (1968) ch. 1

1.6 Douglas Adams


   Don't panic.
    Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) preface

   "Life," said Marvin, "don't talk to me about Life."
    Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) ch. 11

   And of course I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left
   hand side.
    Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) ch. 13

   The Answer to the Great Question Of....Life, the Universe and
    Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) ch. 27

   "The first ten million years were the worst," said Marvin, "and the second
   ten million years, they were the worst too. The third ten million I didn't
   enjoy at all. After that I went into a bit of a decline."
    Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980) ch. 18

1.7 Frank Adams and Will M. Hough

   I wonder who's kissing her now.
   Title of song (1909)

1.8 Franklin P. Adams


   When the political columnists say "Every thinking man" they mean
   themselves, and when candidates appeal to "Every intelligent voter" they
   mean everybody who is going to vote for them.
    Nods and Becks (1944) p. 3

   Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead centre of middle age. It
   occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to
   the net.
    Nods and Becks (1944) p. 53

   The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who
   believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of
   the people all of the time.
    Nods and Becks (1944) p. 74

   Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote
   against somebody rather than for somebody.
    Nods and Becks (1944) p. 206

1.9 Henry Brooks Adams


   Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the
   systematic organization of hatreds.
    Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 1

   A friend in power is a friend lost.
    Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 7

   Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
    Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 16

   One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.
   Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a
   rivalry of aim.
    Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 20

   What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know
   how to learn.
    Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 21

   Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
    Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 22

   Some day science may have the existence of mankind in its power, and the
   human race commit suicide, by blowing up the world.
   Letter 11 Apr. 1862, in Letters of Henry Adams (1982) vol. 1, p. 290

1.10 Harold Adamson


   Comin' in on a wing and a pray'r.
   Title of song (1943)

1.11 George Ade


   "Whom are you?" he asked, for he had attended business college.
    Chicago Record 16 Mar. 1898, "The Steel Box"

   Anybody can Win, unless there happens to be a Second Entry.
   Fables in Slang (1900) p. 133

   After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write
   for posterity.
    Fables in Slang (1900) p. 158

   If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.
    Forty Modern Fables (1901) p. 218

     Those dry Martinis did the work for me;
     Last night at twelve I felt immense,
     Today I feel like thirty cents.
     My eyes are bleared, my coppers hot,
     I'll try to eat, but I cannot.
     It is no time for mirth and laughter,
     The cold, gray dawn of the morning after.
    Sultan of Sulu (1903) act 2, p. 63

1.12 Konrad Adenauer


   A thick skin is a gift from God.
   In New York Times 30 Dec. 1959, p. 5

1.13 Alfred Adler


   It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
   In Phyllis Bottome Alfred Adler (1939) p. 76

   The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie,
   and even to murder, for the truth.
    Problems of Neurosis (1929) ch. 2

1.14 Polly Adler


   A house is not a home.
   Title of book (1954)

1.15 AE (A.E., ’) (George William Russell)


     In ancient shadows and twilights
     Where childhood had strayed,
     The world's great sorrows were born
     And its heroes were made.
     In the lost boyhood of Judas
     Christ was betrayed.
    Vale and Other Poems (1931) "Germinal"

1.16 Herbert Agar


   The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men
   prefer not to hear.
    Time for Greatness (1942) ch. 7

1.17 James Agate


   I don't know very much, but what I do know I know better than anybody, and
   I don't want to argue about it. I know what I think about an actor or an
   actress, and am not interested in what anybody else thinks. My mind is not
   a bed to be made and re-made.
    Ego 6 (1944) 9 June 1943

1.18 Spiro T. Agnew


   I didn't say I wouldn't go into ghetto areas. I've been in many of them
   and to some extent I would have to say this: If you've seen one city slum
   you've seen them all.
   In Detroit Free Press 19 Oct. 1968

   A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of
   impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
   Speech in New Orleans, 19 Oct.  1969, in Frankly Speaking (1970) ch. 3

1.19 Max Aitken

   See Lord Beaverbrook (2.35)

1.20 Zo‰ Akins


   The Greeks had a word for it.
   Title of play (1930)

1.21 Alain (ђmile-Auguste Chartier)


   Rien n'est plus dangereux qu'une id‚e,quand on n'a qu'une id‚e.

   Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.
    Propos sur la religion (Remarks on Religion, 1938) no. 74

1.22 Edward Albee


   Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?
   Title of play (1962). Cf. Frank E. Churchill

   I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humour.
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  (1962) act 1

1.23 Richard Aldington


   Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility.  Nationalism is
   a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill.
    Colonel's Daughter (1931) pt. 1, ch. 6

1.24 Brian Aldiss


     Keep violence in the mind
     Where it belongs.
    Barefoot in the Head (1969) (last lines of concluding poem "Charteris")

1.25 Nelson Algren


   Never play cards with a man called Doc.  Never eat at a place called
   Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
   In Newsweek 2 July 1956

   A walk on the wild side.
   Title of novel (1956)

   I got a glimpse into the uses of a certain kind of criticism this past
   summer at a writers' conference into how the avocation of assessing the
   failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood,
   providing you back it up with a Ph.D.  I saw how it was possible to gain a
   chair of literature on no qualification other than persistence in nipping
   the heels of Hemingway, Faulkner, and Steinbeck.  I know, of course, that
   there are true critics, one or two. For the rest all I can say is, Deal
   around me.
   In Malcolm Cowley (ed.) Writers at Work (1958) 1st Ser. p. 222

1.26 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)


   Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
   Catch-phrase used from circa 1964, in G. Sullivan Cassius Clay Story
   (1964) ch. 8

   I'm the greatest.
   Catch-phrase used from 1962, in Louisville Times 16 Nov. 1962

1.27 Fred Allen (John Florence Sullivan)


   California is a fine place to live--if you happen to be an orange.
    American Magazine Dec. 1945, p. 120

   Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.
   In Maurice Zolotow No People like Show People (1951) ch. 8

   Committee--a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group
   decide that nothing can be done.
   In Laurence J. Peter Quotations for our Time (1978) p. 120

1.28 Woody Allen (Allen Stewart Konigsberg)


   It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it
    Death (1975) p. 63

   Is sex dirty? Only if it's done right.
    Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex (1972 film)

   If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the
   worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.
    Love and Death (1975 film)

   The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much
    New Republic 31 Aug. 1974 "The Scrolls"

   Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.
    New Yorker 27 Dec. 1969 "My Philosophy"

   If only God would give me some clear sign!  Like making a large deposit in
   my name at a Swiss bank.
    New Yorker 5 Nov. 1973 "Selections from the Allen Notebooks"

   On bisexuality: It immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday
    New York Times 1 Dec. 1975, p. 33

   More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path
   leads to despair and utter hopelessness.  The other, to total extinction.
   Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
    Side Effects (1980) "My Speech to the Graduates"

   Take the money and run.
   Title of film (1968)

   On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as
   easily lying down.
    Without Feathers (1976) "Early Essays"

   Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
    Without Feathers (1976) "Early Essays"

   My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
   Epigraph to Eric Lax Woody Allen and his Comedy (1975)

   And my parents finally realize that I'm kidnapped and they snap into
   action immediately: They rent out my room.
   In Eric Lax Woody Allen and his Comedy (1975) ch. 1

   I don't want to achieve immortality through my work....I want to achieve
   it through not dying.
   In Eric Lax Woody Allen and his Comedy (1975) ch. 12

   It was partially my fault that we got divorced.... I tended to place my
   wife under a pedestal.
   At night-club in Chicago, Mar. 1964, recorded on Woody Allen Volume Two
   (Colpix CP 488) side 1, band 6

   I must say...a fast word about oral contraception.  I asked a girl to go
   to bed with me and she said "no."
   At night-club in Washington, Apr. 1965, recorded on Woody Allen Volume Two
   (Colpix CP 488) side 4, band 6

1.29 Woody Allen (Allen Stewart Konigsberg) and Marshall Brickman

   Woody Allen 1935-
   Marshall Brickman 1941-

   That [sex] was the most fun I ever had without laughing.
    Annie Hall (1977 film)

   Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
    Annie Hall (1977 film)

   I feel that life is--is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
    Annie Hall (1977 film)

   My brain? It's my second favourite organ.
    Sleeper (1973 film)

   I'm not the heroic type, really. I was beaten up by Quakers.
    Sleeper (1973 film)

1.30 Margery Allingham


   Once sex rears its ugly 'ead it's time to steer clear.
    Flowers for the Judge (1936) ch. 4

1.31 Joseph Alsop

   Gratitude, like love, is never a dependable international emotion.
   In Observer 30 Nov. 1952

1.32 Robert Altman


   After all, what's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a
   In Guardian 11 Apr. 1981

1.33 Leo Amery


   I will quote certain other words. I do it with great reluctance, because I
   am speaking of those who are old friends and associates of mine, but they
   are words which, I think, are applicable to the present situation. This is
   what Cromwell said to the Long Parliament when he thought it was no longer
   fit to conduct the affairs of the nation: "You have sat too long here for
   any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with
   you. In the name of God, go."
    Hansard 7 May 1940, col. 1150. Cf. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1979)

   Speak for England.
   Said to Arthur Greenwood in House of Commons, 2 Sept.  1939, in L. Amery
   My Political Life (1955) vol. 3, p. 324

   For twenty years he [H. H. Asquith] has held a season-ticket on the line
   of least resistance and has gone wherever the train of events has carried
   him, lucidly justifying his position at whatever point he has happened to
   find himself.
    Quarterly Review July 1914, p. 276

1.34 Kingsley Amis


   The delusion that there are thousands of young people about who are
   capable of benefiting from university training, but have somehow failed to
   find their way there, is...a necessary component of the expansionist
   case....More will mean worse.
   Encounter July 1960

   The point about white Burgundies is that I hate them myself. I take
   whatever my wine supplier will let me have at a good price (which I would
   never dream of doing with any other drinkable). I enjoyed seeing those
   glasses of Chablis or Pouilly Fuiss‚, so closely resembling a blend of
   cold chalk soup and alum cordial with an additive or two to bring it to
   the colour of children's pee, being peered and sniffed at, rolled round
   the shrinking tongue and forced down somehow by parties of young
   technology dons from Cambridge or junior television producers and their
    The Green Man (1969) ch. 1

   Dixon...tried to flail his features into some sort of response to humour.
   Mentally, however, he was making a different face and promising himself
   he'd make it actually when next alone.  He'd draw his lower lip in under
   his top teeth and by degrees retract his chin as far as possible, all this
   while dilating his eyes and nostrils. By these means he would, he was
   confident, cause a deep dangerous flush to suffuse his face.
    Lucky Jim (1953) ch. 1

   Alun's life was coming to consist more and more exclusively of being told
   at dictation speed what he knew.
    The Old Devils (1986) ch. 7

   Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in.
    One Fat Englishman (1963) ch. 3. See also Cyril Connolly (3.85) and
   George Orwell (15.24)

   He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did
   not attend was Catholic.
    One Fat Englishman (1963) ch. 8

1.35 Maxwell Anderson


     But it's a long, long while
     From May to December;
     And the days grow short
     When you reach September.
    September Song (1938 song; music by Kurt Weill)

1.36 Maxwell Anderson and Lawrence Stallings

   Maxwell Anderson 1888-1959
   Lawrence Stallings 1894-1968

   What price glory?
   Title of play (1924)

1.37 Robert Anderson


   All you're supposed to do is every once in a while give the boys a little
   tea and sympathy.
    Tea and Sympathy (1957) act 1

1.38 James Anderton


   God works in mysterious ways. Given my love of God and my belief in God
   and in Jesus Christ, I have to accept that I may well be used by God in
   this way [as a prophet].
   In radio interview, 18 Jan. 1987, in Daily Telegraph 19 Jan. 1987

   Everywhere I go I see increasing evidence of people swirling about in a
   human cesspit of their own making.
   Speech at seminar on AIDS, 11 Dec. 1986, in Guardian 12 Dec. 1986

1.39 Sir Norman Angell


   The great illusion.
   Title of book (1910), first published as "Europe's optical illusion"
   (1909), on the futility of war

1.40 Maya Angelou (Maya Johnson)


   I know why the caged bird sings.
   Title of book (1969), taken from the last line of "Sympathy" by Paul
   Laurence Dunbar in Lyrics of Hearthside (1899). Cf.  Oxford Dictionary of
   Quotations (1979) 567:10

1.41 Paul Anka


     And now the end is near
     And so I face the final curtain,
     My friend, I'll say it clear,
     I'll state my case of which I'm certain.
     I've lived a life that's full, I've travelled each and ev'ry highway
     And more, much more than this. I did it my way.
    My Way (1969 song; music by Claude Fran‡ois and Jacques Revaux)

1.42 Princess Anne (HRH the Princess Royal)


   It could be said that the Aids pandemic is a classic own-goal scored by
   the human race against itself.
   In Daily Telegraph 27 Jan. 1988

1.43 Anonymous

   Access--your flexible friend.
   Advertising slogan for Access credit cards, 1981 onwards, in Nigel Rees
   Slogans (1982) p. 91

   All the way with LBJ.
   US Democratic Party campaign slogan, in Washington Post 4 June 1960

   American Express?...That'll do nicely, sir.
   Advertisement for American Express credit card, 1970s, in F. Jenkins
   Advertising (1985) ch. 1

   Arbeit macht frei.

   Work liberates.
   Words inscribed on the gates of Dachau concentration camp, 1933

   Australians wouldn't give a XXXX for anything else.
   Advertisement for Castlemaine lager, 1986 onwards, in Philip Kleinman The
   Saatchi and Saatchi Story (1987) ch. 5

   Ban the bomb.
   US anti-nuclear slogan, 1953 onwards, adopted by the Campaign for Nuclear

   A bayonet is a weapon with a worker at each end.
   British pacifist slogan (1940)

   The best defence against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes
   Contributor to British Army Journal, in Observer 20 Feb. 1949

   Better red than dead.
   Slogan of nuclear disarmament campaigners, late 1950s

   Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same.
   In Erica Jong Fear of Flying (1973) ch. 1 (epigraph)

   A bigger bang for a buck.
   Description of Charles E. Wilson's defence policy, in Newsweek 22 Mar.

   Black is beautiful.
   Slogan of American civil rights campaigners in the mid-1960s, cited in
   Newsweek 11 July 1966

   Burn, baby, burn.
   Black extremist slogan used in Los Angeles riots, August 1965, in Los
   Angeles Times 15 Aug 1965, p. 1

   The butler did it!
   In Nigel Rees Sayings of the Century (1984) p. 45 (as a solution for
   detective stories. Rees cannot trace the origin of the phrase, but he
   quotes a correspondent who recalls hearing it at a cinema circa 1916)

   A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
   In Financial Times 31 Jan. 1976

   Can't act. Slightly bald. Also dances.
   Studio official's comment on Fred Astaire, in Bob Thomas Astaire (1985)
   ch. 3

   Can you tell Stork from butter?
   Advertisement for Stork margarine, from circa 1956

   Careless talk costs lives.
   World War II publicity slogan, in J. Darracott and B. Loftus Second World
   War Posters (1972) p. 28

   Coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Trap the germs in your handkerchief.
    1942 health slogan, in J. Darracott and B. Loftus Second World War
   Posters (1972) p. 19

   [Death is] nature's way of telling you to slow down.
   Newsweek, 25 Apr.  1960, p. 70

   Do not fold, spindle or mutilate in any way.
    1950s instruction on punched cards, found in various forms circa 1935

   Don't ask a man to drink and drive.
   UK road safety slogan, from 1964

   Don't die of ignorance.
   Slogan used in AIDS publicity campaign, 1987:  see The Times 9 and 13 Jan.

   Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein FЃhrer.

   One realm, one people, one leader.
   Nazi Party slogan, early 1930s

   Even your closest friends won't tell you.
   US advertisement for Listerine mouthwash, in Woman's Home Companion Nov.
   1923, p. 63

   Every picture tells a story.
   Advertisement for Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, in Daily Mail 26 Feb.

   Expletive deleted.
   Submission of Recorded Presidential Conversations to the Committee on the
   Judiciary of the House of Representatives by President Richard M. Nixon 30
   Apr.  1974, app. 1, p. 2

   Faster than a speeding bullet!  More powerful than a locomotive! Able to
   leap tall buildings at a single bound! Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird!
   It's a plane! It's Superman!  Yes, it's Superman! Strange visitor from
   another planet, who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond
   those of mortal men. Superman! Who can change the course of mighty rivers,
   bend steel with his bare hands, and who--disguised as Clark Kent,
   mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper--fights a never
   ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!
   Preamble to Superman, US radio show, 1940 onwards

   The following is a copy of Orders issued by the German Emperor on August
   19th: "It is my Royal and Imperial command that you concentrate your
   energies for the immediate present upon one single purpose, and that is
   that you address all your skill and all the valour of my soldiers to
   exterminate first, the treacherous English, walk over General French's
   contemptible little army...."
   Annexe to B.E.F. [British Expeditionary Force] Routine Orders of 24
   September 1914, in Arthur Ponsonby Falsehood in Wartime (1928) ch. 10
   (although this is often attributed to Kaiser Wilhelm II, it was most
   probably fabricated by the British)

     Frankie and Albert were lovers, O Lordy, how they could love.
     Swore to be true to each other, true as the stars above;
     He was her man, but he done her wrong.
   "Frankie and Albert" in John Huston Frankie and Johnny (1930) p. 95 (St
   Louis ballad later better known as "Frankie and Johnny")

   Full of Eastern promise.
   Advertising slogan for Fry's Turkish Delight, 1950s onwards

     God gave Noah the rainbow sign,
     No more water, the fire next time.
    Home in that Rock (Negro spiritual). Cf. James Baldwin 16:14

   God is not dead but alive and working on a much less ambitious project.
   Graffito quoted in Guardian 26 Nov. 1975

   Headline on the sinking of the General Belgrano, in Sun 4 May 1982

   Go to work on an egg.
   Advertising slogan for the British Egg Marketing Board, from 1957; perhaps
   written by Fay Weldon or Mary Gowing: see Nigel Rees Slogans (1982) p. 133

   The Governments of the States parties to this Constitution on behalf of
   their peoples declare, that since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in
   the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.
   Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
   Organisation (1945), in UK Parliamentary Papers 1945-6 vol. 26

   The hands that do dishes can be soft as your face, with mild green Fairy
   Advertising slogan for Procter & Gamble's washing-up liquid

     Hark the herald angels sing
     Mrs Simpson's pinched our king.
    1936 children's rhyme quoted in letter from Clement Attlee, 26 Dec.
   1938, in Kenneth Harris Attlee (1982) ch. 11

   Have you heard? The Prime Minister [Lloyd George] has resigned and
   Northcliffe has sent for the King.
    1919 saying in Hamilton Fyfe Northcliffe, an Intimate Biography (1930)
   ch. 16

   Here we go, here we go, here we go.
   Song sung by football supporters etc., 1980s

   His [W. S. Gilbert's] foe was folly and his weapon wit.
   Inscription on memorial to Gilbert on the Victoria Embankment, London,

     I don't like the family Stein!
     There is Gert, there is Ep, there is Ein.
     Gert's writings are punk,
     Ep's statues are junk,
     Nor can anyone understand Ein.
   In R. Graves and A. Hodge The Long Weekend (1940) ch. 12 (rhyme current in
   the USA in the 1920s)

   If it moves, salute it; if it doesn't move, pick it up; and if you can't
   pick it up, paint it.
    1940s saying, in Paul Dickson The Official Rules (1978) p. 21

   If you want to get ahead, get a hat.
   Advertising slogan for the Hat Council, UK, 1965

   Ils ne passeront pas.

   They shall not pass.
   Slogan used by French army at defence of Verdun in 1916 ; variously
   attributed to Marshal P‚tain and to General Robert Nivelle. Cf. Dolores
   Ibarruri 109:18

   I'm backing Britain.
   Slogan coined by workers at the Colt factory, Surbiton, Surrey and
   subsequently used in a national campaign, in The Times 1 Jan.  1968

   I'm worried about Jim.
   Frequent line in Mrs Dale's Diary, BBC radio series 1948-69:  see Denis
   Gifford The Golden Age of Radio (1985) p. 179 (where the line is given as
   "I'm a little worried about Jim")

   The iron lady.
   In Sunday Times 25 Jan. 1976 (name given to Margaret Thatcher, then Leader
   of the Opposition, by the Soviet defence ministry newspaper Red Star,
   which accused her of trying to revive the cold war)

   Is your journey really necessary?
    1939 slogan (coined to discourage Civil Servants from going home for
   Christmas), in Norman Longmate How We Lived Then (1971) ch. 25

   It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.
   Comment by unidentified United States Army Major in Associated Press
   Report, New York Times 8 Feb.  1968 [the town referred to is Ben Tre,

   It's for you-hoo!
   Slogan for British Telecom television advertisements, 1985 onwards

   It's that man again...! At the head of a cavalcade of seven black motor
   cars Hitler swept out of his Berlin Chancellery last night on a mystery
   Headline in Daily Express 2 May 1939 [the abbreviation ITMA was used as
   title of a BBC radio show from 19 Sept.  1939]

   It will play in Peoria.
   In New York Times 9 June 1973 (catch-phrase of the Nixon administration)

   Je suis Marxiste--tendance Groucho.

   I am a Marxist--of the Groucho tendency.
   Slogan used at Nanterre in Paris, 1968

   Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.
   Advertisement for Jaws 2 (1978 film)

   Kentucky Fried Chicken...."It's finger lickin' good."
    American Restaurant Magazine June 1958

   King's Moll Reno'd in Wolsey's Home Town.
   In Frances Donaldson Edward VIII (1974) ch. 7 (American newspaper headline
   referring to Mrs Simpson's divorce proceedings in Ipswich)

   Labour isn't working.
   In Philip Kleinman The Saatchi and Saatchi Story (1987) ch. 2 (British
   Conservative Party slogan, 1978-9, on poster showing a long queue outside
   an unemployment office)

   LBJ, LBJ, how many kids have you killed today?
   In Jacquin Sanders The Draft and the Vietnam War (1966) ch. 3
   (anti-Vietnam marching slogan)

   Let's get out of these wet clothes and into a dry Martini.
   Line coined in 1920s by press agent for Robert Benchley (and often
   attributed to Benchley), in Howard Teichmann Smart Alec (1976) ch. 9. Cf.
   Mae West 225:10

   Let the train take the strain.
   British Rail advertising slogan, 1970 onwards

   Let your fingers do the walking.
    1960s advertisement for Bell system Telephone Directory Yellow Pages, in
   Harold S. Sharp Advertising Slogans of America (1984) p. 44

   Liberty is always unfinished business.
   Title of 36th Annual Report of the American Civil Liberties Union,
    July 1955 -30 June 1956

   Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
   In D. J. Enright (ed.) Faber Book of Fevers and Frets (1989) (graffito in
   the London Underground)

   Life's better with the Conservatives. Don't let Labour ruin it.
   In David Butler and Richard Rose British General Election of 1959 (1960)
   ch. 3 (Conservative Party election slogan)

     Lloyd George knows my father,
     My father knows Lloyd George.
   Comic song consisting of these two lines sung over and over again to the
   tune of Onward, Christian Soldiers, perhaps originally by Tommy Rhys
   Roberts (1910-75); sometimes with "knew" instead of "knows"

   Lousy but loyal.
   London East End slogan at George V's Jubilee (1935), in Nigel Rees Slogans

     Mademoiselle from Armenteers,
     Hasn't been kissed for forty years,
     Hinky, dinky, parley-voo.
   Song of World War I, variously ascribed to Edward Rowland and Harry

   Make do and mend.
   Wartime slogan, 1940s

   Make love not war.
   Student slogan, 1960s

   The man from Del Monte says "Yes."
   Advertising slogan for tinned fruit, 1985

   The man you love to hate.
   Billing for Erich von Stroheim in the film The Heart of Humanity (1918),
   in Peter Noble Hollywood Scapegoat (1950) ch. 2

     Mother may I go and bathe?
     Yes, my darling daughter.
     Hang your clothes on yonder tree,
     But don't go near the water.
   In Iona and Peter Opie Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951) p. 314.
   Cf. Walter de la Mare 66:20

     The nearest thing to death in life
     Is David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe,
     Though underneath that gloomy shell
     He does himself extremely well.
   In E. Grierson Confessions of a Country Magistrate (1972) p. 35 (rhyme
   about Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, said to have been current on the Northern
   circuit in the late 1930s)

   Nil carborundum illegitimi.
   Mock-Latin proverb translated as "Don't let the bastards grind you down";
   often simply "nil carborundum" or "illegitimi non carborundum"

   No manager ever got fired for buying IBM.
   IBM advertising slogan

   Nice one, Cyril.
    1972 television advertising campaign for Wonderloaf; taken up by
   supporters of Cyril Knowles, Tottenham Hotspur footballer; the Spurs team
   later made a record featuring the line

     No more Latin, no more French,
     No more sitting on a hard board bench.
   Rhyme used by children at the end of school term: see Iona and Peter Opie
   Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (1959) ch. 13; also found with
   variants such as: No more Latin, no more Greek, No more cares to make me

   Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
   Graffito, used as title of book by Simone Signoret

   Not so much a programme, more a way of life!
   Title of BBC television series, 1964

     O Death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling,
     O grave, thy victory?
     The bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling
     For you but not for me.
    For You But Not For Me (song of World War I) in S. Louis Guiraud (ed.)
   Songs That Won the War (1930). Cf. Corinthians 15:55

   Once again we stop the mighty roar of London's traffic and from the great
   crowds we bring you some of the interesting people who have come by land,
   sea and air to be in town tonight.
    In Town Tonight (BBC radio series, 1933-60) introductory words

   Power to the people.
   Slogan of the Black Panther movement, circa 1968 onwards, in Black Panther
   14 Sept. 1968

     Puella Rigensis ridebat
     Quam tigris in tergo vehebat;
     Externa profecta,
     Interna revecta,
     Risusque cum tigre manebat.

     There was a young lady of Riga
     Who went for a ride on a tiger;
     They returned from the ride
     With the lady inside,
     And a smile on the face of the tiger.
   In R. L. Green (ed.) A Century of Humorous Verse (1959) p. 285

   The [or A] quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
   Sentence used by typists etc. to ensure that all letters of the alphabet
   are printing properly: see R. Hunter Middleton's introduction to The Quick
   Brown Fox (1945) by Richard H. Templeton Jr.

     The rabbit has a charming face:
     Its private life is a disgrace.
     I really dare not name to you
     The awful things that rabbits do.
    The Rabbit, in The Week-End Book (1925) p. 171

     See the happy moron,
     He doesn't give a damn,
     I wish I were a moron,
     My God! perhaps I am!
    Eugenics Review July 1929

     She was poor but she was honest
     Victim of a rich man's game.
     First he loved her, than he left her,
     And she lost her maiden name.  save
     See her on the bridge at midnight,
     Saying "Farewell, blighted love."
     Then a scream, a splash and goodness,
     What is she a-doin' of?

     It's the same the whole world over,
     It's the poor wot gets the blame,
     It's the rich wot gets the gravy.
     Ain't it all a bleedin shame?
    She was Poor but she was Honest (song sung by British soldiers in World
   War I)

   Shome mishtake, shurely?
   Catch-phrase in Private Eye magazine, 1980s

   Snap! Crackle! Pop!
   Slogan for Kellogg's Rice Krispies, from circa 1928

   So farewell then....
   Frequent opening of poems by "E. J. Thribb" in Private Eye magazine, 1970s
   onwards, usually as an obituary

   Some television programmes are so much chewing gum for the eyes.
   John Mason Brown, quoting a friend of his young son, in interview 28 July
   1955, in James Beasley Simpson Best Quotes of '50, '55, '56 (1957) p. 233

   Sticks nix hick pix.
    Variety 17 July 1935 (headline on lack of interest for farm dramas in
   rural areas)

   Safety slogan current in the US from 1912

   Take me to your leader.
   Catch-phrase from science-fiction stories

   Tell Sid.
   Advertising slogan for the privatization of British Gas, 1986, in Philip
   Kleinman The Saatchi and Saatchi Story (1987) ch. 11

   There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is
   an idea whose time has come.
    Nation 15 Apr. 1943. Cf. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1979) 267:11

     There is so much good in the worst of us,
     And so much bad in the best of us,
     That it hardly becomes [or saveoves] any of us
     To talk about the rest of us.
   Attributed to many authors, especially Edward Wallis Hoch (1849-1945)
   because printed in the Marion Record (Kansas) which he owned, but
   disclaimed by him

     There was a faith-healer of Deal
     Who said, "Although pain isn't real,
     If I sit on a pin
     And it punctures my skin,
     I dislike what I fancy I feel."
    The Week-End Book (1925) p. 158

   They [Jacob Epstein's sculptures for the former BMA building in the
   Strand] are a form of statuary which no careful father would wish his
   daughter, or no discerning young man his fianc‚e, to see.
    Evening Standard 19 June 1908

     They come as a boon and a blessing to men,
     The Pickwick, the Owl, and the Waverley pen.
   Advertisement by MacNiven and H. Cameron Ltd., circa 1920

   [This film] is so cryptic as to be almost meaningless.  If there is a
   meaning, it is doubtless objectionable.
   The British Board of Film Censors, banning Jean Cocteau's film The
   Seashell and the Clergyman (1929), in J. C. Robertson Hidden Cinema (1989)
   ch. 1

   Though I yield to no one in my admiration for Mr Coolidge, I do wish he
   did not look as if he had been weaned on a pickle.
   Anonymous remark reported in Alice Roosevelt Longworth Crowded Hours
   (1933) ch. 21

   To err is human but to really foul things up requires a computer.
    Farmers' Almanac for 1978 (1977) "Capsules of Wisdom"

   Top people take The Times.
   Advertising slogan for The Times newspaper from Jan. 1959:  see I.
   McDonald History of The Times (1984) vol. 5, ch. 16

   Tous les €tres humains naissent libres et ‚gaux en dignit‚ et en droits.

   All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Article 1 (modified from a
   draft by Ren‚ Cassin)

   Ulster says no.
   Slogan coined in response to the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 15 Nov.  1985,
   in Irish Times 25 Nov.  1985

   Vorsprung durch Technik.

   Progress through technology.
   Advertising slogan for Audi cars, from 1986

   Vote early. Vote often.
   Chicago (and Irish) election proverb, in David Frost and Michael Shea
   Mid-Atlantic Companion (1986) p. 95

   Wall St. lays an egg.
    Variety 30 Oct. 1929 (headline on the Wall Street Crash)

   War will cease when men refuse to fight.
   Pacifist slogan, from circa 1936 (often "Wars will cease..."): see
   Birmingham Gazette 21 Nov. 1936, p. 3, and Peace News 15 Oct. 1938, p. 12

     We are the Ovaltineys,
     Little [or Happy] girls and boys.
    We are the Ovaltineys (song promoting the drink Ovaltine, from circa

   The weekend starts here.
   Catch-phrase of Ready, Steady, Go, British television series, circa 1963

   We're number two. We try harder.
   Advertising slogan for Avis car rentals

     We're here
     We're here
     We're here
     Because we're here.
   In John Brophy and Eric Partridge Songs and Slang of the British Soldier
   1914-18 (1930) p. 33 (sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne )

   We shall not be moved.
   Title of song (1931)

   We shall not pretend that there is nothing in his long career which those
   who respect and admire him would wish otherwise.
    The Times 23 Jan. 1901 (leading article on the accession of Edward VII)

     We shall overcome,
     We shall overcome,
     We shall overcome some day.
     Oh, deep in my heart
     I do believe
     We shall overcome some day.
    We Shall Overcome (song derived from several sources, notably the singers
   Zilphia Horton and Pete Seeger)

   Who dares wins.
   Motto on badge of British Special Air Service regiment, from 1942 (see J.
   L. Collins Elite Forces: the SAS (1986) introduction)

   Whose finger do you want on the trigger?
    Daily Mirror 21 Sept. 1951

   Winston is back.
   Board of Admiralty signal to the Fleet on Winston Churchill's
   reappointment as First Sea Lord, 3 Sept.  1939, in Martin Gilbert Winston
   S. Churchill (1976) vol. 5, ch. 53

     Would you like to sin
     With Elinor Glyn
     On a tiger skin?
     Or would you prefer
     To err
     With her
     On some other fur?
   In A. Glyn Elinor Glyn (1955) bk. 2

1.44 Jean Anouilh


   Dieu est avec tout le monde....Et, en fin de compte, il est toujours avec
   ceux qui ont beaucoup d'argent et de grosses arm‚es.

   God is on everyone's side....And, in the last analysis, he is on the side
   with plenty of money and large armies.
    L'Alouette (The Lark, 1953) p. 120

   Il y a l'amour bien s–r. Et puis il y a la vie, son ennemie.

   There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
   ArdЉle(1949) p. 8

   Vous savez bien que l'amour, c'est avant tout le don de soi!

   You know very well that love is, above all, the gift of oneself!
    ArdЉle(1949) p. 79

   C'est trЉs jolie la vie, mais cela n'a pas de forme. L'art a pour objet de
   lui en donner une pr‚cis‚ment et de faire par tous les artifices
   possibles--plus vrai que le vrai.

   Life is very nice, but it has no shape. The object of art is actually to
   give it some and to do it by every artifice possible--truer than the
    La R‚p‚tition (The Rehearsal, 1950) act 2

1.45 Guillaume Apollinaire


     Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine.
     Et nos amours, faut-il qu'il m'en souvienne?
     La joie venait toujours aprЉs la peine.
     Vienne la nuit, sonne l'heure,
     Les jours s'en vont, je demeure.

     Under Mirabeau Bridge flows the Seine.
     And our loves, must I remember them?
     Joy always comes after pain.
     Let night come, ring out the hour,
     The days go by, I remain.
    Les Soir‚es de Paris Feb. 1912 "Le Pont Mirabeau"

     Les souvenirs sont cors de chasse
     Dont meurt le bruit parmi le vent.

     Memories are hunting horns
     Whose sound dies on the wind.
    Les Soir‚es de Paris Sept. 1912 "Cors de Chasse"

1.46 Sir Edward Appleton


   I do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a
   language I don't understand.
   In Observer 28 Aug. 1955

1.47 Louis Aragon


     O mois des floraisons mois des m‚tamorphoses
     Mai qui fut sans nuage et Juin poignard‚
     Je n'oublierai jamais les lilas ni les roses
     Ni ceux que le printemps dans ses plis a gard‚.

     O month of flowerings, month of metamorphoses,
     May without cloud and June that was stabbed,
     I shall never forget the lilac and the roses
     Nor those whom spring has kept in its folds.
    Le CrЉve-C”ur(Heartbreak, 1940) "Les lilas et les roses"

1.48 Hannah Arendt


   Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.
   In W. H. Auden A Certain World (1970) p. 369

   It was as though in those last minutes he [Eichmann] was summing up the
   lessons that this long course in human wickedness had taught us--the
   lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil.
    Eichmann in Jerusalem: a Report on the Banality of Evil (1963) ch. 15

   It is well known that the most radical revolutionary will become a
   conservative on the day after the revolution.
    New Yorker 12 Sept. 1970, p. 88

1.49 G. D. Armour


   Look here, Steward, if this is coffee, I want tea; but if this is tea,
   then I wish for coffee.
    Punch 23 July 1902 (cartoon caption)

1.50 Harry Armstrong


     There's an old mill by the stream, Nellie Dean,
     Where we used to sit and dream, Nellie Dean.
     And the waters as they flow
     Seem to murmur sweet and low,
     "You're my heart's desire; I love you, Nellie Dean."
    Nellie Dean (1905 song)

1.51 Louis Armstrong


   All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.
   In New York Times 7 July 1971, p. 41

   If you still have to ask...shame on you.
   Habitual reply when asked what jazz is, in Max Jones et al. Salute to
   Satchmo (1970) p. 25

1.52 Neil Armstrong


   That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
   In New York Times 31 July 1969, p. 20

1.53 Sir Robert Armstrong


   It [a letter] contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being
   economical with the truth.
   In Supreme Court, New South Wales, 18 Nov. 1986, in Daily Telegraph 19
   Nov.  1986. Cf. Edmund Burke's Two letters on Proposals for Peace (1796)
   pt. 1, p. 137: Falsehood and delusion are allowed in no case whatsoever:
   But, as in the exercise of all the virtues, there is an economy of truth.

1.54 Raymond Aron


   La pens‚e politique, en France, est r‚trospective ou utopique.

   Political thought, in France, is retrospective or utopian.
    L'opium des intellectuels (The opium of the intellectuals, 1955) ch. 1

1.55 George Asaf


     What's the use of worrying?
     It never was worth while,
     So, pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
     And smile, smile, smile.
    Pack up your Troubles (1915 song; music by Felix Powell)

1.56 Dame Peggy Ashcroft


   It seems silly that more people should see me in "Jewel in the Crown" than
   in all my years in the theatre.
   In Observer 18 Mar. 1984

1.57 Daisy Ashford


   Mr Salteena was an elderly man of 42 and was fond of asking peaple to stay
   with him.
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 1

   I do hope I shall enjoy myself with you. I am fond of digging in the
   garden and I am parshial to ladies if they are nice I suppose it is my
   nature. I am not quite a gentleman but you would hardly notice it but
   can't be helped anyhow.
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 1

   You look rather rash my dear your colors dont quite match your face.
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 2

   My own room is next the bath room said Bernard it is decerated dark red as
   I have somber tastes. The bath room has got a tip up bason and a hose
   thing for washing your head.
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 2

   Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some whiskey afterwards
   as he was rarther pious but Mr Salteena was not very addicted to prayers
   so he marched up to bed.
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 3

   It was a sumpshous spot all done up in gold with plenty of looking
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 5

   Oh I see said the Earl but my own idear is that these things are as piffle
   before the wind.
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 5

   The bearer of this letter is an old friend of mine not quite the right
   side of the blanket as they say in fact he is the son of a first rate
   butcher but his mother was a decent family called Hyssopps of the Glen so
   you see he is not so bad and is desireus of being the correct article.
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 5

   Ethel patted her hair and looked very sneery.
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 8

   My life will be sour grapes and ashes without you.
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 8

   Oh Bernard muttered Ethel this is so sudden.  No no cried Bernard and
   taking the bull by both horns he kissed her violently on her dainty face.
   My bride to be he murmered several times.
    Young Visiters (1919) ch. 9

1.58 Isaac Asimov


   The three fundamental Rules of Robotics....One, a robot may not injure a
   human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to
   harm....Two...a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except
   where such orders would conflict with the First Law...three, a robot must
   protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict
   with the First or Second Laws.
    I, Robot (1950) "Runaround"

1.59 Elizabeth Asquith (Princess Antoine Bibesco)


   Kitchener is a great poster.
   In Margot Asquith More Memories (1933) ch. 6

1.60 Herbert Henry Asquith (Earl of Oxford and Asquith)


   We had better wait and see.
    Hansard 3 Mar. 1910, col. 972 (expression used in various forms when
   answering questions on the Finance Bill)

   Happily there seems to be no reason why we should be anything more than
   spectators [of the approaching war].
    Letters to Venetia Stanley (1982) 24 July 1914

   Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
   In Observer 15 Apr. 1923

   [The War Office kept three sets of figures:] one to mislead the public,
   another to mislead the Cabinet, and the third to mislead itself.
   In Alistair Horne Price of Glory (1962) ch. 2

   We shall never sheath the sword which we have not lightly drawn until
   Belgium recovers in full measure all and more than all that she has
   sacrificed, until France is adequately secured against the menace of
   aggression, until the rights of the smaller nationalities of Europe are
   placed upon an unassailable foundation, and until the military domination
   of Prussia is wholly and finally destroyed.
   Speech at the Guildhall, 9 Nov. 1914, in The Times 10 Nov. 1914

   It is fitting that we should have buried the Unknown Prime Minister [Bonar
   Law] by the side of the Unknown Soldier.
   In Robert Blake The Unknown Prime Minister (1955) p. 531

1.61 Margot Asquith (Countess of Oxford and Asquith)


   It [10 Downing Street] is an inconvenient house with three poor
   staircases, and after living there a few weeks I made up my mind that
   owing to the impossibility of circulation I could only entertain my
   Liberal friends at dinner or at garden parties.
    Autobiography (1922) vol. 2, ch. 5

   Ettie [Lady Desborough] is an ox: she will be made into Bovril when she
   In Jeanne Mackenzie Children of the Souls (1986) ch. 4

   Jean Harlow kept calling Margot Asquith by her first name, or kept trying
   to: she pronounced it Margot.  Finally Margot set her right. "No, no,
   Jean. The t is silent, as in Harlow."
    T. S. Matthews Great Tom (1973) ch. 7

   The King [George V] told me he would never have died if it had not been
   for that fool Dawson of Penn.
   In letter from Mark Bonham Carter to Kenneth Rose 23 Oct.  1978, quoted in
   Kenneth Rose King George V (1983) ch. 9

   Lord Birkenhead is very clever but sometimes his brains go to his head.
   In Listener 11 June 1953 "Margot Oxford: a Personal Impression" by Lady
   Violet Bonham Carter

   She [Lady Desborough] tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
   In Listener 11 June 1953 "Margot Oxford: a Personal Impression" by Lady
   Violet Bonham Carter

   He [Lloyd George?] can't see a belt without hitting below it.
   In Listener 11 June 1953 "Margot Oxford: a Personal Impression" by Lady
   Violet Bonham Carter

1.62 Raymond Asquith


     The sun like a Bishop's bottom
     Rosy and round and hot
     Looked down upon us who shot 'em
     And down on the devils we shot.
     And the stink of the damned dead niggers
     Went up to the Lord high God
     But we stuck to our starboard triggers
     Though we yawned like dying cod.
   Letter, 4 Mar. 1900, in J. Jolliffe Raymond Asquith Life and Letters
   (1980) p. 64

1.63 Nancy Astor (Viscountess Astor)


   One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a
   good time.
   In Christian Herald June 1960, p. 31

   I married beneath me, all women do.
   In Dictionary of National Biography 1961-1970 (1981) p. 43

   After a heated argument on some trivial matter Nancy...shouted, "If I were
   your wife I would put poison in your coffee!" Whereupon Winston
   [Churchill] with equal heat and sincerity answered, "And if I were your
   husband I would drink it."
    Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan Glitter and Gold (1952) ch. 7

   Jakie, is it my birthday or am I dying?
   In J. Grigg Nancy Astor (1980) p. 184

1.64 Brooks Atkinson


   After each war there is a little less democracy to save.
    Once Around the Sun (1951) 7 Jan.

   In every age "the good old days" were a myth.  No one ever thought they
   were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed
   intolerable to the people who lived through them.
    Once Around the Sun (1951) 8 Feb.

   There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital
   and labour.  As matters stand, their only common interest is that of
   cutting each other's throat.
    Once Around the Sun (1951) 7 Sept.

1.65 E. L. Atkinson and Apsley Cherry-Garrard

   E. L. Atkinson 1882-1929
   Apsley Cherry-Garrard 1882-1959

   Hereabouts died a very gallant gentleman, Captain L. E. G.  Oates of the
   Inniskilling Dragoons. In March 1912, returning from the Pole, he walked
   willingly to his death in a blizzard to try and save his comrades, beset
   by hardships.
   Epitaph on cairn erected in the Antarctic, 15 Nov. 1912, in Apsley
   Cherry-Garrard Worst Journey in the World (1922) p. 487

1.66 Clement Attlee


     Few thought he was even a starter
     There were many who thought themselves smarter
     But he ended PM
     CH and OM
     An earl and a knight of the garter.
   Letter to Tom Attlee, 8 Apr. 1956, in Kenneth Harris Attlee (1982) p. 545
   (describing himself)

   I should be a sad subject for any publicity expert. I have none of the
   qualities which create publicity.
   In Harold Nicolson Diary (1968) 14 Jan. 1949

   I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being
   able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.
    Hansard 24 Oct. 1950, col. 2705

   The voice we heard was that of Mr Churchill but the mind was that of Lord
   Speech on radio, 5 June 1945, in Francis Williams Prime Minister Remembers
   (1961) ch. 6

   I remember he [Winston Churchill] complained once in Opposition that a
   matter had been brought up several times in Cabinet and I had to say, "I
   must remind the Right Honourable Gentleman that a monologue is not a
   In Francis Williams Prime Minister Remembers (1961) ch. 7

   You have no right whatever to speak on behalf of the Government.  Foreign
   Affairs are in the capable hands of Ernest Bevin.  I can assure you there
   is widespread resentment in the Party at your activities and a period of
   silence on your part would be welcome.
   Letter to Harold Laski, 20 Aug. 1945, in Francis Williams Prime Minister
   Remembers (1961) ch. 11

   [Russian Communism is] the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine
   the Great.
   Speech at Aarhus University, 11 Apr. 1956, in The Times 12 Apr. 1956

   Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you
   can stop people talking.
   Speech at Oxford, 14 June 1957, in The Times 15 June 1957

1.67 W. H. Auden


     Some thirty inches from my nose
     The frontier of my Person goes,
     And all the untilled air between
     Is private pagus or demesne.
     Stranger, unless with bedroom eyes
     I beckon you to fraternize,
     Beware of rudely crossing it:
     I have no gun, but I can spit.
    About the House (1966) "Prologue: the Birth of Architecture"

     Sob, heavy world,
     Sob as you spin
     Mantled in mist, remote from the happy.
    Age of Anxiety (1947) p. 104

     I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
     Till China and Africa meet
     And the river jumps over the mountain
     And the salmon sing in the street.

     I'll love you till the ocean
     Is folded and hung up to dry
     And the seven stars go squawking
     Like geese about the sky.
    Another Time (1940) "As I Walked Out One Evening"

     O plunge your hands in water,
     Plunge them in up to the wrist;
     Stare, stare in the basin
     And wonder what you've missed.

     The glacier knocks in the cupboard,
     The desert sighs in the bed,
     And the crack in the tea-cup opens
     A lane to the land of the dead.
    Another Time (1940) "As I Walked Out One Evening"

     Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
     And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
     He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
     And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
     When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
     And when he cried the little children died in the streets.
    Another Time (1940) "Epitaph on a Tyrant"

     To us he is no more a person
     Now but a whole climate of opinion.
    Another Time (1940) "In Memory of Sigmund Freud"

     He disappeared in the dead of winter:
     The brooks were frozen, the airports almost deserted,
     And snow disfigured the public statues;
     The mercury sank in the mouth of the dying day.
     What instruments we have agree
     The day of his death was a dark cold day.
    Another Time (1940) "In Memory of W. B. Yeats"

     You were silly like us: your gift survived it all;
     The parish of rich women, physical decay,
     Yourself; mad Ireland hurt you into poetry.
     Now Ireland has her madness and her weather still,
     For poetry makes nothing happen: it survives
     In the valley of its saying where executives
     Would never want to tamper; it flows south
     From ranches of isolation and the busy griefs,
     Raw towns that we believe and die in; it survives,
     A way of happening, a mouth.
    Another Time (1940) "In Memory of W. B. Yeats"

     Earth, receive an honoured guest;
     William Yeats is laid to rest:
     Let the Irish vessel lie
     Emptied of its poetry.
    Another Time (1940) "In Memory of W. B. Yeats"

     In the nightmare of the dark
     All the dogs of Europe bark,
     And the living nations wait,
     Each sequestered in its hate;

     Intellectual disgrace
     Stares from every human face,
     And the seas of pity lie
     Locked and frozen in each eye.
    Another Time (1940) "In Memory of W. B. Yeats"

     In the deserts of the heart
     Let the healing fountain start,
     In the prison of his days
     Teach the free man how to praise.
    Another Time (1940) "In Memory of W. B. Yeats"

     About suffering they were never wrong,
     The Old Masters: how well they understood
     Its human position; how it takes place
     While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully
    Another Time (1940) "Mus‚e des Beaux Arts"

     They never forgot
     That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
     Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
     Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer's horse
     Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.
    Another Time (1940) "Mus‚e des Beaux Arts"

     Lay your sleeping head, my love,
     Human on my faithless arm;
     Time and fevers burn away
     Individual beauty from
     Thoughtful children, and the grave
     Proves the child ephemeral:
     But in my arms till break of day
     Let the living creature lie,
     Mortal, guilty, but to me
     The entirely beautiful.
    Another Time (1940) no. 18, p. 43

     I and the public know
     What all schoolchildren learn,
     Those to whom evil is done
     Do evil in return.
    Another Time (1940) "September 1, 1939"

     All I have is a voice
     To undo the folded lie,
     The romantic lie in the brain
     Of the sensual man-in-the-street
     And the lie of Authority
     Whose buildings grope the sky:
     There is no such thing as the State
     And no one exists alone;
     Hunger allows no choice
     To the citizen or the police;
     We must love one another or die.
    Another Time (1940) "September 1, 1939"

     Our researchers into Public Opinion are content
     That he held the proper opinions for the time of year;
     When there was peace, he was for peace; when there was war, he went.
    Another Time (1940) "The Unknown Citizen"

     Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd:
     Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.
    Another Time (1940) "The Unknown Citizen"

   All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what
   is called damnation.
    A Certain World (1970) "Hell"

   Of course, Behaviourism "works." So does torture. Give me a no-nonsense,
   down-to-earth behaviourist, a few drugs, and simple electrical appliances,
   and in six months I will have him reciting the Athanasian Creed in public.
    A Certain World (1970) "Behaviourism"

     A poet's hope: to be,
     like some valley cheese,
     local, but prized elsewhere.
    Collected Poems (1976) p. 639

   It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money
   writing or talking about his art than he can by practising it.
    Dyer's Hand (1963) foreword

   Between the ages of twenty and forty we are engaged in the process of
   discovering who we are, which involves learning the difference between
   accidental limitations which it is our duty to outgrow and the necessary
   limitations of our nature beyond which we cannot trespass with impunity.
    Dyer's Hand (1963) "Reading"

   Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
    Dyer's Hand (1963) "Reading"

   One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
    Dyer's Hand (1963) "Reading"

   No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most
   of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly
   believe their wish has been granted.
    Dyer's Hand (1963) "Writing"

   It takes little talent to see clearly what lies under one's nose, a good
   deal of it to know in which direction to point that organ.
   Dyer's Hand (1963) "Writing"

   The true men of action in our time, those who transform the world, are not
   the politicians and statesmen, but the scientists. Unfortunately poetry
   cannot celebrate them, because their deeds are concerned with things, not
   persons, and are, therefore, speechless. When I find myself in the company
   of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into
   a drawing room full of dukes.
    Dyer's Hand (1963) "The Poet and the City"

   The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that may
   love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the
   minds of others in order that they may love me.
    Dyer's Hand (1963) "Hic et Ille"

   Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms
   of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when
   one or both parties run out of goods.
    Dyer's Hand (1963) "Hic et Ille"

   Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave
   it behind.
    Dyer's Hand (1963) "D. H. Lawrence"

   Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but
   among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
    Dyer's Hand (1963) "Notes on the Comic"

     At Dirty Dick's and Sloppy Joe's
     We drank our liquor straight,
     Some went upstairs with Margery,
     And some, alas, with Kate.
    For the Time Being (1944) "The Sea and the Mirror"--"Master and

     My Dear One is mine as mirrors are lonely.
    For the Time Being (1944) "The Sea and the Mirror"--"Miranda"

     The desires of the heart are as crooked as corkscrews
     Not to be born is the best for man
     The second best is a formal order
     The dance's pattern, dance while you can.
     Dance, dance, for the figure is easy
     The tune is catching and will not stop
     Dance till the stars come down with the rafters
     Dance, dance, dance till you drop.
    Letter from Iceland (1937, by Auden and MacNeice) "Letter to William
   Coldstream, Esq."

     And make us as Newton was, who in his garden watching
     The apple falling towards England, became aware
     Between himself and her of an eternal tie.
    Look, Stranger!  (1936) no. 1

     Out on the lawn I lie in bed,
     Vega conspicuous overhead.
    Look, Stranger!  (1936) no. 2

     Let the florid music praise,
     The flute and the trumpet,
     Beauty's conquest of your face:
     In that land of flesh and bone,
     Where from citadels on high
     Her imperial standards fly,
     Let the hot sun
     Shine on, shine on.
    Look, Stranger!  (1936) no. 4

     Look, stranger, at this island now
     The leaping light for your delight discovers,
     Stand stable here
     And silent be,
     That through the channels of the ear
     May wander like a river
     The swaying sound of the sea.
    Look, Stranger!  (1936) no. 5

     O what is that sound which so thrills the ear
     Down in the valley drumming, drumming?
     Only the scarlet soldiers, dear,
     The soldiers coming.
    Look, Stranger!  (1936) no. 6

     O it's broken the lock and splintered the door,
     O it's the gate where they're turning, turning;
     Their boots are heavy on the floor
     And their eyes are burning.
    Look, Stranger!  (1936) no. 6

     A shilling life will give you all the facts.
    Look, Stranger!  (1936) no. 13

     August for the people and their favourite islands.
     Daily the steamers sidle up to meet
     The effusive welcome of the pier.
    Look, Stranger!  (1936) no. 30

   Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same
   as what they most want to do.
   In Dag Hammarskj”ld Markings (1964) foreword

     I see it often since you've been away:
     The island, the veranda, and the fruit;
     The tiny steamer breaking from the bay;
     The literary mornings with its hoot;
     Our ugly comic servant; and then you,
     Lovely and willing every afternoon.
    New Verse Oct. 1933, p. 15

     At the far end of the enormous room
     An orchestra is playing to the rich.
    New Verse Oct. 1933, p. 15

     To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say,
     Is a keen observer of life,
     The word "Intellectual" suggests straight away
     A man who's untrue to his wife.
    New Year Letter (1961) note to line 1277

     This is the Night Mail crossing the Border,
     Bringing the cheque and the postal order,
     Letters for the rich, letters for the poor,
     The shop at the corner, the girl next door.
     Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb:
     The gradient's against her, but she's on time.
     Past cotton-grass and moorland border,
     Shovelling white steam over her shoulder.
    Night Mail (1936) in Collected Shorter Poems (1966)

     Letters of thanks, letters from banks,
     Letters of joy from girl and boy,
     Receipted bills and invitations
     To inspect new stock or to visit relations,
     And applications for situations,
     And timid lovers' declarations,
     And gossip, gossip from all the nations.
    Night Mail (1936) in Collected Shorter Poems (1966)

     Altogether elsewhere, vast
     Herds of reindeer move across
     Miles and miles of golden moss,
     Silently and very fast.
    Nones (1951) "The Fall of Rome"

     Private faces in public places
     Are wiser and nicer
     Than public faces in private places.
    Orators (1932) dedication

     Sir, no man's enemy, forgiving all
     But will his negative inversion, be prodigal:
     Send to us power and light, a sovereign touch
     Curing the intolerable neutral itch,
     The exhaustion of weaning, the liar's quinsy,
     And the distortions of ingrown virginity.
    Poems (1930) "Sir, No Man's Enemy"

     Harrow the house of the dead; look shining at
     New styles of architecture, a change of heart.
    Poems (1930) "Sir, No Man's Enemy"

     Let us honour if we can
     The vertical man
     Though we value none
     But the horizontal one.
    Poems (1930) "To Christopher Isherwood"

   To ask the hard question is simple.
    Poems (1933) no. 27

     This great society is going smash;
     They cannot fool us with how fast they go,
     How much they cost each other and the gods!
     A culture is no better than its woods.
    Shield of Achilles (1955) "Bucolics"

     To save your world you asked this man to die:
     Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
    Shield of Achilles (1955) "Epitaph for the Unknown Soldier"

     Out of the air a voice without a face
     Proved by statistics that some cause was just
     In tones as dry and level as the place.
    Shield of Achilles (1955) "The Shield of Achilles"

     Tomorrow for the young the poets exploding like bombs,
     The walks by the lake, the weeks of perfect communion;
     Tomorrow the bicycle races
     Through the suburbs on summer evenings. But today the struggle.
   Spain (1937) p. 11

     The stars are dead. The animals will not look:
     We are left alone with our day, and the time is short, and
     History to the defeated
     May say Alas but cannot help nor pardon.
    Spain (1937) p. 12

     In a garden shady this holy lady
     With reverent cadence and subtle psalm,
     Like a black swan as death came on
     Poured forth her song in perfect calm:
     And by ocean's margin this innocent virgin
     Constructed an organ to enlarge her prayer,
     And notes tremendous from her great engine
     Thundered out on the Roman air.

     Blonde Aphrodite rose up excited,
     Moved to delight by the melody,
     White as an orchid she rode quite naked
     In an oyster shell on top of the sea.
    Three Songs for St Cecilia's Day (1941). Dedicated to Benjamin Britten,
   and set to music by Britten as Hymn to St Cecilia , op. 27 (1942)

     Blessed Cecilia, appear in visions
     To all musicians, appear and inspire:
     Translated Daughter, come down and startle
     Composing mortals with immortal fire.
    Three Songs for St Cecilia's Day (1941)

   No opera plot can be sensible, for in sensible situations people do not
   sing. An opera plot must be, in both senses of the word, a melodrama.
    Times Literary Supplement 2 Nov. 1967, p. 1038

   Your cameraman might enjoy himself because my face looks like a
   wedding-cake left out in the rain.
   In Humphrey Carpenter W. H. Auden (1981) pt. 2, ch. 6

   You [Stephen Spender] are so infinitely capable of being humiliated. Art
   is born of humiliation.
   In Stephen Spender World Within World (1951) ch. 2

1.68 W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood

   W. H. Auden 1907-1973
   Christopher Isherwood 1904-1986

     Happy the hare at morning, for she cannot read
     The Hunter's waking thoughts.
    Dog beneath the Skin (1935) chorus following act 2, sc. 2

1.69 Tex Avery (Fred Avery)


   What's up, Doc?
   Catch-phrase in Bugs Bunny cartoons, from circa 1940

1.70 Earl of Avon

   See Sir Anthony Eden (5.4)

1.71 Revd W. Awdry


   You've a lot to learn about trucks, little Thomas. They are silly things
   and must be kept in their place.  After pushing them about here for a few
   weeks you'll know almost as much about them as Edward. Then you'll be a
   Really Useful Engine.
    Thomas the Tank Engine (1946) p. 46

1.72 Alan Ayckbourn


   My mother used to say, Delia, if S-E-X ever rears its ugly head, close
   your eyes before you see the rest of it.
    Bedroom Farce (1978) act 2

   This place, you tell them you're interested in the arts, you get messages
   of sympathy.
    Chorus of Disapproval (1986) act 2

   Do you realize, Mrs Foster, the hours I've put into that woman?  When I
   met her, you know, she was nothing.  Nothing at all. With my own hands I
   have built her up.  Encouraging her to join the public library and make
   use of her non-fiction tickets.
    How the Other Half Loves (1972) act 2, sc. 1

   I only wanted to make you happy.
    Round and Round the Garden (1975) act 2, sc. 2

   If you gave Ruth a rose, she'd peel all the petals off to make sure there
   weren't any greenfly.  And when she'd done that, she'd turn round and say,
   do you call that a rose? Look at it, it's all in bits.
    Table Manners (1975) act 1, sc. 2

   I always feel with Norman that I have him on loan from somewhere. Like one
   of his library books.
    Table Manners (1975) act 2, sc. 1

1.73 A. J. Ayer


   No moral system can rest solely on authority.
    Humanist Outlook (1968) introduction

   It seems that I have spent my entire time trying to make life more
   rational and that it was all wasted effort.
   In Observer 17 Aug. 1986

1.74 Pam Ayres


     I am a bunny rabbit,
     Sitting in me hutch,
     I like to sit up this end,
     I don't care for that end, much,
     I'm glad tomorrow's Thursday,
     'Cause with a bit of luck,
     As far as I remember,
     That's the day they pass the buck.
    Some of Me Poetry (1976) "The Bunny Poem"

     Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth,
     And spotted the perils beneath,
     All the toffees I chewed,
     And the sweet sticky food,
     Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth.
    Some of Me Poetry (1976) "Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth"

     I might have been a farmyard hen,
     Scratchin' in the sun,
     There might have been a crowd of chicks,
     After me to run,
     There might have been a cockerel fine,
     To pay us his respects,
     Instead of sittin' here,
     Till someone comes and wrings our necks.

     I see the Time and Motion clock,
     Is sayin' nearly noon,
     I 'spec me squirt of water,
     Will come flyin' at me soon,
     And then me spray of pellets,
     Will nearly break me leg,
     And I'll bite the wire nettin'
     And lay one more bloody egg.
    Some of Me Poetry (1976) "The Battery Hen"

     Medicinal discovery,
     It moves in mighty leaps,
     It leapt straight past the common cold
     And gave it us for keeps.
     Now I'm not a fussy woman,
     There's no malice in me eye
     But I wish that they could cure
     the common cold. That's all. Goodbye.
    Some of Me Poetry (1976) "Oh no, I got a cold"

2.0 B

2.1 Robert Baden-Powell (Baron Baden-Powell)


   The scouts' motto is founded on my initials, it is: be prepared, which
   means, you are always to be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do
   your duty.
    Scouting for Boys (1908) pt. 1

2.2 Joan Baez


   The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of
   non-violence has been the organization of violence.
    Daybreak (1970) "What Would You Do If?"

2.3 Sydney D. Bailey


   It has been said that this Minister [the Lord Privy Seal] is neither a
   Lord, nor a privy, nor a seal.
    British Parliamentary Democracy (ed. 3, 1971) ch. 8

2.4 Bruce Bairnsfather


   Well, if you knows of a better 'ole, go to it.
    Fragments from France (1915) p. 1

2.5 Hylda Baker


   She knows, you know!
   Catch-phrase used in comedy act, about her friend Cynthia

2.6 James Baldwin


   Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if
   you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.
    Esquire May 1961 "Black Boy looks at the White Boy"

   The fire next time.
   Title of book (1963). Cf. Anonymous 6:12

   At the root of the American Negro problem is the necessity of the American
   white man to find a way of living with the Negro in order to be able to
   live with himself.
    Harper's Magazine Oct. 1953 "Stranger in a Village"

   If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make
   us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time
   we got rid of Him.
    New Yorker 17 Nov. 1962 "Down at the Cross"

   If they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night.
    New York Review of Books 7 Jan. 1971 "Open Letter to my Sister, Angela

   It comes as a great shock around the age of 5, 6 or 7 to discover that the
   flag to which you have pledged allegiance, along with everybody else, has
   not pledged allegiance to you.  It comes as a great shock to see Gary
   Cooper killing off the Indians and, although you are rooting for Gary
   Cooper, that the Indians are you.
   Speech at Cambridge University, 17 Feb. 1965, in New York Times Magazine 7
   March 1965, p. 32

   The situation of our youth is not mysterious. Children have never been
   very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to
   imitate them. They must, they have no other models.
    Nobody Knows My Name (1961) "Fifth Avenue, Uptown: a letter from Harlem"

   Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive
   it is to be poor.
    Nobody Knows My Name (1961) "Fifth Avenue, Uptown: a letter from Harlem"

   Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something
   people take and people are as free as they want to be.
    Nobody Knows My Name (1961) "Notes for a Hypothetical Novel"

2.7 Stanley Baldwin (Earl Baldwin of Bewdley)


   Do not run up your nose dead against the Pope or the NUM!
   In Lord Butler Art of Memory (1982) p. 110

   You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of
   false motive. Never complain and never explain.
   In Harold Nicolson Diary (1967) 21 July 1943

   They [parliament] are a lot of hard-faced men who look as if they had done
   very well out of the war.
   In J. M. Keynes Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) ch. 5

   A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing
    Hansard 29 May 1924, col. 727

   I think it is well also for the man in the street to realize that there is
   no power on earth that can protect him from being bombed.  Whatever people
   may tell him, the bomber will always get through. The only defence is in
   offence, which means that you have to kill more women and children more
   quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourselves.
    Hansard 10 Nov. 1932, col. 632

   Let us never forget this; since the day of the air, the old frontiers are
   gone. When you think of the defence of England you no longer think of the
   chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier
    Hansard 30 July 1934, col. 2339

   I shall be but a short time tonight. I have seldom spoken with greater
   regret, for my lips are not yet unsealed. Were these troubles over I would
   make case, and I guarantee that not a man would go into the lobby against
    Hansard 10 Dec. 1935, col. 856

   I put before the whole House my own views with an appalling frankness.
   ...Supposing I had gone to the country and said that Germany was rearming
   and that we must rearm, does anybody think that this pacific democracy
   would have rallied to that cry at that moment? I cannot think of anything
   that would have made the loss of the election from my point of view more
    Hansard 12 Nov. 1936, col. 1144

   There are three classes which need sanctuary more than others--birds, wild
   flowers, and Prime Ministers.
   In Observer 24 May 1925

   Then comes Winston with his hundred-horse-power mind and what can I do?
   In G. M. Young Stanley Baldwin (1952) ch. 11

   The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.
   In G. M. Young Stanley Baldwin (1952) ch. 13

   "Safety first" does not mean a smug self-satisfaction with everything as
   it is. It is a warning to all persons who are going to cross a road in
   dangerous circumstances.
    The Times 21 May 1929

   Had the employers of past generations all of them dealt fairly with their
   men there would have been no unions.
   Speech in Birmingham, 14 Jan. 1931, in The Times 15 Jan. 1931

2.8 Arthur James Balfour (Earl of Balfour)


   His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine
   of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best
   endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly
   understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and
   religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the
   rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
   Letter to Lord Rothschild 2 Nov. 1917, in K. Young A. J. Balfour (1963) p.

   Frank Harris...said..."The fact is, Mr Balfour, all the faults of the age
   come from Christianity and journalism." To which Arthur
   replied..."Christianity, of course...but why journalism?"
    Margot Asquith Autobiography (1920) vol. 1, ch. 10

   I never forgive but I always forget.
   In R. Blake Conservative Party (1970) ch. 7

   I thought he [Churchill] was a young man of promise, but it appears he is
   a young man of promises.
   In Winston Churchill My Early Life (1930) ch. 17

   Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
   In Observer 30 Jan. 1927

   It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so
   few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
   Letter to Mrs Drew, 19 May 1891, in Some Hawarden Letters (1917) ch. 7

2.9 Whitney Balliett


   Critics are biased, and so are readers. (Indeed, a critic is a bundle of
   biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.) But intelligent readers
   soon discover how to allow for the windage of their own and a critic's
    Dinosaurs in the Morning (1962) introductory note

   The sound of surprise.
   Title of book on jazz (1959)

2.10 Pierre Balmain


   The trick of wearing mink is to look as though you were wearing a cloth
   coat. The trick of wearing a cloth coat is to look as though you are
   wearing mink.
   In Observer 25 Dec. 1955

2.11 Tallulah Bankhead


   I'm as pure as the driven slush.
   Quoted by Maurice Zolotow in Saturday Evening Post 12 Apr. 1947

   There is less in this than meets the eye.
   In Alexander Woollcott Shouts and Murmurs (1922) ch. 4 (describing a
   revival of Maeterlinck's play "Aglavaine and Selysette")

   Cocaine habit-forming?  Of course not. I ought to know. I've been using it
   for years.
    Tallulah (1952) ch. 4

2.12 Nancy Banks-Smith

   In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending
   your left leg, it's modern architecture.
    Guardian 20 Feb. 1979

   I'm still suffering from the big d‚nouement in [Jeffrey Archer's book] Not
   A Penny More when "the three stood motionless like sheep in the stare of a
   python." The whole thing keeps me awake at night. Here are these sheep,
   gambolling about in the Welsh jungle, when up pops a python. A python,
   what's more, who thinks he's a cobra.
    Guardian 26 Mar. 1990

2.13 Imamu Amiri Baraka (Everett LeRoi Jones)


   A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people
   what to do with their money.
    Kulchur Spring 1962 "Tokenism"

   A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for
    Kulchur Spring 1962 "Tokenism"

   God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability
   and airconditioning.
    Midstream (1963) p. 39

2.14 W. N. P. Barbellion (Bruce Frederick Cummings)


   Give me the man who will surrender the whole world for a moss or a
   caterpillar, and impracticable visions for a simple human delight.  Yes,
   that shall be my practice. I prefer Richard Jefferies to Swedenborg and
   Oscar Wilde to Thomas … Kempis.
    Enjoying Life and Other Literary Remains (1919) "Crying for the Moon"

   Am writing an essay on the life-history of insects and have abandoned the
   idea of writing on "How Cats Spend their Time."
    Journal of a Disappointed Man (1919) 3 Jan. 1903

   I can remember wondering as a child if I were a young Macaulay or Ruskin
   and secretly deciding that I was. My infant mind even was bitter with
   those who insisted on regarding me as a normal child and not as a prodigy.
    Journal of a Disappointed Man (1919) 23 Oct. 1910

2.15 Maurice Baring


   In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the genius which does
   what it must and the talent which does what it can.
    Outline of Russian Literature (1914) ch. 3

2.16 Ronnie Barker


   The marvellous thing about a joke with a double meaning is that it can
   only mean one thing.
    Sauce (1977) "Daddie's Sauce"

2.17 Frederick R. Barnard

   One picture is worth ten thousand words.
    Printers' Ink 10 Mar. 1927

2.18 Clive Barnes


   This [Oh, Calcutta!] is the kind of show to give pornography a dirty name.
    New York Times 18 June 1969, p. 33

2.19 Julian Barnes


   What does this journey seem like to those who aren't British--as they head
   towards the land of embarrassment and breakfast?
    Flaubert's Parrot (1984) ch. 7

   The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature: only
   then can he see clearly.
    Flaubert's Parrot (1984) ch. 10

   Do not imagine that Art is something which is designed to give gentle
   uplift and self-confidence. Art is not a brassiЉre.  At least, not in the
   English sense. But do not forget that brassiЉre is the French for
    Flaubert's Parrot (1984) ch. 10

   Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where
   things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not
   surprised some people prefer books.  Books make sense of life. The only
   problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people's lives,
   never your own.
    Flaubert's Parrot (1984) ch. 13

2.20 Peter Barnes


     Claire:  How do you know you're...God?
     Earl of gurney:  Simple. When I pray to Him I find I'm talking to
    The Ruling Class (1969) act 1, sc. 4

2.21 Sir J. M. Barrie


   I'm not young enough to know everything.
    The Admirable Crichton (performed 1902, pubd. 1914) act 1

   His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be
   equality in the servants' hall.
    The Admirable Crichton (performed 1902, pubd. 1914) act 1

   It's my deserts; I'm a second eleven sort of chap.
    The Admirable Crichton (performed 1902, pubd. 1914) act 3

   Times have changed since a certain author was executed for murdering his
   publisher. They say that when the author was on the scaffold he said
   goodbye to the minister and to the reporters, and then he saw some
   publishers sitting in the front row below, and to them he did not say
   goodbye. He said instead, "I'll see you later."
   Speech at Aldine Club, New York, 5 Nov. 1896, in Critic 14 Nov. 1896

   The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and
   writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it
   is with what he vowed to make it.
    The Little Minister (1891) vol. 1, ch. 1

   It's grand, and you canna expect to be baith grand and comfortable.
   The Little Minister (1891) vol. 1, ch. 10

   I loathe entering upon explanations to anybody about anything.
    My Lady Nicotine (1890) ch. 14

   When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a
   thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the
   beginning of fairies.
    Peter Pan (1928) act 1

   Every time a child says "I don't believe in fairies" there is a little
   fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
    Peter Pan (1928) act 1

   To die will be an awfully big adventure.
    Peter Pan (1928) act 3. Cf. Charles Frohman

   Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe!  If you believe,
   clap your hands!
    Peter Pan (1928) act 4

   That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to
   the corpse.
    Quality Street (performed 1901, pubd. 1913) act 1

   The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse
   of modern times, one sometimes forgets which.
    Sentimental Tommy (1896) ch. 5

   Someone said that God gave us memory so that we might have roses in
   Rectorial Address at St Andrew's, 3 May 1922, in The Times 4 May 1922

   Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
   Rectorial Address at St Andrew's, 3 May 1922, in The Times 4 May 1922

   Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes!
   Rectorial Address at St Andrews, 3 May 1922, in The Times 4 May 1922

   For several days after my first book was published I carried it about in
   my pocket, and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure that the ink
   had not faded.
   Speech at the Critics' Circle in London, 26 May 1922, in The Times 27 May

   Have you ever noticed, Harry, that many jewels make women either
   incredibly fat or incredibly thin?
    The Twelve-Pound Look and Other Plays (1921) p. 27

   One's religion is whatever he is most interested in, and yours is Success.
    The Twelve-Pound Look and Other Plays (1921) p. 28

     Oh the gladness of her gladness when she's glad,
     And the sadness of her sadness when she's sad,
     But the gladness of her gladness
     And the sadness of her sadness
     Are as nothing, Charles,
     To the badness of her badness when she's bad.
    Rosalind in The Twelve-Pound Look and Other Plays (1921) p. 113

   Charm...it's a sort of bloom on a woman.  If you have it, you don't need
   to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter
   what else you have. Some women, the few, have charm for all; and most have
   charm for one. But some have charm for none.
    What Every Woman Knows (1918) act 1

   A young Scotsman of your ability let loose upon the world with њ300, what
   could he not do?  It's almost appalling to think of; especially if he went
   among the English.
    What Every Woman Knows (1918) act 1

   My lady, there are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman
   on the make.
    What Every Woman Knows (1918) act 2

   You've forgotten the grandest moral attribute of a Scotsman, Maggie, that
   he'll do nothing which might damage his career.
    What Every Woman Knows (1918) act 2

   The tragedy of a man who has found himself out.
    What Every Woman Knows (1918) act 4

   Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself;
   and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every
   woman knows that.
    What Every Woman Knows (1918) act 4

2.22 Ethel Barrymore


   For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the
   brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay,
   the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
   In George Jean Nathan The Theatre in the Fifties (1953) p. 30

2.23 John Barrymore


   He [Barrymore] would quote from Genesis the text which says, "It is not
   good for man to be alone," and then add, "But O my God, what a relief."
    Alma Power-Waters John Barrymore (1941) ch. 13

   My only regret in the theatre is that I could never sit out front and
   watch me.
   In Eddie Cantor The Way I See It (1959) ch. 2

   Die? I should say not, old fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a
   conventional thing to happen to him.
   In Lionel Barrymore We Barrymores (1951) ch. 26

2.24 Lionel Bart


   See Frank Norman (14.23)

2.25 Karl Barth


   Die Menschen aber waren nie gut, sind es nicht und werden es auch nie

   Men have never been good, they are not good and they never will be good.
    Christliche Gemeinde (Christian Community, 1948) p. 36

   Whether the angels play only Bach in praising God I am not quite sure; I
   am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
   In New York Times 11 Dec. 1968, p. 42

2.26 Roland Barthes


   Ce que le public r‚clame, c'est l'image de la passion, non la passion

   What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
    Esprit (1952) vol. 20, pt. 10, p. 412 "Le monde o— l'on catche" (The
   world of wrestling)

   Je crois que l'automobile est aujourd'hui l'‚quivalent assez exact des
   grandes cath‚drales gothiques: je veux dire une grande cr‚ation d'‚poque,
   con‡ue passionn‚ment par des artistes inconnus, consomm‚e dans son image,
   sinon dans son usage, par un peuple entier qui s'approprie en elle un
   objet parfaitement magique.

   I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great
   Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with
   passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a
   whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.
    Mythologies (1957) "La nouvelle Citro‰n" (The new Citro‰n)

2.27 Bernard Baruch


   To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
   In Newsweek 29 Aug. 1955

   Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
   In Meyer Berger New York (1960)

   Let us not be deceived--we are today in the midst of a cold war.
   Speech to South Carolina Legislature 16 Apr. 1947, in New York Times 17
   Apr. 1947, p. 21

   A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see
   if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a
   political leader.
   In New York Times 21 June 1965, p. 16

   You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing,
   but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get
   better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in forms of
   In The Times 20 Aug. 1964

2.28 Jacques Barzun


   If it were possible to talk to the unborn, one could never explain to them
   how it feels to be alive, for life is washed in the speechless real.
    The House of Intellect (1959) ch. 6

   Art distils sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in memorable
   form--or else it is not art.
    The House of Intellect (1959) ch. 6

2.29 L. Frank Baum


   The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.
    Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) ch. 2

2.30 Vicki Baum


   Verheiratet sein verlangt immer und Ѓberall die feinsten Kunst der
   Unaufrichtigkeit zwischen Mensch und Mensch.

   Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between
   two human beings.
    Zwischenfall in Lohwinckel (1930) p. 140, translated by Margaret
   Goldsmith as Results of an Accident (1931) p. 140

2.31 Sir Arnold Bax


   A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, "You should
   make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and
    Farewell, My Youth (1943) p. 17

2.32 Sir Beverley Baxter


   Beaverbrook is so pleased to be in the Government that he is like the town
   tart who has finally married the Mayor!
   In Sir Henry Channon Chips: the Diaries (1967) 12 June 1940

2.33 Beachcomber

   See J. B. Morton (13.129)

2.34 David, First Earl Beatty


   There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today [at the
   Battle of Jutland].
   In S. Roskill Beatty (1980) ch. 8

   The German flag will be hauled down at sunset to-day (Thursday) and will
   not be hoisted again without permission.
   Signal to the Fleet, 21 Nov. 1918, in The Times 22 Nov. 1918

2.35 Lord Beaverbrook (William Maxwell Aitken, first Baron Beaverbrook)


   I ran the paper [Daily Express] purely for propaganda, and with no other
   Evidence to Royal Commission on the Press, 18 Mar. 1948, in A. J. P.
   Taylor Beaverbrook (1972) ch. 23

   This is my final word. It is time for me to become an apprentice once
   more. I have not settled in which direction. But somewhere, sometime soon.
   Speech at Dorchester Hotel, 25 May 1964, in A. J. P. Taylor Beaverbrook
   (1972) ch. 25

   The Flying Scotsman is no less splendid a sight when it travels north to
   Edinburgh than when it travels south to London. Mr Baldwin denouncing
   sanctions was as dignified as Mr Baldwin imposing them. At times it seemed
   that there were two Mr Baldwins on the stage, a prudent Mr Baldwin, who
   scented the danger in foolish projects, and a reckless Mr Baldwin, who
   plunged into them head down, eyes shut. But there was, in fact, only one
   Mr Baldwin, a well-meaning man of indifferent judgement, who, whether he
   did right or wrong, was always sustained by a belief that he was acting
   for the best.
    Daily Express 29 May 1937

   The Daily Express declares that Great Britain will not be involved in a
   European war this year or next year either.
    Daily Express 19 Sept. 1938

   He [Lloyd George] did not seem to care which way he travelled providing he
   was in the driver's seat.
    Decline and Fall of Lloyd George (1963) ch. 7

   Now who is responsible for this work of development on which so much
   depends? To whom must the praise be given? To the boys in the back rooms.
   They do not sit in the limelight.  But they are the men who do the work.
    Listener 27 Mar. 1941. Cf. Frank Loesser

   With the publication of his [Earl Haig's] Private Papers in 1952, he
   committed suicide 25 years after his death.
    Men and Power (1956) p. xviii

   Churchill on top of the wave has in him the stuff of which tyrants are
    Politicians and the War (1932) vol. 2, ch. 6

2.36 Carl Becker


   The significance of man is that he is that part of the universe that asks
   the question, What is the significance of Man? He alone can stand apart
   imaginatively and, regarding himself and the universe in their eternal
   aspects, pronounce a judgment: The significance of man is that he is
   insignificant and is aware of it.
    Progress and Power (1936) ch. 3

2.37 Samuel Beckett


   It is suicide to be abroad. But what is it to be at home, Mr Tyler, what
   is it to be at home? A lingering dissolution.
    All That Fall (1957) p. 10

   We could have saved sixpence. We have saved fivepence. (Pause) But at what
    All That Fall (1957) p. 25

     Clov:  Do you believe in the life to come?
     Hamm:  Mine was always that.
    Endgame (1958) p. 35

   Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards, I take the air there
   willingly, perhaps more willingly than elsewhere, when take the air I
    First Love (1973) p. 8

   If I had the use of my body I would throw it out of the window.
    Malone Dies (1958) p. 44

   Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know,
   you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.
    The Unnamable (1959) p. 418

   Nothing to be done.
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 1

   One of the thieves was saved. (Pause) It's a reasonable percentage.
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 1

     Estragon:  Charming spot. Inspiring prospects. Let's go.
     Vladimir:  We can't.
     Estragon:  Why not?
     Vladimir:  We're waiting for Godot.
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 1

   Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful!
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 1

   He can't think without his hat.
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 1

     Vladimir:  That passed the time.
     Estragon:  It would have passed in any case.
     Vladimir:  Yes, but not so rapidly.
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 1

   We always find something, eh, Didi, to give us the impression that we
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 2

   We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment.  How many people can
   boast as much?
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 2

   We all are born mad. Some remain so.
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 2

   They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's
   night once more.
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 2

   The air is full of our cries. (He listens.) But habit is a great deadener.
    Waiting for Godot (1955) act 2

2.38 Harry Bedford and Terry Sullivan

   I'm a bit of a ruin that Cromwell knock'd about a bit.
   It's a Bit of a Ruin that Cromwell Knocked about a Bit (1920 song; written
   for Marie Lloyd)

2.39 Sir Thomas Beecham


   A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.
   In H. Proctor-Gregg Beecham Remembered (1976) pt. 2, p. 154

   There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish
   together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between.
   In Harold Atkins and Archie Newman Beecham Stories (1978) p. 27

   [The harpsichord] sounds like two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin
   In Harold Atkins and Archie Newman Beecham Stories (1978) p. 34

   In the first movement alone, of the Seventh Symphony [by Bruckner], I took
   note of six pregnancies and at least four miscarriages.
   In Harold Atkins and Archie Newman Beecham Stories (1978) p. 50

   [Herbert von Karajan is] a kind of musical Malcolm Sargent.
   In Harold Atkins and Archie Newman Beecham Stories (1978) p. 61

   I am not the greatest conductor in this country. On the other hand I'm
   better than any damned foreigner.
   In Daily Express 9 Mar. 1961

   Musicians did not like the piece [Strauss's Elektra] at all. One eminent
   British composer on leaving the theatre was asked what he thought of it.
   "Words fail me," he replied, "and I'm going home at once to play the chord
   of C major twenty times over to satisfy myself that it still exists."
    Mingled Chime (1944) ch. 18

   The plain fact is that music per se means nothing; it is sheer sound, and
   the interpreter can do no more with it than his own capacities, mental and
   spiritual, will allow, and the same applies to the listener.
    Mingled Chime (1944) ch. 33

   The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it
   In New York Herald Tribune 9 Mar. 1961

   Good music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and quits the
   memory with difficulty.
   Speech, circa 1950, in New York Times 9 Mar. 1961

   All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for
   unhealthy women.
   In Observer 5 May 1946

     Hark! the herald angels sing!
     Beecham's Pills are just the thing,
     Two for a woman, one for a child...
     Peace on earth and mercy mild!
   In Neville Cardus Sir Thomas Beecham (1961) p. 23

   At a rehearsal I let the orchestra play as they like. At the concert I
   make them play as I like.
   In Neville Cardus Sir Thomas Beecham (1961) p. 111

   Dear old Elgar --he is furious with me for drastically cutting his A flat
   symphony --it's a very long work, the musical equivalent of the Towers of
   St Pancras Station--neo-Gothic, you know.
   In Neville Cardus Sir Thomas Beecham (1961) p. 113

   I am entirely with you in your obvious reluctance to rehearse on a morning
   as chilly and dismal as this--but please do try to keep in touch with us
   from time to time.
   In Neville Cardus Sir Thomas Beecham (1961) p. 113

   Why do we have to have all these third-rate foreign conductors
   around--when we have so many second-rate ones of our own?
   In L. Ayre Wit of Music (1966) p. 70

2.40 Sir Max Beerbohm


   I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or
   defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
    And Even Now (1920) "No. 2, The Pines"

   One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts
   and guests.
    And Even Now (1920) "Hosts and Guests"

   I maintain that though you would often in the fifteenth century have heard
   the snobbish Roman say, in a would-be off-hand tone, "I am dining with the
   Borgias tonight," no Roman ever was able to say, "I dined last night with
   the Borgias."
    And Even Now (1920) "Hosts and Guests"

   They so very indubitably are, you know!
    Christmas Garland (1912) "Mote in the Middle Distance"

   Of course he [William Morris] was a wonderful all-round man, but the act
   of walking round him has always tired me.
   Letter to S. N. Behrman circa1953, in Conversations with Max (1960) ch. 2

     A swear-word in a rustic slum
     A simple swear-word is to some,
     To Masefield something more.
    Fifty Caricatures (1912) no. 12

   Not that I had any special reason for hating school!  Strange as it may
   seem to my readers, I was not unpopular there. I was a modest,
   good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
    More (1899) "Going Back to School"

   Undergraduates owe their happiness chiefly to the consciousness that they
   are no longer at school. The nonsense which was knocked out of them at
   school is all put gently back at Oxford or Cambridge.
    More (1899) "Going Back to School"

   I have the satiric temperament: when I am laughing at anyone I am
   generally rather amusing, but when I am praising anyone, I am always
   deadly dull.
    Saturday Review 28 May 1898

   The only tribute a French translator can pay Shakespeare is not to
   translate him--even to please Sarah [Bernhardt].
    Saturday Review 17 June 1899

   "I'm afraid I found [the British Museum] rather a depressing place. It--it
   seemed to sap one's vitality." "It does. That's why I go there. The lower
   one's vitality, the more sensitive one is to great art."
    Seven Men (1919) "Enoch Soames"

   Enter Michael Angelo. Andrea del Sarto appears for a moment at a window.
   Pippa passes.
    Seven Men (1919) "Savonarola Brown" act 3

   Most women are not so young as they are painted.
    Yellow Book (1894) vol. 1, p. 67

   "After all," as a pretty girl once said to me, "women are a sex by
   themselves, so to speak."
    Yellow Book (1894) vol. 1, p. 70

   Fate wrote her [Queen Caroline of Brunswick] a most tremendous tragedy,
   and she played it in tights.
    Yellow Book (1894) vol. 3, p. 260

   There is always something rather absurd about the past.
    Yellow Book (1895) vol. 4, p. 282

   To give an accurate and exhaustive account of the period would need a far
   less brilliant pen than mine.
    Yellow Book (1895) vol. 4, p. 283

   None, it is said, of all who revelled with the Regent, was half so wicked
   as Lord George Hell.
    Yellow Book (1896) vol. 11, p. 11 "Happy Hypocrite" ch. 1

   The fading signals and grey eternal walls of that antique station, which,
   familiar to them and insignificant, does yet whisper to the tourist the
   last enchantments of the Middle Age.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 1

   Zuleika, on a desert island, would have spent most of her time in looking
   for a man's footprint.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 2

   The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion
   that they will come to bad end.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 4

   Women who love the same man have a kind of bitter freemasonry.
   Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 4

   You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who
   has failed to inspire sympathy in men.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 6

   Beauty and the lust for learning have yet to be allied.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 7

   You will think me lamentably crude: my experience of life has been drawn
   from life itself.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 7

   He held, too, in his enlightened way, that Americans have a perfect right
   to exist.  But he did often find himself wishing Mr Rhodes had not enabled
   them to exercise that right in Oxford.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 8

   She was one of the people who say "I don't know anything about music
   really, but I know what I like."
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 9. Cf. Henry James 112:3

   You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind-legs.  But by
   standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 9

   Deeply regret inform your grace last night two black owls came and perched
   on battlements remained there through night hooting at dawn flew away none
   knows whither awaiting instructions Jellings.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 14

   Prepare vault for funeral Monday Dorset.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 14

   The Socratic manner is not a game at which two can play.  Please answer my
   question, to the best of your ability.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 15

   Byron!--he would be all forgotten today if he had lived to be a florid old
   gentleman with iron-grey whiskers, writing very long, very able letters to
   The Times about the Repeal of the Corn Laws.
    Zuleika Dobson (1911) ch. 18

2.41 Brendan Behan


   He was born an Englishman and remained one for years.
    Hostage (1958) act 1

     Pat:  He was an Anglo-Irishman.
     Meg:  In the blessed name of God what's that?
     Pat:  A Protestant with a horse.
    Hostage (1958) act 1

   Meanwhile I'll sing that famous old song, "The Hound that Caught the Pubic
    Hostage (1958) act 1

   When I came back to Dublin, I was courtmartialled in my absence and
   sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my
    Hostage (1958) act 1

     Soldier:  What's a mixed infant?
     Teresa:  A little boy or girl under five years old. They were called
   mixed infants because until that time the boys and girls were mixed
     Soldier:  I wish I'd been a mixed infant.
    Hostage (1958) act 2

   I am a sociable worker. Have you your testament?
    Hostage (1958) act 2

   Go on, abuse me--your own husband that took you off the streets on a
   Sunday morning, when there wasn't a pub open in the city.
    Hostage (1958) act 2

     We're here because we're queer
     Because we're queer because we're here.
    Hostage (1958) act 3

   There's no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
   In Dominic Behan My Brother Brendan (1965) p. 158

2.42 John Hay Beith

   See Ian Hay (8.33)

2.43 Clive Bell


   One account...given me by a very good artist, is that what he tries to
   express in a picture is "a passionate apprehension of form."
    Art (1914) pt. 1, ch. 3

   It would follow that "significant form" was form behind which we catch a
   sense of ultimate reality.
    Art (1914) pt. 1, ch. 3

   Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from
   circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is
   a family alliance.  Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.
    Art (1914) pt. 2, ch. 1

   I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion.  That, I
   conceive, is the function of the critic.
    Art (1914) pt. 3 ch. 3

   Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a
   recogniton of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we
   believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily
   good; and that all questions are open.
    Civilization (1928) ch. 5

2.44 Henry Bellamann

   "Randy--where--where's the rest of me?" His voice rose to a sharp wail.
    King's Row (1940) pt. 5, ch. 1 (also used in the 1941 film of the book,
   where the line was spoken by Ronald Reagan)

2.45 Hilaire Belloc


     Child! do not throw this book about;
     Refrain from the unholy pleasure
     Of cutting all the pictures out!
     Preserve it as your chiefest treasure.
    Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896) dedication

     I call you bad, my little child,
     Upon the title page,
     Because a manner rude and wild
     Is common at your age.
    Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896) introduction

     Who take their manners from the Ape,
     Their habits from the Bear,
     Indulge in loud unseemly jape,
     And never brush their hair.
    Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896) introduction

     Mothers of large families (who claim to common sense)
     Will find a Tiger well repay the trouble and expense.
    Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896) "The Tiger"

     I shoot the Hippopotamus
     With bullets made of platinum,
     Because if I use leaden ones
     His hide is sure to flatten 'em.
    Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896) "The Hippopotamus"

     When people call this beast to mind,
     They marvel more and more
     At such a little tail behind,
     So large a trunk before.
    Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896) "The Elephant"

     And always keep a-hold of Nurse
     For fear of finding something worse.
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Jim"

     The Chief Defect of Henry King
     Was chewing little bits of String.
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Henry King"

     Physicians of the Utmost Fame
     Were called at once; but when they came
     They answered, as they took their Fees,
     "There is no Cure for this Disease."
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Henry King"

     "Oh, my Friends, be warned by me,
     That Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, and Tea
     Are all the Human Frame requires..."
     With that, the Wretched Child expires.
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Henry King"

     Matilda told such Dreadful Lies,
     It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes;
     Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth,
     Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth,
     Attempted to Believe Matilda:
     The effort very nearly killed her.
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Matilda"

     It happened that a few Weeks later
     Her Aunt was off to the Theatre
     To see that Interesting Play
     The Second Mrs Tanqueray.
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Matilda"

     For every time She shouted "Fire!"
     They only answered "Little Liar!"
     And therefore when her Aunt returned,
     Matilda, and the House, were Burned.
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Matilda"

     In my opinion, Butlers ought
     To know their place, and not to play
     The Old Retainer night and day.
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Lord Lundy"

     Sir! you have disappointed us!
     We had intended you to be
     The next Prime Minister but three:
     The stocks were sold; the Press was squared;
     The Middle Class was quite prepared.
     But as it is!...My language fails!
     Go out and govern New South Wales!
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Lord Lundy"

     A Trick that everyone abhors
     In Little Girls is slamming Doors.
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Rebecca"

     She was not really bad at heart,
     But only rather rude and wild:
     She was an aggravating child.
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Rebecca"

     The nicest child I ever knew
     Was Charles Augustus Fortescue.
     He never lost his cap, or tore
     His stockings or his pinafore :
     In eating Bread he made no Crumbs,
     He was extremely fond of sums.
    Cautionary Tales (1907) "Charles Augustus Fortescue"

   The pleasure politicians take in their limelight pleases me with a sort of
   pleasure I get when I see a child's eyes gleam over a new toy.
    Conversation with a Cat (1931) ch. 17

   Gentlemen, I am a Catholic.  As far as possible, I go to Mass every day.
   This is a rosary.  As far as possible, I kneel down and tell these beads
   every day. If you reject me on account of my religion, I shall thank God
   that He has spared me the indignity of being your representative.
   Speech to voters of South Salford, 1906, in R. Speaight Life of Hilaire
   Belloc (1957) ch. 10

   I always like to associate with a lot of priests because it makes me
   understand anti-clerical things so well.
   Letter to E. S. P. Haynes, 9 Nov. 1909, in R. Speaight Life of Hilaire
   Belloc (1957) ch. 17

     Whatever happens we have got
     The Maxim Gun, and they have not.
    Modern Traveller (1898) pt. 6

     I had an Aunt in Yucatan
     Who bought a Python from a man
     And kept it for a pet.
     She died, because she never knew
     These simple little rules and few;--
     The Snake is living yet.
    More Beasts for Worse Children (1897) "The Python"

     The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat,
     With an indolent expression and an undulating throat
     Like an unsuccessful literary man.
    More Beasts for Worse Children (1897) "The Llama"

     The Microbe is so very small
     You cannot make him out at all.
    More Beasts for Worse Children (1897) "The Microbe"

     Oh! let us never, never doubt
     What nobody is sure about!
    More Beasts for Worse Children (1897) "The Microbe"

     Lord Finchley tried to mend the Electric Light
     Himself. It struck him dead: And serve him right!
     It is the business of the wealthy man
     To give employment to the artisan.
    More Peers (1911) "Lord Finchley"

     Lord Hippo suffered fearful loss
     By putting money on a horse
     Which he believed, if it were pressed,
     Would run far faster than the rest.
    More Peers (1911) "Lord Hippo"

     Like many of the Upper Class
     He liked the Sound of Broken Glass.
    New Cautionary Tales (1930) "About John." Cf. Evelyn Waugh 222:19

     Birds in their little nests agree
     With Chinamen, but not with me.
    New Cautionary Tales (1930) "On Food"

   It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing
    On Everything (1909) "On Song"

   Is there no Latin word for Tea?  Upon my soul, if I had known that I would
   have let the vulgar stuff alone.
    On Nothing (1908) "On Tea"

   Strong brother in God and last companion, Wine.
    Short Talks with the Dead (1926) "Heroic Poem upon Wine"

     Sally is gone that was so kindly
     Sally is gone from Ha'nacker Hill.
    Sonnets and Verse (1923) "Ha'nacker Mill"

     Do you remember an Inn,
     Do you remember an Inn?
     And the tedding and the spreading
     Of the straw for a bedding,
     And the fleas that tease in the High Pyrenees
     And the wine that tasted of the tar?
    Sonnets and Verse (1923) "Tarantella"

     When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
     "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
    Sonnets and Verse (1923) "On His Books"

     The Devil, having nothing else to do,
     Went off to tempt My Lady Poltagrue.
     My Lady, tempted by a private whim,
     To his extreme annoyance, tempted him.
    Sonnets and Verse (1923) "On Lady Poltagrue"

     Of this bad world the loveliest and the best
     Has smiled and said "Good Night," and gone to rest.
    Sonnets and Verse (1923) "On a Dead Hostess"

     The accursed power which stands on Privilege
     (And goes with Women, and Champagne, and Bridge)
     Broke--and Democracy resumed her reign:
     (Which goes with Bridge, and Women and Champagne).
    Sonnets and Verse (1923) "On a Great Election"

     Lady, when your lovely head
     Droops to sink among the Dead,
     And the quiet places keep
     You that so divinely sleep;
     Then the dead shall blessЉd be
     With a new solemnity,
     For such Beauty, so descending,
     Pledges them that Death is ending,
     Sleep your fill--but when you wake
     Dawn shall over Lethe break.
    Sonnets and Verse (1923) "On a Sleeping Friend"

     I'm tired of Love: I'm still more tired of Rhyme.
     But Money gives me pleasure all the time.
    Sonnets and Verse (1923) "Fatigued"

     Pale Ebenezer thought it wrong to fight,
     But Roaring Bill (who killed him) thought it right.
    Sonnets and Verse (ed. 2, 1938) "The Pacifist"

     I am a sundial, and I make a botch
     Of what is done much better by a watch.
    Sonnets and Verse (ed. 2, 1938) "On a Sundial"

   From the towns all Inns have been driven: from the villages most....Change
   your hearts or you will lose your Inns and you will deserve to have lost
   them. But when you have lost your Inns drown your empty selves, for you
   will have lost the last of England.
    This and That (1912) "On Inns"

     When I am living in the Midlands
     That are sodden and unkind,
     I light my lamp in the evening:
     My work is left behind;
     And the great hills of the South Country
     Come back into my mind.
    Verses (1910) "The South Country"

     If I ever become a rich man,
     Or if ever I grow to be old,
     I will build a house with deep thatch
     To shelter me from the cold,
     And there shall the Sussex songs be sung
     And the story of Sussex told.

     I will hold my house in the high wood
     Within a walk of the sea,
     And the men that were boys when I was a boy
     Shall sit and drink with me.
    Verses (1910) "The South Country"

     Of Courtesy, it is much less
     Than Courage of Heart or Holiness,
     Yet in my Walks it seems to me
     That the Grace of God is in Courtesy.
    Verses (1910) "Courtesy"

     Balliol made me, Balliol fed me,
     Whatever I had she gave me again:
     And the best of Balliol loved and led me.
     God be with you, Balliol men.
    Verses (1910) "To the Balliol Men Still in Africa"

     From quiet homes and first beginning,
     Out to the undiscovered ends,
     There's nothing worth the wear of winning,
     But laughter and the love of friends.
    Verses (1910) "Dedicatory Ode"

     Remote and ineffectual Don
     That dared attack my Chesterton.
    Verses (1910) "Lines to a Don"

     Don different from those regal Dons!
     With hearts of gold and lungs of bronze,
     Who shout and bang and roar and bawl
     The Absolute across the hall,
     Or sail in amply billowing gown
     Enormous through the Sacred Town,
     Bearing from College to their homes
     Deep cargoes of gigantic tomes;
     Dons admirable! Dons of Might!
     Uprising on my inward sight
     Compact of ancient tales, and port
     And sleep--and learning of a sort.
    Verses (1910) "Lines to a Don"

     A smell of burning fills the startled Air--
     The Electrician is no longer there!
    Verses (1910) "Newdigate Poem"

     I said to Heart, "How goes it?" Heart replied:
     "Right as a Ribstone Pippin!" But it lied.
    Verses (1910) "The False Heart"

     The Moon on the one hand, the Dawn on the other;
     The Moon is my sister, the Dawn is my brother.
     The Moon on my Left and the Dawn on my right.
     My Brother, good morning: my Sister good night.
    Verses and Sonnets (1896) "The Early Morning"

2.46 Saul Bellow


   If I am out of my mind, it's all right with me, thought Moses Herzog.
    Herzog (1961) p. 1 (opening sentence)

   The idea, anyway, was to ward off trouble. But now the moronic inferno had
   caught up with me. My elegant car...was mutilated.
    Humboldt's Gift (1975) p. 35

   The only real distinction at this dangerous moment in human history and
   cosmic development has nothing to do with medals and ribbons. Not to fall
   asleep is distinguished. Everything else is mere popcorn.
    Humboldt's Gift (1975) p. 283

   I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in
   the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the
   eye of the storm. I think that art has something to do with an arrest of
   attention in the midst of distraction.
   In George Plimpton Writers at Work (1967) 3rd series, p. 190

2.47 Robert Benchley


   I haven't been abroad in so long that I almost speak English without an
   accent now.
    After 1903--What?  (1938) p. 241

   On a summer vacation trip Benchley arrived in Venice and immediately wired
   a friend: "streets flooded. please advise."
   In R. E. Drennan Algonquin Wits (1968) p. 45

   I do most of my work sitting down; that's where I shine.
   In R. E. Drennan Algonquin Wits (1968) p. 55

   My only solution for the problem of habitual accidents and, so far, nobody
   has asked me for my solution, is to stay in bed all day. Even then, there
   is always the chance that you will fall out.
   Chips off the old Benchley (1949) "Safety Second"

   I had just dozed off into a stupor when I heard what I thought was myself
   talking to myself. I didn't pay much attention to it, as I knew
   practically everything I would have to say to myself, and wasn't
   particularly interested.
    Chips off the old Benchley (1949) "First Pigeon of Spring"

   A great many people have come up to me and asked how I manage to get so
   much work done and still keep looking so dissipated.
    Chips off the old Benchley (1949) "How to get things Done"

   The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing
   a typewriter ribbon.
    Chips off the old Benchley (1949) "Learn to Write"

   Bob Benchley was one of the few writers I knew who always laughed at other
   writers' lines. I always laughed at one of his. When he returned for his
   twenty-fifth homecoming at Harvard [in 1937], he stated to underclassmen,
   "I feel as I always have, except for an occasional heart attack."
   Groucho Marx Grouchophile (1976) p. 204

   The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
   My Ten Years in a Quandary (1936) p. 204

   Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of.
   My Ten Years in a Quandary (1936) p. 295

   He [Benchley] came out of a night club one evening and, tapping a
   uniformed figure on the shoulder, said, "Get me a cab." The uniformed
   figure turned around furiously and informed him that he was not a doorman
   but a rear admiral.  "O.K.," said Benchley, "Get me a battleship."
    New Yorker 5 Jan. 1946

   The famous office that Benchley and Dorothy Parker shared in the
   Metropolitan Opera House...was a cramped triangle stolen from a hallway.
   "One square foot less and it would be adulterous," said Benchley.
    New Yorker 5 Jan. 1946

   In America there are two classes of travel--first class, and with
    Pluck and Luck (1925) p. 6

   Often Daddy sat up very late working on a case of Scotch.
    Pluck and Luck (1925) p. 198

   A friend told him that the particular drink he was drinking was slow
   poison, and he replied, "So who's in a hurry?"
   Nathaniel Benchley Robert Benchley (1955) ch. 1

   It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but
   I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
   In Nathaniel Benchley Robert Benchley (1955) ch. 1

   See also Mae West (23.29)

2.48 Julien Benda


   La trahison des clercs.

   The treachery of the intellectuals.
   Title of book (1927)

2.49 Stephen Vincent Ben‚t


     We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong.
     We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
    Atlantic Monthly Sept. 1935 "Litany for Dictatorships"

     I have fallen in love with American names,
     The sharp, gaunt names that never get fat,
     The snakeskin-titles of mining-claims,
     The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat,
     Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.
    Yale Review (1927) vol. 17, p. 63 "American Names"

     I shall not rest quiet in Montparnasse.
     I shall not lie easy at Winchelsea.
     You may bury my body in Sussex grass,
     You may bury my tongue at Champm‚dy.
     I shall not be there, I shall rise and pass.
     Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.
    Yale Review (1927) vol. 17, p. 64 "American Names"

2.50 William Rose Ben‚t


     Blake saw a treefull of angels at Peckham Rye,
     And his hands could lay hold on the tiger's terrible heart.
     Blake knew how deep is Hell, and Heaven how high,
     And could build the universe from one tiny part.
    Burglar of Zodiac (1918) "Mad Blake"

2.51 Tony Benn


   A holy war with atom bombs could end the human family for ever. I say this
   as a socialist whose political commitment owes much more to the teachings
   of Jesus--without the mysteries within which they are presented--than to
   the writings of Marx whose analysis seems to lack an understanding of the
   deeper needs of humanity.
    Arguments for Democracy (1981) ch. 7

   The distortion of the Marxist idea that developed in Russia was as great,
   and of the same character, as the distortion of the Christian teaching at
   the time of the Inquisition.  But it is as wholly wrong to blame Marx for
   what was done in his name, as it is to blame Jesus for what was done in
   In Alan Freeman The Benn Heresy (1982) p. 172

   In developing our industrial strategy for the period ahead, we have the
   benefit of much experience.  Almost everything has been tried at least
    Hansard 13 Mar. 1974, col. 197

   Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters.
   In Anthony Sampson The New Anatomy of Britain (1971) ch. 24

   It is arguable that what has really happened has amounted to such a
   breakdown in the social contract, upon which parliamentary democracy by
   universal suffrage was based, that that contract now needs to be
   re-negotiated on a basis that shares power much more widely, before it can
   win general assent again.
    The New Politics (1970) ch. 4

   The British House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired
   In Observer 4 Feb. 1962

   We thought we could put the economy right in five years.  We were wrong.
   It will probably take ten.
   Speech at Bristol, 18 Apr. 1968, in The Times 19 Apr. 1968

2.52 George Bennard


     I will cling to the old rugged cross,
     And exchange it some day for a crown.
    The Old Rugged Cross (1913 hymn)

2.53 Alan Bennett


   Life, you know, is rather like opening a tin of sardines.  We are all of
   us looking for the key.  And, I wonder, how many of you here tonight have
   wasted years of your lives looking behind the kitchen dressers of this
   life for that key. I know I have. Others think they've found the key,
   don't they? They roll back the lid of the sardine tin of life, they reveal
   the sardines, the riches of life, therein, and they get them out, they
   enjoy them. But, you know, there's always a little bit in the corner you
   can't get out. I wonder--I wonder, is there a little bit in the corner of
   your life? I know there is in mine.
    Beyond the Fringe (1961 revue) "Take a Pew," in  Roger Wilmut Complete
   Beyond the Fringe (1987) p. 104

   I have never understood this liking for war. It panders to instincts
   already catered for within the scope of any respectable domestic
    Forty Years On (1969) act 1

   We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people
   wouldn't obey the rules.
    Getting On (1972) act 1

   One of the few lessons I have learned in life is that there is invariably
   something odd about women who wear ankle socks.
    Old Country (1978) act 1

   We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That
   unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
    Old Country (1978) act 2

2.54 Arnold Bennett


   I place it upon record frankly--the Clayhanger trilogy is good....The
   scene, for instance, where Darius Clayhanger dies that lingering death
   could scarcely be bettered....And why?...Because I took infinite pains
   over it. All the time my father was dying, I was at the bedside making
   copious notes. You can't just slap these things down. You have to take
   Overheard conversation with Hugh Walpole circa 1926, in P. G. Wodehouse
   and Guy Bolton Bring on the Girls (1954) ch. 15

   His opinion of himself, having once risen, remained at "set fair."
    The Card (1911) ch. 1

   "Ye can call it influenza if ye like," said Mrs Machin. "There was no
   influenza in my young days. We called a cold a cold."
    The Card (1911) ch. 8

   "And yet," demanded Councillor Barlow, "what's he done?  Has he ever done
   a day's work in his life? What great cause is he identified with?" "He's
   identified," said the first speaker, "with the great cause of cheering us
   all up."
    The Card (1911) ch. 12

   My general impression is that Englishmen act better than Frenchmen, and
   Frenchwomen better than Englishwomen.
    Cupid and Commonsense (1909) preface

   Good taste is better than bad taste, but bad taste is better than no
   taste, and men without individuality have no taste--at any rate no taste
   that they can impose on their publics.
    Evening Standard 21 Aug. 1930

   "Bah!" she said. "With people like you, love only means one thing." "No,"
   he replied. "It means twenty things, but it doesn't mean nineteen."
    Journal (1932) 20 Nov. 1904

   A test of a first-rate work, and a test of your sincerity in calling it a
   first-rate work, is that you finish it.
    Things that have Interested Me (1921) "Finishing Books"

   In the meantime alcohol produces a delightful social atmosphere that
   nothing else can produce.
    Things that have Interested Me (1921) "For and Against Prohibition"

   Seventy minutes had passed before Mr Lloyd George arrived at his proper
   theme. He spoke for a hundred and seventeen minutes, in which period he
   was detected only once in the use of an argument.
    Things that have Interested Me (1921) "After the March Offensive."

   Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
   Indeed, I think it must be more agreeable, must have a more real savour,
   than optimism--from the way in which pessimists abandon themselves to it.
    Things that have Interested Me (1921) "Slump in Pessimism"

   The price of justice is eternal publicity.
    Things that have Interested Me (2nd series, 1923) "Secret Trials"

   A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or
   high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.
    The Title (1918) act 1

   Examine the Honours List and you can instantly tell how the Government
   feels in its inside. When the Honours List is full of rascals,
   millionaires, and--er--chumps, you may be quite sure that the Government
   is dangerously ill.
    The Title (1918) act 1

   Being a husband is a whole-time job.  That is why so many husbands fail.
   They cannot give their entire attention to it.
    The Title (1918) act 1

   Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in the hope that if
   they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
    The Title (1918) act 2

   Literature's always a good card to play for Honours.  It makes people
   think that Cabinet ministers are educated.
    The Title (1918) act 3

2.55 Ada Benson and Fred Fisher


     Your feet's too big,
     Don't want you 'cause your feet's too big,
     Mad at you 'cause your feet's too big,
     Hates you 'cause your feet's too big.
    Your Feet's Too Big (1936 song)

2.56 A. C. Benson


   I don't like authority, at least I don't like other people's authority.
    Excerpts from Letters to M. E. A.  (1926) p. 41

     Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free,
     How shall we extol thee who are born of thee?
     Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set;
     God who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.
    Land of Hope and Glory (1902 song; music by Sir Edward Elgar)

2.57 Stella Benson


     Call no man foe, but never love a stranger.
    This is the End (1917) p. 63

2.58 Edmund Clerihew Bentley


     When their lordships asked Bacon
     How many bribes he had taken
     He had at least the grace
     To get very red in the face.
    Baseless Biography (1939) "Bacon"

     The Art of Biography
     Is different from Geography.
     Geography is about Maps,
     But Biography is about Chaps.
    Biography for Beginners (1905) introd.

     Sir Christopher Wren
     Said, "I am going to dine with some men.
     If anybody calls
     Say I am designing St Paul's."
    Biography for Beginners (1905) "Sir Christopher Wren"

     Sir Humphrey Davy
     Abominated gravy.
     He lived in the odium
     Of having discovered Sodium.
    Biography for Beginners (1905) "Sir Humphrey Davy"

     John Stuart Mill,
     By a mighty effort of will,
     Overcame his natural bonhomie
     And wrote "Principles of Political Economy."
    Biography for Beginners (1905) "John Stuart Mill"

     What I like about Clive
     Is that he is no longer alive.
     There is a great deal to be said
     For being dead.
    Biography for Beginners (1905) "Clive"

     Edward the Confessor
     Slept under the dresser.
     When that began to pall,
     He slept in the hall.
    Biography for Beginners (1905) "Edward the Confessor"

     Chapman & Hall
     Swore not at all.
     Mr Chapman's yea was yea,
     And Mr Hall's nay was nay.
    Biography for Beginners (1905) "Chapman & Hall"

     George the Third
     Ought never to have occurred.
     One can only wonder
     At so grotesque a blunder.
    More Biography (1929) "George the Third"

2.59 Eric Bentley


   The theatre of farce is the theatre of the human body but of that body in
   a state as far from the natural as the voice of Chaliapin is from my voice
   or yours. It is a theatre in which, though the marionettes are men, the
   men are supermarionettes. It is the theatre of the surrealist body.
    Life of Drama (1964) ch. 7

   Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon;
   instead of principles, slogans; and, instead of genuine ideas, Bright
    New Republic 29 Dec. 1952

2.60 Nikolai Berdyaev


   Utopias are realizable, they are more realizable than what has been
   presented as "realist politics" and what has simply been the calculated
   rationalism of armchair politicians. Life is moving towards utopias. But
   perhaps a new age is opening up before us, in which the intelligentsia and
   the cultured classes will dream of ways to avoid utopias and to return to
   a non-utopian society, to a less "perfect" a freer society.
    Novoe srednevekov'e (New Middle Ages, 1924) p. 122

2.61 Lord Charles Beresford


   On one occasion, when at the eleventh hour he [Beresford] had been
   summoned to dine with the then Prince of Wales, he is said to have
   telegraphed back: "Very sorry can't come. Lie follows by post." This story
   has been told of several other people, but Lord Charles was the real
    Ralph Nevill World of Fashion 1837-1922 (1923) ch. 5. Cf. Marcel Proust

2.62 Henri Bergson


   La fonction essentielle de l'univers, qui est une machine … faire des

   The essential function of the universe, which is a machine for making
    Les Deux sources de la morale et de la religion (The Two Sources of
   Morality and Religion, 1932) ch. 4

2.63 Irving Berlin (Israel Baline)


     Come on and hear,
     Come on and hear,
     Alexander's ragtime band,
     Come on and hear,
     Come on and hear,
     It's the best band in the land.
    Alexander's Ragtime Band (1911 song)

     Anything you can do, I can do better,
     I can do anything better than you.
    Anything You Can Do (1946 song)

     God bless America,
     Land that I love,
     Stand beside her and guide her
     Thru the night with a light from above.
     From the mountains to the prairies,
     To the oceans white with foam,
     God bless America,
     My home sweet home.
    God Bless America (1939 song)

     Oh! how I hate to get up in the morning,
     Oh! how I'd love to remain in bed;
     For the hardest blow of all,
     Is to hear the bugler call,
     You've got to get up, you've got to get up,
     You've got to get up this morning!
    Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning (1918 song)

     A pretty girl is like a melody
     That haunts you night and day.
    A Pretty Girl is like a Melody (1919 song)

   The song is ended (but the melody lingers on).
   Title of song (1927)

   There's no business like show business.
   Title of song (1946)

     I'm puttin' on my top hat,
     Tyin' up my white tie,
     Brushin' off my tails.
    Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (1935 song)

     I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
     Just like the ones I used to know,
     Where the tree-tops glisten
     And children listen
     To hear sleigh bells in the snow.
    White Christmas (1942 song)

2.64 Sir Isaiah Berlin


   There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate
   everything to a single central vision...and, on the other side, those who
   pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory....The first kind
   of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the
   second to the foxes.
    Hedgehog and Fox (1953) ch. 1

   Rousseau was the first militant lowbrow.
    Observer 9 Nov. 1952

   Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness
   or a quiet conscience.
    Two Concepts of Liberty (1958) p. 10

2.65 Georges Bernanos


   Le d‚sir de la priЉre est d‚j… une priЉre.

   The wish for prayer is a prayer in itself.
    Journal d'un cur‚ de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest, 1936) ch. 2

   L'enfer, madame, c'est de ne plus aimer.

   Hell, madam, is to love no more.
    Journal d'un cur‚ de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest, 1936) ch. 2

2.66 Jeffrey Bernard

   When people say, "You're breaking my heart," they do in fact usually mean
   that you're breaking their genitals.
   Spectator 31 May 1986

2.67 Eric Berne


   The sombre picture presented in Parts I and II of this book, in which
   human life is mainly a process of filling in time until the arrival of
   death, or Santa Claus, with very little choice, if any, of what kind of
   business one is going to transact during the long wait, is a commonplace
   but not the final answer.
    Games People Play (1964) ch. 18

   Games people play: the psychology of human relationships.
   Title of book (1964)

2.68 Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

   Carl Bernstein 1944-
   Bob Woodward 1943-

   All the President's men.
   Title of book (1974)

2.69 Chuck Berry


   Roll over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news.
    Roll Over, Beethoven (1956 song)

2.70 John Berryman


     Blossomed Sarah, and I
     blossom. Is that thing alive? I hear a famisht howl.
    Partisan Review (1953) vol. 20, p. 494 "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet"

   We must travel in the direction of our fear.
    Poems (1942) "A Point of Age"

   Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.
    77 Dream Songs (1964) no. 14

     And moreover my mother taught me as a boy
     (repeatingly) "Ever to confess you're bored
     means you have no
     Inner Resources." I conclude now I have no
     inner resources, because I am heavy bored.
    77 Dream Songs (1964) no. 14

   I seldom go to films. They are too exciting, said the Honourable Possum.
    77 Dream Songs (1964) no. 53

2.71 Pierre Berton


   [Definition of a Canadian:] Somebody who knows how to make love in a
    Toronto Star, Canadian Mag.  22 Dec. 1973

2.72 Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg


   He [Bethmann Hollweg] said that the step taken by His Majesty's Government
   was terrible to a degree, just for a word "neutrality"--a word which in
   wartime had so often been disregarded--just for a scrap of paper, Great
   Britain was going to make war on a kindred nation who desired nothing
   better than to be friends with her.
   Report by Sir E. Goschen to Sir Edward Grey, in British Documents on
   Origins of the War 1898-1914 (1926) vol. 11, p. 351

2.73 Sir John Betjeman


     He sipped at a weak hock and seltzer
     As he gazed at the London skies
     Through the Nottingham lace of the curtains
     Or was it his bees-winged eyes?

     He rose, and he put down The Yellow Book.
     He staggered--and, terrible-eyed,
     He brushed past the palms on the staircase
     And was helped to a hansom outside.
    Continual Dew (1937) "Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel"

     Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough!
     It isn't fit for humans now,
     There isn't grass to graze a cow.
     Swarm over, Death!
    Continual Dew (1937) "Slough"

     Rime Intrinsica, Fontmell Magna, Sturminster Newton and Melbury Bubb,
     Whist upon whist upon whist upon whist drive, in Institute, Legion and
   Social Club.
     Horny hands that hold the aces which this morning held the plough--
     While Tranter Reuben, T. S. Eliot, H. G. Wells and Edith Sitwell lie in
   Mellstock churchyard now.
    Continual Dew (1937) "Dorset"

     Spirits of well-shot woodcock, partridge, snipe
     Flutter and bear him up the Norfolk sky:
     In that red house in a red mahogany book-case
     The stamp collection waits with mounts long dry.
    Continual Dew (1937) "Death of King George V"

     And girls in slacks remember Dad,
     And oafish louts remember Mum,
     And sleepless children's hearts are glad,
     And Christmas -morning bells say "Come!"
     Even to shining ones who dwell
     Safe in the Dorchester Hotel.

     And is it true? And is it true,
     This most tremendous tale of all,
     Seen in a stained-glass window's hue,
     A Baby in an ox's stall?
     The Maker of the stars and sea
     Become a Child on earth for me?
    Few Late Chrysanthemums (1954) "Christmas"

     In the licorice fields at Pontefract
     My love and I did meet
     And many a burdened licorice bush
     Was blooming round our feet;
     Red hair she had and golden skin,
     Her sulky lips were shaped for sin,
     Her sturdy legs were flannel-slack'd,
     The strongest legs in Pontefract.
    Few Late Chrysanthemums (1954) "The Licorice Fields at Pontefract"

     In the Garden City Caf‚ with its murals on the wall
     Before a talk on "Sex and Civics" I meditated on the Fall.
    Few Late Chrysanthemums (1954) "Huxley Hall"

     Gaily into Ruislip Gardens
     Runs the red electric train,
     With a thousand Ta's and Pardon's
     Daintily alights Elaine;
     Hurries down the concrete station
     With a frown of concentration,
     Out into the outskirt's edges
     Where a few surviving hedges
     Keep alive our lost Elysium--rural Middlesex again.
    Few Late Chrysanthemums (1954) "Middlesex"

     There was sun enough for lazing upon beaches,
     There was fun enough for far into the night.
     But I'm dying now and done for,
     What on earth was all the fun for?
     For God's sake keep that sunlight out of sight.
    Few Late Chrysanthemums (1954) "Sun and Fun"

     It's awf'lly bad luck on Diana,
     Her ponies have swallowed their bits;
     She fished down their throats with a spanner
     And frightened them all into fits.
    Few Late Chrysanthemums (1954) "Hunter Trials"

     Oh wasn't it naughty of Smudges?
     Oh, Mummy, I'm sick with disgust.
     She threw me in front of the Judges
     And my silly old collarbone's bust.
    Few Late Chrysanthemums (1954) "Hunter Trials"

     Phone for the fish-knives, Norman
     As Cook is a little unnerved;
     You kiddies have crumpled the serviettes
     And I must have things daintily served.
    Few Late Chrysanthemums (1954) "How to get on in Society"

     Milk and then just as it comes dear?
     I'm afraid the preserve's full of stones;
     Beg pardon, I'm soiling the doileys
     With afternoon tea-cakes and scones.
    Few Late Chrysanthemums (1954) "How to get on in Society"

   Ghastly good taste, or a depressing story of the rise and fall of English
   Title of book (1933)

     Oh! Chintzy, Chintzy cheeriness,
     Half dead and half alive!
    Mount Zion (1931) "Death in Leamington"

     The Church's Restoration
     In eighteen-eighty-three
     Has left for contemplation
     Not what there used to be.
    Mount Zion (1931) "Hymn"

     Sing on, with hymns uproarious,
     Ye humble and aloof,
     Look up! and oh how glorious
     He has restored the roof!
    Mount Zion (1931) "Hymn"

     Broad of Church and "broad of Mind,"
     Broad before and broad behind,
     A keen ecclesiologist,
     A rather dirty Wykehamist.
    Mount Zion (1931) "The Wykehamist"

     Oh shall I see the Thames again?
     The prow-promoted gems again,
     As beefy ATS
     Without their hats
     Come shooting through the bridge?
     And "cheerioh" or "cheeri-bye"
     Across the waste of waters die
     And low the mists of evening lie
     And lightly skims the midge.
    New Bats in Old Belfries (1945) "Henley-on-Thames"

     Rumbling under blackened girders, Midland, bound for Cricklewood,
     Puffed its sulphur to the sunset where that Land of Laundries stood.
     Rumble under, thunder over, train and tram alternate go.
     Shake the floor and smudge the ledger, Charrington, Sells, Dale and Co.,
     Nuts and nuggets in the window, trucks along the lines below.
    New Bats in Old Belfries (1945) "Parliament Hill Fields"

     Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn,
     Furnish'd and burnish'd by Aldershot sun,
     What strenuous singles we played after tea,
     We in the tournament--you against me.

     Love-thirty, love-forty, oh! weakness of joy,
     The speed of a swallow, the grace of a boy,
     With carefullest carelessness, gaily you won,
     I am weak from your loveliness, Joan Hunter Dunn.

     Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, Miss Joan Hunter Dunn,
     How mad I am, sad I am, glad that you won.
     The warm-handled racket is back in its press,
     But my shock-headed victor, she loves me no less.
    New Bats in Old Belfries (1945) "Subaltern's Love-Song"

     The scent of the conifers, sound of the bath,
     The view from my bedroom of moss-dappled path,
     As I struggle with double-end evening tie,
     For we dance at the Golf Club, my victor and I.
    New Bats in Old Belfries (1945) "Subaltern's Love-Song"

     By roads "not adopted," by woodlanded ways,
     She drove to the club in the late summer haze,
     Into nine-o'clock Camberley, heavy with bells
     And mushroomy, pine-woody, evergreen smells.

     Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, Miss Joan Hunter Dunn,
     I can hear from the car-park the dance has begun.
     Oh! full Surrey twilight! importunate band!
     Oh! strongly adorable tennis-girl's hand!
    New Bats in Old Belfries (1945) "Subaltern's Love-Song"

     We sat in the car park till twenty to one
     And now I'm engaged to Miss Joan Hunter Dunn.
    New Bats in Old Belfries (1945) "Subaltern's Love-Song"

     Belbroughton Road is bonny, and pinkly bursts the spray
     Of prunus and forsythia across the public way,
     For a full spring-tide of blossom seethed and departed hence,
     Leaving land-locked pools of jonquils by sunny garden fence.

     And a constant sound of flushing runneth from windows where
     The toothbrush too is airing in this new North Oxford air.
    New Bats in Old Belfries (1945) "May-Day Song for North Oxford"

     Bells are booming down the bohreens,
     White the mist along the grass.
     Now the Julias, Maeves and Maureens
     Move between the fields to Mass.
    New Bats in Old Belfries (1945) "Ireland with Emily"

     The gas was on in the Institute,
     The flare was up in the gymn,
     A man was running a mineral line,
     A lass was singing a hymn,
     When Captain Webb the Dawley man,
     Captain Webb from Dawley,
     Came swimming along in the old canal
     That carries the bricks to Lewley.
    Old Lights for New Chancels (1940) "A Shropshire Lad"

     Pam, I adore you, Pam, you great big mountainous sports girl,
     Whizzing them over the net, full of the strength of five:
     That old Malvernian brother, you zephyr and khaki shorts girl,
     Although he's playing for Woking,
     Can't stand up to your wonderful backhand drive.
    Old Lights for New Chancels (1940) "Pot Pourri from a Surrey Garden"

     Think of what our Nation stands for,
     Books from Boots' and country lanes,
     Free speech, free passes, class distinction,
     Democracy and proper drains.
     Lord, put beneath Thy special care
     One-eighty-nine Cadogan Square.
    Old Lights for New Chancels (1940) "In Westminster Abbey"

     The dread of beatings! Dread of being late!
     And, greatest dread of all, the dread of games!
     Summoned by Bells (1960) ch. 7

     Balkan Sobranies in a wooden box,
     The college arms upon the lid; Tokay
     And sherry in the cupboard; on the shelves
     The University Statutes bound in blue,
     Crome Yellow, Prancing Nigger, Blunden, Keats.
    Summoned by Bells (1960) ch. 9

     As one more solemn of our number said:
     "Spiritually I was at Eton, John."
    Summoned by Bells (1960) ch. 9

2.74 Aneurin Bevan


   He [Winston Churchill] is a man suffering from petrified adolescence.
   In Vincent Brome Aneurin Bevan (1953) ch. 11

   Listening to a speech by Chamberlain is like paying a visit to
   Woolworth's: everything in its place and nothing above sixpence.
   In Michael Foot Aneurin Bevan (1962) vol. 1, ch. 8

   I know that the right kind of leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated
   calculating machine who must not in any way permit himself to be swayed by
   indignation. If he sees suffering, privation or injustice he must not
   allow it to move him, for that would be evidence of the lack of proper
   education or of absence of self-control. He must speak in calm and
   objective accents and talk about a dying child in the same way as he would
   about the pieces inside an internal combustion engine.
   In Michael Foot Aneurin Bevan (1973) vol. 2, ch. 11

   Damn it all, you can't have the crown of thorns and the thirty pieces of
   In Michael Foot Aneurin Bevan (1973) vol. 2, ch. 13

   This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish.  Only an
   organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same
   Speech at Blackpool 24 May 1945, in Daily Herald 25 May 1945

   I do not think Winston Churchill wants war, but the trouble with him is
   that he doesn't even know how to avoid it. He does not talk the language
   of the 20th century but that of the 18th. He is still fighting Blenheim
   all over again. His only answer to a difficult situation is send a
   Speech at Scarborough 2 Oct. 1951, in Daily Herald 3 Oct. 1951

   If you carry this resolution you will send Britain's Foreign Secretary
   naked into the conference chamber.
   Speech at Brighton, in Daily Herald 4 Oct. 1957

   The worst thing I can say about democracy is that it has tolerated the
   Right Honourable Gentleman [Neville Chamberlain] for four and a half
    Hansard 23 July 1929, col. 1191

   Why read the crystal when he can read the book?
    Hansard 29 Sept. 1949, col. 319

   I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign
   Secretary.  Quite honestly, I am beginning to feel extremely sorry for
   him. If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the
   monkey when the organ grinder is present.
    Hansard 16 May 1957, col. 680

   We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road.  They
   get run down.
   In Observer 6 Dec. 1953

   The language of priorities is the religion of Socialism.
   Speech at Labour Party Conference in Blackpool, 8 June 1949, in Report of
   48th Annual Conference (1949) p. 172

   No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can
   eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party that
   inflicted those bitter experiences on me. So far as I am concerned they
   are lower than vermin. They condemned millions of first-class people to
   Speech at Manchester, 4 July 1948, in The Times 5 July 1948

   I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
    The Times 29 Mar. 1960

2.75 William Henry Beveridge (First Baron Beveridge)


   Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their
   dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
    Full Employment in a Free Society (1944) pt. 7

   The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or
   of races, but the happiness of the common man.
    Social Insurance and Allied Services (1942) pt. 7

   The state is or can be master of money, but in a free society it is master
   of very little else.
    Voluntary Action (1948) ch. 12

2.76 Ernest Bevin


   If you open that Pandora's Box [the Council of Europe], you never know
   what Trojan 'orses will jump out.
    Sir Roderick Barclay Ernest Bevin and Foreign Office (1975) ch. 3

   A Ministerial colleague with whom Ernie [Bevin] was almost always on bad
   terms was Nye Bevan.  There was a well-known occasion when the latter had
   incurred Ernie's displeasure, and one of those present, seeking to excuse
   Nye, observed that he was sometimes his own worst enemy. "Not while I'm
   alive 'e aint!" retorted Ernie.
   In Sir Roderick Barclay Ernest Bevin and Foreign Office (1975) ch. 4

   There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly
   before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented....The common man,
   I think, is the great protection against war.
    Hansard 23 Nov. 1945, col. 786

   The most conservative man in this world is the British Trade Unionist when
   you want to change him.
   Speech, 8 Sept. 1927, in Report of Proceedings of the Trades Union
   Congress (1927) p. 298

   I didn't ought never to have done it. It was you, Willie, what put me up
   to it.
   To Lord Strang, after officially recognizing Communist China, in C.
   Parrott Serpent and Nightingale (1977) ch. 3

   My policy is to be able to take a ticket at Victoria Station and go
   anywhere I damn well please.
   In Spectator 20 Apr. 1951, p. 514

2.77 Georges Bidault


   The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong.
   In Observer 15 July 1962

2.78 Ambrose Bierce


    Acquaintance, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but
   not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its
   object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 12

    Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 13

    Advice, n. The smallest current coin.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 14

    Alliance, n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have
   their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pocket that they cannot
   separately plunder a third.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 16

   Ambition, n. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while
   living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 17

   Applause, n. The echo of a platitude.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 19

   Auctioneer, n. The man who proclaims with a hammer that he has picked a
   pocket with his tongue.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 24

   Battle, n. A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would
   not yield to the tongue.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 30

   Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
   Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 37

   Brain, n. An apparatus with which we think that we think.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 39

   Calamity, n....Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and
   good fortune to others.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 41

   Conservative, n. A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as
   distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 56

   Cynic, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as
   they ought to be.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 63

   Education, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the
   foolish their lack of understanding.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 86

   Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 86

   Future, n. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends
   are true, and our happiness is assured.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 129

   History, n. An account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which
   are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
    Cynic's Word Book (1906) p. 161

   Marriage, n.  The state or condition of a community consisting of a
   master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.
    Devil's Dictionary (1911) p. 213

   Noise, n. A stench in the ear....The chief product and authenticating sign
   of civilization.
    Devil's Dictionary (1911) p. 228

   Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
    Devil's Dictionary (1911) p. 248

   Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two
   periods of fighting.
    Devil's Dictionary (1911) p. 248

   Prejudice, n. A vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
    Devil's Dictionary (1911) p. 264

   Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited.
    Devil's Dictionary (1911) p. 306

   Destiny, n. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool 's excuse for
    Enlarged Devil's Dictionary (1967) p. 64

2.79 Laurence Binyon


   Now is the time for the burning of the leaves.
    Horizon Oct. 1942, "The Ruins"

     With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
     England mourns for her dead across the sea.
     Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
     Fallen in the cause of the free.
    The Times 21 Sept. 1914, "For the Fallen"

     They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
     Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
     At the going down of the sun and in the morning
     We will remember them.
    The Times 21 Sept. 1914, "For the Fallen"

2.80 Nigel Birch (Baron Rhyl)


   My God! They've shot our fox!  [said 13 Nov. 1947, when hearing of the
   resignation of Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour
   In Harold Macmillan Tides of Fortune (1969) ch. 3

2.81 John Bird

   That was the week that was.
   Title of BBC television series, 1962-3:  see Ned Sherrin A Small
   Thing--Like an Earthquake (1983) p. 62

2.82 Earl of Birkenhead

   See F. E. Smith (19.82)

2.83 Lord Birkett (William Norman Birkett, Baron Birkett)


   I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking. But
   I strongly object when they start shaking them to make certain they are
   still going.
   In Observer 30 Oct. 1960

2.84 Eric Blair

   See George Orwell ("George Orwell (Eric Blair)" in topic 15.24

2.85 Eubie Blake (James Hubert Blake)


   If I'd known I was gonna live this long [100 years], I'd have taken better
   care of myself.
   In Observer 13 Feb. 1983

2.86 Lesley Blanch


   She was an Amazon. Her whole life was spent riding at breakneck speed
   towards the wilder shores of love.
    The Wilder Shores of Love (1954) pt. 2, ch. 1

2.87 Alan Bleasdale


     Yosser hughes: Gizza job.... I can do that.
    Boys from the Blackstuff (1985) p. 7 (often quoted as "Gissa job")

2.88 Karen Blixen

   See Isak Dinesen (4.31)

2.89 Edmund Blunden


     Dance on this ball-floor thin and wan,
     Use him as though you love him;
     Court him, elude him, reel and pass,
     And let him hate you through the glass.
    Masks of Time (1925) "Midnight Skaters"

     I have been young, and now am not too old;
     And I have seen the righteous forsaken,
     His health, his honour and his quality taken.
     This is not what we were formerly told.
    Near and Far (1929) "Report on Experience"

     This was my country and it may be yet,
     But something flew between me and the sun.
    Retreat (1928) "The Resignation"

     I am for the woods against the world,
     But are the woods for me?
    To Themis (1931) "The Kiss"

2.90 Alfred Blunt (Bishop of Bradford)


   The benefit of the King's Coronation depends, under God, upon two
   elements: First, on the faith, prayer, and self-dedication of the King
   himself, and on that it would be improper for me to say anything except to
   commend him, and ask you to commend him, to God's grace, which he will so
   abundantly need...if he is to do his duty faithfully. We hope that he is
   aware of his need. Some of us wish that he gave more positive signs of his
   Speech to Bradford Diocesan Conference, 1 Dec. 1936, in The Times 2 Dec.

2.91 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt


   To the Grafton Gallery to look at...the Post-Impressionist pictures sent
   over from Paris....The drawing is on the level of that of an untaught
   child of seven or eight years old, the sense of colour that of a tea-tray
   painter, the method that of a schoolboy who wipes his fingers on a slate
   after spitting on them....These are not works of art at all, unless
   throwing a handful of mud against a wall may be called one. They are the
   works of idleness and impotent stupidity, a pornographic show.
    My Diaries (1920) 15 Nov. 1910

     I like the hunting of the hare
     Better than that of the fox.
    New Pilgrimage (1889) "The Old Squire"

2.92 Ronald Blythe


   As for the British churchman, he goes to church as he goes to the
   bathroom, with the minimum of fuss and with no explanation if he can help
    Age of Illusion (1963) ch. 12

   An industrial worker would sooner have a њ5 note but a countryman must
   have praise.
    Akenfield (1969) ch. 5

2.93 Enid Blyton


   Five go off in a caravan.
   Title of children's story (1946)

   The naughtiest girl in the school.
   Title of children's story (1940)

2.94 Louise Bogan


     Women have no wilderness in them,
     They are provident instead,
     Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts
     To eat dusty bread.
    Body of this Death (1923) "Women"

2.95 Humphrey Bogart


   Contrary to legend, as a juvenile I never said "Tennis, anyone?" just as
   I never said "Drop the gun, Louie" as a heavy.
   In Ezra Goodman Bogey: the Good-Bad Guy (1965) ch. 4. Cf. George Bernard
   Shaw 199:4 See also Julius J. Epstein et al (5.22)

2.96 John B. Bogart


   When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But
   if a  man bites a  dog, that is news.
   In F. M. O'Brien Story of the Sun (1918) ch. 10 (the quotation is often
   attributed to Charles A. Dana)

2.97 Niels Bohr


   One of the favourite maxims of my father was the distinction between the
   two sorts of truths, profound truths recognized by the fact that the
   opposite is also a profound truth, in contrast to trivialities where
   opposites are obviously absurd.
   In S. Rozental Niels Bohr (1967) p. 328

2.98 Alan Bold


     They mattered more than they should have. It is so
     In Scotland, land of the omnipotent No.
    Perpetual Motion Machine (1969) "A Memory of Death"

2.99 Robert Bolt


   Morality's not practical. Morality's a gesture. A complicated gesture
   learned from books.
    A Man for All Seasons (1960) act 2

2.100 Andrew Bonar Law


   If, therefore, war should ever come between these two countries [Great
   Britain and Germany], which Heaven forbid! it will not, I think, be due to
   irresistible natural laws; it will be due to the want of human wisdom.
    Hansard 27 Nov. 1911, col. 167

   If I am a great man, then all great men are frauds.
   In Lord Beaverbrook Politicians and the War (1932) vol. 2, ch. 4

2.101 Carrie Jacobs Bond


     When you come to the end of a perfect day,
     And you sit alone with your thought,
     While the chimes ring out with a carol gay
     For the joy that the day has brought,
     Do you think what the end of a perfect day
     Can mean to a tired heart,
     When the sun goes down with a flaming ray,
     And the dear friends have to part?

     Well, this is the end of a perfect day,
     Near the end of a journey, too;
     But it leaves a thought that is big and strong,
     With a wish that is kind and true.
     For mem'ry has painted this perfect day
     With colours that never fade,
     And we find, at the end of a perfect day,
     The soul of a friend we've made.
    A Perfect Day (1910 song)

2.102 Sir David Bone


   It's "Damn you, Jack--I'm all right!" with you chaps.
    Brassbounder (1910) ch. 3

2.103 Dietrich Bonhoeffer


   Es ist der Vorzug und das Wesen der Starken, dass sie die grossen
   Entscheidungsfragen stellen und zu ihnen klar Stellung nehmen k”nnen. Die
   Schwachen mЃssen sich immer zwischen Alternativen entscheiden, die nicht
   die ihren sind.

   It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring
   out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak
   always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.
    Widerstand und Ergebung (Resistance and Submission, 1951) "Ein paat
   Gedanken Ѓber Verschiedenes"

   Jesus nur "fЃr andere da ist."...Gott in Menschengestalt!...nicht die
   griechische Gott-Menschgestalt des "Menschen an sich," sondern "der Mensch
   fЃr andere," darum der Gekreuzigte.

   Jesus is there only for others....God in human form! not...in the Greek
   divine-human form of "man in himself," but  "the man for others," and
   therefore the crucified.
    Widerstand und Ergebung (Resistance and Submission, 1951) "Entwurf einer

2.104 Sonny Bono (Salvatore Bono)


   The beat goes on.
   Title of song (1966)

2.105 Daniel J. Boorstin


   The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.
   The Image (1961) ch. 2

   A bestseller was a book which somehow sold well simply because it was
   selling well.
    The Image (1961) ch. 4

2.106 James H. Boren


   Guidelines for bureaucrats: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in
   trouble, delegate.  (3) When in doubt, mumble.
   In New York Times 8 Nov. 1970, p. 45

2.107 Jorge Luis Borges


   El original es infiel a la traducciўn.

   The original is unfaithful to the translation [Henley's translation of
   Beckford's Vathek].
    Sobre el "Vathek"de William Beckford (1943) in Obras Completas (1974)
   p. 730

   Para uno de esos gnўsticos, el visible universo era una ilusiўn ў (mas
   precisamente) un sofisma. Los espejos y la paternidad son abominables
   porque lo multiplican y lo divulgan.

   For one of those gnostics, the visible universe was an illusion or, more
   precisely, a sophism. Mirrors and fatherhood are abominable because they
   multiply it and extend it.
    Tl”n, Uqbar, Orbis, Tertius (1941) in Obras Completas (1974) p. 431

   The Falklands thing [the Falklands War of 1982] was a fight between two
   bald men over a comb.
   In Time 14 Feb. 1983

2.108 Max Born


   The human race has today the means for annihilating itself--either in
   a fit of complete lunacy, i.e., in a big war, by a brief fit of
   destruction, or by careless handling of atomic technology, through a slow
   process of poisoning and of deterioration in its genetic structure.
    Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (1957) vol. 13, p. 186

2.109 John Collins Bossidy


     And this is good old Boston,
     The home of the bean and the cod,
     Where the Lowells talk to the Cabots
     And the Cabots talk only to God.
   Verse spoken at Holy Cross College alumni dinner in Boston, Mass., 1910,
   in Springfield Sunday Republican 14 Dec.  1924

2.110 Gordon Bottomley


     When you destroy a blade of grass
     You poison England at her roots:
     Remember no man's foot can pass
     Where evermore no green life shoots.
    Chambers of Imagery (1912) "To Ironfounders and Others"

     Your worship is your furnaces,
     Which, like old idols, lost obscenes,
     Have molten bowels; your vision is
     Machines for making more machines.
    Chambers of Imagery (1912) "To Ironfounders and Others"

2.111 Horatio Bottomley


   During his incarceration at the Scrubbs [1922-3], Bottomley was largely
   employed in the making of mail-bags.  It was while he was so engaged one
   afternoon that a prison visitor...saw him busily stitching away. "Ah,
   Bottomley," he remarked brightly, "sewing?  " "No," grunted the old man
   without looking up, "reaping."
   In S.T. Felstead Horatio Bottomley (1936) ch. 16

   Gentlemen: I have not had your advantages. What poor education I have
   received has been gained in the University of Life.
   Speech at Oxford Union, 2 Dec. 1920, in Beverley Nichols 25 (1926) ch. 7

2.112 Sir Harold Edwin Boulton


     When Adam and Eve were dispossessed
     Of the garden hard by Heaven,
     They planted another one down in the west,
     'Twas Devon, glorious Devon!
    Lyrics and other Poems (1902) "Glorious Devon"

     Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
     "Onward," the sailors cry;
     Carry the lad that's born to be king,
     Over the sea to Skye.
    National Songs and Some Ballads (1908) "Skye Boat Song"

2.113 Elizabeth Bowen


   Experience isn't interesting till it begins to repeat itself--in fact,
   till it does that, it hardly is experience.
    Death of the Heart (1938) pt. 1, ch. 1

   In fact, it is about five o'clock in an evening that the first hour of
   spring strikes--autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the
   close of a winter day.
    Death of the Heart (1938) pt. 2, ch. 1

   Some people are moulded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.
    Death of the Heart (1938) pt. 2, ch. 2

   The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots
   people out. We have really no absent friends.
    Death of the Heart (1938) pt. 2, ch. 2

   Elizabeth Bowen said that she [Edith Sitwell] looked like "a high altar on
   the move."
    V. Glendinning Edith Sitwell (1981) ch. 25

   I suppose art is the only thing that can go on mattering once it has
   stopped hurting.
    Heat of the Day (1949) ch. 16

   There is no end to the violations committed by children on children,
   quietly talking alone.
    House in Paris (1935) pt. 1, ch. 2

   Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.
    House in Paris (1935) pt. 1, ch. 5

   Meetings that do not come off keep a character of their own. They stay as
   they were projected.
    House in Paris (1935) pt. 2, ch. 1

   Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
    House in Paris (1935) pt. 2, ch. 2

   Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
   House in Paris (1935) pt. 2, ch. 8

   My failing to have a nice ear for vowel sounds, and the Anglo-Irish
   slurred, hurried way of speaking made me take the words "Ireland" and
   "island" to be synonymous.  Thus, all other countries quite surrounded by
   water took (it appeared) their generic name from ours.
    Seven Winters (1942) p. 12

2.114 David Bowie (David Jones)


     Ground control to Major Tom.
    Space Oddity (1969 song)

2.115 Sir Maurice Bowra


   There is also that story, perhaps apocryphal, of Maurice [Bowra]'s
   decision to get married. When he announced that he had at last chosen
   a girl, a friend remonstrated: "But you can't marry anyone as plain as
   that." Maurice answered: "My dear fellow, buggers can't be choosers."
   Francis King in Hugh Lloyd-Jones Maurice Bowra: a Celebration (1974)
   p. 150

   I'm a man more dined against than dining.
   In John Betjeman Summoned by Bells (1960) ch. 9

2.116 Charles Boyer


   Come with me to the Casbah.
   Catch-phrase often attributed to Boyer, but L. Swindell Charles Boyer
   (1983) ch. 7 says: Algiers...is the picture in which Charles Boyer did not
   say "Come wiz me to zee Casbah" to Hedy Lamarr....Boyer and Lamarr were in
   the Casbah in most of their Algiers scenes, and they did have an important
   scene in which they were not in the Casbah, but the dialogue was nowhere

2.117 Lord Brabazon (Baron Brabazon of Tara)


   I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are
   going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about
    Hansard (Lords) 21 June 1955, col. 207

2.118 Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D. M. Marshman Jr.

   Charles Brackett 1892-1969
   Billy Wilder 1906-

     JOE GILLIS:  You used to be in pictures. You used to be big.
     NORMA DESMOND:  I am big. It's the pictures that got small.
    Sunset Boulevard (1950 film)

   All right, Mr de Mille, I'm ready for my close-up now.
    Sunset Boulevard (1950 film)

2.119 Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and Walter Reisch

   Charles Brackett 1892-1969
   Billy Wilder 1906-
   Walter Reisch 1903-1983

     Iranoff:  What a charming idea for Moscow to surprise us with a lady
     Kopalski:  If we had known we would have greeted you with flowers.
     Iranoff:  Ahh--yes.
     Ninotchka:  Don't make an issue of my womanhood.
    Ninotchka (1939 film)

     Ninotchka:  Why should you carry other people's bags?
     Porter:  Well, that's my business, Madame.
     Ninotchka:  That's no business. That's social injustice.
     Porter:  That depends on the tip.
    Ninotchka (1939 film)

2.120 F. H. Bradley


   The propriety of some persons seems to consist in having improper thoughts
   about their neighbours.
    Aphorisms (1930) no. 9

   True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would
   be willing to repeat.
    Aphorisms (1930) no. 10

   The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.  And that is not
    Aphorisms (1930) no. 33

   Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon
   instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.
    Appearance and Reality (1893) preface

   Of Optimism I have said that "The world is the best of all possible
   worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil."
    Appearance and Reality (1893) preface

   That the glory of this world...is appearance leaves the world more
   glorious, if we feel it is a show of some fuller splendour; but the
   sensuous curtain is a deception...if it hides some colourless movement of
   atoms, some...unearthly ballet of bloodless categories.
    Principles of Logic (1883) bk. 3, pt. 2, ch. 4

2.121 Omar Bradley


   The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
   Speech to Boston Chamber of Commerce, 10 Nov.  1948, in Collected Writings
   (1967) vol. 1, p. 588

   We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the
   Speech to Boston Chamber of Commerce, 10 Nov. 1948, in Collected Writings
   (1967) vol. 1, p. 588

   Red China is not the powerful nation seeking to dominate the world.
   Frankly, in the opinion of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, this strategy would
   involve us in the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and
   with the wrong enemy.
    US Cong. Senate Comm. on Armed Services (1951) vol. 2, p. 732

2.122 Caryl Brahms (Doris Caroline Abrahams) and S. J. Simon (Simon Jasha Skidelsky)

   Caryl Brahms 1901-1982

   The suffragettes were triumphant. Woman's place was in the gaol.
   No Nightingales (1944) pt. 6, ch. 37

2.123 John Braine


   Room at the top.
   Title of novel (1957). Cf. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1979) 566:9

2.124 Ernest Bramah (Ernest Bramah Smith)


   It is a mark of insincerity of purpose to spend one's time in looking for
   the sacred Emperor in the low-class tea-shops.
    Wallet of Kai Lung (1900) p. 6

   In his countenance this person read an expression of no-encouragement
   towards his venture.
    Wallet of Kai Lung (1900) p. 224

   The whole narrative is permeated with the odour of joss-sticks and
   honourable high-mindedness.
    Wallet of Kai Lung (1900) p. 330

2.125 Georges Braque


   L'Art est fait pour troubler, la Science rassure.

   Art is meant to disturb, science reassures.
    Le Jour et la nuit: Cahiers 1917-52 (Day and Night, Notebooks, 1952)
   p. 11

   La v‚rit‚ existe; on n'invente que le mensonge.

   Truth exists; only lies are invented.
    Le Jour et la nuit: Cahiers 1917-52 (Day and Night, Notebooks, 1952)
   p. 20

2.126 John Bratby


   A real art student wears coloured socks, has a fringe and a beard, wears
   dirty jeans and an equally dirty seaman's pullover, carries a sketch-book,
   is despised by the rest of society, and loafs in a coffee bar.
    Breakdown (1960) ch. 8

2.127 Irving Brecher


   I'll bet your father spent the first year of your life throwing rocks at
   the stork.
    (Marx Brothers) At the Circus (1939 film)

   Time wounds all heals.
    Marx Brothers Go West (1940 film)

2.128 Bertolt Brecht


     Und der Haifisch, der hat Z„hne
     Und die tr„gt er im Gesicht
     Und Macheath, der hat ein Messer
     Doch das Messer sieht man nicht.

     Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear,
     And he shows them pearly white.
     Just a jack-knife has Macheath, dear
     And he keeps it out of sight.
    Dreigroschenoper (Threepenny Opera, 1928) prologue

   Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral.

   Food comes first, then morals.
    Dreigroschenoper (Threepenny Opera, 1928) act 2, sc. 3

   Was ist ein Einbruch in eine Bank gegen die GrЃndung einer Bank?

   What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank?
    Dreigroschenoper (Threepenny Opera, 1928) act 3, sc. 3

     Andrea:  UnglЃcklich das Land, das keine Helden hat!...
     Galilei:  Nein. UnglЃcklich das Land, das Helden n”tig hat.

     Andrea: Unhappy the land that has no heroes!...
     Galileo:  No. Unhappy the land that needs heroes.
    Leben des Galilei (Life of Galileo, 1939) sc. 13

   Man merkts, hier ist zu lang kein Krieg gewesen. Wo soll da Moral
   herkommen, frag ich? Frieden, das ist nur Schlamperei, erst der Krieg
   schafft Ordnung.

   One observes, they have gone too long without a war here. What is the
   moral, I ask? Peace is nothing but slovenliness, only war creates order.
    Mutter Courage (Mother Courage, 1939) sc. 1

   Weil ich ihm nicht trau, wir sind befreundet.

   Because I don't trust him, we are friends.
    Mutter Courage (Mother Courage, 1939) sc. 3

   Die sch”nsten Pl„n sind schon zuschanden geworden durch die Kleinlichheit
   von denen, wo sie ausfЃhren sollten, denn die Kaiser selber k”nnen ja nix

   The finest plans are always ruined by the littleness of those who ought to
   carry them out, for the Emperor himself can actually do nothing.
    Mutter Courage (Mother Courage, 1939) sc. 6

   Der Krieg findet immer einen Ausweg.

   War always finds a way.
   Mutter Courage (Mother Courage, 1939) sc. 6

   Sagen Sie mir nicht, dass Friede ausgebrochen ist, wo ich eben neue
   Vorr„te eingekauft hab.

   Don't tell me peace has broken out, when I've just bought some new
    Mutter Courage (Mother Courage, 1939) sc. 8

2.129 Gerald Brenan


   Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world
   is love. The poor know that it is money.
    Thoughts in a Dry Season (1978) p. 22

   Religions are kept alive by heresies, which are really sudden explosions
   of faith. Dead religions do not produce them.
    Thoughts in a Dry Season (1978) p. 45

2.130 Aristide Briand


   Les hautes parties contractantes d‚clarent solennellement...qu'elles
   condamnent le recours … la guerre...et y renoncent en tant qu'instrument
   de politique nationale dans leurs relations mutuelles...le rЉglement ou la
   solution de tous les diff‚rends ou conflits--de quelque nature ou de
   quelque origine qu'ils puissent €tre--qui pourront surgir entre elles ne
   devra jamais €tre cherch‚ que par des moyens pacifiques.

   The high contracting powers solemnly declare.  that they condemn recourse
   to war and renounce it...as an instrument of their national policy towards
   each other....The settlement or the solution of all disputes or conflicts
   of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be which may
   arise...shall never be sought by either side except by pacific means.
   Draft, 20 June 1927, which became part of the Kellogg Pact, 1928 , in Le
   Temps 13 Apr. 1928

2.131 Vera Brittain


   Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
    Rebel Passion (1964) ch. 1

2.132 David Broder


   Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years
   organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
    Washington Post 18 July 1973, p. A 25

2.133 Jacob Bronowski


   We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not by
   contemplation.  The hand is more important than the eye....The hand is the
   cutting edge of the mind.
    Ascent of Man (1973) ch. 3

   That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are
   on the way to a pertinent answer.
    Ascent of Man (1973) ch. 4

   The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole
   through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.
    Face of Violence (1954) ch. 5

   The world is made of people who never quite get into the first team and
   who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
    Face of Violence (1954) ch. 6

   Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science
   has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to
   cast on nature.
    Universities Quarterly (1956) vol. 10, no. 3, p. 252

2.134 Rupert Brooke


     Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill,
     Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
    Cambridge Review 8 Dec. 1910, "Sonnet"

     Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon
     Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss
     Of blankets; grainy wood; live hair that is
     Shining and free; blue-massing clouds; the keen
     Unpassioned beauty of a great machine;
     The benison of hot water; furs to touch;
     The good smell of old clothes.
    New Numbers no. 3 (1914) "The Great Lover"

     Now, God be thanked Who has matched us with His hour,
     And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
     With hand made sure, clear eye, and sharpened power,
     To turn, as swimmers into cleanness leaping,
     Glad from a world grown old and cold and weary,
     Leave the sick hearts that honour could not move,
     And half-men, and their dirty songs and dreary,
     And all the little emptiness of love!
     Oh! we, who have known shame, we have found release there,
     Where there's no ill, no grief, but sleep has mending,
     Naught broken save this body, lost but breath;
     Nothing to shake the laughing heart's long peace there
     But only agony, and that has ending;
     And the worst friend and enemy is but Death.
    New Numbers no. 4 (1914) "Peace"

     War knows no power. Safe shall be my going,
     Secretly armed against all death's endeavour;
     Safe though all safety's lost; safe where men fall;
     And if these poor limbs die, safest of all.
    New Numbers no. 4 (1914) "Safety"

     Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
     There's none of these so lonely and poor of old,
     But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.
     These laid the world away; poured out the red
     Sweet wine of youth; gave up the years to be
     Of work and joy, and that unhoped serene,
     That men call age; and those that would have been,
     Their sons, they gave, their immortality.
    New Numbers no. 4 (1914) "The Dead"

     Honour has come back, as a king, to earth,
     And paid his subjects with a royal wage;
     And Nobleness walks in our ways again;
     And we have come into our heritage.
    New Numbers no. 4 (1914) "The Dead"

     If I should die, think only this of me:
     That there's some corner of a foreign field
     That is for ever England. There shall be
     In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
     A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
     Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
     A body of England's, breathing English air,
     Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
     And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
     A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
     Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
     Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
     And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
     In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
    New Numbers no. 4 (1914) "The Soldier"

     Fish say, they have their Stream and Pond;
     But is there anything Beyond?
    1914 and Other Poems (1915) "Heaven"

     But somewhere, beyond Space and Time
     Is wetter water, slimier slime!
    1914 and Other Poems (1915) "Heaven"

     Oh! never fly conceals a hook,
     Fish say, in the Eternal Brook,
     But more than mundane weeds are there,
     And mud, celestially fair;
     Fat caterpillars drift around,
     And Paradisal grubs are found;
     Unfading moths, immortal flies,
     And the worm that never dies.
     And in that Heaven of all their wish,
     There shall be no more land, say fish.
    1914 and Other Poems (1915) "Heaven"

     But there's wisdom in women, of more than they have known,
     And thoughts go blowing through them, are wiser than their own.
    1914 and Other Poems (1915) "There's Wisdom in Women"

     Just now the lilac is in bloom,
     All before my little room.
    1914 and Other Poems (1915) "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester"

     Here tulips bloom as they are told;
     Unkempt about those hedges blows
     An English unofficial rose;
     And there the unregulated sun
     Slopes down to rest when day is done,
     And wakes a vague unpunctual star,
     A slippered Hesper; and there are
     Meads towards Haslingfield and Coton
     Where das Betreten's not verboten.
     ...would I were
     In Grantchester, in Grantchester!
    1914 and Other Poems (1915) "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester"

     And in that garden, black and white,
     Creep whispers through the grass all night;
     And spectral dance, before the dawn,
     A hundred Vicars down the lawn;
     Curates, long dust, will come and go
     On lissom, clerical, printless toe;
     And oft between the boughs is seen
     The sly shade of a Rural Dean.
    1914 and Other Poems (1915) "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester"

     God! I will pack, and take a train,
     And get me to England once again!
     For England's the one land, I know,
     Where men with Splendid Hearts may go;
     And Cambridgeshire, of all England,
     The shire for Men who Understand;
     And of that district I prefer
     The lovely hamlet Grantchester.
     For Cambridge people rarely smile,
     Being urban, squat, and packed with guile.
    1914 and Other Poems (1915) "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester"

     They love the Good; they worship Truth;
     They laugh uproariously in youth;
     (And when they get to feeling old,
     They up and shoot themselves, I'm told).
    1914 and Other Poems (1915) "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester"

     Oh, is the water sweet and cool,
     Gentle and brown, above the pool?
     And laughs the immortal river still
     Under the mill, under the mill?
     Say, is there Beauty yet to find?
     And Certainty? and Quiet kind?
     Deep meadows yet, for to forget
     The lies, and truths, and pain?...oh! yet
     Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
     And is there honey still for tea?
    1914 and Other Poems (1915) "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester"

2.135 Anita Brookner


   Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being
   offensive.  Bad women never take the blame for anything.
    Hotel du Lac (1984) ch. 7

   Blanche Vernon occupied her time most usefully in keeping feelings at bay.
    Misalliance (1986) ch. 1

2.136 Mel Brooks


   That's it baby, when you got it, flaunt it.
    The Producers (1968 film)

2.137 Heywood Broun


   Free speech is about as good a cause as the world has ever known. But,
   like the poor, it is always with us and gets shoved aside in favour of
   things which seem at some given moment more vital....Everybody favours
   free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.
    New York World 23 Oct. 1926, p. 13

   Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve
   his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just
   entering the room.
    New York World 6 Feb. 1928, p. 11

   Men build bridges and throw railroads across deserts, and yet they contend
   successfully that the job of sewing on a button is beyond them.
   Accordingly, they don't have to sew buttons.
    Seeing Things at Night (1921) "Holding a Baby"

   Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.
    Sitting on the World (1924) "The Last Review"

2.138 H. Rap Brown


   I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie.
   Speech at Washington, 27 July 1967, in Washington Post 28 July 1967, p. A7

2.139 Helen Gurley Brown


   Sex and the single girl.
   Title of book (1962)

2.140 Ivor Brown


   For nearly a century after his death, Shakespeare remained more a theme
   for criticism by the few than a subject of adulation by the many.
    Shakespeare (1949) ch. 1

2.141 John Mason Brown


   Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra--and sank.
    New York Post 11 Nov. 1937, p. 18

2.142 Lew Brown (Louis Brownstein)


   Life is just a bowl of cherries.
   Title of song (1931; music by Ray Henderson)

2.143 Nacio Herb Brown


   See Arthur Freed (6.44)

2.144 Cecil Browne

     But not so odd
     As those who choose
     A Jewish God,
     But spurn the Jews.
   Reply to verse by William Norman Ewer: see 78:4

2.145 Sir Frederick Browning


   I think we might be going a bridge too far.
   Expressing reservations about the Arnhem "Market Garden" operation to
   Field Marshal Montgomery on 10 Sept.  1944, in R. E. Urquhart Arnhem
   (1958) p. 4

2.146 Lenny Bruce (Leonard Alfred Schneider)


   The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand
   In John Cohen Essential Lenny Bruce (1970) p. 59

2.147 Anita Bryant


   If homosexuality were the normal way, God would have made Adam and Bruce.
   In New York Times 5 June 1977, p. 22

2.148 Martin Buber


   Der Mensch wird am Du zum Ich.

   Through the Thou a person becomes I.
    Ich und Du (I and Thou, 1923) in Werke (1962) vol. 1, p. 97

2.149 John Buchan (Baron Tweedsmuir)


   To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.
    Memory Hold-the-Door (1940) ch. 2

   "Back to Glasgow to do some work for the cause," I said lightly. "Just
   so," he said, with a grin.  "It's a great life if you don't weaken."
    Mr Standfast (1919) ch. 5

   An atheist is man who has no invisible means of support.
   In H. E. Fosdick On Being a Real Person (1943) ch. 10

2.150 Frank Buchman


   I thank heaven for a man like Adolf Hitler, who built a front line of
   defence against the anti-Christ of Communism.
    New York World-Telegram 26 Aug. 1936

   Suppose everybody cared enough, everybody shared enough, wouldn't
   everybody have enough?  There is enough in the world for everyone's need,
   but not enough for everyone's greed.
    Remaking the World (1947) p. 56

2.151 Gene Buck (Edward Eugene Buck) and Herman Ruby

   Gene Buck 1885-1957
   Herman Ruby 1891-1959

     That Shakespearian rag,--
     Most intelligent, very elegant.
    That Shakespearian Rag (1912 song; music by David Stamper). Cf. T. S.
   Eliot 76:21

2.152 Richard Buckle


   John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison are the greatest composers
   since Beethoven, with Paul McCartney way out in front.
    Sunday Times 29 Dec. 1963

2.153 Arthur Buller


     There was a young lady named Bright,
     Whose speed was far faster than light;
     She set out one day
     In a relative way
     And returned on the previous night.
    Punch 19 Dec. 1923, "Relativity"

2.154 Ivor Bulmer-Thomas


   If he [Harold Wilson] ever went to school without any boots it was because
   he was too big for them.
   Speech at Conservative Party Conference, in Manchester Guardian 13 Oct.

2.155 Luis Bu¤uel


   Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie.

   The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie.
   Title of film (1972)

   Grѓce … Dieu, je suis toujours ath‚e.

   Thanks to God, I am still an atheist.
   In Le Monde 16 Dec. 1959

2.156 Anthony Burgess


   Who ever heard of a clockwork orange?  Then I read a malenky bit out loud
   in a sort of very high type preaching goloss:  "The attempt to impose upon
   man, a creature of growth and capable of sweetness, to ooze juicily at the
   last round the bearded lips of God, to attempt to impose, I say, laws and
   conditions appropriate to a mechanical creation, against this I raise my
    A Clockwork Orange (1962) p. 21

   It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my
   catamite when Ali announced that the archbishop had come to see me.
    Earthly Powers (1980) p. 7

   He said it was artificial respiration, but now I find I am to have his
    Inside Mr Enderby (1963) pt. 1, ch. 4

   The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
    New York Times Book Review 4 Dec. 1966, p. 74

2.157 Johnny Burke


     Every time it rains, it rains
     Pennies from heaven.
     Don't you know each cloud contains
     Pennies from heaven?
     You'll find your fortune falling
     All over town
     Be sure that your umbrella
     Is upside down.
    Pennies from Heaven (1936 song; music by Arthur Johnston)

   Like Webster's Dictionary, we're Morocco bound.
    The Road to Morocco (1942 song from film The Road to Morocco; music by
   James van Heusen)

2.158 John Burns


   "What have you in the Mississippi?" he [John Burns] asked an American who
   had spoken disparagingly of the Thames. The American replied that there
   was water--miles and miles of it.  "Ah, but you see, the Thames is liquid
   history," said Burns.
    Daily Mail 25 Jan. 1943

2.159 William S. Burroughs


   I think there are innumerable gods.  What we on earth call God is a little
   tribal God who has made an awful mess. Certainly forces operating through
   human consciousness control events.
    Paris Review Fall 1965

2.160 Benjamin Hapgood Burt


     One evening in October, when I was one-third sober,
     An' taking home a "load" with manly pride;
     My poor feet began to stutter, so I lay down in the gutter,
     And a pig came up an' lay down by my side;
     Then we sang "It's all fair weather when good fellows get together,"
     Till a lady passing by was heard to say:
     "You can tell a man who 'boozes' by the company he chooses"
     And the pig got up and slowly walked away.
    The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away (1933 song)

2.161 Nat Burton

     There'll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover,
     Tomorrow, just you wait and see.
    White Cliffs of Dover (1941 song; music by Walter Kent)

2.162 R. A. Butler (Baron Butler of Saffron Walden)


   Politics is the Art of the Possible.  That is what these pages show I have
   tried to achieve--not more--and that is what I have called my book.
    The Art of the Possible (1971) p. xi. Cf. Bismarck's "Die Politik ist die
   Lehre vom M”glichen," Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1979) 84:20

     Reporter:  Mr Butler, would you say that this [Anthony Eden] is the best
   Prime Minister we have?
     R. A. Butler:  Yes.
   Interview at London Airport, 8 Jan. 1956, in R. A. Butler The Art of the
   Possible (1971) ch. 9

2.163 Ralph Butler and Noel Gay (Richard Moxon Armitage)


     The sun has got his hat on
     Hip hip hip hooray!
     The sun has got his hat on
     And he's coming out today.
    The Sun Has Got His Hat On (1932 song)

2.164 Samuel Butler


     Yet meet we shall, and part, and meet again
     Where dead men meet, on lips of living men.
    Athenaeum 4 Jan. 1902,

   It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil.  The want
   of money is so quite as truly.
    Erewhon (1872) ch. 20

   It has been said that though God cannot alter the past, historians can; it
   is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that He
   tolerates their existence.
    Erewhon Revisited (1901) ch. 14

   Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument
   as one goes on.
   Speech at the Somerville Club, 27 Feb. 1895, in R. A. Streatfield Essays
   on Life, Art and Science (1904) p. 69

   An honest God's the noblest work of man.
    Further Extracts from Notebooks (1934) p. 26. Cf. Oxford Dictionary of
   Quotations (1979) 270:17 and 379:24

   A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his own property at the
   resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
    Further Extracts from Notebooks (1934) p. 27

   The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts,
   his money, and his religious opinions.
    Further Extracts from Notebooks (1934) p. 93

   The course of true anything never does run smooth.
    Further Extracts from Notebooks (1934) p. 260

   Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those
   who do not wish to hear it.
    Further Extracts from Notebooks (1934) p. 279

   I heard a man say that brigands demand your money or your life, whereas
   women require both.
    Further Extracts from Notebooks (1934) p. 315

   It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs Carlyle marry one another
   and so make only two people miserable instead of four, besides being very
   Letters between Samuel Butler and Miss E. M. A. Savage 1871-1885 (1935)
   21 Nov.  1884

   The most perfect humour and irony is generally quite unconscious.
   Life and Habit (1877) ch. 2

   It has, I believe, been often remarked that a hen is only an egg's way of
   making another egg.
    Life and Habit (1877) ch. 8

   Life is one long process of getting tired.
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 1

   Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 1

   All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every
   organism to live beyond its income.
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 1

   The healthy stomach is nothing if not conservative. Few radicals have good
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 6

   Always eat grapes downwards--that is, always eat the best grape first; in
   this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will
   seem good down to the last. If you eat the other way, you will not have
   a good grape in the lot. Besides you will be tempting providence to kill
   you before you come to the best.
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 7

   How thankful we ought to be that Wordsworth was only a poet and not a
   musician. Fancy a symphony by Wordsworth!  Fancy having to sit it out! And
   fancy what it would have been if he had written fugues!
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 8

   The history of art is the history of revivals.
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 8

   Genius...has been defined as a supreme capacity for taking trouble....It
   might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its
   possessors into trouble of all kinds and keeping them therein so long as
   the genius remains.
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 11

   An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have only heard
   one side of the case.  God has written all the books.
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 14

   The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
   him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 14

   A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 14

   To live is like to love--all reason is against it, and all healthy
   instinct for it.
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 14

   The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on
   the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is,
   but the milk is more likely to be watered.
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 17

   I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
    Notebooks (1912) ch. 19

     Stowed away in a Montreal lumber room
     The Discobolus standeth and turneth his face to the wall;
     Dusty, cobweb-covered, maimed, and set at naught,
     Beauty crieth in an attic, and no man regardeth.
     O God! O Montreal!
    Spectator 18 May 1878, "Psalm of Montreal"

   I do not like books. I believe I have the smallest library of any literary
   man in London, and I have no wish to increase it. I keep my books at the
   British Museum and at Mudie's, and it makes me very angry if any one gives
   me one for my private library.
    Universal Review Dec. 1890, "Ramblings in Cheapside"

   Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with
   equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single
    Way of All Flesh (1903) ch. 5

   They would have been equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion
   doubted, and at seeing it practised.
    Way of All Flesh (1903) ch. 15

   All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to
   enjoy it--and they do enjoy it as much as man and other circumstances will
    Way of All Flesh (1903) ch. 19

   The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it
   on so thick and exactly in the right places.
    Way of All Flesh (1903) ch. 34

   Young as he was, his instinct told him that the best liar is he who makes
   the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
    Way of All Flesh (1903) ch. 39

   Beyond a haricot vein in one of my legs, I'm as young as ever I was. Old
   indeed! There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle!
    Way of All Flesh (1903) ch. 61

   'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
    Way of All Flesh (1903) ch. 67. Cf. Tennyson in Oxford Dictionary of
   Quotations (1979) 536:16

2.165 Max Bygraves


   See Eric Sykes and Max Bygraves (19.137)

2.166 James Branch Cabell


   The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds;
   and the pessimist fears this is true.
    Silver Stallion (1926) bk. 4, ch. 26

3.0 C

3.1 Irving Caesar


     Picture you upon my knee,
     Just tea for two and two for tea.
    Tea for Two (1925 song; music by Vincent Youmans)

3.2 John Cage


                                                 I have nothing to say
                                 and I am saying it     and that is

    Silence (1961) "Lecture on nothing"

3.3 James Cagney


   Frank Gorshin--oh, Frankie, just in passing: I never said [in any film]
   "Mmm, you dirty rat!" What I actually did say was "Judy! Judy! Judy!"
   Speech at American Film Institute banquet, 13 Mar. 1974, in Cagney by
   Cagney (1976) ch. 14

3.4 Sammy Cahn (Samuel Cohen)


     Love and marriage, love and marriage,
     Go together like a horse and carriage,
     This I tell ya, brother,
     Ya can't have one without the other.
    Love and Marriage (1955 song; music by James Van Heusen)

     It's that second time you hear your love song sung,
     Makes you think perhaps, that
     Love like youth is wasted on the young.
    The Second Time Around (1960 song; music by James Van Heusen)

3.5 James M. Cain


   The postman always rings twice.
   Title of novel (1934) and play (1936)

3.6 Michael Caine (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite)


   Not many people know that.
   Title of book (1984)

3.7 Sir Joseph Cairns


   The betrayal of Ulster, the cynical and entirely undemocratic banishment
   of its properly elected Parliament and a relegation to the status of
   a fuzzy wuzzy colony is, I hope, a last betrayal contemplated by Downing
   Street because it is the last that Ulster will countenance.
   Speech on retiring as Lord Mayor of Belfast, 31 May 1972, in Daily
   Telegraph 1 June 1972

3.8 Charles Calhoun


   Shake, rattle and roll.
   Title of song (1954)

3.9 James Callaghan (Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff)


   We say that what Britain needs is a new social contract.  That is what
   this document [Labour's Programme for Britain] is about.
   Speech at Labour Party Annual Conference, 2 Oct. 1972, in Conference
   Report (1972) p. 115

   A lie can be half-way around the world before truth has got his boots on.
    Hansard 1 Nov. 1976, col. 976

   I don't think other people in the world would share the view there is
   mounting chaos.
   In interview at London Airport, 10 Jan. 1979, in The Sun 11 Jan. 1979; the
   Sun headlined its report:"Crisis? What Crisis?"

3.10 Joseph Campbell (Seosamh MacCathmhaoil)


     As a white candle
     In a holy place,
     So is the beauty
     Of an ag‚d face.
    Irishry (1913) "Old Woman"

3.11 Mrs Patrick Campbell (Beatrice Stella Campbell)


   Oh dear me--its too late to do anything but accept you and love you--but
   when you were quite a little boy somebody ought to have said "hush" just
   Letter to G. B. Shaw, 1 Nov. 1912, cited in Alan Dent Bernard Shaw and Mrs
   Patrick Campbell (1952) p. 52

   A popular anecdote describes a well known actor-manager [Sir Herbert
   Beerbohm Tree] as saying one day at rehearsal to an actress of
   distinguished beauty [Mrs Patrick Campbell], "Let us give Shaw a beefsteak
   and put some red blood into him." "For heaven's sake, don't," she
   exclaimed:  "he is bad enough as it is; but if you give him meat no woman
   in London will be safe."
   G. B. Shaw in Frank Harris Contemporary Portraits (1919) p. 331

   It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in
   the street and frighten the horses.
   In Daphne Fielding Duchess of Jermyn Street (1964) ch. 2

   Tallulah [Bankhead] is always skating on thin ice.  Everyone wants to be
   there when it breaks.
   In The Times 13 Dec. 1968

   It was Mrs Campbell, for instance, who, on a celebrated occasion, threw
   her companion into a flurry by describing her recent marriage as "the
   deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the
    Alexander Woollcott While Rome Burns (1934) "The First Mrs Tanqueray"

3.12 Roy Campbell


     Of all the clever people round me here
     I most delight in Me--
     Mine is the only voice I care to hear,
     And mine the only face I like to see.
    Adamastor (1930) "Home Thoughts in Bloomsbury"

     You praise the firm restraint with which they write--
     I'm with you there, of course:
     They use the snaffle and the curb all right,
     But where's the bloody horse?
    Adamastor (1930) "On Some South African Novelists"

   I hate "Humanity" and all such abstracts: but I love people. Lovers of
   "Humanity" generally hate people and children, and keep parrots or puppy
    Light on a Dark Horse (1951) ch. 13

   Translations (like wives) are seldom strictly faithful if they are in the
   least attractive.
    Poetry Review June-July 1949

     Giraffes!--a People
     Who live between the earth and skies,
     Each in his lone religious steeple,
     Keeping a light-house with his eyes.
    Talking Bronco (1946) "Dreaming Spires"

     South Africa, renowned both far and wide
     For politics and little else beside.
    The Wayzgoose (1928) p. 7

3.13 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman


   There is a phrase which seems in itself somewhat self-evident, which is
   often used to account for a good deal--that "war is war." But when you
   come to ask about it, then you are told that the war now going on is not
   war. [Laughter] When is a war not a war? When it is carried on by methods
   of barbarism in South Africa.
   Speech to National Reform Union, 14 June 1901, in Daily News 15 June 1901

   Good government could never be a substitute for government by the people
   Speech at Stirling, 23 Nov. 1905, in Daily News 24 Nov. 1905

3.14 Albert Camus


   Intellectuel = celui qui se d‚double.

   An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
    Carnets, 1935-42 (Notebooks, 1962) p. 41

   La politique et le sort des hommes sont form‚s par des hommes sans id‚alet
   sans grandeur.  Ceux qui ont une grandeur en eux ne font pas de politique.

   Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and
   without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for
    Carnets, 1935-42 (Notebooks, 1962) p. 99

   Vous savez ce qu'est le charme: une maniЉre de s'entendre r‚pondre oui
   sans avoir pos‚ aucune question claire.

   You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having
   asked any clear question.
    La Chute (The Fall, 1956) p. 62

   Nous sommes tous des cas exceptionnels. Nous voulons tous faire appel de
   quelque chose! Chacun exige d'€tre innocent, … tout prix, m€me si, pour
   cela, il faut accuser le genre humain et le ciel.

   We are all special cases. We all want to appeal to something! Everyone
   insists on his innocence, at all costs, even if it means accusing the rest
   of the human race and heaven.
    La Chute (The Fall, 1956) p. 95

   C'est si vrai que nous nous confions rarement … ceux qui sont meilleurs
   que nous.

   It is very true that we seldom confide in those who are better than
    La Chute (The Fall, 1956) p. 97

   Je vais vous dire un grand secret, mon cher. N'attendez pas le jugement
   dernier. Il a lieu tous les jours.

   I'll tell you a great secret, my friend. Don't wait for the last
   judgement. It happens every day.
    La Chute (The Fall, 1956) p. 129

   Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-€tre hier, je ne sais pas.

   Mother died today. Or perhaps it was yesterday, I don't know.
    L'ђtranger (The Outsider, 1944) p. 9

   Qu'est-ce qu'un homme r‚volt‚? Un homme qui dit non.

   What is a rebel? A man who says no.
    L'Homme r‚volt‚ (The Rebel, 1951) p. 25

   Toutes les r‚volutions modernes ont abouti … un renforcement de l' ђtat.

   All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the State.
    L'Homme r‚volt‚ (The Rebel, 1951) p. 221

   Tout r‚volutionnaire finit en oppresseur ou en h‚r‚tique.

   Every revolutionary ends as an oppressor or a heretic.
    L'Homme r‚volt‚ (The Rebel, 1951) p. 306

   La lutte elle-m€me vers les sommets suffit … remplir un c”urd'homme. Il
   faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.

   The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a human heart.
   One must imagine that Sisyphus is happy.
    Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942) p. 168

3.15 Elias Canetti


   Alles was man vergessen hat, schreit im Traum um Hilfe.

   All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
    Die Provinz der Menschen (The Human Province, 1973) p. 269

3.16 Hughie Cannon


     Won't you come home Bill Bailey, won't you come home?
    Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home (1902 song)

3.17 John R. Caples


   They laughed when I sat down at the piano.  But when I started to play!
   Advertisement for US School of Music, in Physical Culture Dec. 1925, p. 95

3.18 Al Capone


   Don't you get the idea I'm one of these goddam radicals.  Don't get the
   idea I'm knocking the American system.
   Interview, circa 1929, in Claud Cockburn In Time of Trouble (1956) ch. 16

   Once in the racket you're always in it.
    Philadelphia Public Ledger 18 May 1929

3.19 Truman Capote


   Mr Capote...commented on the difficulty he had reading the Beat novels.
   He had tried but he had been unable to finish any one of them...."None of
   these people have anything interesting to say," he observed, "and none of
   them can write, not even Mr Kerouac." What they do, he added, "isn't
   writing at all--it's typing."
   Report of television discussion, in New Republic 9 Feb. 1959

   Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
   In Observer 26 Nov. 1961

   Other voices, other rooms.
   Title of novel (1948)

3.20 Al Capp


   [Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to
   the utterly bewildered.
   In National Observer 1 July 1963

3.21 Ethna Carbery (Anna MacManus)


     Oh, Kathaleen NЎ Houlihan, your road's a thorny way,
     And 'tis a faithful soul would walk the flints with you for aye,
     Would walk the sharp and cruel flints until his locks grew grey.
   Four Winds Of Eirinn (1902) "Passing of the Gael"

3.22 Hoagy Carmichael (Hoagland Howard Carmichael)


   See Stuart Gorrell (7.46)

3.23 Stokely Carmichael and Charles Vernon Hamilton

   Stokely Carmichael 1941-
   Charles Vernon Hamilton 1929-

   The adoption of the concept of Black Power is one of the most legitimate
   and healthy developments in American politics and race relations in our
   time....It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to
   recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community.  It is a call for
   black people to begin to define their own goals, to lead their own
   organizations and to support those organizations.  It is a call to reject
   the racist institutions and values of this society.
    Black Power (1967) ch. 2

3.24 Dale Carnegie


   How to win friends and influence people.
   Title of book (1936)

3.25 J. L. Carr

   "I've never been spoken to like this before in all my thirty years'
   experience," she wails. "You have not had thirty years' experience, Mrs
   Grindle-Jones," he says witheringly. "You have had one year's experience
   30 times."
    Harpole Report (1972) p. 128

3.26 Edward Carson (Baron Carson)


   My only great qualification for being put at the head of the Navy is that
   I am very much at sea.
   In Ian Colvin Life of Lord Carson (1936) vol. 3, ch. 23

3.27 Jimmy Carter


   We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.
   Speech to Bible class at Plains, Georgia, March 1976, in Boston Sunday
   Herald Advertiser 11 Apr. 1976

   I'm Jimmy Carter, and I'm going to be your next president.
   Said to the son of a campaign supporter, Nov. 1975, in I'll Never Lie to
   You (1976) ch. 1

   I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my
   heart many times. This is something that God recognizes I will do--and
   I have done it--and God forgives me for it.
    Playboy Nov. 1976

3.28 Sydney Carter


     I danced in the morning
     When the world was begun
     And I danced in the moon
     And the stars and the sun
     And I came down from heaven
     And I danced on the earth--
     At Bethlehem I had my birth.
     Dance then wherever you may be,
     I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
     And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be
     And I'll lead you all in the dance, said he.
    Nine Carols or Ballads (1967) "Lord of the Dance"

     It's God they ought to crucify
     Instead of you and me,
     I said to the carpenter
     A-hanging on the tree.
    Nine Carols or Ballads (1967) "Friday Morning"

3.29 Pablo Casals


   It [the cello] is like a beautiful woman who has not grown older, but
   younger with time, more slender, more supple, more graceful.
   In Time 29 Apr. 1957

3.30 Ted Castle (Baron Castle of Islington)


   In place of strife.
   Title of Labour Government's White Paper, 17 Jan. 1969, suggested by
   Castle to his wife, Barbara Castle (Secretary of State for
   Employment)--see Barbara Castle Diaries (1984) 15 Jan. 1969

3.31 Harry Castling and C. W. Murphy

     Let's all go down the Strand!
     Let's all go down the Strand!
     I'll be leader, you can march behind
     Come with me, and see what we can find
     Let's all go down the Strand!
    Let's All Go Down the Strand!  (1909 song)

3.32 Fidel Castro


   La historia me absolv‚ra.

   History will absolve me.
   Title of pamphlet (1953)

3.33 Willa Cather


   Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin.  Economics
   and art are strangers.
    Commonweal 17 Apr. 1936

   The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman.
    O Pioneers!  (1913) pt. 1, ch. 5

   I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live
   than other things do.
    O Pioneers!  (1913) pt. 2, ch. 8

3.34 Mr Justice Caulfield (Sir Bernard Caulfield)


   Remember Mary Archer in the witness box. Your vision of her will probably
   never disappear. Has she elegance? Has she fragrance?  Would she
   have--without the strain of this trial--a radiance?
   Summing up of court case between Jeffrey Archer and the News of the World,
   July 1987, in The Times 24 July 1987

3.35 Charles Causley


     O are you the boy
     Who would wait on the quay
     With the silver penny
     And the apricot tree?
    Farewell, Aggie Weston (1951) "Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience"

     Timothy Winters comes to school
     With eyes as wide as a football-pool,
     Ears like bombs and teeth like splinters:
     A blitz of a boy is Timothy Winters.
    Union Street (1957) "Timothy Winters"

3.36 Constantine Cavafy


     What are we all waiting for, gathered together like this on the public
     The Barbarians are coming today.
    (Waiting for the Barbarians, 1904) in Poems (1963)

     You will find no new places, no other seas,
     The town will follow you.
    (Poems, 1911) ("The Town")

3.37 Edith Cavell


   They have all been very kind to me here. But this I would say, standing,
   as I do, in view of God and eternity, I realize that patriotism is not
   enough.  I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
   Words spoken in prison the night before her execution, in The Times
   23 Oct.  1915

3.38 Lord David Cecil


   The primary object of a student of literature is to be delighted. His duty
   is to enjoy himself: his efforts should be directed to developing his
   faculty of appreciation.
    Reading as one of the Fine Arts (1949) p. 4

3.39 Patrick Reginald Chalmers


   What's lost upon the roundabouts we pulls up on the swings!
    Green Days and Blue Days (1912) "Roundabouts and Swings"

3.40 Joseph Chamberlain


   In politics, there is no use looking beyond the next fortnight.
   In letter from A. J. Balfour to 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, 24 Mar.  1886,
   in A. J. Balfour Chapters of Autobiography (1930) ch. 16

   It is said that the City is the centre of the world's finance, that the
   fate of our manufactures therefore is a secondary consideration; that,
   provided that the City of London remains, as it is at present, the
   clearing-house of the world, any other nation may be its workshop.  Now
   I ask you, gentlemen, whether...that is not a very short-sighted view.
   Speech at the Guildhall, 19 Jan. 1904, in The Times 20 Jan. 1904

   In the great revolution which separated the United States from Great
   Britain the greatest man that that revolution produced...was Alexander
   Hamilton...he left a precious legacy to his countrymen when he disclosed
   to them the secrets of union and when he said to them, "Learn to think
   continentally." And, my fellow-citizens, if I may venture to give you
   a message, now I would say to you, "Learn to think Imperially."
   Speech at the Guildhall, 19 Jan. 1904, in The Times 20 Jan. 1904

   The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has
   Speech at Birmingham, 12 May 1904, in The Times 13 May 1904

   We are not downhearted. The only trouble is we cannot understand what is
   happening to our neighbours.
   Speech at Smethwick, 18 Jan. 1906, in The Times 19 Jan. 1906

3.41 Neville Chamberlain


   In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners,
   but all are losers.
   Speech at Kettering, 3 July 1938, in The Times 4 July 1938

   How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging
   trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a far away
   country [Czechoslovakia] between people of whom we know nothing.
   Broadcast speech, 27 Sept. 1938, in The Times 28 Sept. 1938

   This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler,
   and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine...."We
   regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval
   Agreement, as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war
   with one another again."
   Speech at Heston Airport, 30 Sept. 1938, in The Times 1 Oct. 1938

   My good friends, this is the second time in our history that there has
   come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it
   is peace for our time.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And
   now I recommend you to go home and sleep quietly in your beds.
   Speech from window of 10 Downing Street, 30 Sept. 1938, in The Times
   1 Oct. 1938

   This morning, the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German
   government a final Note stating that, unless we heard from them by eleven
   o'clock that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from
   Poland, a state of war would exist between us. I have to tell you now that
   no such undertaking has been received, and that consequently this country
   is at war with Germany.
   Radio broadcast, 3 Sept. 1939, in The Times 4 Sept. 1939

   Whatever may be the reason--whether it was that Hitler thought he might
   get away with what he had got without fighting for it, or whether it was
   that after all the preparations were not sufficiently complete--however,
   one thing is certain--he missed the bus.
   Speech at Central Hall, Westminster, 4 Apr. 1940, in The Times 5 Apr. 1940

3.42 Harry Champion


   See Charles Collins, E. A. Sheppard, and Fred Terry (3.79)

3.43 Raymond Chandler


   Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is
   neither tarnished nor afraid.
    Atlantic Monthly Dec. 1944 "The Simple Art of Murder"

   It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not
   shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills.
   I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display
   handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark blue clocks on
   them.  I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it.
    The Big Sleep (1939) ch. 1

   It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass
    Farewell, My Lovely (1940) ch. 13

   Would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and
   tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-down patois which is
   something like the way a Swiss waiter talks, and that when I split an
   infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split.
   Letter to Edward Weeks, 18 Jan. 1947, in F. MacShane Life of Raymond
   Chandler (1976) ch. 7

   A big hard-boiled city with no more personality than a paper cup.
    The Little Sister (1949) ch. 26 (of Los Angeles)

   If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to
   Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come.
   Letter to Charles W. Morton, 12 Dec. 1945, in Dorothy Gardiner and
   Katherine S. Walker Raymond Chandler Speaking (1962) p. 126

3.44 Coco Chanel


   Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it.
   In Marcel Haedrich Coco Chanel, Her Life, Her Secrets (1971) ch. 1

3.45 Charlie Chaplin (Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin)


   All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
    My Autobiography (1964) ch. 10

3.46 Arthur Chapman


     Out where the handclasp's a little stronger,
     Out where the smile dwells a little longer,
     That's where the West begins.
    Out Where the West Begins (1916) p. 1

3.47 Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

   Graham Chapman 1941-1989
   John Cleese 1939-
   Terry Gilliam 1940-
   Eric Idle 1943-
   Terry Jones 1942-
   Michael Palin 1943-

     I'm a lumberjack
     And I'm OK
     I sleep all night
     And I work all day.
    Monty Python's Big Red Book (1971)

   And now for something completely different.
   Catch-phrase popularized in Monty Python's Flying Circus (BBC TV
   programme, 1969-74)

   Your wife interested in...photographs? Eh? Know what I mean--photographs?
   He asked him knowingly...nudge nudge, snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, say
   no more.
    Monty Python's Flying Circus (BBC TV programme, 1969), in Roger Wilmut
   From Fringe to Flying Circus (1980) ch. 11

     customer:  I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not
   half an hour ago from this very boutique.
     shopkeeper:  Oh yes, the Norwegian Blue--what's wrong with it?
     customer:  I'll tell you what's wrong with it--it's dead that's what's
   wrong with it.
     shopkeeper:  No, no--it's resting....It's probably pining for the
     customer:  It's not pining--it's passed on! This parrot is no more! It
   has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late
   parrot! It's a stiff! Bereft of life it rests in peace--if you hadn't
   nailed it to the perch it would be pushing up the daisies! It's rung down
   the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is an ex-parrot!
    Monty Python's Flying Circus (BBC TV programme, 1969), in Roger Wilmut
   From Fringe to Flying Circus (1980) ch. 11

   Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is
   surprisesemdash.surprise and fear...fear and surprise...our two weapons
   are fear and surprise--and ruthless efficiency...our three weapons are
   fear and surprise and ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion
   to the Pope...our four...no....Amongst our weapons--amongst our
   weaponry--are such elements as fear, surprise....I'll come in again.
    Monty Python's Flying Circus (BBC TV programme, 1970), in Roger Wilmut
   From Fringe to Flying Circus (1980) ch. 11

3.48 Prince Charles (Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales)


   I have not the slightest hesitation in making the observation that much of
   British management doesn't seem to understand the importance of the human
   Speech to Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, 21 Feb.  1979, in Daily
   Telegraph 22 Feb.  1979

   I just come and talk to the plants, really--very important to talk to
   them, they respond I find.
   Television interview, 21 Sept. 1986, in Daily Telegraph 22 Sept. 1986

   We do need a sense of urgency in our outlook in the regeneration of
   industry and enterprise, because otherwise what really worries me is that
   we are going to end up as a fourth-rate country and I don't want to see
   Speech at Edinburgh, 26 Nov. 1985, in Scotsman 27 Nov. 1985

   Instead of designing an extension to the elegant fa‡ade of the National
   Gallery which complements it...it looks as if we may be presented with
   a kind of vast municipal fire station....I would understand better this
   type of high-tech approach if you demolished the whole of Trafalgar Square
   and started again...but what is proposed is like a monstrous carbuncle on
   the face of a much-loved and elegant friend.
   Speech to Royal Institute of British Architects, 30 May 1984, in The Times
   31 May 1984.  Cf. Countess Spencer

3.49 Apsley Cherry-Garrard


   See E. L. Atkinson (1.65)

3.50 G. K. Chesterton


   An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience
   is only an adventure wrongly considered.
    All Things Considered (1908) "On Running after one's Hat"

   No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness--or so good as
    All Things Considered (1908) "Wine When it is Red"

   Of those days the tale is told that I once sent a telegram to my wife in
   London, which ran: "Am in Market Harborough.  Where ought I to be?"
   I cannot remember whether this story is true; but it is not unlikely, or,
   I think, unreasonable.
    Autobiography (1936) ch. 16

     They died to save their country and they only saved the world.
    Ballad of St Barbara and Other Verses (1922) "English Graves"

     Before the gods that made the gods
     Had seen their sunrise pass,
     The White Horse of the White Horse Vale
     Was cut out of the grass.
    Ballad of the White Horse (1911) bk. 1, p. 1

     I tell you naught for your comfort,
     Yea, naught for your desire,
     Save that the sky grows darker yet
     And the sea rises higher.
    Ballad of the White Horse (1911) bk. 1, p. 18

     For the great Gaels of Ireland
     Are the men that God made mad,
     For all their wars are merry,
     And all their songs are sad.
    Ballad of the White Horse (1911) bk. 2, p. 35

     The thing on the blind side of the heart,
     On the wrong side of the door,
     The green plant groweth, menacing
     Almighty lovers in the Spring;
     There is always a forgotten thing,
     And love is not secure.
    Ballad of the White Horse (1911) bk. 3, p. 52

   Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
    Defendant (1901) "Defence of Penny Dreadfuls"

   All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
    Defendant (1901) "Defence of Slang"

   "My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of
   saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or
    Defendant (1901) "Defence of Patriotism"

     And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dine,
     "I don't care where the water goes if it doesn't get into the wine."
    Flying Inn (1914) ch. 5 "Wine and Water"

     God made the wicked Grocer
     For a mystery and a sign,
     That men might shun the awful shops
     And go to inns to dine.
    Flying Inn (1914) ch. 6 "Song against Grocers"

     He keeps a lady in a cage
     Most cruelly all day,
     And makes her count and calls her "Miss"
     Until she fades away.
    Flying Inn (1914) ch. 6 "Song against Grocers"

     The folk that live in Liverpool, their heart is in their boots;
     They go to hell like lambs, they do, because the hooter hoots.
    Flying Inn (1914) ch. 7 "Me Heart"

     They haven't got no noses,
     The fallen sons of Eve.
    Flying Inn (1914) ch. 15 "Song of Quoodle"

     And goodness only knowses
     The Noselessness of Man.
    Flying Inn (1914) ch. 15 "Song of Quoodle"

   The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
    Flying Inn (1914) ch. 15

     Tea, although an Oriental,
     Is a gentleman at least;
     Cocoa is a cad and coward,
     Cocoa is a vulgar beast.
    Flying Inn (1914) ch. 18 "Song of Right and Wrong"

     Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,
     The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road.
     A reeling road, a rolling road, that rambles round the shire,
     And after him the parson ran, the sexton and the squire;
     A merry road, a mazy road, and such as we did tread
     The night we went to Birmingham by way of Beachy Head.
    Flying Inn (1914) ch. 21 "Rolling English Road"

     For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen,
     Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.
    Flying Inn (1914) ch. 21 "Rolling English Road"

   Ten thousand women marched through the streets of London [in support of
   women's suffrage] saying: "We will not be dictated to," and then went off
   to become stenographers.
   In M. Ffinch G. K. Chesterton (1986) ch. 11

   The word "orthodoxy" not only no longer means being right; it practically
   means being wrong.
    Heretics (1905) ch. 1

   There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only
   thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
    Heretics (1905) ch. 3

   The artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.  It is
   a disease which arises from men not having sufficient power of expression
   to utter and get rid of the element of art in their being.
    Heretics (1905) ch. 17

   Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions.
    Heretics (1905) ch. 20

   After the first silence the small man said to the other: "Where does a
   wise man hide a pebble?" And the tall man answered in a low voice: "On the
   beach." The small man nodded, and after a short silence said: "Where does
   a wise man hide a leaf?" And the other answered: "In the forest."
    Innocence of Father Brown (1911) "The Sign of the Broken Sword"

   Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their
   property that they may more perfectly respect it.
    Man who was Thursday (1908) ch. 4

   The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at
   children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end,
   which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up.
    Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904) bk. 1, ch. 1

     Why do you rush through the fields in trains,
     Guessing so much and so much.
     Why do you flash through the flowery meads,
     Fat-head poet that nobody reads;
     And why do you know such a frightful lot
     About people in gloves and such?
    New Poems (1933) "The Fat White Woman Speaks" (an answer to Frances
   Cornford, see 61:8)

   Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means
   government by the badly educated.
    New York Times 1 Feb. 1931, pt. 5, p. 1

   The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.
    Orthodoxy (1908) ch. 2

   Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and
   cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in
   any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic,
   not in imagination.
    Orthodoxy (1908) ch. 2

   Mr Shaw is (I suspect) the only man on earth who has never written any
    Orthodoxy (1908) ch. 3

   Tradition may be defined as an extension of the franchise.  Tradition
   means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It
   is the democracy of the dead.  Tradition refuses to submit to the small
   and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. All
   democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth;
   tradition objects to their being disqualified by the accident of death.
   Democracy tells us not to neglect a good man's opinion, even if he is our
   groom; tradition asks us not to neglect a good man's opinion, even if he
   is our father.
    Orthodoxy (1908) ch. 4

   All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you
   leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you
   leave it to a torrent of change.
    Orthodoxy (1908) ch. 7

   Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
    Orthodoxy (1908) ch. 7

     White founts falling in the Courts of the sun,
     And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run.
    Poems (1915) "Lepanto"

     Strong gongs groaning as the guns boom far,
     Don John of Austria is going to the war,
     Stiff flags straining in the night-blasts cold
     In the gloom black-purple, in the glint old-gold,
     Torchlight crimson on the copper kettle-drums,
     Then the tuckets, then the trumpets, then the cannon, and he comes.
    Poems (1915) "Lepanto"

     From all that terror teaches,
     From lies of tongue and pen,
     From all the easy speeches
     That comfort cruel men,
     From sale and profanation
     Of honour and the sword,
     From sleep and from damnation,
     Deliver us, good Lord!
    Poems (1915) "A Hymn"

     Are they clinging to their crosses, F. E. Smith?
    Poems (1915) "Antichrist"

     Talk about the pews and steeples
     And the Cash that goes therewith!
     But the souls of Christian peoples...
     Chuck it, Smith!
    Poems (1915) "Antichrist"

     The souls most fed with Shakespeare's flame
     Still sat unconquered in a ring,
     Remembering him like anything.
    Poems (1915) "Shakespeare Memorial"

     John Grubby, who was short and stout
     And troubled with religious doubt,
     Refused about the age of three
     To sit upon the curate's knee.
    Poems (1915) "New Freethinker"

     And I dream of the days when work was scrappy,
     And rare in our pockets the mark of the mint,
     When we were angry and poor and happy,
     And proud of seeing our names in print.
    Poems (1915) "Song of Defeat"

     Smile at us, pay us, pass us; but do not quite forget.
     For we are the people of England, that never have spoken yet.
    Poems (1915) "The Secret People"

     We only know the last sad squires ride slowly towards the sea,
     And a new people takes the land: and still it is not we.
    Poems (1915) "The Secret People"

     They spoke of Progress spiring round,
     Of Light and Mrs Humphry Ward--
     It is not true to say I frowned,
     Or ran about the room and roared;
     I might have simply sat and snored--
     I rose politely in the club
     And said,"I feel a little bored.
     Will someone take me to a pub?"
    Poems (1915) "Ballade of an Anti-Puritan"

     The gallows in my garden, people say,
     Is new and neat and adequately tall.
     I tie the noose on in a knowing way
     As one that knots his necktie for a ball;
     But just as all the neighbours--on the wall--
     Are drawing a long breath to shout "Hurray!"
     The strangest whim has seized me....After all
     I think I will not hang myself today.
    Poems (1915) "Ballade of Suicide"

   It isn't that they can't see the solution.  It is that they can't see the
    Scandal of Father Brown (1935) "Point of a Pin"

   Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only
   one had a coloured pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
    Tremendous Trifles (1909) "On Lying in Bed"

   Hardy went down to botanize in the swamp, while Meredith climbed towards
   the sun.  Meredith became, at his best, a sort of daintily dressed Walt
   Whitman: Hardy became a sort of village atheist brooding and blaspheming
   over the village idiot.
    Victorian Age in Literature (1912) ch. 2

   He [Tennyson] could not think up to the height of his own towering style.
    Victorian Age in Literature (1912) ch. 3

   The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting.  It has been
   found difficult; and left untried.
    What's Wrong with the World (1910) pt. 1, ch. 5

   She was maintaining the prime truth of woman, the universal mother: that
   if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
    What's Wrong with the World (1910) pt. 4, ch. 14

     When fishes flew and forests walked
     And figs grew upon thorn,
     Some moment when the moon was blood
     Then surely I was born.

     With monstrous head and sickening cry
     And ears like errant wings,
     The devil's walking parody
     On all four-footed things.
    Wild Knight and Other Poems (1900) "The Donkey"

     Fools! For I also had my hour;
     One far fierce hour and sweet:
     There was a shout about my ears,
     And palms before my feet.
    Wild Knight and Other Poems (1900) "The Donkey"

     But Higgins is a Heathen,
     And to lecture rooms is forced,
     Where his aunts, who are not married,
     Demand to be divorced.
    Wine, Water and Song (1915) "Song of the Strange Ascetic"

   To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to
   want it.
    Wisdom of Father Brown (1914) "Paradise of Thieves"

   Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones Dead" to people who
   never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
    Wisdom of Father Brown (1914) "The Purple Wig"

3.51 Maurice Chevalier


   On his seventy-second birthday in 1960, he [Chevalier] was asked what he
   felt about the advancing years.  "Considering the alternative," he said,
   "it's not too bad at all."
    Michael Freedland Maurice Chevalier (1981) ch. 20

3.52 Erskine Childers


   The riddle of the sands.
   Title of novel (1903)

   The [firing] squad took up their positions across the prison yard. "Come
   closer, boys," Childers called out to them. "It will be easier for you."
    Burke Wilkinson Zeal of Convert (1976) ch. 26

3.53 Charles Chilton


   See Joan Littlewood (12.66)

3.54 Noam Chomsky


   As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action
   arise, human science is at a loss.
   Television interview, 30 Mar. 1978, in Listener 6 Apr. 1978

   The notion "grammatical" cannot be identified with "meaningful" or
   "significant" in any semantic sense. Sentences (1) and (2) are equally
   nonsensical, but...only the former is grammatical.
     (1) Colourless green ideas sleep furiously.
     (2) Furiously sleep ideas green colourless.
    Syntactic Structures (1957) ch. 2

3.55 Dame Agatha Christie


   One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing that to
   win a war is as disastrous as to lose one!
    Autobiography (1977) pt. 10

   "This affair must all be unravelled from within." He [Hercule Poirot]
   tapped his forehead. "These little grey cells. It is 'up to them'--as you
   say over here."
    The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) ch. 10

   Trust the train, Mademoiselle, for it is le bon Dieu who drives it.
    The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928) ch. 36

3.56 Frank E. Churchill


   Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
   Title of song (1933; probably written in collaboration with Ann Ronell)

3.57 Sir Winston Churchill


   In defeat unbeatable: in victory unbearable.
   In Edward Marsh Ambrosia and Small Beer (1964) ch. 5 (describing Viscount

   After the war one quip which went the rounds of Westminster was attributed
   to Churchill himself. "An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing Street, and
   when the door was opened [Clement] Attlee got out." When [John] Colville
   repeated this, and its attribution, to Churchill he obviously did not like
   it. His face set hard, and "after an awful pause" he said: "Mr Attlee is
   an honourable and gallant gentleman, and a faithful colleague who served
   his country well at the time of her greatest need. I should be obliged if
   you would make it clear whenever an occasion arises that I would never
   make such a remark about him, and that I strongly disapprove of anybody
   who does."
    Kenneth Harris Attlee (1982) ch. 16

   Always remember, Clemmie, that I have taken more out of alcohol than
   alcohol has taken out of me.
   In Quentin Reynolds By Quentin Reynolds (1964) ch. 11

   [Clement Attlee is] a modest man who has a good deal to be modest about.
   In Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine of Books 27 June 1954

     Question:  What are the desirable qualifications for any young man who
   wishes to become a politician?
     Mr Churchill:  It is the ability to foretell what is going to happen
   tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability
   afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
   In B. Adler Churchill Wit (1965) p. 4

   The British people have taken for themselves this motto--"Business carried
   on as usual during alterations on the map of Europe." They expect the
   navy, on which they have lavished so much care and expense, to make that
   good, and that is what, upon the whole, we are actually achieving at the
   present time.
   Speech at the Guildhall, 9 Nov. 1914, in Complete Speeches (1974) vol. 3,
   p. 2341

   Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt....We shall
   not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire.  Neither the sudden shock
   of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us
   down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
   Speech on radio, 9 Feb. 1941, in Complete Speeches (1974) vol. 6, p. 6350

   The people of London with one voice would say to Hitler: "You have
   committed every crime under the sun....We will have no truce or parley
   with you, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your
   worst--and we will do our best."
   Speech at County Hall, London, 14 July 1941, in Complete Speeches (1974)
   vol. 6, p. 6451

   Do not let us speak of darker days; let us rather speak of sterner days.
   These are not dark days: these are great days--the greatest days our
   country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been
   allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making
   these days memorable in the history of our race.
   Speech at Harrow School, 29 Oct. 1941, in Complete Speeches (1974) vol. 6,
   p. 6500

   It becomes still more difficult to reconcile Japanese action with prudence
   or even with sanity. What kind of a people do they think we are?
   Speech to US Congress, 26 Dec. 1941, in Complete Speeches (1974) vol. 6,
   p. 6540

   When I warned them [the French Government] that Britain would fight on
   alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his
   divided Cabinet, "In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like
   a chicken." Some chicken! Some neck!
   Speech to Canadian Parliament, 30 Dec. 1941, in Complete Speeches (1974)
   vol. 6, p. 6544

   There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into
   babies. Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
   Speech on radio, 21 Mar. 1943, in Complete Speeches (1974) vol. 7, p. 6761

   From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has
   descended across the Continent.
   Speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, 5 Mar.  1946, in Complete
   Speeches (1974) vol. 7, p. 7290

   Somebody said, "One never hears of Baldwin nowadays--he might as well be
   dead." "No," said Winston, "not dead. But the candle in that great turnip
   has gone out."
    Harold Nicolson Diary 17 Aug. 1950, in Diaries and Letters (1968) p. 193

   Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it
   is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
   Speech at the Mansion House, London, 10 Nov. 1942, in End of the Beginning
   (1943) p. 214

   We mean to hold our own. I have not become the King's First Minister in
   order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.
   Speech in London, 10 Nov. 1942, in End of the Beginning (1943) p. 215

   Once he [Churchill] said to me, "Alfred, if you met Picasso coming down
   the street, would you join with me in kicking his something something
   something?" I said, "Yes, sir, I would."
    Sir Alfred Munnings in speech at Royal Academy, 28 Apr. 1949, in The
   Finish (1952) ch. 22

   Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and
   the lash.
   In Sir Peter Gretton Former Naval Person (1968) ch. 1

   A labour contract into which men enter voluntarily for a limited and for a
   brief period, under which they are paid wages which they consider
   adequate, under which they are not bought or sold and from which they can
   obtain relief...on payment of њ17.10s, the cost of their passage, may not
   be a healthy or proper contract, but it cannot in the opinion of His
   Majesty's Government be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of
   the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude.
    Hansard 22 Feb. 1906, col. 555

   He [Lord Charles Beresford] is one of those orators of whom it was well
   said, "Before they get up, they do not know what they are going to say;
   when they are speaking, they do not know what they are saying; and when
   they have sat down, they do not know what they have said."
    Hansard 20 Dec. 1912, col. 1893

   The whole map of Europe has been changed. The position of countries has
   been violently altered. The modes of thought of men, the whole outlook on
   affairs, the grouping of parties, all have encountered violent and
   tremendous changes in the deluge of the world, but as the deluge subsides
   and the waters fall short we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and
   Tyrone emerging once again. The integrity of their quarrel is one of the
   few institutions that has been unaltered in the cataclysm which has swept
   the world.
    Hansard 16 Feb. 1922, col. 1270

   I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the
    Hansard 7 July 1926, col. 2216 (replying to complaints of his bias in
   editing the British Gazette during the General Strike)

   I remember, when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's
   circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the
   exhibit on the programme which I most desired to see was the one described
   as "The Boneless Wonder." My parents judged that that spectacle would be
   too revolting and demoralizing for my youthful eyes, and I have waited 50
   years to see the boneless wonder [Ramsay Macdonald] sitting on the
   Treasury Bench.
    Hansard 28 Jan. 1931, col. 1021

   So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be
   undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for
   fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
    Hansard 12 Nov. 1936, col. 1107

   The utmost he [Neville Chamberlain] has been able to gain for
   Czechoslovakia and in the matters which were in dispute has been that the
   German dictator, instead of snatching his victuals from the table, has
   been content to have them served to him course by course.
    Hansard 5 Oct. 1938, col. 361

   I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this
   Government: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
    Hansard 13 May 1940, col. 1502

   You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land
   and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give
   us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark,
   lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is
   our aim?  I can answer in one word: Victory, victory at all costs, victory
   in spite of all terror; victory, however long and hard the road may be;
   for without victory, there is no survival.
    Hansard 13 May 1940, col. 1502

   At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, "Come
   then, let us go forward together with our united strength."
    Hansard 13 May 1940, col. 1502

   Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have
   fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious
   apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail.  We shall go on to the
   end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we
   shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we
   shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the
   beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the
   fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never
   surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island
   or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond
   the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the
   struggle, until, in God's good time, the new world, with all its power and
   might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.
    Hansard 4 June 1940, col. 796

   What General Weygand called the "Battle of France" is over. I expect that
   the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the
   survival of Christian civilization.  Upon it depends our own British life
   and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury
   and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that
   he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand
   up to him all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move
   forward into broad, sunlit uplands; but if we fail then the whole world,
   including the United States, and all that we have known and cared for,
   will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps
   more prolonged, by the lights of a perverted science. Let us therefore
   brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that, if the British
   Commonwealth and its Empire lasts for a thousand years, men will still
   say, "This was their finest hour."
    Hansard 18 June 1940, col. 60

   The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed
   throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the
   British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant
   challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of world war by their
   prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so
   much owed by so many to so few.
    Hansard 20 Aug. 1940, col. 1166

   The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who
   like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
    Hansard 10 June 1941, col. 152

   We make this wide encircling movement in the Mediterranean, having for its
   primary object the recovery of the command of that vital sea, but also
   having for its object the exposure of the under-belly of the Axis,
   especially Italy, to heavy attack.
    Hansard 11 Nov. 1942, col. 28 (often misquoted as "the soft under-belly
   of the Axis")

   He [President Roosevelt] devised the extraordinary measure of assistance
   called Lend-Lease, which will stand forth as the most unselfish and
   unsordid financial act of any country in all history.
    Hansard 17 Apr. 1945, col. 76

   Unless the right hon. Gentleman [Mr Bevan] changes his policy and methods
   and moves without the slightest delay, he will be as great a curse to this
   country in time of peace, as he was a squalid nuisance in time of war.
    Hansard 6 Dec. 1945, col. 2544

   Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world
   of sin and woe.  No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise.
   Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government
   except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
    Hansard 11 Nov. 1947, col. 206

   I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a
   mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian
   national interest.
   Radio talk, 1 Oct. 1939, in Into Battle (1941) p. 131

   Nous attendons l'invasion promise de longue date. Les poissons aussi.

   We are waiting for the long-promised invasion. So are the fishes.
   Radio broadcast to the French people, 21 Oct. 1940, in Into Battle (1941)
   p. 298

   Shortly after returning from his tour of the Near East, Anthony Eden
   submitted a long-winded report to the Prime Minister on his experiences
   and impressions. Churchill, it is told, returned it to his War Minister
   with a note saying: "As far as I can see you have used every clich‚ except
   'God is Love' and 'Please adjust your dress before leaving.'"
    Life 9 Dec. 1940 (when this story was repeated in the Daily Mirror,
   Churchill denied that it was true)

   I wrote my name at the top of the page. I wrote down the number of the
   question "1." After much reflection I put a bracket round it thus "(1)."
   But thereafter I could not think of anything connected with it that was
   either relevant or true....It was from these slender indications of
   scholarship that Mr Welldon drew the conclusion that I was worthy to pass
   into Harrow. It is very much to his credit.
    My Early Life (1930) ch. 2

   By being so long in the lowest form [at Harrow] I gained an immense
   advantage over the cleverer boys. They all went on to learn Latin and
   Greek....But I was taught English....Thus I got into my bones the
   essential structure of the ordinary British sentence--which is a noble
   thing....Naturally I am biased in favour of boys learning English. I would
   make them all learn English: and then I would let the clever ones learn
   Latin as an honour, and Greek as a treat.
    My Early Life (1930) ch. 2

   Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime Ministers have
   never yet been invested.
    My Early Life (1930) ch. 2

   So they told me how Mr Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought
   served him right.
    My Early Life (1930) ch. 2

   It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
    My Early Life (1930) ch. 9

   To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.
   Speech at White House, 26 June 1954, in New York Times 27 June 1954, p. 1

   I am prepared to meet my Maker.  Whether my Maker is prepared for the
   great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
   At news conference in Washington, 1954, in New York Times 25 Jan. 1965
   (Suppl.) p. 7

   The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
   Speech at Harvard, 6 Sept. 1943, in Onwards to Victory (1944) p. 238

   It is said that Mr Winston Churchill once made this marginal comment
   against a sentence that clumsily avoided a prepositional ending:  "This is
   the sort of English up with which I will not put."
   Ernest Gowers Plain Words (1948) ch. 9

   Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance.  In victory:
   magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
    Second World War (1948) vol. 1, epigraph (Sir Edward Marsh in A Number of
   People (1939) p. 152, says that this motto occurred to Churchill shortly
   after the First World War)

   One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for
   suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once "The
   Unnecessary War."
    Second World War (1948) vol. 1, p. viii

   I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had
   been but a preparation for this hour and this trial.  Eleven years in the
   political wilderness had freed me from ordinary Party antagonisms. My
   warnings over the last six years had been so numerous, so detailed, and
   were now so terribly vindicated, that no one could gainsay me. I could not
   be reproached either for making the war or with want of preparation for
   it. I thought I knew a good deal about it all, and I was sure I should not
   fail. Therefore, although impatient for the morning, I slept soundly and
   had no need for cheering dreams. Facts are better than dreams.
    Second World War (1948) vol. 1, p. 526

   No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
   Letter to Lord Wavell, 26 Nov. 1940, in Second World War (1949) vol. 2,
   ch. 27

   It may almost be said, "Before Alamein we never had a victory. After
   Alamein we never had a defeat."
    Second World War (1951) vol. 4, ch. 33

   Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And
   the tigers are getting hungry.
   Letter, 11 Nov. 1937, in Step by Step (1939) p. 186. Cf. the proverb "He
   who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount" (see Concise Oxford Dictionary of
   Proverbs under rides)

   You must rank me and my colleagues as strong partisans of national
   compulsory insurance for all classes for all purposes from the cradle to
   the grave.
   Radio broadcast, 21 Mar. 1943, in The Times 22 Mar. 1943

   I have never accepted what many people have kindly said--namely, that I
   inspired the nation....It was the nation and the race dwelling all round
   the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to
   give the roar.  I also hope that I sometimes suggested to the lion the
   right place to use his claws.
   Speech at Westminster Hall, 30 Nov. 1954, in The Times 1 Dec. 1954

   Mr Attlee, whom Churchill once playfully described as a "sheep in sheep's
    Lord Home Way the Wind Blows (1976) ch. 6. Cf. Sir Edmund Gosse

   Take away that pudding--it has no theme.
   In Lord Home Way the Wind Blows (1976) ch. 16

   We are all worms. But I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
   In Violet Bonham-Carter Winston Churchill as I Knew Him (1965) ch. 1

   Jellicoe was the only man on either side who could lose the war in an
    World Crisis (1927) pt. 1, ch. 5

3.58 Count Galeazzo Ciano


   La vittoria trova cento padri, e nessuno vuole riconoscere l'insuccesso.

   Victory has a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
    Diary 9 Sept. 1942 (1946) vol. 2, p. 196

3.59 Brian Clark


   Whose life is it anyway?
   Title of play (1977)

3.60 Kenneth Clark (Baron Clark)


   Perrault's fa‡ade [of the Louvre] reflects the triumph of an authoritarian
   state, and of those logical solutions that Colbert, the great
   administrator of the seventeenth century, was imposing on politics,
   economics and every department of contemporary life, including, above all,
   the arts. This gives French Classical architecture a certain inhumanity.
   It was the work not of craftsmen, but of wonderfully gifted civil
    Civilization (1969) ch. 9

3.61 Arthur C. Clarke


   If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible
   he is almost certainly right, but if he says that it is impossible he is
   very probably wrong.
   In New Yorker 9 Aug. 1969

3.62 Grant Clarke and Edgar Leslie

   Grant Clarke 1891-1931
   Edgar Leslie 1885-1976

     He'd have to get under, get out and get under
     And fix up his automobile.
    He'd Have to Get Under--Get Out and Get Under (1913 song; music by
   Maurice Abrahams)

3.63 Eldridge Cleaver


   What we're saying today is that you're either part of the solution or
   you're part of the problem.
   Speech in San Francisco, 1968, in R. Scheer Eldridge Cleaver, Post Prison
   Writings and Speeches (1969) p. xxxii

3.64 John Cleese


   See Graham Chapman (3.47)

3.65 John Cleese and Connie Booth

   John Cleese 1939-

   They're Germans. Don't mention the war.
    Fawlty Towers "The Germans" (BBC TV programme, 1975), in Complete Fawlty
   Towers (1988) p. 153

   So Harry says, "You don't like me any more. Why not?" And he says,
   "Because you've got so terribly pretentious." And Harry says,
   "Pretentious? Moi?"
    Fawlty Towers "The Psychiatrist" (BBC TV programme, 1979), in Complete
   Fawlty Towers (1988) p. 190

3.66 Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn


     The golf-links lie so near the mill
     That almost every day
     The labouring children can look out
     And watch the men at play.
    New York Tribune 23 Jan. 1914 "For Some Must Watch, While--"

3.67 Georges Clemenceau


   La guerre, c'est une chose trop grave pour la confier … des militaires.

   War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
   Attributed to Clemenceau e.g. in Hampden Jackson Clemenceau and the Third
   Republic (1946) p. 228, but also attributed to Briand and Talleyrand

   Politique int‚rieure, je fais la guerre; politique ext‚rieure, je fais
   toujours la guerre. Je fais toujours la guerre.

   My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time
   I wage war.
   Speech to French Chamber of Deputies, 8 Mar. 1918, in Discours de Guerre
   (War Speeches, 1968) p. 172

   Il est plus facile de faire la guerre que la paix.

   It is easier to make war than to make peace.
   Speech at Verdun, 20 July 1919, in Discours de Paix (Peace Speeches, 1938)
   p. 122

3.68 Harlan Cleveland


   In 1950 he [Harlan Cleveland] invented the phrase, so thrashed to death in
   later years, "the revolution of rising expectations."
    Arthur Schlesinger Thousand Days (1965) ch. 16

3.69 Richard Cobb


   In an operation of this kind one would not go for a Proust or a Joyce--not
   that I would know about that, never having read either.
   Speech at Booker Prize awards in London, 18 Oct. 1984, in The Times
   19 Oct. 1984

3.70 Claud Cockburn


   Small earthquake in Chile. Not many dead.
    In Time of Trouble (1956) ch. 10 (the words with which Cockburn claims to
   have won a competition at The Times for the dullest headline)

3.71 Jean Cocteau


   Le tact dans l' audace c'est de savoir jusqu'o— on peut aller trop loin.

   Being tactful in audacity is knowing how far one can go too far.
    Le Coq et l'Arlequin (1918) in Le Rappel … l'ordre (Recall to Order,
   1926) p. 2

   Le pire drame pour un poЉte, c'est d'€tre admir‚ par malentendu.

   The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
    Le Coq et l'Arlequin (1918) in Le Rappel … l'ordre (Recall to Order,
   1926) p. 20

   S'il faut choisir un crucifi‚, la foule sauve toujours Barabbas.

   If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save
    Le Coq et l'Arlequin (1918) in Le Rappel … l'ordre (Recall to Order,
   1926) p. 39

   L'Histoire est un alliage de r‚el et de mensonge.  Le r‚el de l'Histoire
   devient un mensonge. L'irr‚el de la fable devient v‚rit‚.

   History is a combination of reality and lies. The reality of History
   becomes a lie. The unreality of the fable becomes the truth.
    Journal d'un inconnu (Diary of an Unknown Man, 1953) p. 143

   Vivre est une chute horizontale.

   Life is a horizontal fall.
    Opium (1930) p. 37

   Quand j'ai ‚crit que Victor Hugo ‚tait un fou qui se croyait Victor Hugo,
   je ne plaisantais pas.

   When I wrote that Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Victor Hugo,
   I was not joking.
    Opium (1930) p. 77

3.72 Lenore Coffee


   What a dump!
    Beyond the Forest (1949 film; line spoken by Bette Davis, entering
   a room)

3.73 George M. Cohan


   It was Cohan who first said to a newspaperman (who wanted some information
   about Broadway Jones in 1912), "I don't care what you say about me, as
   long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name
    John McCabe George M. Cohan (1973) ch. 13

     Give my regards to Broadway,
     Remember me to Herald Square,
     Tell all the gang at Forty-Second Street
     That I will soon be there.
    Give My Regards to Broadway (1904 song)

     Over there, over there,
     Send the word, send the word over there
     That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming,
     The drums rum-tumming everywhere.
     So prepare, say a prayer,
     Send the word, send the word to beware.
     We'll be over, we're coming over
     And we won't come back till it's over, over there.
    Over There (1917 song)

     I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy,
     A Yankee Doodle, do or die;
     A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam's,
     Born on the fourth of July.
     I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart,
     She's my Yankee Doodle joy.
     Yankee Doodle came to London,
     Just to ride the ponies;
     I am the Yankee Doodle Boy.
    Yankee Doodle Boy (1904 song)

3.74 Desmond Coke


   His blade struck the water a full second before any other: the lad had
   started well. Nor did he flag as the race wore on: as the others tired, he
   seemed to grow more fresh, until at length, as the boats began to near the
   winning-post, his oar was dipping into the water nearly twice as often as
   any other.
    Sandford of Merton (1903) ch. 12 (often misquoted as "All rowed fast, but
   none so fast as stroke")

3.75 Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette)


   Il d‚couvrait...le monde des ‚motions qu'on nomme, … la l‚gЉre, physiques.

   He was discovering...the world of the emotions that are so lightly called
    Le Bl‚ en herbe (Ripening Seed, 1923) p. 161

   Quand elle lЉve ses paupiЉres, on dirait qu'elle se d‚shabille.

   When she raises her eyelids, it is as if she is undressing.
    Claudine s'en va (Claudine Goes Away, 1931) p. 59

   Ne porte jamais de bijoux artistiques, ‡a d‚considЉre complЉtement une

   Don't ever wear artistic jewellery; it wrecks a woman's reputation.
    Gigi (1944) p. 40

3.76 R. G. Collingwood


   Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in
   that work does what he wants to do.
    Speculum Mentis (1924) p. 25

3.77 Charles Collins and Fred W. Leigh

     My old man said, "Follow the van,
     Don't dilly-dally on the way!"
     Off went the cart with the home packed in it,
     I walked behind with my old cock linnet.
     But I dillied and dallied, dallied and dillied,
     Lost the van and don't know where to roam.
     You can't trust the "specials" like the old time "coppers"
     When you can't find your way home.
    Don't Dilly-Dally on the Way (1919 song; made famous by Marie Lloyd)

3.78 Charles Collins and Fred Murray

   Boiled beef and carrots.
   Title of song (1910; made famous by Harry Champion)

3.79 Charles Collins, E. A. Sheppard, and Fred Terry

     Any old iron, any old iron,
     Any any old old iron?
     You look neat
     Talk about a treat,
     You look dapper from your napper to your feet.
     Dressed in style, brand new tile,
     And your father's old green tie on,
     But I wouldn't give you tuppence for your old watch chain;
     Old iron, old iron?
    Any Old Iron (1911 song; made famous by Harry Champion; the second line
   is often sung as "Any any any old iron?")

3.80 John Churton Collins


   To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
   In L. C. Collins Life of John Churton Collins (1912) p. 316

3.81 Michael Collins


   Think--what I have got for Ireland?  Something which she has wanted these
   past seven hundred years.  Will anyone be satisfied at the bargain? Will
   anyone? I tell you this--early this morning I signed my death warrant.
   I thought at the time how odd, how ridiculous--a bullet may just as well
   have done the job five years ago.
   Letter, 6 Dec. 1921, in T. R. Dwyer Michael Collins and the Treaty (1981)
   ch. 4

3.82 Betty Comden and Adolph Green

   Betty Comden 1919-
   Adolph Green 1915-

     New York, New York,--a helluva town,
     The Bronx is up but the Battery's down,
     And people ride in a hole in the ground:
     New York, New York,--It's a helluva town.
    New York, New York (1945 song; music by Leonard Bernstein)

   The party's over.
   Title of song (1956; music by Jule Styne)

3.83 Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett


   "Well, of course, people are only human," said Dudley to his brother, as
   they walked to the house behind the women. "But it really does not seem
   much for them to be."
    A Family and a Fortune (1939) ch. 2

   There are different kinds of wrong. The people sinned against are not
   always the best.
    The Mighty and their Fall (1961) ch. 7

   There is more difference within the sexes than between them.
    Mother and Son (1955) ch. 10

   As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have
   no plots.
   In R. Lehmann et al. Orion I (1945) p. 25

3.84 Billy Connolly


   Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair
   In Duncan Campbell Billy Connolly (1976) p. 92

3.85 Cyril Connolly


   Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice;
   journalism what will be read once.
    Enemies of Promise (1938) ch. 3

   As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers, so
   those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
    Enemies of Promise (1938) ch. 10

   Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
    Enemies of Promise (1938) ch. 13

   There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.
    Enemies of Promise (1938) ch. 14

   All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total
   dependence on the appreciation of others.
    Enemies of Promise (1938) ch. 16

   I have called this style the Mandarin style, since it is beloved by
   literary pundits, by those who would make the written word as unlike as
   possible to the spoken one. It is the style of those writers whose
   tendency is to make their language convey more than they mean or more than
   they feel, it is the style of most artists and all humbugs.
    Enemies of Promise (1938) ch. 20

   In the eighteenth century he [Alec Douglas-Home] would have become Prime
   Minister before he was thirty; as it was he appeared honourably ineligible
   for the struggle of life.
    Enemies of Promise (1938) ch. 23

   Were I to deduce any system from my feelings on leaving Eton, it might be
   called The Theory of Permanent Adolescence.
    Enemies of Promise (1938) ch. 24

   It is closing time in the gardens of the West and from now on an artist
   will be judged only by the resonance of his solitude or the quality of his
    Horizon Dec. 1949--Jan. 1950, p. 362

   Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the
   public and have no self.
    New Statesman 25 Feb. 1933

   Destroy him as you will, the bourgeois always bounces up--execute him,
   expropriate him, starve him out en masse, and he reappears in your
   In Observer 7 Mar. 1937

   He [George Orwell] could not blow his nose without moralising on the state
   of the handkerchief industry.
    Sunday Times 29 Sept. 1968

   The more books we read, the sooner we perceive that the only function of a
   writer is to produce a masterpiece.  No other task is of any consequence.
    Unquiet Grave (1944) pt. 1

   There is no fury like a woman looking for a new lover.
    Unquiet Grave (1944) pt. 1. Cf. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1979)

   In the sex-war thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness
   of the female.
    Unquiet Grave (1944) pt. 1

   Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learnt to
    Unquiet Grave (1944) pt. 1

   The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next. Everything
   over-ripens in the same way. The disasters of the world are due to its
   inhabitants not being able to grow old simultaneously.
    Unquiet Grave (1944) pt. 2

   Imprisoned in every fat man a thin one is wildly signalling to be let out.
    Unquiet Grave (1944) pt. 2. See also George Orwell (15.24)

   The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.
   Unquiet Grave (1944) pt. 2

   We are all serving a life-sentence in the dungeon of self.
    Unquiet Grave (1944) pt. 2

   Peeling off the kilometres to the tune of "Blue Skies," sizzling down the
   long black liquid reaches of Nationale Sept, the plane trees going
   sha-sha-sha through the open window, the windscreen yellowing with crushed
   midges, she with the Michelin beside me, a handkerchief binding her hair.
    Unquiet Grave (1944) pt. 3

   Our memories are card-indexes consulted, and then put back in disorder by
   authorities whom we do not control.
    Unquiet Grave (1944) pt. 3

3.86 James Connolly


   The worker is the slave of capitalist society, the female worker is the
   slave of that slave.
    Re-conquest of Ireland (1915) p. 38

3.87 Joseph Conrad (Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski)


   In plucking the fruit of memory one runs the risk of spoiling its bloom.
    Arrow of Gold (author's note, 1920, to 1924 Uniform Edition) p. viii

   The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from
   those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than
   ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.
     Heart of Darkness ch. 1, in Youth (1902)

   We live, as we dream--alone.
    Heart of Darkness ch. 1, in Youth (1902)

   Exterminate all the brutes!
    Heart of Darkness ch. 2, in Youth (1902)

   He [Kurtz] cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision,--he cried out
   twice, a cry that was no more than a breath--"The horror! The horror!"
    Heart of Darkness ch. 3, in Youth (1902)

   Mistah Kurtz--he dead.
    Heart of Darkness ch. 3, in Youth (1902)

   A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea.
   If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavour to
   do, he drowns--nicht wahr?...No!  I tell you! The way is to the
   destructive element submit yourself, and with the exertions of your hands
   and feet in the water make the deep, deep sea keep you up....In the
   destructive element immerse....That was the way. To follow the dream, and
   again to follow the dream--and so--ewig--usque ad finem.
    Lord Jim (1900) ch. 20

   You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
   Lord Jim (1900) ch. 34

   Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should
   carry its justification in every line.
    The Nigger of the Narcissus, author's note, in New Review Dec. 1897

   Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of
   flattering illusions.
    Nostromo (1904) pt. 1, ch. 6

   It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.
    Outcast of the Islands (1896) pt. 3, ch. 2

   The terrorist and the policeman both come from the same basket.
    Secret Agent (1907) ch. 4

   All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upwards on the miseries
   or credulities of mankind.
    Some Reminiscences (1912; in USA entitled "A Personal Record") p. 19

   The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the
   unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement--but it passes away
   from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims.
    Under Western Eyes (1911) pt. 2, ch. 3

   A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are
   quite capable of every wickedness.
    Under Western Eyes (1911) pt. 2, ch. 4

   I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any
   more--the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth,
   and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to
   love, to vain effort--to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the
   heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every
   year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires--and expires, too
   soon, too soon--before life itself.
    Youth (1902) p. 41

3.88 Shirley Conran


   Our motto:  Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
    Superwoman (1975) p. 15

   First things first, second things never.
    Superwoman (1975) p. 157

3.89 A. J. Cook


   Not a penny off the pay, not a second on the day.
   Speech at York, 3 Apr. 1926, in The Times 5 Apr. 1926 (referring to
   miners' slogan)

3.90 Dan Cook

   The opera ain't over 'til the fat lady sings.
   In Washington Post 3 June 1978

3.91 Peter Cook


   I have recently been travelling round the world--on your behalf, and at
   your expense--visiting some of the chaps with whom I hope to be shaping
   your future. I went first to Germany, and there I spoke with the German
   Foreign Minister, Herr...Herr and there, and we exchanged many frank words
   in our respective languages.
    Beyond the Fringe (1961 revue) "TVPM," in  Roger Wilmut Complete Beyond
   the Fringe (1987) p. 54

   Yes, I could have been a judge but I never had the Latin, never had the
   Latin for the judging, I just never had sufficient of it to get through
   the rigorous judging exams. They're noted for their rigour.  People come
   staggering out saying, "My God, what a rigorous exam"--and so I became a
   miner instead.
    Beyond the Fringe (1961 revue) "Sitting on the Bench," in  Roger Wilmut
   Complete Beyond the Fringe (1987) p. 97

3.92 Calvin Coolidge


   Shortly after Mr Coolidge had gone to the White House, Mrs Coolidge was
   unable to go to church with him one Sunday. At lunch she asked what the
   sermon was about. "Sins," he said. "Well, what did he say about sin?" "He
   was against it."
    John H. McKee Coolidge: Wit and Wisdom (1933) p. 4 (but Edward C.
   Lathem's Meet Calvin Coolidge (1960) p. 151 quotes Mrs Coolidge as saying
   that this was one of "the stories which might reasonably be attributed to
   him [Coolidge] but which did not originate with him")

   Mr Coolidge...interrupted a discussion of cancellation of the war debts
   with: "Well, they hired the money, didn't they?"
    John H. McKee Coolidge: Wit and Wisdom (1933) p. 118

   There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody,
   anywhere, any time.
   Telegram to Samuel Gompers, 14 Sept. 1919, in Have Faith in Massachusetts
   (1919) p. 223

   Civilization and profits go hand in hand.
   Speech in New York, 27 Nov. 1920, in New York Times 28 Nov. 1920, p. 20

   The chief business of the American people is business.
   Speech in Washington, 17 Jan. 1925, in New York Times 18 Jan. 1925, p. 19

   I do not choose to run for President in nineteen twenty-eight.
   Statement issued at Rapid City, South Dakota, 2 Aug.  1927, in New York
   Times 3 Aug.  1927, p. 1

3.93 Ananda Coomaraswamy


   The artist is not a special kind of man, but every man is a special kind
   of artist.
    Transformation of Nature in Art (1934) ch. 2

3.94 Alfred Duff Cooper (Viscount Norwich)


   I really did enjoy Belvoir you know....You must I think have enjoyed it
   too, with your two stout lovers frowning at one another across the hearth
   rug, while your small, but perfectly formed one kept the party in a roar.
   Letter to Lady Diana Manners, Oct. 1914, in Artemis Cooper Durable Fire
   (1983) p. 17

3.95 Tommy Cooper


    Just like that!
   Title of autobiography (1975), from his catch-phrase.

3.96 Wendy Cope


     I used to think all poets were Byronic--
     Mad, bad and dangerous to know.
     And then I met a few. Yes it's ironic--
     I used to think all poets were Byronic.
     They're mostly wicked as a ginless tonic
     And wild as pension plans.
    Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (1986) "Triolet." Cf.  Oxford Dictonary of
   Quotations (1979) 306:25

     It's nice to meet serious people
     And hear them explain their views:
     Your concern for the rights of women
     Is especially welcome news.
     I'm sure you'd never exploit one;
     I expect you'd rather be dead;
     I'm thoroughly convinced of it--
     Now can we go to bed?
    Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (1986) "From June to December"

     There are so many kinds of awful men--
     One can't avoid them all. She often said
     She'd never make the same mistake again:
     She always made a new mistake instead.
    Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (1986) "Rondeau Redoubl‚"

     It was a dream I had last week
     And some kind of record seemed vital.
     I knew it wouldn't be much of a poem
     But I love the title.
    Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (1986) title-poem

3.97 Aaron Copland


   The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, "Is there a
   meaning to music?" My answer to that would be, "Yes." And "Can you state
   in so many words what the meaning is?" My answer to that would be, "No."
    What to Listen for in Music (1939) ch. 2

3.98 Bernard Cornfeld


   Do you sincerely want to be rich?
   Question often asked by Cornfeld of salesmen in the 1960s, in Charles Raw
   et al.  Do You Sincerely Want to be Rich?  (1971) p. 67

3.99 Frances Cornford


     Whoso maintains that I am humbled now
     (Who wait the Awful Day) is still a liar;
     I hope to meet my Maker brow to brow
     And find my own the higher.
    Collected Poems (1954) "Epitaph for a Reviewer"

     A young Apollo, golden-haired,
     Stands dreaming on the verge of strife,
     Magnificently unprepared
     For the long littleness of life.
    Poems (1910) "Youth"

     O why do you walk through the fields in gloves,
     Missing so much and so much?
     O fat white woman whom nobody loves,
     Why do you walk through the fields in gloves,
     When the grass is soft as the breast of doves
     And shivering-sweet to the touch?
     O why do you walk through the fields in gloves,
     Missing so much and so much?
    Poems (1910) "To a Fat Lady seen from the Train." Cf. G. K. Chesterton

     How long ago Hector took off his plume,
     Not wanting that his little son should cry,
     Then kissed his sad Andromache goodbye--
     And now we three in Euston waiting-room.
    Travelling Home (1948) "Parting in Wartime"

3.100 Francis Macdonald Cornford


   If you persist to the threshold of old age--your fiftieth year, let us
   say--you will be a powerful person yourself, with an accretion of
   peculiarities which other people will have to study in order to square
   you. The toes you will have trodden on by this time will be as sands on
   the sea-shore; and from far below you will mount the roar of a ruthless
   multitude of young men in a hurry.  You may perhaps grow to be aware what
   they are in a hurry to do. They are in a hurry to get you out of the way.
    Microcosmographia Academica (1908) p. 2

   Every public action, which is not customary, either is wrong, or, if it is
   right, is a dangerous precedent. It follows that nothing should ever be
   done for the first time.
    Microcosmographia Academica (1908) p. 28

3.101 Baron Pierre de Coubertin


   L'important dans la vie ce n'est point le triomphe mais le combat;
   l'essentiel ce n'est pas d'avoir vaincu mais de s'€tre bien battu.

   The important thing in life is not the victory but the contest; the
   essential thing is not to have won but to be well beaten.
   Speech at government banquet in London, 24 July 1908, in T. A. Cook Fourth
   Olympiad (1909) p. 793

3.102 ђmile Cou‚


   Tous les jours, … tous points de vue, je vais de mieux en mieux.

   Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
    De la suggestion et de ses applications (On Suggestion and its
   Applications, 1915) p. 17 (Cou‚ advised his patients to repeat this phrase
   15 to 20 times, morning and evening)

3.103 No‰l Coward


   Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange
   Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day
   this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and
   greatness and peace again.
    Cavalcade (1932) act 3

     Dance, dance, dance, little lady!
     Dance, dance, dance, little lady!
     Leave tomorrow behind.
    Dance, Little Lady (1928 song)

     Don't let's be beastly to the Germans
     When our Victory is ultimately won.
    Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans (1943 song)

     I believe that since my life began
     The most I've had is just
     A talent to amuse.
     Heigho, if love were all!
    If Love Were All (1929 song)

     I'll see you again,
     Whenever Spring breaks through again.
    I'll See You Again (1929 song)

   Dear 338171 (May I call you 338?)
   Letter to T. E. Lawrence, 25 Aug. 1930, in D. Garnett (ed.) Letters of T.
   E. Lawrence (1938) p. 696

     London Pride has been handed down to us.
     London Pride is a flower that's free.
     London Pride means our own dear town to us,
     And our pride it for ever will be.
    London Pride (1941 song)

     Mad about the boy,
     It's pretty funny but I'm mad about the boy.
     He has a gay appeal
     That makes me feel
     There may be something sad about the boy.
    Mad about the Boy (1932 song)

     Mad dogs and Englishmen
     Go out in the midday sun.
     The Japanese don't care to,
     The Chinese wouldn't dare to,
     The Hindus and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve to one,
     But Englishmen detest a siesta.
     In the Philippines, there are lovely screens
     To protect you from the glare;
     In the Malay states, they have hats like plates
     Which the Britishers won't wear.
     At twelve noon, the natives swoon,
     And no further work is done;
     But mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
    Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1931 song)

     Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington,
     Don't put your daughter on the stage.
    Mrs Worthington (1935 song)

     Poor little rich girl
     You're a bewitched girl,
     Better beware!
    Poor Little Rich Girl (1925 song)

   Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
    Private Lives (1930) act 1 (in a gramophone recording also made in 1930,
   Gertrude Lawrence spoke the line as "Strange how potent cheap music is")

     Amanda:  I've been brought up to believe that it's beyond the pale, for
   a man to strike a woman.
     Elyot:  A very poor tradition. Certain women should be struck regularly,
   like gongs.
    Private Lives (1930) act 3

     Someday I'll find you,
     Moonlight behind you,
     True to the dream I am dreaming.
    Someday I'll Find You (1930 song)

     Dear Mrs A.,
     Hooray, hooray,
     At last you are deflowered.
     On this as every other day
     I love you--Noel Coward.
   Telegram to Gertrude Lawrence, 5 July 1940 (the day after her wedding), in
   Gertrude Lawrence A Star Danced (1945) p. 201

     The Stately Homes of England,
     How beautiful they stand,
     To prove the upper classes
     Have still the upper hand;
     Though the fact that they have to be rebuilt
     And frequently mortgaged to the hilt
     Is inclined to take the gilt
     Off the gingerbread,
     And certainly damps the fun
     Of the eldest son.
    The Stately Homes of England (1938 song). Cf. Oxford Dictionary of
   Quotations (1979) 244:21

     Tho' the pipes that supply the bathroom burst
     And the lavatory makes you fear the worst,
     It was used by Charles the First
     Quite informally,
     And later by George the Fourth
     On a journey North.
    The Stately Homes of England (1938 song)

     The Stately Homes of England,
     Tho' rather in the lurch,
     Provide a lot of chances
     For Psychical Research--
     There's the ghost of a crazy younger son
     Who murdered, in thirteen fifty-one,
     An extremely rowdy Nun
     Who resented it,
     And people who come to call
     Meet her in the hall.
    The Stately Homes of England (1938 song)

3.104 Hart Crane


     Cowslip and shad-blow, flaked like tethered foam
     Around bared teeth of stallions, bloomed that spring
     When first I read thy lines, rife as the loam
     Of prairies, yet like breakers cliffward leaping!
     ...My hand
     in yours,
     Walt Whitman--
    The Bridge (1930) pt. 4

     O Sleepless as the river under thee,
     Vaulting the sea, the prairies' dreaming sod,
     Unto us lowliest sometime sweep, descend
     And of the curveship lend a myth to God.
    Dial June 1927, p. 490 "To Brooklyn Bridge"

     You who desired so much--in vain to ask--
     Yet fed your hunger like an endless task,
     Dared dignify the labor, bless the quest--
     Achieved that stillness ultimately best,

     Being, of all, least sought for: Emily, hear!
    Nation 29 June 1927, p. 718 "To Emily Dickinson"

3.105 James Creelman and Ruth Rose

    James Creelman 1901-1941

   Oh no, it wasn't the aeroplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
   King Kong (1933 film; final words)

3.106 Bishop Mandell Creighton


   No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good.
   In Louise Creighton Life (1904) vol. 2, p. 503

3.107 Quentin Crisp


   There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years
   the dirt doesn't get any worse.
    Naked Civil Servant (1968) ch. 15

   I became one of the stately homos of England.
    Naked Civil Servant (1968) ch. 24

   An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last instalment
    Naked Civil Servant (1968) ch. 29

3.108 Julian Critchley


   The only safe pleasure for a parliamentarian is a bag of boiled sweets.
    Listener 10 June 1982

   She [Margaret Thatcher] has been beastly to the Bank of England, has
   demanded that the BBC "set its house in order" and tends to believe the
   worst of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She cannot see an
   institution without hitting it with her handbag.
    The Times 21 June 1982

3.109 Richmal Crompton (Richmal Crompton Lamburn)


   "If anyone trith to hang me," said Violet Elizabeth complacently, "I'll
   thcream and thcream and thcream till I'm thick. I can."
    Still--William (1925) ch. 8

3.110 Bing Crosby (Harry Lillis Crosby)


   Half joking, he [Crosby] asked that his epitaph read, "He was an average
   guy who could carry a tune."
    Newsweek 24 Oct. 1977, p. 102

3.111 Bing Crosby, Roy Turk, and Fred Ahlert

   Bing Crosby 1903-1977
   Roy Turk  1892-1934
   Fred Ahlert 1892-1933

     Where the blue of the night
     Meets the gold of the day,
     Someone waits for me.
    Where the Blue of the Night (1931 song)

3.112 Richard Crossman


   The Civil Service is profoundly deferential--"Yes, Minister! No, Minister!
   If you wish it, Minister!"
   Diary, 22 Oct. 1964, in Diaries of a Cabinet Minister (1975) vol. 1, p. 21

3.113 Aleister Crowley


   Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
    Book of the Law (1909) l. 40. Cf. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1979)

3.114 Leslie Crowther


   Come on down!
   Catch-phrase in "The Price is Right," ITV programme, 1984 onwards.

3.115 Robert Crumb


   Keep on truckin'.
   Catch-phrase used in cartoons from circa 1972

3.116 Bruce Frederick Cummings

   See W. N. P. Barbellion (2.14)

3.117 e. e. cummings


     anyone lived in a pretty how town
     (with up so floating many bells down)
     spring summer autumn winter
     he sang his didn't he danced his did.
    50 Poems (1949) no. 29

     Humanity i love you because
     when you're hard up you pawn your
     intelligence to buy a drink.
    XLI Poems (1925) "La Guerre," no. 2

     "next to of course god america i
     love you land of the pilgrims" and so forth oh
     say can you see by the dawn's early my
     country 'tis of centuries come and go
     and are no more what of it we should worry
     in every language even deafanddumb
     thy sons acclaim your glorious name by gorry
     by jingo by gee by gosh by gum
     why talk of beauty what could be more beaut-
     iful than these heroic happy dead
     who rushed like lions to the roaring slaughter
     they did not stop to think they died instead
     then shall the voices of liberty be mute?

     He spoke. And drank rapidly a glass of water.
    is 5 (1926) p. 62

     Buffalo Bill's
     who used to
     ride a watersmooth-silver
     and break onetwothreefourfive pigeons-
     he was a handsome man
     and what i want to know is
     how do you like your blueeyed boy
     Mister Death.
    Tulips and Chimneys (1923) "Portraits" no. 8

     the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls
     are unbeautiful and have comfortable minds.
    Tulips and Chimneys (1923) "Sonnets-Realities" no. 1

     (i do not know what it is about you that closes
     and opens; only something in me understands
     the voice of your eyes is deeper than all noses)
     nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands.
    W (1931) "somewhere I have never travelled"

     a politician is an arse upon
     which everyone has sat except a man.
    1 x 1 (1944) no. 10

     pity this busy monster, manunkind,
     not. Progress is a comfortable disease.
    1 x 1 (1944) no. 14

     We doctors know
     a hopeless case if--listen: there's a hell
     of a good universe next door; let's go.
    1 x 1 (1944) no. 14

3.118 William Thomas Cummings


   There are no atheists in the foxholes.
   In Carlos P. Romulo I Saw the Fall of the Philippines (1943) ch. 15

3.119 Will Cuppy


   The Dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole
   purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for.
    How to Become Extinct (1941) p. 163

3.120 Edwina Currie


   Good Christian people who wouldn't dream of misbehaving will not catch
   Aids.  My message to the businessmen of this country when they go abroad
   on business is that there is one thing above all they can take with them
   to stop them catching Aids--and that is the wife.
   Speech at Runcorn, 12 Feb. 1987, in Guardian 13 Feb. 1987

   We have problems here of high smoking and alcoholism.  Some of these
   problems are things we can tackle by impressing on people the need to look
   after themselves better. That is something which is taken more seriously
   down South....I honestly don't think the problem has anything to do with
   poverty....The problem very often for people is, I think, just ignorance
   and failing to realise that they do have some control over their lives.
   Speech at Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Sept. 1986, in Guardian 24 Sept. 1986

3.121 Michael Curtiz


   Bring on the empty horses!
   In David Niven Bring on the Empty Horses (1975) ch. 6 (said while Curtiz
   was directing the 1936 film, The Charge of the Light Brigade)

3.122 Lord Curzon (George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston)


   Not even a public figure. A man of no experience.  And of the utmost
   In Harold Nicolson Curzon: the Last Phase (1934) ch. 12 (said of Stanley
   Baldwin on his being appointed Prime Minister in 1923)

   The Domestic Bursar of Balliol (according to his own story) sent Curzon
   a specimen menu [for a luncheon for Queen Mary in 1921], beginning with
   soup. The menu came back with one sentence written across the corner in
   Curzon's large and old-fashioned hand:  "Gentlemen do not take soup at
    E. L. Woodward Short Journey (1942) ch. 7

   Dear me, I never knew that the lower classes had such white skins.
   In K. Rose Superior Person (1969) ch. 12 (words supposedly said by Curzon
   when watching troops bathing during the First World War)

4.0 D

4.1 Paul Daniels


   You're going to like this...not a lot...but you'll like it!
   Catch-phrase used in his conjuring act, especially on television from 1981

4.2 Charles Brace Darrow


   Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect њ200.
   Instructions on "Community Chest" card in the game "Monopoly," invented by
   Darrow in 1931

4.3 Clarence Darrow


   When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I'm
   beginning to believe it.
   In Irving Stone Clarence Darrow for the Defence (1941) ch. 6

   I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an
   agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure--that
   is all that agnosticism means.
   Speech at trial of John Thomas Scopes, 15 July 1925, in The World's Most
   Famous Court Trial (1925) ch. 4

4.4 Sir Francis Darwin


   In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the
   man to whom the idea first occurs.
    Eugenics Review Apr. 1914, "Francis Galton"

4.5 Jules Dassin


   Never on Sunday.
   Title of film (1959)

4.6 Worton David and Lawrence Wright

   Not tonight, Josephine.
   Title of song (1915; popularized by Florrie Forde)

4.7 Jack Davies and Ken Annakin

   Those magnificent men in their flying machines, or How I flew from London
   to Paris in 25 hours and 11 minutes.
   Title of film (1965)

4.8 W. H. Davies


     A rainbow and a cuckoo's song
     May never come together again;
     May never come
     This side the tomb.
    Bird of Paradise (1914) "A Great Time"

     And hear the pleasant cuckoo, loud and long--
     The simple bird that thinks two notes a song.
    Child Lovers (1916) "April's Charms"

     Girls scream,
     Boys shout;
     Dogs bark,
     School's out.
    Complete Poems (1963) "School's Out"

     It was the Rainbow gave thee birth,
     And left thee all her lovely hues.
    Farewell to Poesy (1910) "Kingfisher"

     Sweet Stay-at-Home, sweet Well-content,
     Thou knowest of no strange continent:
     Thou hast not felt thy bosom keep
     A gentle motion with the deep;
     Thou hast not sailed in Indian Seas,
     Where scent comes forth in every breeze.
    Foliage (1913) "Sweet Stay-At-Home"

     What is this life if, full of care,
     We have no time to stand and stare.
    Songs of Joy (1911) "Leisure"

4.9 Bette Davis (Ruth Elizabeth Davis)


   See Lenore Coffee (3.72), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (13.52), and Olive Higgins
   Prouty (16.66)

4.10 Lord Dawson of Penn (Bertrand Edward Dawson, Viscount Dawson of Penn)


   The King's life is moving peacefully towards its close.
   Bulletin on George V, 20 Jan. 1936, in History Today Dec. 1986, p. 28

4.11 C. Day-Lewis


     Do not expect again a phoenix hour,
     The triple-towered sky, the dove complaining,
     Sudden the rain of gold and heart's first ease
     Traced under trees by the eldritch light of sundown.
    Collected Poems, 1929-33 (1935) "From Feathers to Iron"

     Hurry! We burn
     For Rome so near us, for the phoenix moment
     When we have thrown off this traveller's trance,
     And mother-naked and ageless-ancient
     Wake in her warm nest of renaissance.
    Italian Visit (1953) "Flight to Italy"

     Tempt me no more; for I
     Have known the lightning's hour,
     The poet's inward pride,
     The certainty of power.
    Magnetic Mountain (1933) pt. 3, no. 24

     You that love England, who have an ear for her music,
     The slow movement of clouds in benediction,
     Clear arias of light thrilling over her uplands,
     Over the chords of summer sustained peacefully.
    Magnetic Mountain (1933) pt. 4, no. 32

     It is the logic of our times,
     No subject for immortal verse--
     That we who lived by honest dreams
     Defend the bad against the worse.
    Word over All (1943) "Where are the War Poets?"

4.12 Simone de Beauvoir


   On ne naЊt pas femme: on le devient. Aucun destin biologique, psychique,
   ‚conomique ne d‚finit la figure que rev€t au sein de la soci‚t‚ la femelle

   One is not born a woman: one becomes a woman. No biological, psychological
   or economic destiny can determine how the human female will appear in
    Le deuxiЉme sexe (The Second Sex, 1949) vol. 2, pt. 1, ch. 1

4.13 Edward de Bono


   Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our
   In Observer 12 June 1977

4.14 Eugene Victor Debs


   I said then, I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it;
   while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in
   prison, I am not free.
   Speech at trial in Cleveland, Ohio, 14 Sept. 1918, in Liberator Nov. 1918,
   p. 12

   When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved,
   as a rule the majority are wrong. The minority are right.
   Speech at Federal Court, Cleveland, Ohio, 11 Sept. 1918, in Speeches
   (1928) p. 66

4.15 Edgar Degas


   L'art, c'est le vice. On ne l'‚pouse pas l‚gitimement, on le viole.

   Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately, you rape it.
   In Paul Lafond Degas (1918) p. 140

4.16 Charles de Gaulle


   Les trait‚s, voyez-vous, sont comme les jeunes filles et comme les roses:
   ‡a dure ce que ‡a dure.

   Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses: they last while they last.
   Speech at Elys‚e Palace, 2 July 1963, in Andr‚ Passeron De Gaulle parle
   1962-6 (1966) p. 340

   Vive Le Qu‚bec Libre.

   Long Live Free Quebec.
   Speech in Montreal, 24 July 1967, in Discours et messages (1970) p. 192

   La France a perdu une bataille! Mais la France n'a pas perdu la guerre!

   France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war!
   Proclamation, 18 June 1940, in Discours, messages et d‚clarations du
   G‚n‚ral de Gaulle (1941)

   Comment voulez-vous gouverner un pays qui a deux cent quarante-six
   vari‚t‚s de fromage?

   How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
   In Ernest Mignon Les Mots du G‚n‚ral (1962) p. 57

   Comme un homme politique ne croit jamais ce qu'il dit, il est tout ‚tonn‚
   quand il est cru sur parole.

   Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to
   be taken at his word.
   In Ernest Mignon Les Mots du G‚n‚ral (1962) p. 67

   I reviewed a book of his after the war. I said, "General de Gaulle is
   a very good soldier and a very bad politician." So he wrote back to me and
   said, "I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious
   a matter to be left to the politicians."
    Clement Attlee Prime Minister Remembers (1961) ch. 4

4.17 J. de Knight (James E. Myers) and M. Freedman

   J. de Knight 1919-
   M. Freedman 1893-1962

   (We're gonna) rock around the clock.
   Title of song (1953)

4.18 Walter de la Mare


     Oh, no man knows
     Through what wild centuries
     Roves back the rose.
    The Listeners and Other Poems (1912) "All That's Past"

     Softly along the road of evening,
     In a twilight dim with rose,
     Wrinkled with age, and drenched with dew,
     Old Nod, the shepherd, goes.
    The Listeners and Other Poems (1912) "Nod"

     He is crazed with the spell of far Arabia,
     They have stolen his wits away.
    The Listeners and Other Poems (1912) "Arabia"

     "Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
     Knocking on the moonlit door;
     And his horse in the silence champed the grasses
     Of the forest's ferny floor.
    The Listeners and Other Poems (1912) "The Listeners"

     "Tell them I came, and no one answered,
     That I kept my word," he said.
    The Listeners and Other Poems (1912) "The Listeners"

     Here lies a most beautiful lady,
     Light of step and heart was she;
     I think she was the most beautiful lady
     That ever was in the West Country.
     But beauty vanishes; beauty passes;
     However rare--rare it be;
     And when I crumble, who will remember
     This lady of the West Country?
    The Listeners and Other Poems (1912) "Epitaph"

     A face peered. All the grey night
     In chaos of vacancy shone;
     Nought but vast Sorrow was there--
     The sweet cheat gone.
    Motley and Other Poems (1918) "The Ghost"

     Look thy last on all things lovely,
     Every hour. Let no night
     Seal thy sense in deathly slumber
     Till to delight
     Thou have paid thy utmost blessing;
     Since that all things thou wouldst praise
     Beauty took from those who loved them
     In other days.
    Motley and Other Poems (1918) "Fare Well"

     Ann, Ann!
     Come! quick as you can!
     There's a fish that talks
     In the frying-pan.
    Peacock Pie (1913) "Alas, Alack"

     Three jolly gentlemen,
     In coats of red,
     Rode their horses
     Up to bed.
    Peacock Pie (1913) "The Huntsmen"

     It's a very odd thing--
     As odd as can be--
     That whatever Miss T eats
     Turns into Miss T.
    Peacock Pie (1913) "Miss T"

     Three jolly Farmers
     Once bet a pound
     Each dance the others would
     Off the ground.
    Peacock Pie (1913) "Off the Ground"

     Slowly, silently, now the moon
     Walks the night in her silver shoon.
    Peacock Pie (1913) "Silver"

     What is the world, O soldiers?
     It is I:
     I, this incessant snow,
     This northern sky;
     Soldiers, this solitude
     Through which we go
     Is I.
    Poems (1906) "Napoleon"

     Hi! handsome hunting man
     Fire your little gun.
     Bang! Now the animal
     Is dead and dumb and done.
     Nevermore to peep again, creep again, leap again,
     Eat or sleep or drink again, Oh, what fun!
    Poems for Children (1930) "Hi!"

     "Holiday tasks always remind me, my dear, of the young lady who wanted
   to go out to swim:
     Mother may I go out to swim?
     Yes, my darling daughter.
     Fold your clothes up neat and trim,
     And don't go near the water."
     "The rhyme I know," said Laetitia, "is, Hang your clothes on a hickory
     "That's all very well," said her uncle, "but just you show me one!"
    The Scarecrow (1945) p. 11. Cf. Anonymous 7:25

4.19 Shelagh Delaney


   Women never have young minds. They are born three thousand years old.
    A Taste of Honey (1959) act 1, sc. 2

4.20 Jack Dempsey


   Honey, I just forgot to duck.
   Comment to his wife Estelle after losing his World Heavyweight title,
   23 Sept.  1926, in J. and B. P. Dempsey Dempsey (1977) p. 202 (after
   someone tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan in 1981, Reagan told his wife:
   "Honey, I forgot to duck")

4.21 Nigel Dennis


   I am a well-to-do, revered and powerful figure. That Establishment which
   we call England has taken me in: I am become her Fortieth Article.  I sit
   upon her Boards, I dominate her stage, her museums, her dances and her
   costumes; I have an honoured voice in her elected House.  To her--and her
   alone--I bend the knee, and in return for my homage she is gently blind to
   my small failings, asking only that I indulge them privately.
    Cards of Identity (1955) pt. 2, p. 230

4.22 Buddy De Sylva (George Gard De Sylva) and Lew Brown

   Buddy De Sylva 1895-1950
   Lew Brown 1893-1958

     The moon belongs to everyone,
     The best things in life are free,
     The stars belong to everyone,
     They gleam there for you and me.
    The Best Things in Life are Free (1927 song; music by Ray Henderson)

4.23 Peter De Vries


   You can make a sordid thing sound like a brilliant drawing-room comedy.
   Probably a fear we have of facing up to the real issues.  Could you say we
   were guilty of Noel Cowardice?
    Comfort me with Apples (1956) ch. 15

   It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order
   to save us.
    Mackerel Plaza (1958) ch. 1

   Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves
   arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that
   children produce adults.
    Tunnel of Love (1954) ch. 8

4.24 Lord Dewar


   Lord Dewar...made the famous epigram about there being only two classes of
   pedestrians in these days of reckless motor traffic--the quick, and the
    George Robey Looking Back on Life (1933) ch. 28

4.25 Sergei Diaghilev



   Astonish me.
   In Journals of Jean Cocteau (1957) ch. 1

4.26 Paul Dickson


   Rowe's Rule: the odds are five to six that the light at the end of the
   tunnel is the headlight of an oncoming train.
    Washingtonian Nov. 1978.  Cf. Robert Lowell 139:21

4.27 Joan Didion


   That is one last thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody
    Slouching towards Bethlehem (1968) p. xvi

4.28 Howard Dietz

   Ars gratia artis.

   Art for art's sake.
   Motto of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios: see Bosley Crowthier The Lion's
   Share (1957) p. 64

4.29 William Dillon

   I want a girl (just like the girl that married dear old dad).
   Title of song (1911; music by Harry von Tilzer)

4.30 Ernest Dimnet

   Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but
   the most surely, on the soul.
    What We Live By (1932) pt. 2, ch. 12

4.31 Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)


   Out of Africa.
   English title of her novel Den Afrikanske Farm (1937). Cf. Pliny the
   Elder's Historia Naturalis bk. 8, sec. 6: Semper aliquid novi Africam
   adferre.  Always bringing something new out of Africa.

   What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set,
   ingenious machine for turning, with infinite artfulness, the red wine of
   Shiraz into urine?
    Seven Gothic Tales (1934) p. 275

4.32 Mort Dixon


   Bye bye blackbird.
   Title of song (1926; music by Ray Henderson)

     I'm looking over a four leaf clover
     That I overlooked before.
    I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover (1927 song; music by Harry Woods)

4.33 Milovan Djilas


   The Party line is that there is no Party line.
   Comment on reforms of Yugoslavian Communist Party, Nov. 1952, in Fitzroy
   Maclean Disputed Barricade (1957) caption facing p. 416

4.34 Austin Dobson (Henry Austin Dobson)


     Fame is a food that dead men eat,--
     I have no stomach for such meat.
    Century Nov. 1906, "Fame is a Food"

     I intended an Ode,
     And it turned to a Sonnet.
     It began la mode,
     I intended an Ode;
     But Rose crossed the road
     In her latest new bonnet;
     I intended an Ode;
     And it turned to a Sonnet.
    Graphic 23 May 1874, "Rose-Leaves"

     The ladies of St James's!
     They're painted to the eyes;
     Their white it stays for ever,
     Their red it never dies:
     But Phyllida, my Phyllida!
     Her colour comes and goes;
     It trembles to a lily,--
     It wavers to a rose.
    Harper's Jan. 1883, "Ladies of St James's"

     Time goes, you say? Ah no!
     Alas, Time stays, we go.
    Proverbs in Porcelain (1877) "Paradox of Time"

4.35 Ken Dodd


   The trouble with [Sigmund] Freud is that he never played the Glasgow
   Empire Saturday night.
   In The Times 7 Aug. 1965

4.36 J. P. Donleavy


   But Jesus, when you don't have any money, the problem is food.  When you
   have money, it's sex. When you have both it's health, you worry about
   getting rupture or something. If everything is simply jake then you're
   frightened of death.
    Ginger Man (1955) ch. 5

   When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in
   all the pubs in Dublin.  I wonder would they know it was me?
    Ginger Man (1955) ch. 31

4.37 Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith


   Half a million more allotments properly worked will provide potatoes and
   vegetables that will feed another million adults and 1-1/2 million
   children for eight months out of 12. The matter is not one that can wait.
   So--let's get going. Let "Dig for Victory" be the motto of every one with
   a garden and of every able-bodied man and woman capable of digging an
   allotment in their spare time.
   Radio broadcast, 3 Oct. 1939, in The Times 4 Oct. 1939

4.38 Keith Douglas


     And all my endeavours are unlucky explorers
     come back, abandoning the expedition;
     the specimens, the lilies of ambition
     still spring in their climate, still unpicked:
     but time, time is all I lacked
     to find them, as the great collectors before me.
    Alamein to Zem Zem (1946) "On Return from Egypt, 1943-4"

     Remember me when I am dead
     And simplify me when I'm dead.
    Collected Poems (1966) "Simplify me when I'm Dead" (1941)

     But she would weep to see today
     how on his skin the swart flies move;
     the dust upon the paper eye
     and the burst stomach like a cave.

     For here the lover and killer are mingled
     who had one body and one heart.
     And death, who had the soldier singled
     has done the lover mortal hurt.
    Collected Poems (1966) "Vergissmeinnicht, 1943"

     If at times my eyes are lenses
     through which the brain explores
     constellations of feeling
     my ears yielding like swinging doors
     admit princes to the corridors
     into the mind, do not envy me.
     I have a beast on my back.
    Collected Poems (1966) "B€te Noire" (1944)

4.39 Norman Douglas


   To find a friend one must close one eye.  To keep him--two.
    Almanac (1941) p. 77

   The bishop was feeling rather sea-sick.  Confoundedly sea-sick, in fact.
    South Wind (1917) ch. 1

   You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
    South Wind (1917) ch. 6

   Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened
   a tavern for his friends.
    South Wind (1917) ch. 20

4.40 Sir Alec Douglas-Home

   See Lord Home (8.75)

4.41 Caroline Douglas-Home


   He [Lord Home] is used to dealing with estate workers. I cannot see how
   anyone can say he is out of touch.
   Comment on her father becoming Prime Minister, in Daily Herald 21 Oct.

4.42 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


   To Sherlock Holmes she [Irene Adler] is always the woman. I have seldom
   heard him mention her under any other name.  In his eyes she eclipses and
   predominates the whole of her sex.
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) "Scandal in Bohemia"

   You see, but you do not observe.
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) "Scandal in Bohemia"

   It is quite a three-pipe problem, and I beg that you won't speak to me for
   fifty minutes.
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) "Red-Headed League"

   It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely
   the most important.
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) "Case of Identity"

   The case has, in some respects, been not entirely devoid of interest.
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) "Case of Identity"

   Singularity is almost invariably a clue. The more featureless and
   commonplace a crime is, the more difficult is it to bring it home.
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) "Boscombe Valley Mystery"

   A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture
   that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room
   of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) "Five Orange Pips"

   It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and
   vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than
   does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) "Copper Beeches"

   Matilda Briggs...was a ship which is associated with the giant rat of
   Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.
    Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927) "Sussex Vampire"

   But here, unless I am mistaken, is our client.
    His Last Bow (1917) "Wisteria Lodge"

   All other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.
   His Last Bow (1917) "Bruce-Partington Plans"

   "I [Sherlock Holmes] followed you." "I saw no one." "That is what you may
   expect to see when I follow you."
    His Last Bow (1917) "Devil's Foot"

   Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age.
    His Last Bow (1917) title story

   They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!
    Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) ch. 2

   A long shot, Watson; a very long shot!
    Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894) "Silver Blaze"

     "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
     "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
     "The dog did nothing in the night-time."
     "That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
    Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894) "Silver Blaze"

   "Excellent," I [Dr Watson] cried.  "Elementary," said he [Sherlock
    Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894) "The Crooked Man" ("Elementary" is
   often expanded into "Elementary, my dear Watson" but the longer phrase is
   not found in any book by Conan Doyle, although a review of the film The
   Return of Sherlock Holmes in New York Times 19 Oct.  1929, p. 22, says: In
   the final scene Dr Watson is there with his "Amazing Holmes," and Holmes
   comes forth with his  "Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary.")

   Ex-Professor Moriarty of mathematical celebrity...is the Napoleon of
   crime, Watson.
    Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894) "The Final Problem"

   You mentioned your name as if I should recognise it, but I assure you
   that, beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a
   Freemason, and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you.
    Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905) "The Norwood Builder"

   Now, Watson, the fair sex is your department.
    Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905) "The Second Stain"

   Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in
   the same cold and unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it with
   romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a
   love-story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid.
    Sign of Four (1890) ch. 1

   Yes, I have been guilty of several monographs....Here...is one "Upon the
   Distinction between the Ashes of the Various Tobaccos." In it I enumerate
   a hundred and forty forms of cigar, cigarette and pipe tobacco.
    Sign of Four (1890) ch. 1

   In an experience of women that extends over many nations and three
   separate continents, I have never looked upon a face which gave a clearer
   promise of a refined and sensitive nature.
    Sign of Four (1890) ch. 2

   How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible,
   whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
    Sign of Four (1890) ch. 6

   You know my methods. Apply them.
    Sign of Four (1890) ch. 6

   "It is the unofficial force--the Baker Street irregulars." As he spoke,
   there came a swift pattering of naked feet upon the stairs, a clatter of
   high voices, and in rushed a dozen dirty and ragged little street Arabs.
    Sign of Four (1890) ch. 8

   London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the
   Empire are irresistibly drained.
    Study in Scarlet (1888) ch. 1

   It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It
   biases the judgement.
    Study in Scarlet (1888) ch. 3

   Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
    Study in Scarlet (1888) ch. 5

   It is a mistake to confound strangeness with mystery.  The most
   commonplace crime is often the most mysterious, because it presents no new
   or special features from which deductions may be drawn.
    Study in Scarlet (1888) ch. 7

   "I am inclined to think--" said I [Dr Watson].  "I should do so," Sherlock
   Holmes remarked, impatiently.
   Valley of Fear (1915) ch. 1

   The vocabulary of "Bradshaw" is nervous and terse, but limited. The
   selection of words would hardly lend itself to the sending of general
    Valley of Fear (1915) ch. 1

   Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly
   recognizes genius.
    Valley of Fear (1915) ch. 1

     What of the bow?
     The bow was made in England,
     Of true wood, of yew wood,
     The wood of English bows.
    White Company (1891) "Song of the Bow"

4.43 Maurice Drake

   Beanz meanz Heinz.
   Advertising slogan for Heinz baked beans circa 1967, in Nigel Rees Slogans
   (1982) p. 131

4.44 William A. Drake


   See Greta Garbo (7.8)

4.45 John Drinkwater


     In the corridors under there is nothing but sleep.
     And stiller than ever on orchard boughs they keep
     Tryst with the moon, and deep is the silence, deep
     On moon-washed apples of wonder.
    Tides (1917) "Moonlit Apples"

4.46 Alexander Dubcek


   Proto vedenЎ strany klade takov° duraz na to, aby...nase zeme hospod rsky
   a kulturne nezaost vala a hlavne abychom ve sluzb ch lidu delali takovou
   politiku, aby socialismus neztr cel svou lidskou tv r.

   That is why the leadership of the country has put such emphasis on
   ensuring that...our land did not lag behind economically or culturally,
   and, most important, why in the service of the people we followed a policy
   so that socialism would not lose its human face.
   In Rud‚ Pr vo19 July 1968

4.47 Al Dubin


   Tiptoe through the tulips.
   Title of song (1929; music by Joseph Burke)

4.48 W. E. B. DuBois


   One thing alone I charge you. As you live, believe in life!  Always human
   beings will live and progress to greater, broader and fuller life.

   The only possible death is to lose belief in this truth simply because the
   great end comes slowly, because time is long.
   Last message (written 26 June, 1957) read at his funeral, 1963, in Journal
   of Negro History Apr. 1964

   The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colour
   line--the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and
   Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.
    Souls of Black Folk (1903) ch. 2

4.49 Georges Duhamel


   Je respecte trop l' id‚e de Dieu pour la rendre responsable d'un monde
   aussi absurde.

   I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for
   such an absurd world.
    Le d‚sert de BiЉvres (1937) in Chronique des Pasquier (1948) vol. 5,
   p. 249

4.50 Raoul Duke

   See Hunter S. Thompson (20.17)

4.51 John Foster Dulles


   You have to take chances for peace, just as you must take chances in war.
   Some say that we were brought to the verge of war.  Of course we were
   brought to the verge of war. The ability to get to the verge without
   getting into the war is the necessary art.  If you cannot master it, you
   inevitably get into war. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared
   to go to the brink, you are lost. We've had to look it square in the
   face--on the question of enlarging the Korean war, on the question of
   getting into the Indochina war, on the question of Formosa. We walked to
   the brink and we looked it in the face.
   In Life 16 Jan. 1956

   If...the European Defence Community should not become effective; if France
   and Germany remain apart....That would compel an agonizing reappraisal of
   basic United States policy.
   Speech to NATO Council in Paris, 14 Dec. 1953, in New York Times 15 Dec.
   1953, p. 14

4.52 Dame Daphne du Maurier


   Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.
    Rebecca (1938) ch. 1 (opening sentence)

4.53 Isadora Duncan


   Adieu, mes amis. Je vais … la gloire.

   Farewell, my friends. I am going to glory.
   Last words before her scarf caught in a car wheel and broke her neck, in
   Mary Desti Isadora Duncan's End (1929) ch. 25

4.54 Ian Dunlop

   The shock of the new: seven historic exhibitions of modern art.
   Title of book (1972)

4.55 Jimmy Durante


   Everybody wants to get inta the act!
   Catch-phrase, in W. Cahn Good Night, Mrs Calabash (1963) p. 95

4.56 Leo Durocher


   I called off his players' names as they came marching up the steps behind
   him, "Walker, Cooper, Mize, Marshall, Kerr, Gordon, Thomson.  Take a look
   at them. All nice guys. They'll finish last. Nice guys. Finish last."
   Said on 6 July 1946, in Nice Guys Finish Last (1975) pt. 1, p. 14
   (generally quoted as "Nice guys finish last")

4.57 Ian Dury

   Sex and drugs and rock and roll.
   Title of song (1977; music by Chaz Jankel)

     I could be the catalyst that sparks the revolution.
     I could be an inmate in a long term institution
     I could lean to wild extremes I could do or die,
     I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch them gallop by,
     What a waste, what a waste, what a waste, what a waste.
    What a Waste (1978 song; music by Chaz Jankel)

4.58 Lillian K. Dykstra

   He [Thomas Dewey] is just about the nastiest little man I've ever known.
   He struts sitting down.
   Letter to Franz Dykstra, 8 July 1952, in James T. Patterson Mr Republican
   (1972) ch. 35

4.59 Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman)


     How many roads must a man walk down
     Before you can call him a man?...
     The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
     The answer is blowin' in the wind.
    Blowin' in the Wind (1962 song)

   Don't think twice, it's all right.
   Title of song (1963)

     I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
     I saw guns and sharp swords, in the hands of young children,
     And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
     And it's a hard rain's a gonna fall.
    A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall (1963 song)

   Money doesn't talk, it swears.
    It's Alright, Ma (1965 song)

     How does it feel
     To be on your own
     With no direction home
     Like a complete unknown
     Like a rolling stone?
    Like a Rolling Stone (1965 song)

     She knows there's no success like failure
     And that failure's no success at all.
    Love Minus Zero/ No Limit (1965 song)

   I ain't gonna work on Maggie's Farm no more.
    Maggie's Farm (1965 song)

     Hey! Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me.
     I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.
    Mr Tambourine Man (1965 song)

     "Equality," I spoke the word
     As if a wedding vow
     Ah, but I was so much older then,
     I'm younger than that now.
    My Back Pages (1964 song)

     Don't follow leaders
     Watch the parkin' meters.
    Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965 song)

     Come mothers and fathers,
     Throughout the land
     And don't criticize
     What you can't understand.
     Your sons and your daughters
     Are beyond your command
     Your old road is
     Rapidly agin'
     Please get out of the new one
     If you can't lend your hand
     For the times they are a-changin'!
    The Times They Are A-Changing (1964 song)

     But I can't think for you
     You'll have to decide,
     Whether Judas Iscariot
     Had God on his side.
    With God on our Side (1963 song)

5.0 E

5.1 Stephen T. Early


   I received a card the other day from Steve Early which said, "Don't Worry
   Me--I am an 8 Ulcer Man on 4 Ulcer Pay."
   William Hillman Mr President; the First Publication from the Personal
   Diaries, Private Letters, Papers and Revealing Interviews of Harry S.
   Truman (1952) pt. 5, p. 222

5.2 Clint Eastwood


   See Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, and Dean Riesner (6.13)

5.3 Abba Eban


   History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have
   exhausted all other alternatives.
   Speech in London, 16 Dec. 1970, in The Times 17 Dec. 1970

5.4 Sir Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon)


   We are in an armed conflict; that is the phrase I have used. There has
   been no declaration of war.
    Hansard 1 Nov. 1956, col. 1641

5.5 Clarissa Eden (Countess of Avon)


   For the past few weeks I have really felt as if the Suez Canal was flowing
   through my drawing room.
   Speech at Gateshead, 20 Nov. 1956, in Gateshead Post 23 Nov. 1956

5.6 Marriott Edgar


     There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool,
     That's noted for fresh air and fun,
     And Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom
     Went there with young Albert, their son.

     A grand little lad was young Albert,
     All dressed in his best; quite a swell
     With a stick with an 'orse's 'ead 'andle,
     The finest that Woolworth's could sell.

     They didn't think much to the Ocean:
     The waves, they were fiddlin' and small,
     There was no wrecks and nobody drownded,
     Fact, nothing to laugh at at all.
    The Lion and Albert (1932) in Albert, 'Arold and Others (1937)--monologue
   recorded by Stanley Holloway in 1932

     The Magistrate gave his opinion
     That no one was really to blame
     And he said that he hoped the Ramsbottoms
     Would have further sons to their name.

     At that Mother got proper blazing,
     "And thank you, sir, kindly," said she.
     "What, waste all our lives raising children
     To feed ruddy Lions? Not me!"
    The Lion and Albert (1932) in Albert, 'Arold and Others (1937)

5.7 Duke of Edinburgh


   See Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (16.34)

5.8 Thomas Alva Edison


   Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
    Harper's Monthly Magazine Sept. 1932 (quoted by M. A. Rosanoff as having
   been said by Edison circa 1903)

5.9 John Maxwell Edmonds


     When you go home, tell them of us and say,
     "For your tomorrows these gave their today."
    Inscriptions Suggested for War Memorials (1919)

5.10 King Edward VII


   That's the fourth time that infernal noise has roused me.
   Said to his secretary "Fritz" Ponsonby at the first performance of "The
   Wreckers," an opera by Dame Ethel Smyth, quoted in H. Atkins and A. Newman
   Beecham Stories (1978) p. 43

   I thought everyone must know that a short jacket is always worn with
   a silk hat at a private view in the morning.
   In Sir P. Magnus Edward VII (1964) ch. 19 (said to Sir Frederick Ponsonby,
   who had proposed to accompany him in a tail-coat)

   Because a man has a black face and a different religion from our own,
   there is no reason why he should be treated as a brute.
   Letter to Lord Granville, 30 Nov. 1875, in Sir Sydney Lee King Edward VII
   (1925) vol. 1, ch. 21

5.11 King Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor)


   The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey
   their children.
    Look 5 Mar. 1957

   At long last I am able to say a few words of my own. I have never wanted
   to withhold anything, but until now it has not been constitutionally
   possible for me to speak. A few hours ago I discharged my last duty as
   King and Emperor, and now that I have been succeeded by my brother, the
   Duke of York, my first words must be to declare allegiance to him. This
   I do with all my heart.

   You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne.
   But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget
   the country or the Empire which as Prince of Wales, and lately as King,
   I have for twenty-five years tried to serve.  But you must believe me when
   I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of
   responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do
   without the help and support of the woman I love....

   This decision has been made less difficult to me by the sure knowledge
   that my brother, with his long training in the public affairs of this
   country and with his fine qualities, will be able to take my place
   forthwith, without interruption or injury to the life and progress of the
   Empire. And he has one matchless blessing, enjoyed by so many of you and
   not bestowed on me--a happy home with his wife and children....

   I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden....God
   bless you all. God save the King.
   Broadcast, 11 Dec. 1936, in The Times 12 Dec. 1936

   These works [the derelict Dowlais Iron and Steel Works] brought all these
   people here. Something should be done to get them at work again.
   Spoken to Charles Keen, 18 Nov. 1936, in Western Mail 19 Nov. 1936

5.12 John Ehrlichman


   I think we ought to let him [Patrick Gray] hang there.  Let him twist
   slowly, slowly in the wind.
   Telephone conversation with John Dean, 7 or 8 Mar. 1973, in Washington
   Post 27 July 1973, p. A27 (regarding Patrick Gray's nomination as Director
   of the FBI)

5.13 Albert Einstein


   Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race.
   In Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman Albert Einstein, the Human Side (1979)
   p. 38

   I am an absolute pacifist....It is an instinctive feeling. It is a feeling
   that possesses me, because the murder of men is disgusting.
   Interview with Paul Hutchinson, in Christian Century 28 Aug. 1929

   Raffiniert ist der Herrgott, aber boshaft ist er nicht.

   God is subtle but he is not malicious.
   Remark made during a week at Princeton beginning 9 May 1921, later carved
   above the fireplace of the Common Room of Fine Hall (the Mathematical
   Institute), Princeton University - in R.  W. Clark Einstein (1973) ch. 14

   Jedenfalls bin ich Ѓberzeugt, dass der nicht wЃrfelt.

   At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.
   Letter to Max Born, 4 Dec. 1926, in Einstein und Born Briefwechsel (1969)
   p. 130 (often quoted as Gott wЃrfelt nicht God does not play dice, e.g. in
   B. Hoffmann Albert Einstein (1973) ch. 10)

   If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as
   a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world.  Should
   my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany
   will declare that I am a Jew.
   Address at the Sorbonne, Paris, ?early Dec. 1929, in New York Times
   16 Feb. 1930

   The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of
   thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
   Telegram sent to prominent Americans, 24 May 1946, in New York Times
   25 May 1946

   If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is
   play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
   In Observer 15 Jan. 1950

   If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living,
   I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would
   rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in the hope to find that modest
   degree of independence still available under present circumstances.
    Reporter 18 Nov. 1954

   Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
    Science, Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium (1941) ch. 13

5.14 Dwight D. Eisenhower


   This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms
   industry is new in the American experience....We recognize the imperative
   need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave
   implications....In the councils of government, we must guard against the
   acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the
   military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of
   misplaced power exists and will persist.
   Farewell broadcast, 17 Jan. 1961, in New York Times 18 Jan. 1961

   Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired
   signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not
   fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not
   spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius
   of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
   Speech in Washington, 16 Apr. 1953, in Public Papers of Presidents 1953
   (1960) p. 182

   You have broader considerations that might follow what you might call the
   "falling domino" principle.  You have a row of dominoes set up. You knock
   over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will
   go over very quickly. So you have the beginning of a disintegration that
   would have the most profound influences.
   Speech at press conference, 7 Apr. 1954, in Public Papers of Presidents
   1954 (1960) p. 383

   I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments
   had better get out of the way and let them have it.
   Broadcast discussion, 31 Aug. 1959, in Public Papers of Presidents 1959
   (1960) p. 625

5.15 T. S. Eliot


     Where are the eagles and the trumpets?

     Buried beneath some snow-deep Alps.
     Over buttered scones and crumpets
     Weeping, weeping multitudes
     Droop in a hundred A.B.C.'s.
    Ara Vus Prec (1920) "Cooking Egg"

     Here I am, an old man in a dry month
     Being read to by a boy, waiting for rain.
    Ara Vus Prec (1920) "Gerontion"

     After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now
     History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors
     And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions,
     Guides us by vanities.
    Ara Vus Prec (1920) "Gerontion"

     Tenants of the house,
     Thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season.
    Ara Vus Prec (1920) "Gerontion"

     A cold coming we had of it,
     Just the worst time of the year
     For a journey, and such a long journey:
     The ways deep and the weather sharp,
     The very dead of winter.
    Ariel Poems (1927) "Journey of the Magi"

     But set down
     This set down
     This: were we led all that way for
     Birth or Death? There was a Birth, certainly,
     We had evidence and no doubt. I had seen birth and death
     But had thought they were different; this Birth was
     Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death.
     We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,
     But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,
     With an alien people clutching their gods.
     I should be glad of another death.
    Ariel Poems (1927) "Journey of the Magi"

     Because I do not hope to turn again
     Because I do not hope
     Because I do not hope to turn.
    Ash-Wednesday (1930) pt. 1

     Because these wings are no longer wings to fly
     But merely vans to beat the air
     The air which is now thoroughly small and dry
     Smaller and dryer than the will
     Teach us to care and not to care
     Teach us to sit still.
    Ash-Wednesday (1930) pt. 1

     Lady, three white leopards sat under a juniper-tree
     In the cool of the day.
    Ash-Wednesday (1930) pt. 2

     You've missed the point completely, Julia:
     There were no tigers. That was the point.
    Cocktail Party (1950) act 1, sc. 1

     What is hell?
     Hell is oneself,
     Hell is alone, the other figures in it
     Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from
     And nothing to escape to. One is always alone.
    Cocktail Party (1950) act 1, sc. 3

     How unpleasant to meet Mr Eliot!
     With his features of clerical cut,
     And his brow so grim
     And his mouth so prim
     And his conversation, so nicely
     Restricted to What Precisely
     And If and Perhaps and But.
    Collected Poems (1936) "Five-Finger Exercises"

     Time present and time past
     Are both perhaps present in time future,
     And time future contained in time past.
    Collected Poems (1936) "Burnt Norton" pt. 1

     Footfalls echo in the memory
     Down the passage which we did not take
     Towards the door we never opened
     Into the rose-garden. My words echo
     Thus, in your mind.
    Collected Poems (1936) "Burnt Norton" pt. 1

     Human kind
     Cannot bear very much reality.
    Collected Poems (1936) "Burnt Norton" pt. 1.

     At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
     Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
     But neither arrest nor movement.
    Collected Poems (1936) "Burnt Norton" pt. 2

     Words strain,
     Crack and sometimes break, under the burden,
     Under the tension, slip, slide, perish,
     Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place,
     Will not stay still.
    Collected Poems (1936) "Burnt Norton" pt. 5

     I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river
     Is a strong brown god--sullen, untamed and intractable.
    Dry Salvages (1941) pt. 1

     In my beginning is my end.
    East Coker (1940) pt. 1

     That was a way of putting it--not very satisfactory:
     A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,
     Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle
     With words and meanings. The poetry does not matter.
    East Coker (1940) pt. 2

     The houses are all gone under the sea.
     The dancers are all gone under the hill.
    East Coker (1940) pt. 2

     O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark,
     The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant.
    East Coker (1940) pt. 3

     The wounded surgeon plies the steel
     That questions the distempered part;
     Beneath the bleeding hands we feel
     The sharp compassion of the healer's art
     Resolving the enigma of the fever chart.
    East Coker (1940) pt. 4

     Each venture
     Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate
     With shabby equipment always deteriorating
     In the general mess of imprecision of feeling.
    East Coker (1940) pt. 5

     Success is relative:
     It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
    Family Reunion (1939) pt. 2, sc. 3

     Agatha! Mary! come!
     The clock has stopped in the dark!
    Family Reunion (1939) pt. 2, sc. 3

     Round and round the circle
     Completing the charm
     So the knot be unknotted
     The cross be uncrossed
     The crooked be made straight
     And the curse be ended.
    Family Reunion (1939) pt. 2, sc. 3

     And what the dead had no speech for, when living,
     They can tell you, being dead: the communication
     Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
    Little Gidding (1942) pt. 1

     Ash on an old man's sleeve
     Is all the ash the burnt roses leave.
     Dust in the air suspended
     Marks the place where a story ended.
     Dust inbreathed was a house--
     The wall, the wainscot and the mouse.
     The death of hope and despair,
     This is the death of air.
    Little Gidding (1942) pt. 2

     Since our concern was speech, and speech impelled us
     To purify the dialect of the tribe
     And urge the mind to aftersight and foresight.
    Little Gidding (1942) pt. 2

     We shall not cease from exploration
     And the end of all our exploring
     Will be to arrive where we started
     And know the place for the first time.
    Little Gidding (1942) pt. 5

     What we call the beginning is often the end
     And to make an end is to make a beginning.
     The end is where we start from.
    Little Gidding (1942) pt. 5

     A people without history
     Is not redeemed from time, for history is a pattern
     Of timeless moments. So, while the light fails
     On a winter's afternoon, in a secluded chapel
     History is now and England.
    Little Gidding (1942) pt. 5

     A condition of complete simplicity
     (Costing not less than everything)
     And all shall be well and
     All manner of thing shall be well
     When the tongues of flame are in-folded
     Into the crowned knot of fire
     And the fire and the rose are one.
    Little Gidding (1942) pt. 5

     Yet we have gone on living,
     Living and partly living.
    Murder in the Cathedral (1935) pt. 1

     The last temptation is the greatest treason:
     To do the right deed for the wrong reason.
    Murder in the Cathedral (1935) pt. 1

   Clear the air! clean the sky! wash the wind! take the stone from stone,
   take the skin from the arm, take the muscle from bone, and wash them.
    Murder in the Cathedral (1935) pt. 2

   Culture may even be described simply as that which makes life worth
    Notes Towards a Definition of Culture (1948) ch. 1

     Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
     There never was a Cat of such deceitfulness and suavity.
     He always has an alibi, and one or two to spare:
     At whatever time the deed took place--MACAVITY WASN'T THERE!
     And they say that all the Cats whose wicked deeds are widely known
     (I might mention Mungojerrie, I might mention Griddlebone)
     Are nothing more than agents for the Cat who all the time
     Just controls their operations: the Napoleon of Crime!
    Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) "Macavity: the Mystery Cat."
   Cf. Conan Doyle 69:16

     The host with someone indistinct
     Converses at the door apart,
     The nightingales are singing near
     The Convent of the Sacred Heart,

     And sang within the bloody wood
     When Agamemnon cried aloud
     And let their liquid siftings fall
     To stain the stiff dishonoured shroud.
    Poems (1919) "Sweeney among the Nightingales"

     The hippopotamus's day
     Is passed in sleep; at night he hunts;
     God works in a mysterious way--
     The Church can feed and sleep at once.
    Poems (1919) "The Hippopotamus"

     The sapient sutlers of the Lord
     Drift across window-panes
     In the beginning was the Word.
    Poems (1919) "Mr Eliot's Sunday Morning Service"

     Webster was much possessed by death
     And saw the skull beneath the skin;
     And breastless creatures underground
     Leaned backward with a lipless grin.
    Poems (1919) "Whispers of Immortality"

     Grishkin is nice: her Russian eye
     Is underlined for emphasis;
     Uncorseted, her friendly bust
     Gives promise of pneumatic bliss.
    Poems (1919) "Whispers of Immortality"

     We are the hollow men
     We are the stuffed men
     Leaning together
     Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
    Poems 1909-1925 (1925) "The Hollow Men"

     Here we go round the prickly pear
     Prickly pear prickly pear
     Here we go round the prickly pear
     At five o'clock in the morning.

     Between the idea
     And the reality
     Between the motion
     And the act
     Falls the Shadow.
    Poems 1909-1925 (1925) "The Hollow Men"

     This is the way the world ends
     Not with a bang but a whimper.
    Poems 1909-1925 (1925) "The Hollow Men"

     Let us go then, you and I,
     When the evening is spread out against the sky
     Like a patient etherized upon a table.
    Prufrock (1917) "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

     In the room the women come and go
     Talking of Michelangelo.

     The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes.
     The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes.
     Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening.
    Prufrock (1917) "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

     I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
    Prufrock (1917) "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

     I should have been a pair of ragged claws
     Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
    Prufrock (1917) "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

     I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,
     And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker,
     And in short, I was afraid.
    Prufrock (1917) "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

     No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
     Am an attendant lord, one that will do
     To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
     Advise the prince.
    Prufrock (1917) "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

     I grow old...I grow old...
     I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

     Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
     I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
     I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

     I do not think that they will sing to me.
    Prufrock (1917) "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

     The winter evening settles down
     With smell of steaks in passageways.
     Six o'clock.
     The burnt-out ends of smoky days.
    Prufrock (1917) "Preludes"

     Every street lamp that I pass
     Beats like a fatalistic drum,
     And through the spaces of the dark
     Midnight shakes the memory
     As a madman shakes a dead geranium.
    Prufrock (1917) "Rhapsody on a Windy Night"

     I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
     Sprouting despondently at area gates.
    Prufrock (1917) "Morning at the Window"

     Stand on the highest pavement of the stair--
     Lean on a garden urn--
     Weave, weave the sunlight in your hair.
    Prufrock (1917) "La Figlia Che Piange"

     Sometimes these cogitations still amaze
     The troubled midnight and the noon's repose.
    Prufrock (1917) "La Figlia Che Piange"

     Where is the Life we have lost in living?
     Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
     Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
    The Rock (1934) pt. 1

     And the wind shall say: "Here were decent godless people:
     Their only monument the asphalt road
     And a thousand lost golf balls."
    The Rock (1934) pt. 1

   Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it
   is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But,
   of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means
   to want to escape from these things.
    Sacred Wood (1920) "Tradition and Individual Talent"

   The only way of expressing emotion in the form of art is by finding an
   "objective correlative"; in other words, a set of objects, a situation,
   a chain of events which shall be the formula of that particular emotion;
   such that when the external facts, which must terminate in sensory
   experience, are given, the emotion is immediately evoked.
    Sacred Wood (1920) "Hamlet and his Problems"

   Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
    Sacred Wood (1920) "Philip Massinger"

     Birth, and copulation, and death.
     That's all the facts when you come to brass tacks:
     Birth, and copulation, and death.
     I've been born, and once is enough.
    Sweeney Agonistes (1932) p. 24

   In the seventeenth century a dissociation of sensibility set in, from
   which we have never recovered; and this dissociation, as is natural, was
   due to the influence of the two most powerful poets of the century, Milton
   and Dryden.
    Times Literary Supplement 20 Oct. 1921

   We can only say that it appears likely that poets in our civilization, as
   it exists at present, must be difficult.
    Times Literary Supplement 20 Oct. 1921

     Stone, bronze, stone, steel, stone, oakleaves, horses' heels
     Over the paving.
    Triumphal March (1931)

     April is the cruellest month, breeding
     Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
     Memory and desire, stirring
     Dull roots with spring rain.
     Winter kept us warm, covering
     Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
     A little life with dried tubers.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 1

     I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 1

     And I will show you something different from either
     Your shadow at morning striding behind you
     Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
     I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 1. Cf. Joseph Conrad 60:4

     Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante,
     Had a bad cold, nevertheless
     Is known to be the wisest woman in Europe,
     With a wicked pack of cards.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 1

     Unreal City,
     Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
     A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
     I had not thought death had undone so many.
     Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
     And each man fixed his eyes before his feet
     Flowed up the hill and down King William Street,
     To where Saint Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
     With a dead sound on the final stroke of nine.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 1

     The Chair she sat in, like a burnished throne,
     Glowed on the marble.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 2 (cf. Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra act 2,
   sc. 2, l. 199)

     And still she cried, and still the world pursues,
     "Jug Jug" to dirty ears.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 2

     I think we are in rats' alley
     Where the dead men lost their bones.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 2

     O O O O that Shakespeherian Rag--
     It's so elegant
     So intelligent.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 2. Cf. Gene Buck and Herman Ruby

     Hurry up please it's time.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 2

     But at my back from time to time I hear
     The sound of horns and motors, which shall bring
     Sweeney to Mrs Porter in the spring.
     O the moon shone bright on Mrs Porter
     And on her daughter
     They wash their feet in soda water.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 3. Cf. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1979)

     At the violet hour, when the eyes and back
     Turn upward from the desk, when the human engine waits
     Like a taxi throbbing waiting,
     I, Tiresias, though blind, throbbing between two lives,
     Old man with wrinkled female breasts, can see
     At the violet hour, the evening hour that strives
     Homeward, and brings the sailor home from sea,
     The typist home at teatime, clears her breakfast, lights
     Her stove, and lays out food in tins.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 3

     I Tiresias, old man with wrinkled dugs
     Perceived the scene, and foretold the rest--
     I too awaited the expected guest.
     He, the young man carbuncular, arrives,
     A small house agent's clerk, with one bold stare,
     One of the low on whom assurance sits
     As a silk hat on a Bradford millionaire.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 3

     When lovely woman stoops to folly and
     Paces about her room again, alone,
     She smoothes her hair with automatic hand,
     And puts a record on the gramophone.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 3

     Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead,
     Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell
     And the profit and loss.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 4

     Who is the third who walks always beside you?
     When I count, there are only you and I together
     But when I look ahead up the white road
     There is always another one walking beside you.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 5

     A woman drew her long black hair out tight
     And fiddled whisper music on those strings
     And bats with baby faces in the violet light
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 5

     These fragments I have shored against my ruins.
    Waste Land (1922) pt. 5

5.16 Queen Elizabeth II


   I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short,
   shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great Imperial
   family to which we all belong.
   Broadcast speech (as Princess Elizabeth) to the Commonwealth from Cape
   Town, 21 Apr.  1947, in The Times 22 Apr.  1947

   I think everybody really will concede that on this, of all days, I should
   begin my speech with the words "My husband and I."
   Speech at Guildhall on her 25th wedding anniversary, 20 Nov.  1972, in The
   Times 21 Nov.  1972

5.17 Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother


   I'm glad we've been bombed. It makes me feel I can look the East End in
   the face.
   Said to a policeman, 13 Sept. 1940, in John Wheeler-Bennett King George VI
   (1958) pt. 3, ch. 6

5.18 Alf Ellerton

   Belgium put the kibosh on the Kaiser.
   Title of song (1914)

5.19 Havelock Ellis (Henry Havelock Ellis)


   It is certainly strange to observe...how many people seem to feel vain of
   their own unqualified optimism when the place where optimism most
   flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
    Dance of Life (1923) ch. 3

   The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy
   it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our
   sense of hearing.  As usual, what we call "Progress" is the exchange of
   one Nuisance for another Nuisance.
    Impressions and Comments (1914) 31 July 1912

   Every artist writes his own autobiography.
    New Spirit (1890) "Tolstoi"

5.20 Paul Eluard


     Adieu tristesse
     Bonjour tristesse
     Tu es inscrite dans les lignes du plafond.

     Farewell sadness
     Good-day sadness
     You are inscribed in the lines of the ceiling.
    La vie imm‚diate (1930) "A peine d‚figur‚e," in  ™uvres complЉtes (1968)
   vol. 1, p. 365

5.21 Sir William Empson


     Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills.
     It is not the effort nor the failure tires.
     The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.
    Poems (1935) "Missing Dates"

   Seven types of ambiguity.
   Title of book (1930)

5.22 Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch

   Julius J. Epstein 1909-
   Philip G. Epstein 1909-1952
   Howard Koch 1902-

   Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into
    Casablanca (1942 film), words spoken by Humphrey Bogart

   If she can stand it, I can. Play it!
    Casablanca (1942 film), words spoken by Humphrey Bogart, often misquoted
   as "Play it again, Sam" (earlier in the film, Ingrid Bergman says: "Play
   it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By .")

   Here's looking at you, kid.
    Casablanca (1942 film), words spoken by Humphrey Bogart

   Major Strasser has been shot. Round up the usual suspects.
    Casablanca (1942 film), words spoken by Claude Rains

5.23 Susan Ertz


   Someone has somewhere commented on the fact that millions long for
   immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday
    Anger in the Sky (1943) p. 137

5.24 Dudley Erwin


   Mr Dudley Erwin, former Air Minister [in Australia], claimed last night
   that the secretary of Mr John Gorton, the Prime Minster, had cost him his
   job in the reshuffled Government announced earlier this week. At first Mr
   Erwin said he was dropped because of a "political manoeuvre." Later, when
   asked to explain what this meant, he said: "It wiggles, it's shapely and
   its name is Ainsley Gotto."
    The Times 14 Nov. 1969

5.25 Howard Estabrook and Harry Behn

   Excuse me while I slip into something more comfortable.
    Hell's Angels (1930 film), words spoken by Jean Harlow

5.26 Gavin Ewart


     Miss Twye was soaping her breasts in the bath
     When she heard behind her a meaning laugh
     And to her amazement she discovered
     A wicked man in the bathroom cupboard.
    Poems and Songs (1939) "Miss Twye"

5.27 William Norman Ewer


     I gave my life for freedom--This I know:
     For those who bade me fight had told me so.
    Five Souls and Other Verses (1917) "Five Souls"

     How odd
     Of God
     To choose
     The Jews.
   In Week-End Book (1924) p. 117 (for the reply, see Cecil Browne)

6.0 F

6.1 Clifton Fadiman


   Provided it be well and truly made there is really for the confirmed
   turophile no such thing as a bad cheese.  A cheese may disappoint. It may
   be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains
   cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.
    Any Number Can Play (1957) p. 105

   On November 17...I encountered the mama of dada [Gertrude Stein] again
   (something called Portraits and Prayers) and as usual withdrew worsted.
    Party of One (1955) p. 90

6.2 Eleanor Farjeon


     Morning has broken
     Like the first morning,
     Blackbird has spoken
     Like the first bird.
     Praise for the singing!
     Praise for the morning!
     Praise for them, springing
     Fresh from the Lord!
    Children's Bells (1957) "A Morning Song (for the First Day of Spring)"

     King's Cross!
     What shall we do?
     His Purple Robe
     Is rent in two!
     Out of his Crown
     He's torn the gems!
     He's thrown his Sceptre
     Into the Thames!
     The Court is shaking
     In its shoe--
     King's Cross!
     What shall we do?
     Leave him alone
     For a minute or two.
    Nursery Rhymes of London Town (1916) "King's Cross"

6.3 King Farouk of Egypt


   The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left--the
   King of England, the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts
   and the King of Diamonds.
   Said to Lord Boyd-Orr at a conference in Cairo, 1948, in Lord Boyd-Orr As
   I Recall (1966) ch. 21

6.4 William Faulkner


   The long summer.
    The Hamlet (1940), title of bk. 3. Cf. Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank

   The writer's only responsibility is to his art.  He will be completely
   ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. It anguishes him so much he
   must get rid of it. He has no peace until then. Everything goes by the
   board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book
   written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode
   on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies.
   In Paris Review Spring 1956, p. 30

   He [the writer] must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be
   afraid and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in
   his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart,
   the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and
   doomed--love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice.
   Nobel Prize speech, 1950, in Les Prix Nobel en 1950 (1951) p. 71

   I believe man will not merely endure, he will prevail.  He is immortal,
   not because he, alone among creatures, has an inexhaustible voice but
   because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and
   Nobel Prize speech, 1950, in Les Prix Nobel en 1950 (1951) p. 71

   There is no such thing...as bad whiskey.  Some whiskeys just happen to be
   better than others. But a man shouldn't fool with booze until he's fifty;
   then he's a damn fool if he doesn't.
   In James M. Webb and A. Wigfall Green William Faulkner of Oxford (1965)
   p. 110

6.5 George Fearon


   In my capacity as Press Representative for the English Stage Company I had
   read John Osborne's play [Look Back in Anger].  When I met the author
   I ventured to prophesy that his generation would praise his play while
   mine would, in general, dislike it. I then told him jokingly that Sloane
   Square might well become a bloody battleground. "If this happens," I told
   him, "you would become known as the Angry Young Man." In fact, we decided
   then and there that henceforth he was to be known as that.
    Daily Telegraph 2 Oct. 1957

6.6 James Fenton


     It is not what they built. It is what they knocked down.
     It is not the houses. It is the spaces between the houses.
     It is not the streets that exist. It is the streets that no longer
    German Requiem (1981) p. 1

6.7 Edna Ferber


   Mother knows best.
   Title of story (1927)

   Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation
   after you cease to struggle.
   In R. E. Drennan Wit's End (1973)

6.8 Kathleen Ferrier


   Enid and I visited her just before the end to be greeted by her with
   smiling affection. She tired quickly and gently sent us away by murmuring,
   "Now I'll have eine kleine Pause." Those were the last words we heard her
   Gerald Moore Am I Too Loud?  (1962) ch. 19

6.9 Eric Field

   Towards the end of July 1914, I...received a surprise call from Colonel
   Strachey, the A.A.G. (Recruiting). He swore me to secrecy, told me that
   war was imminent and that the moment it broke out we should have to start
   advertising at once....That night I worked out a draft schedule and wrote
   an advertisement headed "Your King and Country need you" with the
   inevitable Coat of Arms at the top.
    Advertising (1959) ch. 2

6.10 Dorothy Fields


     The minute you walked in the joint,
     I could see you were a man of distinction,
     A real big spender.
     Good looking, so refined,
     Say, wouldn't you like to know what's going on in my mind?
     So let me get right to the point.
     I don't pop my cork for every guy I see.
     Hey! big spender, spend a little time with me.
    Big Spender (1966 song; music by Cy Coleman)

     A fine romance with no kisses.
     A fine romance, my friend, this is.
     We should be like a couple of hot tomatoes,
     But you're as cold as yesterday's mashed potatoes.
    A Fine Romance (1936 song; music by Jerome Kern)

     I can't give you anything but love (baby).
   Title of song (1928; music by Jimmy McHugh)

     Grab your coat, and get your hat,
     Leave your worry on the doorstep,
     Just direct your feet
     To the sunny side of the street.
    On the Sunny Side of the Street (1930 song; music by Jimmy McHugh)

6.11 Dame Gracie Fields (Grace Stansfield)


   See Jimmy Harper et al. (8.24)

6.12 W. C. Fields (William Claude Dukenfield)


   Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch.
    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939 film), in William K. Everson Art of
   W. C. Fields (1968) p. 167

   Never give a sucker an even break.
   In Collier's 28 Nov. 1925.  It was W. C. Fields's catch-phrase, and he is
   said to have used it in the musical comedy Poppy (1923), although it does
   not occur in the libretto. It was used as the title of a W. C. Fields film
   in 1941.

   Last week, I went to Philadelphia, but it was closed.
   In Richard J. Anobile Godfrey Daniels (1975) p. 6

   I was in love with a beautiful blonde once, dear. She drove me to drink.
   That's the one thing I'm indebted to her for.
    Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941 film), in Richard J. Anobile
   Flask of Fields (1972) p. 219

   I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake--which
   I also keep handy.
   In Corey Ford Time of Laughter (1970) p. 182

   Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia.
   Suggested epitaph for himself, in Vanity Fair June 1925

   Fifteen years ago, I made the line "It ain't a fit night out for man or
   beast" a by-word by using it in my sketch in Earl Carroll's Vanities.
   Later on, I used it as a title for a moving picture I did for Mack
   Sennett. I do not claim to be the originator of this line as it was
   probably used long before I was born in some old melodrama.
   Letter, 8 Feb. 1944, in R. J. Fields (ed.) W. C. Fields by Himself (1974)
   pt. 2 (also used by Fields in his 1933 film The Fatal Glass of Beer)

   Hell, I never vote for anybody. I always vote against.
   In Robert Lewis Taylor W. C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes (1950)
   p. 228

6.13 Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, and Dean Riesner

   Go ahead, make my day.
    Dirty Harry (1971 film; words spoken by Clint Eastwood)

6.14 Ronald Firbank


   "O! help me, heaven," she prayed, "to be decorative and to do right!"
    Flower Beneath the Foot (1923) ch. 2

   Looking back, I remember the average curate at home as something between a
   eunuch and a snigger.
    Flower Beneath the Foot (1923) ch. 4

   There was a pause--just long enough for an angel to pass, flying slowly.
    Vainglory (1915) ch. 6

   All millionaires love a baked apple.
    Vainglory (1915) ch. 13

   "I know of no joy," she airily began, "greater than a cool white dress
   after the sweetness of confession."
    Valmouth (1919) ch. 4

6.15 Fred Fisher


   See Ada Benson (2.55)

6.16 H. A. L. Fisher


   One intellectual excitement has, however, been denied me. Men wiser and
   more learned than I have discerned in history a plot, a rhythm,
   a predetermined pattern.  These harmonies are concealed from me. I can see
   only one emergency following upon another as wave follows upon wave, only
   one great fact with respect to which, since it is unique, there can be no
   generalizations, only one safe rule for the historian: that he should
   recognize in the development of human destinies the play of the contingent
   and the unforeseen.
    History of Europe (1935) p. vii

6.17 John Arbuthnot Fisher (Baron Fisher)


   The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.
   Lecture notes 1899-1902, in R. H. Bacon Life of Lord Fisher (1929) vol. 1,
   ch. 7

   Yours till Hell freezes.
   Letter to George Lambert, 5 Apr. 1909, in A. J. Marder Fear God and Dread
   Nought (1956) vol. 2, pt. 1, ch. 2. Cf. F. Ponsonby Reflections of Three
   Reigns (1951) p. 131: Once an officer in India wrote to me and ended his
   letter "Yours till Hell freezes." I used this forcible expression in
   a letter to Fisher, and he adopted it instead of "Yours sincerely" and
   used it a great deal.

   You must be ruthless, relentless, and remorseless! Sack the lot!
   Letter to The Times 2 Sept. 1919

   This letter is not to argue with your leading article of September 2.
   (It's only d--d fools who argue!)
     Never contradict
     Never explain
     Never apologize
   (Those are the secrets of a happy life!)
   Letter to The Times, 5 Sept. 1919

6.18 Marve Fisher

     I want an old-fashioned house
     With an old-fashioned fence
     And an old-fashioned millionaire.
    Old-Fashioned Girl (1954 song; popularized by Eartha Kitt)

6.19 Albert H. Fitz

     You are my honey, honeysuckle, I am the bee.
    The Honeysuckle and the Bee (1901 song; music by William H. Penn)

6.20 F. Scott Fitzgerald


   Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.
    All Sad Young Men (1926) "Rich Boy" (Ernest Hemingway's rejoinder in his
   story "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"--in Esquire Aug.  1936--was: "Yes, they
   have more money")

   The beautiful and damned.
   Title of novel (1922)

   No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas
   have died there.
    Note-Books E, in Edmund Wilson Crack-Up (1945)

   Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
    Note-Books E, in Edmund Wilson Crack-Up (1945)

   The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed
   ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to
    Esquire Feb. 1936, "The Crack-Up"

   In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the
   morning, day after day.
    Esquire Mar. 1936, "Handle with Care"

   In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice I've
   been turning over in my mind ever since.
    Great Gatsby (1925) ch. 1

   In his blue gardens, men and girls came and went like moths among the
   whisperings and the champagne and the stars.
    Great Gatsby (1925) ch. 3

   Her voice is full of money.
    Great Gatsby (1925) ch. 7

   Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year
   recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--to-morrow we
   will run faster, stretch out our arms farther....And one fine morning--

   So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the
    Great Gatsby (1925) ch. 9

   There are no second acts in American lives.
   In Edmund Wilson Last Tycoon (1949) "Hollywood, etc. Notes"

   She had once been a Catholic, but discovering that priests were infinitely
   more attentive when she was in process of losing or regaining faith in
   Mother Church, she maintained an enchantingly wavering attitude.
    This Side of Paradise (1921) bk. 1, ch. 1

6.21 Zelda Fitzgerald


   Ernest, don't you think Al Jolson is greater than Jesus?
   In Ernest Hemingway Moveable Feast (1964) ch. 18. Cf. John Lennon 135:2

6.22 Robert Fitzsimmons


   You know the old saying, "The bigger they are, the further they have to
   In Brooklyn Daily Eagle 11 Aug. 1900

6.23 Bud Flanagan (Chaim Reeven Weintrop)


     Underneath the Arches,
     I dream my dreams away,
     Underneath the Arches,
     On cobble-stones I lay.
    Underneath the Arches (1932 song; additional words by Reg Connelly)

6.24 Michael Flanders and Donald Swann

   Michael Flanders 1922-1975
   Donald Swann 1923-

     I'm a gnu
     A gnother gnu.
    The Gnu (1956 song)

     Mud! Mud! Glorious mud!
     Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.
     So, follow me, follow,
     Down to the hollow,
     And there let us wallow
     In glorious mud.
    Hippopotamus Song (1952)

     I don't eat people,
     I won't eat people,
     I don't eat people,
     Eating people is wrong!
    The Reluctant Cannibal (1956 song)

6.25 James Elroy Flecker


     We who with songs beguile your pilgrimage
     And swear that beauty lives though lilies die,
     We Poets of the proud old lineage
     Who sing to find your hearts, we know not why,--
     What shall we tell you? Tales, marvellous tales
     Of ships and stars and isles where good men rest.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "Prologue"

     When the great markets by the sea shut fast
     All that calm Sunday that goes on and on:
     When even lovers find their peace at last,
     And earth is but a star, that once had shone.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "Prologue"

     Sweet to ride forth at evening from the wells,
     When shadows pass gigantic on the sand,
     And softly through the silence beat the bells
     Along the Golden Road to Samarkand.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) p. 8

     For lust of knowing what should not be known,
     We take the Golden Road to Samarkand.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) p. 8

     How splendid in the morning glows the lily; with what grace he throws
     His supplication to the rose.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "Yasmin"

     And some to Meccah turn to pray, and I toward thy bed, Yasmin.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "Yasmin"

     For one night or the other night
     Will come the Gardener in white, and gathered flowers are dead, Yasmin.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "Yasmin"

     The dragon-green, the luminous, the dark, the serpent-haunted sea.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "Gates of Damascus"

     A ship, an isle, a sickle moon--
     With few but with how splendid stars
     The mirrors of the sea are strewn
     Between their silver bars!
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "A Ship, an Isle, and a Sickle Moon"

     For pines are gossip pines the wide world through
     And full of runic tales to sigh or sing.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "Brumana"

     Half to forget the wandering and pain,
     Half to remember days that have gone by,
     And dream and dream that I am home again!
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "Brumana"

     Noon strikes on England, noon on Oxford town,
     Beauty she was statue cold--there's blood upon her gown:
     Noon of my dreams, O noon!
     Proud and godly kings had built her, long ago,
     With her towers and tombs and statues all arow,
     With her fair and floral air and the love that lingers there,
     And the streets where the great men go.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "Dying Patriot"

     West of these out to seas colder than the Hebrides
     I must go
     Where the fleet of stars is anchored and the young
     Star captains glow.
    Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913) "Dying Patriot"

     I have seen old ships sail like swans asleep
     Beyond the village which men still call Tyre,
     With leaden age o'ercargoed, dipping deep
     For Famagusta and the hidden sun
     That rings black Cyprus with a lake of fire.
    Old Ships (1915) title poem

     And with great lies about his wooden horse
     Set the crew laughing, and forgot his course.
    Old Ships (1915) title poem

     It was so old a ship--who knows, who knows?
     --And yet so beautiful, I watched in vain
     To see the mast burst open with a rose,
     And the whole deck put on its leaves again.
    Old Ships (1915) title poem

     How shall we conquer? Like a wind
     That falls at eve our fancies blow,
     And old Maeonides the blind
     Said it three thousand years ago.
    36 Poems (1910) "To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence"

     O friend unseen, unborn, unknown,
     Student of our sweet English tongue,
     Read out my words at night, alone:
     I was a poet, I was young.
    36 Poems (1910) "To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence"

6.26 Ian Fleming


   Bond said, "And I would like a medium Vodka dry Martini--with a slice of
   lemon peel.  Shaken and not stirred, please. I would prefer Russian or
   Polish vodka."
    Dr No (1958) ch. 14

   From Russia with love.
   Title of novel (1957)

   Live and let die.
   Title of novel (1954)

6.27 Robert, Marquis de Flers and Arman de Caillavet

   Robert, Marquis de Flers 1872-1927
   Arman de Caillavet 1869-1915

   D‚mocratie est le nom que nous donnons au peuple toutes les fois que nous
   avons besoin de lui.

   Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.
    L'habit vert act 1, sc. 12, in La petite illustration s‚rie th‚ѓtre
   31 May 1913

6.28 Dario Fo


   Non si paga, non si paga.

   We won't pay, we won't pay.
   Title of play (1975; translated by Lino Pertile in 1978 as "We Can't Pay?
   We Won't Pay!" and performed in London in 1981 as "Can't Pay? Won't Pay!")

6.29 Marshal Ferdinand Foch


   Mon centre cЉde, ma droite recule, situation excellente, j'attaque.

   My centre is giving way, my right is retreating, situation excellent, I am
   Message sent during the first Battle of the Marne, Sept.  1914, in R.
   Recouly Foch (1919) ch. 6

   Ce n'est pas un trait‚ de paix, c'est un armistice de vingt ans.

   This [the treaty signed at Versailles in 1919] is not a peace treaty, it
   is an armistice for twenty years.
   In Paul Reynaud M‚moires (1963) vol. 2, p. 457

6.30 J. Foley

     Old soldiers never die,
     They simply fade away.
    Old Soldiers Never Die (1920 song; copyrighted by J. Foley but perhaps
   a "folk-song" from the First World War)

6.31 Michael Foot


   A speech from Ernest Bevin on a major occasion had all the horrific
   fascination of a public execution.  If the mind was left immune, eyes and
   ears and emotions were riveted.
   Aneurin Bevan (1962) vol. 1, ch. 13

   Think of it! A second Chamber selected by the Whips. A seraglio of
    Hansard 3 Feb. 1969, col. 88

   It is not necessary that every time he [Norman Tebbit] rises he should
   give his famous imitation of a semi-house-trained polecat.
    Hansard 2 Mar. 1978, col. 668

6.32 Anna Ford


   Let's face it, there are no plain women on television.
   In Observer 23 Sept. 1979

6.33 Gerald Ford


   I believe that truth is the glue that holds Government together, not only
   our Government, but civilization itself.
   Speech, 9 Aug. 1974, in G. J. Lankevich Gerald R. Ford (1977)

   My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution
   works; our great Republic is a Government of laws and not of men. Here the
   people rule.
   Speech, 9 Aug. 1974, in G. J. Lankevich Gerald R. Ford (1977)

   There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and there never will be
   under a Ford administration.
   In television debate with Jimmy Carter, 6 Oct. 1976, in S. Kraus Great
   Debates (1979) p. 482

   If the Government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big
   enough to take away everything you have.
   In John F. Parker If Elected (1960) p. 193

   I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.  My addresses will never be as eloquent as
   Lincoln's. But I will do my best to equal his brevity and plain speaking.
   Speech on taking vice-presidential oath, 6 Dec. 1973, in Washington Post
   7 Dec. 1973

6.34 Henry Ford


   History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition.  We
   want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's
   damn is the history we make today.
    Chicago Tribune 25 May 1916 (interview with Charles N. Wheeler)

   People can have the Model T in any colour--so long as it's black.
   In Allan Nevins Ford (1957) vol. 2, ch. 15

6.35 Lena Guilbert Ford


     Keep the Home-fires burning,
     While your hearts are yearning,
     Though your lads are far away
     They dream of Home.
     There's a silver lining
     Through the dark cloud shining;
     Turn the dark cloud inside out,
     Till the boys come Home.
    'Till the Boys Come Home!  (1914 song; music by Ivor Novello)

6.36 Howell Forgy


   Lieutenant Forgy...said that on Dec. 7 he was at Pearl Harbor directing
   preparations for church services aboard his ship...when general quarters
   were sounded as the Japanese attacked. He reported to his battle station.
   The power was off on a powder hoist, he said, and so Lieutenant Edwin
   Woodhead formed a line of sailors to pass the ammunition by hand to the
   deck. The chaplain moved along the line, encouraging the passers and
   repeating, "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition."
    New York Times 1 Nov. 1942. Cf. Frank Loesser's 1942 song Praise the Lord
   and Pass the Ammunition .

6.37 E. M. Forster


   They [public schoolboys] go forth into a world that is not entirely
   composed of public-school men or even of Anglo-Saxons, but of men who are
   as various as the sands of the sea; into a world of whose richness and
   subtlety they have no conception. They go forth into it with
   well-developed bodies, fairly developed minds, and undeveloped hearts.
    Abinger Harvest (1936) "Notes on English Character"

   It is not that the Englishman can't feel--it is that he is afraid to feel.
   He has been taught at his public school that feeling is bad form. He must
   not express great joy or sorrow, or even open his mouth too wide when he
   talks--his pipe might fall out if he did.
    Abinger Harvest (1936) "Notes on English Character"

   Everything must be like something, so what is this like?
    Abinger Harvest (1936) "Doll Souse"

   American women shoot the hippopotamus with eyebrows made of platinum.
    Abinger Harvest (1936) "Mickey and Minnie." Cf. 24:8

   It is frivolous stuff, and how rare, how precious is frivolity!  How few
   writers can prostitute all their powers!  They are always implying "I am
   capable of higher things."
    Abinger Harvest (1936) "Ronald Firbank"

   The historian must have a third quality as well: some conception of how
   men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of
   the dead.
    Abinger Harvest (1936) "Captain Edward Gibbon"

   Yes--oh dear yes--the novel tells a story.
    Aspects of the Novel (1927) ch. 2

   That old lady in the anecdote...was not so much angry as contemptuous....
   "How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?"
    Aspects of the Novel (1927) ch. 5. Cf. Graham Wallas 222:8

   I am only touching on one aspect of Ulysses:  it is of course far more
   than a fantasy--it is a dogged attempt to cover the universe with mud, an
   inverted Victorianism, an attempt to make crossness and dirt succeed where
   sweetness and light failed, a simplification of the human character in the
   interests of Hell.
    Aspects of the Novel (1927) ch. 6

   Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wishes
   to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.
   Note from commonplace book, in O. Stallybrass (ed.)  Aspects of the Novel
   and Related Writings (1974) p. 129

   Like many others who have lived long in a great capital, she had strong
   feelings about the various railway termini. They are our gates to the
   glorious and the unknown.  Through them we pass out into adventure and
   sunshine, to them, alas!  we return.
    Howards End (1910) ch. 2

   It will be generally admitted that Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most
   sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
    Howards End (1910) ch. 5

   The music [the scherzo of Beethoven's 5th Symphony] started with a goblin
   walking quietly over the universe, from end to end. Others followed him.
   They were not aggressive creatures; it was that that made them so terrible
   to Helen. They merely observed in passing that there was no such thing as
   splendour or heroism in the world. After the interlude of elephants
   dancing, they returned and made the observation for a second time. Helen
   could not contradict them, for, once at all events, she had felt the same,
   and had seen the reliable walls of youth collapse. Panic and emptiness!
   The goblins were right.
    Howards End (1910) ch. 5

   All men are equal--all men, that is to say, who possess umbrellas.
    Howards End (1910) ch. 6

   Personal relations are the important thing for ever and ever, and not this
   outer life of telegrams and anger.
    Howards End (1910) ch. 19

   She would only point out the salvation that was latent in his own soul,
   and in the soul of every man. Only connect!  That was the whole of her
   sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted,
   and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.
   Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is
   life to either, will die.
    Howards End (1910) ch. 22 (the title-page also has "Only connect...")

   Death destroys a man: the idea of Death saves him.
    Howards End (1910) ch. 27 (chapter 41 has "Death destroys a man, but the
   idea of death saves him")

   "I don't think I understand people very well. I only know whether I like
   or dislike them."

   "Then you are an Oriental."
    Passage to India (1924) ch. 2

   The so-called white races are really pinko-grey.
    Passage to India (1924) ch. 7

   The echo in a Marabar cave is not like these, it is entirely devoid of
   distinction. Whatever is said, the same monotonous noise replies, and
   quivers up and down the walls until it is absorbed into the roof. "Boum"
   is the sound as far as the human alphabet can express it, or "bou-oum,"
   or  "ou-boum,"--utterly dull. Hope, politeness, the blowing of a nose, the
   squeak of a boot, all produce "boum."
    Passage to India (1924) ch. 14

   The echo began in some indescribable way to undermine her hold on life.
   Coming at a moment when she chanced to be fatigued, it had managed to
   murmur, "Pathos, piety, courage--they exist, but are identical, and so is
   filth. Everything exists, nothing has value."
    Passage to India (1924) ch. 14

   The inscriptions which the poets of the State had composed were hung where
   they could not be read, or had twitched their drawing-pins out of the
   stucco, and one of them (composed in English to indicate His universality)
   consisted, by an unfortunate slip of the draughtsman, of the words, "God
   si Love."

   God si Love. Is this the first message of India?
    Passage to India (1924) ch. 33

   A room with a view.
   Title of novel (1908)

   The traveller who has gone to Italy to study the tactile values of Giotto,
   or the corruption of the Papacy, may return remembering nothing but the
   blue sky and the men and women under it.
    Room with a View (1908) ch. 2

   I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my
   country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray
   my country.
    Two Cheers for Democracy (1951) "What I Believe"

   So Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because
   it permits criticism.  Two cheers are quite enough: there is no occasion
   to give three.  Only Love the Beloved Republic deserves that.
    Two Cheers for Democracy (1951) "What I Believe" ("Love, the Beloved
   Republic" is a phrase from Swinburne's poem Hertha )

   Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think
    Two Cheers for Democracy (1951) "Raison d'€tre of Criticism"

   I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are
   ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than
   we have yet got ourselves.
    Two Cheers for Democracy (1951) "Books That Influenced Me"

   Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
    Two Cheers for Democracy (1951) "Gide and George"

6.38 Bruce Forsyth


   Didn't she [or he or they] do well?
   Catch-phrase in "The Generation Game" on BBC Television, 1973 onwards

   Nice to see you--to see you, nice.
   Catch-phrase in "The Generation Game" on BBC Television, 1973 onwards

   I'm in charge.
   Catch-phrase in "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" on ITV, 1958

6.39 Harry Emerson Fosdick


   I renounce war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and
   propagates, for the undying hatred it arouses, for the dictatorships it
   puts in the place of democracy, for the starvation that stalks after it.
   I renounce war and never again, directly or indirectly, will I sanction or
   support another.
   Sermon in New York on Armistice Day 1933, in Secret of Victorious Living
   (1934) p. 97

6.40 Anatole France (Jacques-Anatole-Fran‡ois Thibault)


   Dans tout ђtat polic‚, la richesse est chose sacr‚e; dans les d‚mocraties
   elle est la seule chose sacr‚e.

   In every well-governed state, wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it
   is the only sacred thing.
    L'Ile des pingouins (Penguin Island, 1908) pt. 6, ch. 2

   Ils [les pauvres] y doivent travailler devant la majestueuse ‚galit‚ des
   lois, qui interdit au riche comme au pauvre de coucher sous les ponts, de
   mendier dans les rues et de voler du pain.

   They [the poor] have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the
   law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to
   beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
    Le Lys rouge (The Red Lily, 1894) ch. 7

   Le bon critique est celui qui raconte les aventures de son ѓmeau milieu
   des chefs-d'”uvre.

   The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among
    La Vie litt‚raire (The Literary Life, 1888) dedicatory letter

6.41 Georges Franju


   See Jean-Luc Godard (7.34)

6.42 Sir James George Frazer


   The awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his
   mother-in-law are amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology.
    The Golden Bough (ed. 2, 1900) vol. 1, p. 288

6.43 Stan Freberg


   It's too loud, man....It's too shrill, man, it's too piercing.
    Banana Boat (Day-O) (1957 record; lines spoken by Peter Leeds)

   Excuse me, you ain't any kin to the snare drummer, are you?
    Yellow Rose of Texas (1955 record; words spoken to a loud banjo-player)

6.44 Arthur Freed


   Singin' in the rain.
   Title of song (1929; music by Nacio Herb Brown)

6.45 Ralph Freed

     I like New York in June,
     How about you?
    How About You?  (1941 song; music by Burton Lane)

6.46 Cliff Freeman

   Where's the beef?
   Advertising slogan for Wendy's Hamburgers in campaign launched 9 Jan.
   1984 (taken up by Walter Mondale in a televised debate with Gary Hart from
   Atlanta, 11 March 1984: "When I hear your new ideas I'm reminded of that
   ad, 'Where's the beef?'")

6.47 John Freeman


     It was the lovely moon--she lifted
     Slowly her white brow among
     Bronze cloud-waves that ebbed and drifted
     Faintly, faintlier afar.
    Stone Trees (1916) "It Was the Lovely Moon"

6.48 Marilyn French


   Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in
   their relations with women, all men are rapists, and that's all they are.
   They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and their codes.
    The Women's Room (1977) bk. 5, ch. 19

6.49 Sigmund Freud


   Die Anatomie ist das Schicksal.

   Anatomy is destiny.
    Gesammelte Schriften (Collected Writings, 1924) vol. 5, p. 210

   "Itzig, wohin reit'st Du?" "Weiss ich, frag das Pferd."

   "Itzig, where are you riding to?" "Don't ask me, ask the horse."
   Letter to Wilhelm Fliess, 7 July 1898, in Aus den Anf„ngen der
   Psychoanalyse (Origins of Psychoanalysis, 1950) p. 275

   Wir sind so eingerichtet, dass wir nur den Kontrast intensiv geniessen
   k”nnen, den Zustand nur sehr wenig.

   We are so made, that we can only derive intense enjoyment from a contrast,
   and only very little from a state of things.
    Das Unbehagen in der Kultur (Civilization and its Discontents, 1930)
   ch. 2

   Vergleiche entscheiden nichts, das ist wahr, aber sie k”nnen machen, dass
   man sich heimischer fЃhlt.

   Analogies decide nothing, that is true, but they can make one feel more at
   Neue Folge der Vorlesungen zur EinfЃhrung in die Psychoanalyse (New
   Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, 1933) ch. 31

   The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet
   been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine
   soul, is "What does a woman want?"
   Letter to Marie Bonaparte, in Ernest Jones Sigmund Freud: Life and Work
   (1955) vol. 2, pt. 3, ch. 16

6.50 Max Frisch


   Diskussion mit Hanna!--Ѓber Technik (laut Hanna) als Kniff, die Welt so
   einzurichten, dass wir sie nicht erleben mЃssen.

   Discussion with Hanna--about technology (according to Hanna) as the knack
   of so arranging the world that we need not experience it.
    Homo Faber (1957) pt. 2

6.51 Charles Frohman


   Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
   Last words before drowning in the Lusitania, 7 May 1915, in I. F.
   Marcosson and D. Frohman Charles Frohman (1916) ch. 19. Cf. J. M. Barrie

6.52 Erich Fromm


   Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he
   potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own
    Man for Himself (1947) ch. 4

   In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the
   twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.  In the nineteenth
   century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the twentieth century it means
   schizoid self-alienation. The danger of the past was that men became
   slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.
    The Sane Society (1955) ch. 9

6.53 David Frost


   Hello, good evening, and welcome.
   Catch-phrase in "The Frost Programme" on BBC Television, 1966 onwards

   Seriously, though, he's doing a grand job!
   Catch-phrase in "That Was The Week That Was," on BBC Television, 1962-3

6.54 Robert Frost


   It should be of the pleasure of a poem itself to tell how it can. The
   figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom. The figure
   is the same as for love.
    Collected Poems (1939) "Figure a Poem Makes"

   No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
    Collected Poems (1939) "Figure a Poem Makes"

   Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.
   A poem may be worked over once it is in being, but may not be worried into
    Collected Poems (1939) "Figure a Poem Makes"

     They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
     Between stars--on stars where no human race is.
     I have it in me so much nearer home
     To scare myself with my own desert places.
    Further Range (1936) "Desert Places"

     I never dared be radical when young
     For fear it would make me conservative when old.
    Further Range (1936) "Precaution"

     Never ask of money spent
     Where the spender thinks it went.
     Nobody was ever meant
     To remember or invent
     What he did with every cent.
    Further Range (1936) "Hardship of Accounting"

   I've given offence by saying that I'd as soon write free verse as play
   tennis with the net down.
   In Edward Lathem Interviews with Robert Frost (1966) p. 203

     Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
     And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
    In the Clearing (1962) "Cluster of Faith"

     I shall be telling this with a sigh
     Somewhere ages and ages hence:
     Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
     I took the one less travelled by,
     And that has made all the difference.
    Mountain Interval (1916) "Road Not Taken"

     I'd like to get away from earth awhile
     And then come back to it and begin over.
     May no fate wilfully misunderstand me
     And half grant what I wish and snatch me away
     Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:
     I don't know where it's likely to go better.
     I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree,
     And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
     Toward  heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
     But dipped its top and set me down again.
     That would be good both going and coming back.
     One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
    Mountain Interval (1916) "Birches"

     Some say the world will end in fire,
     Some say in ice.
     From what I've tasted of desire
     I hold with those who favour fire.
     But if it had to perish twice,
     I think I know enough of hate
     To say that for destruction ice
     Is also great
     And would suffice.
    New Hampshire (1923) "Fire and Ice"

     The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
     But I have promises to keep,
     And miles to go before I sleep,
     And miles to go before I sleep.
    New Hampshire (1923) "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"

     I'm going out to clean the pasture spring;
     I'll only stop to rake the leaves away
     (And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
     I shan't be gone long.--You come too.
    North of Boston (1914) "The Pasture"

     Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
     That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it.
    North of Boston (1914) "Mending Wall"

     My apple trees will never get across
     And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
     He only says, "Good fences make good neighbours."
    North of Boston (1914) "Mending Wall"

     Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
     What I was walling in or walling out,
     And to whom I was like to give offence.
    North of Boston (1914) "Mending Wall"

     And nothing to look backward to with pride,
     And nothing to look forward to with hope.
    North of Boston (1914) "Death of the Hired Man"

     "Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
     They have to take you in."
     "I should have called it
     Something you somehow haven't to deserve."
    North of Boston (1914) "Death of the Hired Man"

     Most of the change we think we see in life
     Is due to truths being in and out of favour.
    North of Boston (1914) "Black Cottage"

     Len says one steady pull more ought to do it.
     He says the best way out is always through.
    North of Boston (1914) "Servant to Servants"

     I've broken Anne of gathering bouquets.
     It's not fair to the child. It can't be helped though:
     Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.
    North of Boston (1914) "Self-Seeker"

   Poetry is what is lost in translation.  It is also what is lost in
   In Louis Untermeyer Robert Frost: a Backward Look (1964) p. 18

   Asked...whether he would define poetry as "escape" he answered hardily:
   "No. Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat."
   Elizabeth S. Sergeant Robert Frost: the Trial by Existence (1960) ch. 18

     I have been one acquainted with the night.
    West-Running Brook (1928) "Acquainted with the Night"

     Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
   Title of poem in Witness Tree (1942)

     The land was ours before we were the land's.
     She was our land more than a hundred years
     Before we were her people.
    Witness Tree (1942) "Gift Outright"

     And were an epitaph to be my story
     I'd have a short one ready for my own.
     I would have written of me on my stone:
     I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
    Witness Tree (1942) "Lesson for Today"

     We dance round in a ring and suppose,
     But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
    Witness Tree (1942) "The Secret Sits"

6.55 Christopher Fry


   The dark is light enough.
   Title of play (1954)

     I travel light; as light,
     That is, as a man can travel who will
     Still carry his body around because
     Of its sentimental value.
    The Lady's not for Burning (1949) act 1

     What after all
     Is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean.
    The Lady's not for Burning (1949) act 1

     What is official
     Is incontestable. It undercuts
     The problematical world and sells us life
     At a discount.
    The Lady's not for Burning (1949) act 1

     Where in this small-talking world can I find
     A longitude with no platitude?
    The Lady's not for Burning (1949) act 3

     The moon is nothing
     But a circumambulating aphrodisiac
     Divinely subsidized to provoke the world
     Into a rising birth-rate.
    The Lady's not for Burning (1949) act 3

     I hear
     A gay modulating anguish, rather like music.
    The Lady's not for Burning (1949) act 3

     The Great Bear is looking so geometrical
     One would think that something or other could be proved.
    The Lady's not for Burning (1949) act 3

     The best
     Thing we can do is to make wherever we're lost in
     Look as much like home as we can.
    The Lady's not for Burning (1949) act 3

     Try thinking of love, or something.
     Amor vincit insomnia.
    A Sleep of Prisoners (1951) p. 37

     I hope
     I've done nothing so monosyllabic as to cheat,
     A spade is never so merely a spade as the word
     Spade would imply.
    Venus Observed (1950) act 2, sc. 1

     I tell you,
     Miss, I knows an undesirable character
     When I see one; I've been one myself for years.
    Venus Observed (1950) act 2, sc. 1

6.56 Roger Fry


   Mr Fry...brought out a screen upon which there was a picture of a circus.
   The interviewer was puzzled by the long waists, bulging necks and short
   legs of the figures. "But how much wit there is in those figures," said Mr
   Fry. "Art is significant deformity."
   Virginia Woolf Roger Fry (1940) ch. 8

   Bach almost persuades me to be a Christian.
   In Virginia Woolf Roger Fry (1940) ch. 11

6.57 R. Buckminster Fuller


   Right now I am a passenger on space vehicle Earth zooming about the Sun at
   60,000 miles per hour somewhere in the solar system.
   In Gene Youngblood Expanded Cinema (1970) p. 24

   Either war is obsolete or men are.
   In New Yorker 8 Jan. 1966, p. 93

     Here is God's purpose--
     for God, to me, it seems,
     is a verb
     not a noun,
     proper or improper.
    No More Secondhand God (1963) p. 28 (poem written in 1940)

   Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth,
   and that is that no instruction book came with it.
    Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1969) ch. 4

6.58 Alfred Funke


   Gott strafe England!

   God punish England!
    Schwert und Myrte (Sword and Myrtle, 1914) p. 78

6.59 Sir David Maxwell Fyfe


   See Lord Kilmuir (11.27)

6.60 Will Fyffe


     I belong to Glasgow
     Dear Old Glasgow town!
     But what's the matter wi' Glasgow?
     For it's going round and round.
     I'm only a common old working chap,
     As anyone can see,
     But when I get a couple of drinks on a Saturday,
     Glasgow belongs to me.
    I Belong to Glasgow (1920 song)

6.61 Rose Fyleman


   There are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
    Punch 23 May 1917 "Fairies"

7.0 G

7.1 Zsa Zsa Gabor (Sari Gabor)


   You mean apart from my own?
   When asked how many husbands she had had, in K. Edwards I Wish I'd Said
   That (1976) p. 75

   A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished.
   In Newsweek 28 Mar. 1960, p. 89

   I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back.
   In Observer 25 Aug. 1957

7.2 Norman Gaff

   d. 1988

   A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play.
   Advertising slogan for Mars bar, circa 1960 onwards

7.3 Hugh Gaitskell


   I say this to you: we may lose the vote today [on retaining nuclear
   weapons] and the result may deal this Party a grave blow. It may not be
   possible to prevent it, but I think there are many of us who will not
   accept that this blow need be mortal, who will not believe that such an
   end is inevitable. There are some of us, Mr Chairman, who will fight and
   fight and fight again to save the Party we love.  We will fight and fight
   and fight again to bring back sanity and honesty and dignity, so that our
   Party with its great past may retain its glory and its greatness.
   Speech at Labour Party Conference, 5 Oct. 1960, in Report of 59th Annual
   Conference p. 201

   It [a European federation] does mean, if this is the idea, the end of
   Britain as an independent European state....It means the end of a thousand
   years of history.
   Speech at Labour Party Conference, 3 Oct. 1962, in Report of 61st Annual
   Conference p. 159

7.4 J. K. Galbraith


   These are the days when men of all social disciplines and all political
   faiths seek the comfortable and the accepted; when the man of controversy
   is looked upon as a disturbing influence; when originality is taken to be
   a mark of instability; and when, in minor modification of the scriptural
   parable, the bland lead the bland.
    Affluent Society (1958) ch. 1

   Perhaps the thing most evident of all is how new and varied become the
   problems we must ponder when we break the nexus with the work of Ricardo
   and face the economics of affluence of the world in which we live. It is
   easy to see why the conventional wisdom resists so stoutly such a change.
   It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to
   put out on the troubled seas of thought.
    Affluent Society (1958) ch. 11

   In a community where public services have failed to keep abreast of
   private consumption things are very different. Here, in an atmosphere of
   private opulence and public squalor, the private goods have full sway.
    Affluent Society (1958) ch. 18. Cf. Sallust's Catiline 1ii. 22: Habemus
   publice egestatem, privatim opulentiam.  We have public poverty and
   private opulence.

   Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between
   the disastrous and the unpalatable.
   Letter to President Kennedy, 2 Mar. 1962, in Ambassador's Journal (1969)
   p. 312. Cf. R. A. Butler 43:1

7.5 John Galsworthy


   He [Jolyon] was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing
   ever ran quite straight, which, no doubt, was why so many people looked on
   it as immoral.
    In Chancery (1920) pt. 1, ch. 13

   I s'pose Jolyon's told you something about the young man. From all I can
   learn, he's got no business, no income, and no connection worth speaking
   of; but then, I know nothing--nobody tells me anything.
    Man of Property (1906) pt. 1, ch. 1

7.6 Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

   Ray Galton 1930-
   Alan Simpson 1929-

   I came in here in all good faith to help my country. I don't mind giving
   a reasonable amount [of blood], but a pint...why that's very nearly an
   armful.  I'm sorry. I'm not walking around with an empty arm for anybody.
    The Blood Donor (1961 television programme) in Hancock's Half Hour (1974)
   p. 113 (words spoken by Tony Hancock)

7.7 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


   Recently I saw a film of Gandhi when he came to England in 1930. He
   disembarked in Southampton and on the gangway he was already overwhelmed
   by journalists asking questions. One of them asked, "Mr Gandhi, what do
   you think of modern civilization?" And Mr Gandhi said, "That would be a
   good idea."
   E. F. Schumacher Good Work (1979) ch. 2

   What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless,
   whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism
   or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
    Non-Violence in Peace and War (1942) vol. 1, ch. 142

   The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his
   fetters fall. He frees himself and shows the way to others. Freedom and
   slavery are mental states.
    Non-Violence in Peace and War (1949) vol. 2, ch. 5

   I wanted to avoid violence. Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
   It is also the last article of my creed.
   Speech at Shahi Bag, 18 Mar. 1922, in Young India 23 Mar. 1922

7.8 Greta Garbo (Greta Lovisa Gustafsson)


   I want to be alone....I just want to be alone.
    Grand Hotel (1932 film; script by William A. Drake)

   I tank I go home.
   On being refused a pay rise by Louis B. Mayer, in Norman Zierold Moguls
   (1969) ch. 9

7.9 Ed Gardner


   Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he
   In Duffy's Tavern (1940s American radio programme)

7.10 John Nance Garner


   The vice-presidency isn't worth a pitcher of warm piss.
   In O. C. Fisher Cactus Jack (1978) ch. 11

7.11 Bamber Gascoigne


   Your starter for ten.
   Phrase often used in University Challenge (ITV quiz series, 1962-1987

7.12 Noel Gay (Richard Moxon Armitage)


     I'm leaning on a lamp-post at the corner of the street,
     In case a certain little lady comes by.
    Leaning on a Lamp-Post (1937 song; sung by George Formby in film Father
   Knew Best)

7.13 Noel Gay and Ralph Butler

   Noel Gay  1898-1954

     Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run.
     Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run.
     Bang, bang, bang, bang, goes the farmer's gun,
     Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run.
    Run Rabbit Run!  (1939 song)

7.14 Sir Eric Geddes


   The Germans, if this Government is returned, are going to pay every penny;
   they are going to be squeezed as a lemon is squeezed-- until the pips
   squeak.  My only doubt is not whether we can squeeze hard enough, but
   whether there is enough juice.
   Speech at Cambridge, 10 Dec. 1918, in Cambridge Daily News 11 Dec. 1918

7.15 Bob Geldof


   Most people get into bands for three very simple rock and roll reasons: to
   get laid, to get fame, and to get rich.
    Melody Maker 27 Aug. 1977

7.16 Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

   Bob Geldof 1954-

     Feed the world
     Feed the world.
     Feed the world
     Let them know it's Christmas time again.
    Do They Know it's Christmas?  (1984 song)

7.17 King George V


   After I am dead, the boy [Edward VIII] will ruin himself in twelve months.
   In Keith Middlemas and John Barnes Baldwin (1969) ch. 34

   I said to your predecessor: "You know what they're all saying, no more
   coals to Newcastle, no more Hoares to Paris." The fellow didn't even
   Remark to Anthony Eden, 23 Dec. 1935, following Samuel Hoare's resignation
   as Foreign Secretary on 18 Dec.  1935, in Earl of Avon Facing the
   Dictators (1962) pt. 2, ch. 1

   I venture to allude to the impression which seemed generally to prevail
   among their brethren across the seas, that the Old Country must wake up if
   she intends to maintain her old position of pre-eminence in her Colonial
   trade against foreign competitors.
   Speech at Guildhall, 5 Dec. 1901, in Harold Nicolson King George V (1952)
   p. 73 (the speech was reprinted in 1911 with the title "Wake up, England")

   Bugger Bognor.
   Remark said to have been made either in 1929 when the King was informed
   that a deputation of leading citizens was asking that the town should be
   named Bognor Regis because of his convalescence there after a serious
   illness, or on his death-bed in 1936 when one of his doctors sought to
   soothe him with the remark "Cheer up, your Majesty, you will soon be at
   Bognor again." See Kenneth Rose King George V (1983) ch. 9

   The last time I talked to the King [George V] on the morning of his death,
   Monday 20th, he had The Times on his table in front of him opened at the
   "Imperial and Foreign" page and I think his remark to me, "How's the
   Empire?" was prompted by some para. he had read on this page.
   Letter from Lord Wigram, 31 Jan. 1936, in J. E. Wrench Geoffrey Dawson and
   Our Times (1955) ch. 28

   Gentlemen, I am so sorry for keeping you waiting like this. I am unable to
   Words spoken on his death-bed, reported in memorandum by Lord Wigram,
   20 Jan.  1936, in History Today Dec.  1986

   I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates
   of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude
   of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.
   Message read at Terlincthun Cemetery, Boulogne, 13 May 1922, in The Times
   15 May 1922

7.18 Daniel George (Daniel George Bunting)

   O Freedom, what liberties are taken in thy name!
   In Sagittarius and D. George Perpetual Pessimist (1963) p. 58

7.19 George Gershwin


   See Ira Gershwin (7.20)

7.20 Ira Gershwin


     A foggy day in London Town
     Had me low and had me down.
     I viewed the morning with alarm,
     The British Museum had lost its charm.
     How long, I wondered, could this thing last?
     But the age of miracles hadn't passed,
     For, suddenly, I saw you there
     And through foggy London town the sun was shining everywhere.
    A Foggy Day (1937 song; music by George Gershwin)

     I got rhythm,
     I got music,
     I got my man
     Who could ask for anything more?
    I Got Rhythm (1930 song; music by George Gershwin)

   Lady, be good!
   Title of musical (1924; music by George Gershwin)

     You like potato and I like po-tah-to,
     You like tomato and I like to-mah-to;
     Potato, po-tah-to, tomato, to-mah-to--
     Let's call the whole thing off!
    Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (1937 song; music by George Gershwin)

     Holding hands at midnight
     'Neath a starry sky,
     Nice work if you can get it,
     And you can get it if you try.
    Nice Work If You Can Get It (1937 song; music by George Gershwin)

7.21 Stella Gibbons


   Every year, in the fulness o' summer, when the sukebind hangs heavy from
   the wains...'tes the same. And when the spring comes her hour is upon her
   again. 'Tes the hand of Nature and we women cannot escape it.
    Cold Comfort Farm (1932) ch. 5

   When you were very small--so small that the lightest puff of breeze blew
   your little crinoline skirt over your head--you had seen something nasty
   in the woodshed.
    Cold Comfort Farm (1932) ch. 10

   Mr Mybug, however, did ask Rennett to marry him. He said that, by god, D.
   H. Lawrence was right when he had said there must be a dumb, dark, dull,
   bitter belly-tension between a man and a woman, and how else could this be
   achieved save in the long monotony of marriage?
    Cold Comfort Farm (1932) ch. 20

7.22 Wolcott Gibbs


   Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind.
    New Yorker 28 Nov. 1936 "Time...Fortune...Life...Luce" (satirizing the
   style of Time magazine)

   Where it will all end, knows God!
    New Yorker 28 Nov. 1936 "Time...Fortune...Life...Luce" (satirizing the
   style of Time magazine)

7.23 Kahlil Gibran


     Your children are not your children.
     They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
     They came through you but not from you
     And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
     You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
     For they have their own thoughts.
     You may house their bodies but not their souls,
     For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit,
   not even in your dreams.
     You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you,
     For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
     You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent
    Prophet (1923) "On Children"

   Work is love made visible.  And if you cannot work with love but only with
   distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate
   of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
    Prophet (1923) "On Work"

   An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
    Sand and Foam (1926) p. 59

7.24 Wilfrid Wilson Gibson


     But we, how shall we turn to little things
     And listen to the birds and winds and streams
     Made holy by their dreams,
     Nor feel the heart-break in the heart of things?
    Whin (1918) "Lament"

7.25 Andr‚ Gide


   M'est avis...que le profit n'est pas toujours ce qui mЉne l'homme; qu'il y
   a des actions d‚sint‚ress‚es....Par d‚sint‚ress‚ j'entends: gratuit. Et
   que le mal, ce que l'on appelle: le mal, peut €tre aussi gratuit que le

   I believe...that profit is not always what motivates man; that there are
   disinterested actions....By disinterested I mean: gratuitous.  And that
   evil acts, what people call evil, can be as gratuitous as good acts.
    Les Caves du Vatican (The Vatican Cellars, 1914) bk. 4, ch. 7


   Answer when he was asked who was the greatest 19th-century poet, in Claude
   Martin La Maturit‚ d'Andr‚ Gide (1977) p. 502

7.26 Eric Gill


   That state is a state of Slavery in which a man does what he likes to do
   in his spare time and in his working time that which is required of him.
    Art-nonsense and Other Essays (1929) "Slavery and Freedom"

7.27 Terry Gilliam


   See Graham Chapman (3.47)

7.28 Penelope Gilliatt


   It would be unfair to suggest that one of the most characteristic sounds
   of the English Sunday is the sound of Harold Hobson barking up the wrong
    Encore Nov.-Dec. 1959

   Sunday, bloody Sunday.
   Title of film (1971)

7.29 Allen Ginsberg


     What if someone gave a war & Nobody came?
     Life would ring the bells of Ecstasy and Forever be Itself again.
    Fall of America (1972) "Graffiti"

     I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving
   hysterical naked,
     dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an
   angry fix,
     angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the
   starry dynamo in the machinery of the night.
    Howl (1956) p. 9

7.30 George Gipp

   d. 1920

   "Some time, Rock," he said, "when the team's up against it, when things
   are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys--tell them to go in there
   with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper."
   Knut Rockne "Gipp the Great" in Collier's 22 Nov. 1930

7.31 Jean Giraudoux


   Nous savons tous ici que le droit est la plus puissante des ‚coles de
   l'imagination. Jamais poЉte n'a interpr‚t‚ la nature aussi librement qu'un
   juriste la r‚alit‚.

   We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the
   imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer
   interprets the truth.
    La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu (The Trojan War Will Not Take Place,
   1935) act. 2, sc. 5

7.32 George Glass


   An actor is a kind of a guy who if you ain't talking about him ain't
   In Bob Thomas Brando (1973) ch. 8 (said to be often quoted by Marlon
   Brando, who is cited as quoting it in Observer 1 Jan.  1956)

7.33 John A. Glover-Kind

   d. 1918

   I do like to be beside the seaside.
   Title of song (1909)

7.34 Jean-Luc Godard


   La photographie, c'est la v‚rit‚. Le cin‚ma:  la v‚rit‚ vingt-quatre fois
   par seconde.

   Photography is truth.  The cinema is truth 24 times per second.
    Le Petit Soldat (1960 film), in Lettres Fran‡aises 31 Jan. 1963

   "Movies should have a beginning, a middle and an end," harrumphed French
   Film Maker Georges Franju at a symposium some years back. "Certainly,"
   replied Jean-Luc Godard. "But not necessarily in that order."
    Time 14 Sept. 1981

7.35 A. D. Godley


     What is this that roareth thus?
     Can it be a Motor Bus?
     Yes, the smell and hideous hum
     Indicat Motorem Bum!...
     How shall wretches live like us
     Cincti Bis Motoribus?
     Domine, defende nos
     Contra hos Motores Bos!
   Letter to C. R. L. Fletcher, 10 Jan 1914, in Reliquiae (1926) vol. 1,
   p. 292

7.36 Joseph Goebbels


   Ohne Butter werden wir fertig, aber nicht beispielsweise ohne Kanonen.
   Wenn wir einmal Ѓberfallen werden, dann k”nnen wir uns nicht mit Butter,
   sondern nur mit Kanonen verteidigen.

   We can manage without butter but not, for example, without guns.  If we
   are attacked we can only defend ourselves with arms not with butter.
   Speech in Berlin, 17 Jan. 1936, in Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung 18 Jan.
   1936. Cf. Hermann Goering

7.37 Hermann Goering


   We have no butter, meine Volksgenossen [my countrymen], but I ask
   you--would you rather have butter or guns?  Shall we import lard or metal
   ores? Let me tell you--preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes
   us fat.
   Speech at Hamburg, 1936, in W. Frischauer Goering (1951) ch. 10

7.38 Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts (Benjamin Eisenberg)

   Ivan Goff 1910-
   Ben Roberts 1916-1984

   Anyway, Ma, I made it....Top of the world!
    White Heat (1949 film; last lines--spoken by James Cagney)

7.39 Isaac Goldberg


     Diplomacy is to do and say
     The nastiest thing in the nicest way.
    Reflex Oct. 1927, p. 77

7.40 William Golding


   Lord of the flies.
   Title of novel (1954)

7.41 Emma Goldman


   Anarchism, then, really, stands for the liberation of the human mind from
   the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the
   dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraints of
    Anarchism and Other Essays (1910) p. 68

7.42 Barry Goldwater


   I would remind you that extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice!
   And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no
   Speech accepting the presidential nomination, 16 July 1964, in New York
   Times 17 July 1964, p. 1

7.43 Sam Goldwyn (Samuel Goldfish)


   Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western
   In Arthur Marx Goldwyn (1976) ch. 15

   Gentlemen, include me out.
   Said on resigning from the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of
   America, Oct.  1933, in Michael Freedland The Goldwyn Touch (1986) ch. 10

   A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on.
   In Alva Johnston The Great Goldwyn (1937) ch. 1

   "I can answer you in two words, 'im-possible'" is almost the cornerstone
   of the Goldwyn legend, but Sam did not say it. It was printed late in 1925
   in a humorous magazine and credited to an anonymous Potash or Perlmutter.
   Alva Johnston The Great Goldwyn (1937) ch. 1

   That's the way with these directors, they're always biting the hand that
   lays the golden egg.
   In Alva Johnston The Great Goldwyn (1937) ch. 1

   Any man who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
   In Norman Zierold Moguls (1969) ch. 3

   It is doubtful that Goldwyn made the remark attributed to him by several
   authors: "The reason so many people showed up at his [Louis B. Mayer's]
   funeral was because they wanted to make sure he was dead." In Hollywood
   one hears that sentiment attributed to other moguls at other funerals.
   It's a good story, and the temptation to use it is almost irresistible.
   Goldwyn, however, denies making the remark. He did not go to the funeral,
   was in fact not invited, but his son who was with him on that day says he
   was deeply moved despite the fact that he never liked Mayer.
   Norman Zierold Moguls (1969) ch. 3

   Why should people go out and pay to see bad movies when they can stay at
   home and see bad television for nothing?
   In Observer 9 Sept. 1956

7.44 Paul Goodman


   All men are creative but few are artists.
    Growing up Absurd (1961) ch. 9

7.45 Mack Gordon


     Pardon me boy is that the Chattanooga Choo-choo,
     Track twenty nine,
     Boy you can gimme a shine.
     I can afford to board a Chattanooga Choo-choo,
     I've got my fare and just a trifle to spare.
     You leave the Pennsylvania station 'bout a quarter to four,
     Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore,
     Dinner in the diner nothing could be finer
     Than to have your ham'n eggs in Carolina.
    Chattanooga Choo-choo (1941 song; music by Harry Warren)

7.46 Stuart Gorrell


     Georgia, Georgia, no peace I find,
     Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.
    Georgia on my Mind (1930 song; music by Hoagy Carmichael)

7.47 Sir Edmund Gosse


   At a lunch at the House of Lords [circa 1906] given by Edmund Gosse...the
   woolly-bearded poet, Sturge Moore...entered late. Gosse, a naughty host,
   whispered in my ear, "A sheep in sheep's clothing."
   F. Greenslet Under the Bridge (1943) ch. 10. Cf. Winston Churchill 56:3

7.48 Lord Gowrie (2nd Earl of Gowrie)


   [њ1,500 a month] is not what people need for living in central London, and
   which I am more or less obliged to do.
   In BBC radio interview, 4 Sept. 1985, in The Times 5 Sept. 1985 (giving
   reason for resigning as Minister for the Arts)

7.49 Lew Grade (Baron Grade)


   All my shows are great. Some of them are bad.  But they are all great.
   In Observer 14 Sept. 1975

7.50 D. M. Graham


   That this House will in no circumstances fight for its King and Country.
   Motion worded by Graham (the then-Librarian) for debate at the Oxford
   Union, 9 Feb.  1933, and passed by 275 votes to 153

7.51 Harry Graham


     Weep not for little L‚onie
     Abducted by a French Marquis!
     Though loss of honour was a wrench
     Just think how it's improved her French.
    More Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes (1930) "Compensation"

     Aunt Jane observed, the second time
     She tumbled off a bus,
     "The step is short from the Sublime
     To the Ridiculous."
    Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes (1899) "Equanimity"

     Billy, in one of his nice new sashes,
     Fell in the fire and was burnt to ashes;
     Now, although the room grows chilly,
     I haven't the heart to poke poor Billy.
    Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes (1899) "Tender-Heartedness"

     O'er the rugged mountain's brow
     Clara threw the twins she nursed,
     And remarked, "I wonder now
     Which will reach the bottom first?"
    Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes (1899) "Calculating Clara"

     "There's been an accident," they said,
     "Your servant's cut in half; he's dead!"
     "Indeed!" said Mr Jones, "and please,
     Send me the half that's got my keys."
    Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes (1899) "Mr Jones" (poem attributed to

7.52 Kenneth Grahame


   The curate faced the laurels--hesitatingly. But Aunt Maria flung herself
   on him. "O Mr Hodgitts!" I heard her cry, "you are brave! for my sake do
   not be rash!" He was not rash.
    The Golden Age (1895) "The Burglars"

   Monkeys, who very sensibly refrain from speech, lest they should be set to
   earn their livings.
    The Golden Age (1895) "Lusisti Satis"

   Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing--absolutely nothing--half so
   much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
    Wind in the Willows (1908) ch. 1

   "There's cold chicken inside it," replied the Rat briefly;
   Wind in the Willows (1908) ch. 1

   "Glorious, stirring sight!" murmured Toad, never offering to move. "The
   poetry of motion! The real way to travel!  The only way to travel! Here
   today--in next week tomorrow!  Villages skipped, towns and cities
   jumped--always somebody else's horizon! O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my!"
    Wind in the Willows (1908) ch. 2

     The clever men at Oxford
     Know all that there is to be knowed.
     But they none of them know one half as much
     As intelligent Mr Toad!
    Wind in the Willows (1908) ch. 10

7.53 Bernie Grant


   The police were to blame for what happened on Sunday night and what they
   got was a bloody good hiding.
   Speech as leader of Haringey Council outside Tottenham Town Hall, 8 Oct.
   1985, in The Times 9 Oct.  1985

7.54 Ethel Watts-Mumford Grant


   See Ethel Watts Mumford (13.139)

7.55 Robert Graves


     "What did the mayor do?"
     "I was coming to that."
    Collected Poems (1938) "Welsh Incident"

   Goodbye to all that.
   Title of autobiography (1929)

   If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money.
   Speech at London School of Economics, 6 Dec. 1963, in Mammon and Black
   Goddess (1965) p. 3

     His eyes are quickened so with grief,
     He can watch a grass or leaf
     Every instant grow; he can
     Clearly through a flint wall see,
     Or watch the startled spirit flee
     From the throat of a dead man.
    Pier-Glass (1921) "Lost Love"

     As you are woman, so be lovely:
     As you are lovely, so be various,
     Merciful as constant, constant as various,
     So be mine, as I yours for ever.
    Poems (1927) "Pygmalion to Galatea"

     Children are dumb to say how hot the day is,
     How hot the scent is of the summer rose.
    Poems (1927) "Cool Web"

     Counting the beats,
     Counting the slow heart beats,
     The bleeding to death of time in slow heart beats,
     Wakeful they lie.
    Poems and Satires (1951) "Counting the Beats"

     Far away is close at hand
     Close joined is far away,
     Love shall come at your command
     Yet will not stay.
    Whipperginny (1923) "Song of Contrariety"

7.56 Hannah Green (Joanne Greenberg)

   I never promised you a rose garden.
   Title of novel (1964)

7.57 Graham Greene


   Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they
   have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent.
   I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.
    Comedians (1966) pt. 3, ch. 4

   Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage
   a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive.
   Heart of the Matter (1948) bk. 1, pt. 1, ch. 2

   Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim.
    Heart of the Matter (1948) bk. 1, pt. 1, ch. 2

   He [Harris] felt the loyalty we all feel to unhappiness--the sense that
   that is where we really belong.
    Heart of the Matter (1948) bk. 2, pt. 2, ch. 1

   Any victim demands allegiance.
    Heart of the Matter (1948) bk. 3, pt. 1, ch. 1

   His hilarity was like a scream from a crevasse.
    Heart of the Matter (1948) bk. 3, pt. 1, ch. 1

   Our man in Havana.
   Title of novel (1958)

   There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the
   future in.
    The Power and the Glory (1940) pt. 1, ch. 1

7.58 Oswald Greene

   Greene and Bevan's research largely consisted of visiting pubs and asking
   people why they drank Guinness. Again and again they received
   the...reply--they drank Guinness because it was good for them. So
   universal was this idea, Greene decided he need look no further for
   a copyline. "Guinness" the advertisements would simply say "is good for
   Brian Sibley Book of Guinness Advertising (1985) ch. 4

7.59 Germaine Greer


   Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves; when that
   right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing.
   The Times 1 Feb.  1986

7.60 Hubert Gregg


     Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner
     That I love London so,
     Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner--
     That I think of her--Wherever I go.
     I get a funny feeling inside of me--
     Just walking up and down,--
     Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner
     That I love London Town.
    Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner (1947 song)

7.61 Joyce Grenfell


   George--don't do that.
   Recurring line in monologues about a nursery school, from the 1950s, in
   George--Don't Do That (1977) p. 24

     Stately as a galleon, I sail across the floor,
     Doing the Military Two-step, as in the days of yore.
    Stately as a Galleon (1978) p. 31

7.62 Julian Grenfell


     The naked earth is warm with Spring,
     And with green grass and bursting trees
     Leans to the sun's kiss glorying,
     And quivers in the sunny breeze;

     And Life is Colour and Warmth and Light
     And a striving evermore for these;
     And he is dead, who will not fight;
     And who dies fighting has increase.

     The fighting man shall from the sun
     Take warmth, and life from the glowing earth.
     Speed with the light-foot winds to run,
     And with the trees to newer birth.
    The Times 28 May 1915 "Into Battle"

7.63 Clifford Grey


     If you were the only girl in the world
     And I were the only boy.
    If You Were the only Girl in the World (song from musical The Bing Boys
   (1916); music by Nat Ayer)

7.64 Sir Edward Grey (Viscount Grey of Fallodon)


   A friend came to see me on one of the evenings of the last week--he thinks
   it was on Monday August 3 [1914]. We were standing at a window of my room
   in the Foreign Office.  It was getting dusk, and the lamps were being lit
   in the space below on which we were looking. My friend recalls that
   I remarked on this with the words: "The lamps are going out all over
   Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."
    25 Years (1925) vol. 2, ch. 18

7.65 Mervyn Griffith-Jones


   You may think that one of the ways in which you can test this book [Lady
   Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence], and test it from the most liberal
   outlook, is to ask yourselves the question when you have read it through:
   "Would you approve of your young sons and daughters--because girls can
   read as well as boys--reading this book?" Is it a book you would have
   lying around in your own house? Is it a book you would even wish your wife
   or your servants to read?
   Speech for the prosecution at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey,
   20 Oct.  1960, in The Times 21 Oct.  1960

7.66 Leon Griffiths

   'Er indoors.
   Used in ITV television series Minder (1979 onwards) by Arthur Daley
   (played by George Cole) to refer to his wife

7.67 Jo Grimond (Baron Grimond)


   In bygone days, commanders were taught that when in doubt, they should
   march their troops towards the sound of gunfire. I intend to march my
   troops towards the sound of gunfire.
   Speech at Liberal Party Annual Assembly, 14 Sept. 1963, in Guardian
   16 Sept. 1963

7.68 Philip Guedalla


   Any stigma, as the old saying is, will serve to beat a dogma.
   Masters and Men (1923) "Ministers of State"

   History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.
    Supers and Supermen (1920) "Some Historians"

   The cheerful clatter of Sir James Barrie's cans as he went round with the
   milk of human kindness.
    Supers and Supermen (1920) "Some Critics"

   The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic
   arrangement into three reigns: James I, James II, and the Old Pretender.
    Supers and Supermen (1920) "Some Critics"

7.69 R. Guidry

     See you later, alligator,
     After 'while, crocodile;
     Can't you see you're in my way, now,
     Don't you know you cramp my style?
    See You Later Alligator (1956 song)

7.70 Texas Guinan (Mary Louise Cecilia Guinan)


   Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong.
   In New York World-Telegram 21 Mar. 1931, p. 25 (asserts that Guinan used
   the phrase at her night club at least six or seven years previously. The
   saying is also attributed to Jack Osterman and Mae West; it was the title
   of a 1927 song (see Billy Rose and Willie Raskin) and a film of 1931. The
   latter was inspired by Cole Porter's 1929 musical Fifty Million Frenchmen)
   . Cf. Billy Rose and Willie Raskin

7.71 Nubar Gulbenkian


   The best number for a dinner party is two--myself and a dam' good head
   In Daily Telegraph 14 Jan. 1965

7.72 Thom Gunn


     You know I know you know I know you know.
    Fighting Terms (1954) "Carnal Knowledge"

7.73 Dorothy Frances Gurney


     The kiss of the sun for pardon,
     The song of the birds for mirth,
     One is nearer God's Heart in a garden
     Than anywhere else on earth.
    Poems (1913) "God's Garden"

7.74 Woody Guthrie (Woodrow Wilson Guthrie)


     This land is your land, this land is my land,
     From California to the New York Island.
     From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
     This land was made for you and me.
    This Land is Your Land (1956 song)

8.0 H

8.1 Earl Haig


   D. [the 17th Earl of Derby] is a very weak-minded fellow I am afraid, and,
   like the feather pillow, bears the marks of the last person who has sat on
   him! I hear he is called in London "genial Judas"!
   Letter to Lady Haig, 14 Jan. 1918, in R. Blake Private Papers of Douglas
   Haig (1952) ch. 16

   Every position must be held to the last man: there must be no retirement.
   With our backs to the wall, and believing in the justice of our cause,
   each one of us must fight on to the end. The safety of our Homes and the
   Freedom of mankind alike depend upon the conduct of each one of us at this
   critical moment.
   Order to British troops, 12 Apr. 1918, in A. Duff Cooper Haig (1936)
   vol. 2, ch. 23

8.2 Lord Hailsham (Baron Hailsham, Quintin Hogg)


   A great party is not to be brought down because of a scandal by a woman of
   easy virtue and a proved liar.
   In BBC television interview on the Profumo affair, 13 June 1963, in The
   Times 14 June 1963

   If the British public falls for this [the programme of the Labour party],
   I think it will be stark, raving bonkers.
   In press conference at Conservative Central Office, 12 Oct.  1964, in The
   Times 13 Oct.  1964

8.3 J. B. S. Haldane


   Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we
   suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. I have read and heard many
   attempts at a systematic account of it, from materialism and theosophy to
   the Christian system or that of Kant, and I have always felt that they
   were much too simple. I suspect that there are more things in heaven and
   earth than are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, in any philosophy. That
   is the reason why I have no philosophy myself, and must be my excuse for
    Possible Worlds and Other Essays (1927) "Possible Worlds"

   From the fact that there are 400,000 species of beetles on this planet,
   but only 8,000 species of mammals, he [Haldane] concluded that the
   Creator, if He exists, has a special preference for beetles, and so we
   might be more likely to meet them than any other type of animal on
   a planet which would support life.
   Report of lecture, 7 Apr. 1951, cited in Journal of the British
   Interplanetary Society (1951) vol. 10, p. 156

8.4 H. R. Haldeman


   Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it is awfully hard to get it back
   Comment to John Wesley Dean on Watergate affair, 8 Apr.  1973, in Hearings
   Before the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities of US
   Senate: Watergate and Related Activities (1973) vol. 4, p. 1399

8.5 Sir William Haley


   It is a moral issue.
   Heading of leading article on the Profumo affair, in The Times 11 June

8.6 Henry Hall


   This is Henry Hall speaking, and tonight is my guest night.
   Catch-phrase on BBC Radio's Guest Night from 1934 (see Henry Hall's Here's
   to the Next Time (1955) ch. 11)

8.7 Sir Peter Hall


   Sir Peter [Hall] has always maintained that, although nobody appeared to
   want a National Theatre when it was first promulgated, the public has
   consistently supported it with cash at the box office--with "bottoms on
   seats" to use his own earthy phrase.
    Spectator 10 May 1980 (the phrase is often "bums on seats")

8.8 Margaret Halsey


   Englishwomen's shoes look as if they had been made by someone who had
   often heard shoes described but had never seen any.
   With Malice Toward Some (1938) pt. 2, p. 107

   Towards people with whom they disagree the English gentry, or at any rate
   that small cross section of them which I have seen, are tranquilly
   good-natured. It is not comme il faut to establish the supremacy of an
   idea by smashing in the faces of all the people who try to contradict it.
   The English never smash in a face. They merely refrain from asking it to
    With Malice Toward Some (1938) pt. 3, p. 208

8.9 Oscar Hammerstein II


     Climb ev'ry mountain, ford ev'ry stream
     Follow ev'ry rainbow, till you find your dream!
    Climb Ev'ry Mountain (1959 song; music by Richard Rodgers)

   June is bustin' out all over.
   Title of song (1945; music by Richard Rodgers)

     The last time I saw Paris
     Her heart was warm and gay,
     I heard the laughter of her heart in ev'ry street caf‚.
    The Last Time I saw Paris (1940 song; music by Jerome Kern)

     The corn is as high as an elephant's eye,
     An' it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky.
    Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (1943 song; music by Richard Rodgers)

     Oh, what a beautiful mornin',
     Oh, what a beautiful day!
     I got a beautiful feelin'
     Ev'rything's goin' my way.
    Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (1943 song; music by Richard Rodgers)

     Ol' man river, dat ol' man river,
     He must know sumpin', but don't say nothin',
     He just keeps rollin',
     He keeps on rollin' along.
    Ol' Man River (1927 song; music by Jerome Kern)

     Some enchanted evening,
     You may see a stranger,
     You may see a stranger,
     Across a crowded room.
    Some Enchanted Evening (1949 song; music by Richard Rodgers)

     The hills are alive with the sound of music,
     With songs they have sung for a thousand years.
     The hills fill my heart with the sound of music,
     My heart wants to sing ev'ry song it hears.
    The Sound of Music (1959 song; music by Richard Rodgers)

   There is nothin' like a dame.
   Title of song (1949; music by Richard Rodgers)

   You'll never walk alone.
   Title of song (1945; music by Richard Rodgers)

8.10 Christopher Hampton


     Masturbation is the thinking man's television.
    Philanthropist (1970) act. 1, sc. 3

     If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say: the process
   whereby American girls turn into American women.
    Savages (1974) sc. 16

8.11 Learned Hand


   A self-made man may prefer a self-made name.
   In Bosley Crowther Lion's Share (1957) ch. 7 (referring to Samuel Goldfish
   changing his name to Samuel Goldwyn)

8.12 Minnie Hanff


     High o'er the fence leaps Sunny Jim
     "Force" is the food that raises him.
   Advertising slogan (1903)

8.13 Brian Hanrahan


   I'm not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid [on Port Stanley in
   the Falkland Islands] but I counted them all out and I counted them all
   Report broadcast by BBC, 1 May 1982, in Battle for the Falklands (1982)
   p. 21

8.14 Otto Harbach


     When a lovely flame dies,
     Smoke gets in your eyes.
    Smoke Gets in your Eyes (1933 song; music by Jerome Kern)

8.15 E. Y. 'Yip' Harburg


     Once I built a railroad. Now it's done--
     Brother can you spare a dime?
    Brother Can You Spare a Dime?  (1932 song; music by Jay Gorney)

     Somewhere over the rainbow
     Way up high,
     There's a land that I heard of
     Once in a lullaby.
    Over the Rainbow (1939 song; music by Harold Arlen)

     When I'm not near the girl I love,
     I love the girl I'm near.
    When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love (1947 song; music by Burton Lane)

8.16 Gilbert Harding


   Before he [Gilbert Harding] could go to New York he had to get a US visa
   at the American consulate in Toronto. He was called upon to fill in a long
   form with many questions, including "Is it your intention to overthrow the
   Government of the United States by force?" By the time Harding got to that
   one he was so irritated that he answered: "Sole purpose of visit."
   W. Reyburn Gilbert Harding (1978) ch. 2

   If, sir, I possessed, as you suggest, the power of conveying unlimited
   sexual attraction through the potency of my voice, I would not be reduced
   to accepting a miserable pittance from the BBC for interviewing a faded
   female in a damp basement.
   In S. Grenfell Gilbert Harding by his Friends (1961) p. 118 (reply to Mae
   West's manager who asked "Can't you sound a bit more sexy when you
   interview her?")

8.17 Warren G. Harding


   America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums but
   normalcy; not revolution, but restoration.
   Speech at Boston, 14 May 1920, in Frederick E. Schortemeier Rededicating
   America (1920) ch. 17

8.18 Godfrey Harold Hardy


   Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for
   ugly mathematics.
    A Mathematician's Apology (1940) p. 25

8.19 Thomas Hardy


   A local thing called Christianity.
    Dynasts (1904) pt. 1, act 1, sc. 6

   My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor
    Dynasts (1904) pt. 1, act 2, sc. 5

   A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
    Hand of Ethelberta (1876) ch. 20

   A piece of paper was found upon the floor, on which was written, in the
   boy's hand, with the bit of lead pencil that he carried:  "Done because we
   are too menny."
    Jude the Obscure (1896) pt. 6, ch. 2

     The bower we shrined to Tennyson,
     Is roof-wrecked; damps there drip upon
     Sagged seats, the creeper-nails are rust,
     The spider is sole denizen;
     Even she who voiced those rhymes is dust,
    Late Lyrics and Earlier (1922) "An Ancient to Ancients"

     This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
     And so do I;
     When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
     And nestlings fly:
     And the little brown nightingale bills his best,
     And they sit outside at "The Travellers' Rest,"
     And maids come forth sprig-muslin drest,
     And citizens dream of the south and west,
     And so do I.
    Late Lyrics and Earlier (1922) "Weathers"

     And meadow rivulets overflow,
     And drops on gate-bars hang in a row,
     And rooks in families homeward go,
     And so do I.
    Late Lyrics and Earlier (1922) "Weathers"

   Life's little ironies.
   Title of book (1894)

   "Well, poor soul; she's helpless to hinder that or anything now," answered
   Mother Cuxsom. "And all her shining keys will be took from her, and her
   cupboards opened; and things a' didn't wish seen, anybody will see; and
   her little wishes and ways will all be as nothing!"
    Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) ch. 18

   One grievous failing of Elizabeth's was her occasional pretty and
   picturesque use of dialect words--those terrible marks of the beast to the
   truly genteel.
    Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) ch. 20

     I am the family face;
     Flesh perishes, I live on,
     Projecting trait and trace
     Through time to times anon,
     And leaping from place to place
     Over oblivion.
    Moments of Vision (1917) "Heredity"

     In the third-class seat sat the journeying boy
     And the roof-lamp's oily flame
     Played down on his listless form and face,
     Bewrapt past knowing to what he was going,
     Or whence he came.
    Moments of Vision (1917) "Midnight on the Great Western"

     Only a man harrowing clods
     In a slow silent walk
     With an old horse that stumbles and nods
     Half asleep as they stalk.

     Only thin smoke without flame
     From the heaps of couch-grass;
     Yet this will go onward the same
     Though Dynasties pass.

     Yonder a maid and her wight
     Come whispering by:
     War's annals will cloud into night
     Ere their story die.
    Moments of Vision (1917) "In Time of 'The Breaking of Nations'"

     When the Present has latched its postern behind my tremulous stay,
     And the May month flaps its glad green leaves like wings,
     Delicate-filmed as new-spun silk, will the neighbours say,
     "He was a man who used to notice such things"?
    Moments of Vision (1917) "Afterwards"

     At once a voice outburst among
     The bleak twigs overhead
     In a full-hearted evensong
     Of joy illimited;
     An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
     In blast-beruffled plume,
     Had chosen thus to fling his soul
     Upon the growing gloom.

     So little cause for carollings
     Of such ecstatic sound
     Was written on terrestrial things
     Afar or nigh around,
     That I could think there trembled through
     His happy good-night air
     Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
     And I was unaware.
    Poems of Past and Present (1902) "Darkling Thrush"

     If way to the Better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
    Poems of Past and Present (1902) "De Profundis"

     In a solitude of the sea
     Deep from human vanity,
     And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches she.

     Steel chambers, late the pyres
     Of her salamandrine fires,
     Cold currents thrid, and turn to rhythmic tidal lyres.

     Over the mirrors meant
     To glass the opulent
     The sea-worm crawls--grotesque, slimed, dumb, indifferent.
    Satires of Circumstance (1914) "Convergence of the Twain"

     The Immanent Will that stirs and urges everything.
    Satires of Circumstance (1914) "Convergence of the Twain"

     When I set out for Lyonnesse,
     A hundred miles away,
     The rime was on the spray,
     And starlight lit my lonesomeness
     When I set out for Lyonnesse
     A hundred miles away.
    Satires of Circumstance (1914) p. 20

     What of the faith and fire within us
     Men who march away
     Ere the barn-cocks say
     Night is growing grey,
     To hazards whence no tears can win us;
     What of the faith and fire within us
     Men who march away?
    Satires of Circumstance (1914) "Men Who March Away"

   "Justice" was done, and the President of the Immortals (in Aeschylean
   phrase) had ended his sport with Tess.
    Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) ch. 59

     Let me enjoy the earth no less
     Because the all-enacting Might
     That fashioned forth its loveliness
     Had other aims than my delight.
    Time's Laughing Stocks (1909) "Let me Enjoy"

     Yes; quaint and curious war is!
     You shoot a fellow down
     You'd treat if met where any bar is,
     Or help to half-a-crown.
    Time's Laughing Stocks (1909) "Man he Killed"

   Good, but not religious-good.
    Under the Greenwood Tree (1872) ch. 2

     Well, World, you have kept faith with me,
     Kept faith with me;
     Upon the whole you have proved to be
     Much as you said you were.
    Winter Words (1928) "He Never Expected Much"

     "Peace upon earth!" was said. We sing it,
     And pay a million priests to bring it.
     After two thousand years of mass
     We've got as far as poison-gas.
    Winter Words (1928) "Christmas: 1924"

8.20 Maurice Evan Hare


     There once was an old man who said, "Damn!
     It is borne in upon me I am
     An engine that moves
     In determinate grooves,
     I'm not even a bus, I'm a tram."
    Limerick (1905)

8.21 Robertson Hare


   Oh, calamity!
   Catch-phrase, in Yours Indubitably (1956) p. 32

8.22 W. F. Hargreaves


     I'm Burlington Bertie
     I rise at ten thirty and saunter along like a toff,
     I walk down the Strand with my gloves on my hand,
     Then I walk down again with them off.
    Burlington Bertie from Bow (1915 song)

     I acted so tragic the house rose like magic,
     The audience yelled "You're sublime."
     They made me a present of Mornington Crescent
     They threw it a brick at a time.
    The Night I Appeared as Macbeth (1922 song)

8.23 Lord Harlech (David Ormsby Gore)


   In the end it may well be that Britain will be honoured by historians more
   for the way she disposed of an empire than for the way in which she
   acquired it.
   In New York Times 28 Oct. 1962, sec. 4, p. 11

8.24 Jimmy Harper, Will E. Haines, and Tommie Connor

   The biggest aspidistra in the world.
   Title of song (1938; popularized by Gracie Fields)

8.25 Frank Harris (James Thomas Harris)


   Christ went deeper than I have, but I've had a wider range of experience.
   In conversation with Hugh Kingsmill, in Hesketh Pearson and Malcolm
   Muggeridge About Kingsmill (1951) ch. 3

   Sex is the gateway to life.
   In Enid Bagnold Autobiography (1969) ch. 4

8.26 H. H. Harris

   Bovril....Prevents that sinking feeling.
   Advertising slogan (1920)

8.27 Lorenz Hart


   Bewitched, bothered and bewildered.
   Title of song (1941; music by Richard Rodgers)

     When love congeals
     It soon reveals
     The faint aroma of performing seals,
     The double crossing of a pair of heels.
     I wish I were in love again!
    I Wish I Were in Love Again (1937 song; music by Richard Rodgers)

     I get too hungry for dinner at eight.
     I like the theatre, but never come late.
     I never bother with people I hate.
     That's why the lady is a tramp.
    The Lady is a Tramp (1937 song; music by Richard Rodgers)

     On the first of May
     It is moving day;
     Spring is here, so blow your job--
     Throw your job away;
     Now's the time to trust
     To your wanderlust.
     In the city's dust you wait.
     Must you wait?
     Just you wait:

     In a mountain greenery
     Where God paints the scenery--
     Just two crazy people together;
     While you love your lover, let
     Blue skies be your coverlet--
     When it rains we'll laugh at the weather.
    Mountain Greenery (1926 song; music by Richard Rodgers)

8.28 Moss Hart and George Kaufman

   Moss Hart 1904-1961
   George Kaufman 1889-1961

   You can't take it with you.
   Title of play (1936)

8.29 L. P. Hartley


   The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
    The Go-Between (1953) prologue

8.30 F. W. Harvey


     From troubles of the world
     I turn to ducks
     Beautiful comical things.
    Ducks and Other Verses (1919) "Ducks"

8.31 Minnie Louise Haskins


   And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:  "Give me a light
   that I may tread safely into the unknown."

   And he replied:

   "Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.  That
   shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."
    Desert (1908) "God Knows"

8.32 Lord Haw-Haw

   See William Joyce (10.28)

8.33 Ian Hay (John Hay Beith)


   What do you mean, funny? Funny-peculiar or funny ha-ha?
    Housemaster (1938) act 3

8.34 J. Milton Hayes


     There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu,
     There's a little marble cross below the town,
     There's a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Mad Carew,
     And the Yellow God forever gazes down.
    The Green Eye of the Yellow God (1911)

8.35 Lee Hazlewood


   These boots are made for walkin'.
   Title of song (1966)

8.36 Denis Healey


   That part of his [Sir Geoffrey Howe's] speech was rather like being
   savaged by a dead sheep.
    Hansard 14 June 1978, col. 1027

   I plan to be the Gromyko of the Labour Party.
   In Sunday Times 5 Feb. 1984

   I warn you there are going to be howls of anguish from the 80,000 people
   who are rich enough to pay over 75% [tax] on the last slice of their
   Speech at Labour Party Conference, 1 Oct. 1973, in The Times 2 Oct. 1973

8.37 Seamus Heaney


     Between my finger and my thumb
     The squat pen rests.
     I'll dig with it.
    Death of a Naturalist (1966) "Digging"

     All agog at the plasterer on his ladder
     Skimming our gable and writing our name there
     With his trowel point, letter by strange letter.
    The Haw Lantern (1987) "Alphabets"

     Who would connive
     in civilised outrage
     yet understand the exact
     and tribal, intimate revenge.
    North (1975) "Punishment"

     The famous
     Northern reticence, the tight gag of place
     And times: yes, yes. Of the "wee six" I sing
     Where to be saved you only must save face
     And whatever you say, you say nothing.
    North (1975) "Whatever You Say Say Nothing"

     Is there a life before death? That's chalked up
     In Ballymurphy. Competence with pain,
     Coherent miseries, a bite and sup,
     We hug our little destiny again.
    North (1975) "Whatever You Say Say Nothing"

     Don't be surprised
     If I demur, for, be advised
     My passport's green.
     No glass of ours was ever raised
     To toast The Queen.
    Open Letter (Field Day pamphlet no. 2, 1983) p. 9 (rebuking the editors
   of The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry for including his work)

8.38 Edward Heath


   It is the unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism.
    Hansard 15 May 1973, col. 1243 (on the Lonrho affair)

   The alternative is to break into the wage/price spiral by acting directly
   to reduce prices.  This can be done by reducing those taxes which bear
   directly on prices and costs, such as the selective employment tax, and by
   taking a firm grip on public sector prices and charges such as coal,
   steel, gas, electricity, transport charges and postal charges.  This
   would, at a stroke, reduce the rise in prices, increase production and
   reduce unemployment.
   Press release, 16 June 1970, in The Times 17 June 1970

8.39 Fred Heatherton

     I've got a loverly bunch of cocoanuts,
     There they are a-standing in a row,
     Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head,
     Give 'em a twist, a flick of the wrist,
     That's what the showman said.
    I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts (1944 song; revised version 1948)

8.40 Robert A. Heinlein


   "Oh, 'tanstaafl.' Means  'There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.' And
   isn't," I added, pointing to a FREE LUNCH sign across room, "or these
   drinks would cost half as much.  Was reminding her that anything free
   costs twice as much in the long run or turns out worthless."
    Moon is Harsh Mistress (1966) ch. 11

8.41 Werner Heisenberg


   Ein Fachmann ist ein Mann, der einige der gr”bsten Fehler kennt, die man
   in dem betreffenden Fach machen kann und der sie deshalb zu vermeiden

   An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made
   in his subject and how to avoid them.
    Der Teil und das Ganze ("The Part and the Whole," 1969) ch. 17
   (translated by A. J. Pomerans in 1971 as Physics and Beyond)

8.42 Joseph Heller


   There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that
   a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and
   immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be
   grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no
   longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to
   fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly
   them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't
   want to he was sane and had to.  Yossarian was moved very deeply by the
   absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful

   "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.

   "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.
    Catch-22 (1961) ch. 5 (the first chapter of this novel was published as
   Catch-18 in New World Writing (1955) No. 7--see Kiley and MacDonald
   "Catch-22" Casebook (1973) 294)

   Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have
   mediocrity thrust upon them. With Major Major it had been all three.
    Catch-22 (1961) ch. 9. Cf. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1979) 489:14

   Good God, how much reverence can you have for a Supreme Being who finds it
   necessary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth-decay in His
   divine system of creation?
    Catch-22 (1961) ch. 18

   "You put so much stock in winning wars," the grubby iniquitous old man
   scoffed. "The real trick lies in losing wars, and in knowing which wars
   can be lost.  Italy has been losing wars for centuries, and just see how
   splendidly we've done nonetheless. France wins wars and is in a continual
   state of crisis. Germany loses and prospers. Look at our own recent
   history. Italy won a war in Ethiopia and promptly stumbled into serious
   trouble.  Victory gave us such insane delusions of grandeur that we helped
   start a world war we hadn't a chance of winning. But now that we are
   losing again, everything has taken a turn for the better, and we will
   certainly come out on top again if we succeed in being defeated."
    Catch-22 (1961) ch. 23

8.43 Lillian Hellman


   Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
    The Little Foxes (1939) act 1

   I do not like subversion or disloyalty in any form and if I had ever seen
   any I would have considered it my duty to have reported it to the proper
   authorities. But to hurt innocent people whom I knew many years ago in
   order to save myself is to me inhuman and indecent and dishonorable.
   I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions, even
   though I long ago came to the conclusion that I was not a political person
   and could have no comfortable place in any political group.
   Letter to John S. Wood, 19 May 1952, in US Congress Committee Hearing on
   Un-American Activities (1952) pt. 8, p. 3546

8.44 Sir Robert Helpmann


   No. You see there are portions of the human anatomy which would keep
   swinging after the music had finished.
   In Elizabeth Salter Helpmann (1978) ch. 21 [reply to question on whether
   the fashion for nudity would extend to dance]

8.45 Ernest Hemingway


   All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really
   happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all
   that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and
   the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places
   and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to
   people, then you are a writer.
    Esquire Dec. 1934 "Old Newsman Writes"

     "Just kiss me."
     She kissed him on the cheek.
     "Where do the noses go? I always wondered where the noses would go."
     "Look, turn thy head" and then their mouths were tight together.
    For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) ch. 7

     He said, "Maria...I feel as though I wanted to die when I am loving
     "Oh," she said. "I die each time. Do you not die?"
     "No. Almost. But did thee feel the earth move?"
     "Yes. As I died. Put thy arm around me, please."
    For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) ch. 13

   All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called
   Huckleberry Finn.
    Green Hills of Africa (1935) ch. 1

   Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of
   ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
    Men at War (1942)

   If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then
   wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is
   a movable feast.
    Movable Feast (1964) epigraph

   "Exactly what do you mean by 'guts'?" "I mean," Ernest Hemingway said,
   "grace under pressure."
   Interview with Dorothy Parker, in New Yorker 30 Nov. 1929

   I started out very quiet and I beat Mr Turgenev. Then I trained hard and
   I beat Mr de Maupassant. I've fought two draws with Mr Stendhal, and
   I think I had an edge in the last one. But nobody's going to get me in any
   ring with Mr Tolstoy unless I'm crazy or I keep getting better.
    New Yorker 13 May 1950

   A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
    The Old Man and the Sea (1952) p. 103

   The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof shit
   detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it.
    Paris Review Spring 1958

   The sun also rises.
   Title of novel (1926)

   Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than
   sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the
   cuckoo clock style of architecture.
    Toronto Star Weekly 4 Mar. 1922, in William White By-line: Ernest
   Hemingway (1967) p. 18 See also F. Scott Fitzgerald (6.20)

8.46 Arthur W. D. Henley

   Nobody loves a fairy when she's forty.
   Title of song (1934)

8.47 O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)


   Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles
    Four Million (1906) "Gift of the Magi"

   If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never
    Four Million (1906) "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog"

   It was beautiful and simple as all truly great swindles are.
    Gentle Grafter (1908) "Octopus Marooned"

   Turn up the lights; I don't want to go home in the dark.
   Last words, quoting 1907 song by Harry Williams "I'm afraid to come home
   in the dark," in Charles Alphonso Smith O. Henry Biography (1916) ch. 9

8.48 A. P. Herbert


     Other people's babies--
     That's my life!
     Mother to dozens,
     And nobody's wife.
    Ballads for Broadbrows (1930) "Other People's Babies" (also a 1934 song,
   with music by Vivian Ellis)

     Let's find out what everyone is doing,
     And then stop everyone from doing it.
    Ballads for Broadbrows (1930) "Let's Stop Somebody from Doing Something!"

     As my poor father used to say
     In 1863,
     Once people start on all this Art
     Goodbye, moralitee!
     And what my father used to say
     Is good enough for me.
    Ballads for Broadbrows (1930) "Lines for a Worthy Person"

   Holy deadlock.
   Title of novel (1934)

     Don't tell my mother I'm living in sin,
     Don't let the old folks know.
    Laughing Ann (1925) "Don't Tell My Mother I'm Living in Sin"

     Not huffy, or stuffy, not tiny or tall,
     But fluffy, just fluffy, with no brains at all.
    Plain Jane (1927) "I Like them Fluffy"

     Don't let's go to the dogs tonight,
     For mother will be there.
    She-Shanties (1926) "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight"

     The Farmer will never be happy again;
     He carries his heart in his boots;
     For either the rain is destroying his grain
     Or the drought is destroying his roots.
    Tinker Tailor (1922) "The Farmer"

     This high official, all allow,
     Is grossly overpaid;
     There wasn't any Board, and now
     There isn't any Trade.
    Tinker Tailor (1922) "The President of the Board of Trade"

     Nothing is wasted, nothing is in vain:
     The seas roll over but the rocks remain.
    Tough at the Top (circa 1949 operetta), in A.P.H.  (1970) ch. 7

   The Common Law of England has been laboriously built about a mythical
   figure--the figure of "The Reasonable Man."
    Uncommon Law (1935) "The Reasonable Man"

   People must not do things for fun.  We are not here for fun. There is no
   reference to fun in any Act of Parliament.
    Uncommon Law (1935) "Is it a Free Country?"

   The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time.
    Uncommon Law (1935) "Is Marriage Lawful?"

   The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.
    Uncommon Law (1935) "Fox-Hunting Fun"

   Milord, in that case an Act of God was defined as "something which no
   reasonable man could have expected."
    Uncommon Law (1935) "Act of God"

8.49 Oliver Herford


   "Perhaps it is only a whim," said the Queen. The King laughed mirthlessly.
   "King Barumph has a whim of iron!"
    Excuse it Please (1929) "Impossible Pudding"

   See also Ethel Watts Mumford (13.139)

8.50 Jerry Herman


     Hello, Dolly, well, hello Dolly
     It's so nice to have you back where you belong.
    Hello, Dolly (1964 song from the musical Hello, Dolly)

8.51 June Hershey

   Deep in the heart of Texas.
   Title of song (1941; music by Don Swander)

8.52 Hermann Hesse


   Wenn wir einen Menschen hassen, so hassen wir in seinem Bild etwas, was in
   uns selber sisst.  Was nicht in uns selber ist, das regt uns nicht auf.

   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.
    Demian (1919) ch. 6

   Auf Kosten der Intensit„t also erreicht er [der BЃrger ] Erhaltung und
   Sicherheit, statt Gottbesessenheit erntet er Gewissensruhe, statt Lust
   Behagen, statt Freiheit Bequemlichkeit, statt t”dlicher Glut eine
   angenehme Temperatur.

   The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and
   a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
    Der Steppenwolf (1927) "Tractat vom Steppenwolf" (Treatise on the

8.53 Gordon Hewart (Viscount Hewart)


   A long line of cases shows that it is not merely of some importance, but
   is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, but
   should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.
   Rex v Sussex Justices, 9 Nov. 1923, in Law Reports King's Bench Division
   (1924) vol. 1, p. 259

8.54 Patricia Hewitt


   It is obvious from our polling, as well as from the doorstep, that the
   "London Effect" is now very noticeable. The "loony Labour left" is taking
   its toll; the gays and lesbians issue is costing us dear among the
   pensioners, and fear of extremism and higher rates/taxes is particularly
   prominent in the Greater London Council area.
   Letter to Frank Dobson and other Labour leaders, in The Times 6 Mar.  1987

8.55 Du Bose Heyward and Ira Gershwin

   Du Bose Heyward 1885-1940
   Ira Gershwin 1896-1983

   It ain't necessarily so.
   Title of song (1935; music by George Gershwin)

   Summer time an' the livin' is easy.
    Summer Time (1935 song; music by George Gershwin)

8.56 Sir Seymour Hicks


   You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go
   out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young
   the policemen look.
   In C. R. D. Pulling They Were Singing (1952) ch. 7

8.57 Jack Higgins (Henry Patterson)


   The eagle has landed.
   Title of novel (1975)

8.58 Joe Hill


   I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't waste any time in
   Farewell telegram to Bill Haywood, 18 Nov. 1915, before his death by
   firing squad, in Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune 19 Nov. 1915

     You will eat, bye and bye,
     In that glorious land above the sky;
     Work and pray, live on hay,
     You'll get pie in the sky when you die.
    Songs of the Workers (Industrial Workers of the World, 1911) "Preacher
   and the Slave"

8.59 Pattie S. Hill


   Happy birthday to you.
   Title of song (1935; music by Mildred J. Hill)

8.60 Sir Edmund Hillary


   [After the ascent of Everest] George [Lowe] met us with a mug of soup just
   above camp, and seeing his stalwart frame and cheerful face reminded me
   how fond of him I was.  My comment was not specially prepared for public
   consumption but for George...."Well, we knocked the bastard off!" I told
   him and he nodded with pleasure...."Thought you must have!"
    Nothing Venture (1975) ch. 10

8.61 Fred Hillebrand


   Home James, and don't spare the horses.
   Title of song (1934)

8.62 Lady Hillingdon


   I am happy now that Charles calls on my bedchamber less frequently than of
   old. As it is, I now endure but two calls a week and when I hear his steps
   outside my door I lie down on my bed, close my eyes, open my legs and
   think of England.
    Journal 1912, in J. Gathorne-Hardy Rise and Fall of the British Nanny
   (1972) ch. 3

8.63 James Hilton


   Nothing really wrong with him--only anno domini, but that's the most fatal
   complaint of all, in the end.
    Goodbye, Mr Chips (1934) ch. 1

8.64 Alfred Hitchcock


   Television has brought back murder into the home--where it belongs.
   In Observer 19 Dec. 1965

   Actors are cattle.
   In Saturday Evening Post 22 May 1943, p. 56

8.65 Adolf Hitler


   Die neue and diesmal blutige Erhebung--die Nacht der langen Messer, wie
   man sie grauenvoll bezeichnete--meinem eigenen Sinn entspr„che.

   The new, and this time bloody, rising--"The Night of the Long Knives" was
   their ghastly name for it--was exactly what I myself desired.
   Speech to the Reichstag, 13 July 1934, in Max Domarus (ed.)  Hitler: Reden
   und Proklamationen 1932-1945 (1962) p. 418

   Ich gehe mit traumwandlerischer Sicherheit den Weg, den mich die Vorsehung
   gehen heisst.

   I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker.
   Speech in Munich, 15 Mar. 1936, in Max Domarus (ed.)  Hitler: Reden und
   Proklamationen 1932-1945 (1962) p. 606

   Und nun steht vor uns das letzte Problem, das gel”stwerden muss und gel”st
   werden wird!  Es [das Sudetenland] ist die letzte territoriale Forderung,
   die ich Europa zu stellen habe, aber es ist die Forderung, von der ich
   nicht abgehe, und die ich, so Gott will, erfЃllen werde.

   And now before us stands the last problem that must be solved and will be
   solved. It [the Sudetenland] is the last territorial claim which I have to
   make in Europe, but it is the claim from which I will not recede and
   which, God-willing, I will make good.
   Speech at Berlin Sportpalast, 26 Sept. 1938, in Max Domarus (ed.)  Hitler:
   Reden und Proklamationen 1932-1945 (1962) p. 927

   In bezug auf das sudetendeutsche Problem meine Geduld jetzt zu Ende ist!

   With regard to the problem of the Sudeten Germans, my patience is now at
   an end!
   Speech at Berlin Sportpalast, 26 Sept. 1938, in Max Domarus (ed.)  Hitler:
   Reden und Proklamationen 1932-1945 (1962) p. 932

   Brennt Paris?

   Is Paris burning?
   Question, 25 Aug. 1944, in Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre Is Paris
   Burning?  (1965) ch. 5

   Die breite Masse eines Volkes...einer grossen LЃgeleichter zum Opfer f„llt
   als einer kleinen.

   The broad mass of a nation...will more easily fall victim to a big lie
   than to a small one.
    Mein Kampf (My Struggle, 1925) vol. 1, ch. 10

8.66 Ralph Hodgson


     Time, you old gipsy man,
     Will you not stay,
     Put up your caravan
     Just for one day?
    Poems (1917) "Time, You Old Gipsy Man"

     I climbed a hill as light fell short,
     And rooks came home in scramble sort,
     And filled the trees and flapped and fought
     And sang themselves to sleep.
    Poems (1917) "Song of Honour"

     I stood and stared; the sky was lit,
     The sky was stars all over it,
     I stood, I knew not why,
     Without a wish, without a will,
     I stood upon that silent hill
     And stared into the sky until
     My eyes were blind with stars and still
     I stared into the sky.
    Poems (1917) "Song of Honour"

     When stately ships are twirled and spun
     Like whipping tops and help there's none
     And mighty ships ten thousand ton
     Go down like lumps of lead.
    Poems (1917) "Song of Honour"

     'Twould ring the bells of Heaven
     The wildest peal for years,
     If Parson lost his senses
     And people came to theirs,
     And he and they together
     Knelt down with angry prayers
     For tamed and shabby tigers
     And dancing dogs and bears,
     And wretched, blind, pit ponies,
     And little hunted hares.
    Poems (1917) "Bells of Heaven"

     See an old unhappy bull,
     Sick in soul and body both,
     Slouching in the undergrowth
     Of the forest beautiful,
     Banished from the herd he led,
     Bulls and cows a thousand head.
    Poems (1917) "The Bull"

     Reason has moons, but moons not hers,
     Lie mirror'd on her sea,
     Confounding her astronomers,
     But, O! delighting me.
    Poems (1917) "Reason Has Moons"

8.67 'Red' Hodgson

     I blow through here;
     the music goes 'round and around.
     Whoa-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, and it comes up here.
    Music Goes 'round and Around (1935 song; music by Edward Farley and
   Michael Riley)

8.68 Eric Hoffer


   It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbour.
    New York Times Magazine 15 Feb. 1959, p. 12

   When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each
   other. Originality is deliberate and forced, and partakes of the nature of
   a protest.
    Passionate State of Mind (1955) p. 21

8.69 Al Hoffman and Dick Manning

   Al Hoffman 1902-1960
   Dick Manning 1912-

   Takes two to tango.
   Title of song (1952)

8.70 Gerard Hoffnung


   Standing among savage scenery, the hotel offers stupendous revelations.
   There is a French widow in every bedroom, affording delightful prospects.
   Speech at Oxford Union, 4 Dec. 1958 (supposedly quoting a letter from
   a Tyrolean landlord)

8.71 Lancelot Hogben


   This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of the engineers. The
   spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men
   who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly.
    Science for the Citizen (1938) epilogue

8.72 Billie Holiday (Eleanor Fagan) and Arthur Herzog Jr.

   Billie Holiday 1915-1959
   Arthur Herzog Jr. 1901-1983

     Them that's got shall get,
     Them that's not shall lose,
     So the Bible said,
     And it still is news;
     Mama may have, papa may have,
     But God bless the child that's got his own!
     That's got his own.
    God Bless the Child (1941 song)

8.73 Stanley Holloway


   Sam, Sam, pick up tha' musket.
    Pick Up Tha' Musket (1930 recorded monologue)

8.74 John H. Holmes


   This, now, is the judgement of our scientific age--the third reaction of
   man upon the universe! This universe is not hostile, nor yet is it
   friendly. It is simply indifferent.
    The Sensible Man's View of Religion (1932) ch. 4

8.75 Lord Home (Baron Home of the Hirsel, formerly Sir Alec Douglas-Home)


   As far as the fourteenth earl is concerned, I suppose Mr [Harold] Wilson,
   when you come to think of it, is the fourteenth Mr Wilson.
   Television interview, 21 Oct. 1963, in Daily Telegraph 22 Oct. 1963
   (replying to question on how he was going to meet attacks by the Labour
   Party on his then position as a "fourteenth Earl, a reactionary, and an
   out-of-date figure")

   When I have to read economic documents I have to have a box of matches and
   start moving them into position to simplify and illustrate the points to
   In Observer 16 Sept. 1962

8.76 Arthur Honegger


   Il est certain que la premiЉre qualit‚ d'un compositeur, c'est d'€tre

   There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead.
    Je suis compositeur (I am a Composer, 1951) p. 16

8.77 Herbert Hoover


   Older men declare war. But it is youth who must fight and die.  And it is
   youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that
   are the aftermath of war.
   Speech at the Republican National Convention, Chicago, 27 June 1944, in
   Addresses upon the American Road (1946) p. 254.

   Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic
   experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose (i.e. 18th
   Amendment on Prohibition).
   Letter to Senator W. H. Borah, 23 Feb. 1928, in Claudius O. Johnson Borah
   of Idaho (1936) ch. 21

   When the war closed...we were challenged with a peace-time choice between
   the American system of rugged individualism and a European philosophy of
   diametrically opposed doctrines--doctrines of paternalism and state
   Speech in New York City, 22 Oct. 1928, in New Day (1928) p. 154

   Another proposal of our opponents which would wholly alter our American
   system of life is to reduce the protective tariff to a competitive tariff
   for revenue....The grass will grow in the streets of a hundred cities,
   a thousand towns; the weeds will overrun the fields of millions of farms
   if that protection be taken away.
   Speech, 31 Oct. 1932, in State Papers of Herbert Hoover (1934) vol. 2,
   p. 418

8.78 Anthony Hope (Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins)


   Economy is going without something you do want in case you should, some
   day, want something you probably won't want.
    Dolly Dialogues (1894) no. 12

   "You oughtn't to yield to temptation." "Well, somebody must, or the thing
   becomes absurd," said I.
   Dolly Dialogues (1894) no. 14

   "Bourgeois," I observed, "is an epithet which the riff-raff apply to what
   is respectable, and the aristocracy to what is decent." "But it's not
   a nice thing to be, all the same," said Dolly, who is impervious to the
   most penetrating remark.
    Dolly Dialogues (1894) no. 17

   I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my
    Dolly Dialogues (1894) no. 22

   Anthony Hope--a friend, a true friend, yet pledged always to his own and
   far more Attic interpretation of life--sat there [at the first night of J.
   M. Barrie's Peter Pan in 1904] looking primmer and drier at every
   extravagance, and more and more as if, in his opinion, children should be
   kept in their right place. When he spoke, his comment was also far more
   succinct. "Oh, for an hour of Herod!" he said.
   Denis Mackail Story of JMB (1941) ch. 17

8.79 Bob Hope


   A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't
   need it.
   In Alan Harrington Life in the Crystal Palace (1959) "The Tyranny of

8.80 Francis Hope


     And scribbled lines like fallen hopes
     On backs of tattered envelopes.
    Instead of a Poet and Other Poems (1965) "Instead of a Poet"

8.81 Laurence Hope (Adela Florence Nicolson)


     Less than the dust, beneath thy Chariot wheel,
     Less than the rust, that never stained thy Sword,
     Less than the trust thou hast in me, Oh, Lord,
     Even less than these!
     Less than the weed, that grows beside thy door,
     Less than the speed, of hours, spent far from thee,
     Less than the need thou hast in life of me.
     Even less am I.
    Garden of Kama (1901) "Less than the Dust"

     Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar,
     Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?
     ...Pale hands, pink tipped, like lotus buds that float
     On those cool waters where we used to dwell,
     I would have rather felt you round my throat
     Crushing out life; than waving me farewell!
    Garden of Kama (1901) "Kashmiri Song"

8.82 Zilphia Horton


   See "Anonymous" in topic 1.43

8.83 A. E. Housman


   Mud's sister, not himself, adorns my legs.
    Fragment of a Greek Tragedy (Bromsgrovian vol. 2, no. 5, 1883) in Alfred
   Edward Housman, the Housman Memorial Supplement of the Bromsgrovian (1936

   This great College, of this ancient University, has seen some strange
   sights. It has seen Wordsworth drunk and Porson sober.  And here am I,
   a better poet than Porson, and a better scholar than Wordsworth, betwixt
   and between.
   Speech at Trinity College, Cambridge, in G. K. Chesterton Autobiography
   (1936) ch. 12

   If I were the Prince of Peace, I would choose a less provocative
   In Alan Wood Bertrand Russell: Passionate Sceptic (1957) p. 103

     Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrists?
     And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists?
     And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air?
     Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

     'Tis a shame to human nature, such a head of hair as his;
     In the good old time 'twas hanging for the colour that it is;
     Though hanging isn't bad enough and flaying would be fair
     For the nameless and abominable colour of his hair.
    Collected Poems (1939) "Additional Poems" no. 18

   That is indeed very good. I shall have to repeat that on the Golden Floor!
   In Daily Telegraph 21 Feb. 1984 (said to his physician who told him
   a risqu‚ story to cheer him up just before he died)

     The Grizzly Bear is huge and wild;
     He has devoured the infant child.
     The infant child is not aware
     He has been eaten by the bear.
    Infant Innocence in Oxford Book of Light Verse (1938) p. 489

     Nous n'irons plus aux bois,
     Les lauriers sont coup‚s.

     We'll go to the woods no more,
     The laurels all are cut.
   Translation of nursery rhyme in Last Poems (1922) introductory

   Pass me the can, lad; there's an end of May.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 9

     May will be fine next year as like as not:
     Oh, ay, but then we shall be twenty-four.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 9

     We for a certainty are not the first
     Have sat in taverns while the tempest hurled
     Their hopeful plans to emptiness, and cursed
     Whatever brute and blackguard made the world.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 9

     The troubles of our proud and angry dust
     Are from eternity, and shall not fail.
     Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
     Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 9

     But men at whiles are sober
     And think by fits and starts,
     And if they think, they fasten
     Their hands upon their hearts.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 10

     The laws of God, the laws of man,
     He may keep that will and can;
     Not I: let God and man decree
     Laws for themselves and not for me;
     And if my ways are not as theirs
     Let them mind their own affairs.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 12

     And how am I to face the odds
     Of man's bedevilment and God's?
     I, a stranger and afraid
     In a world I never made.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 12

     The candles burn their sockets,
     The blinds let through the day,
     The young man feels his pockets
     And wonders what's to pay.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 21

     To think that two and two are four
     And neither five nor three
     The heart of man has long been sore
     And long 'tis like to be.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 35

     These, in the day when heaven was falling,
     The hour when earth's foundations fled,
     Followed their mercenary calling
     And took their wages and are dead.

     Their shoulders held the sky suspended;
     They stood, and earth's foundations stay;
     What God abandoned, these defended,
     And saved the sum of things for pay.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 37

     For nature, heartless, witless nature,
     Will neither care nor know
     What stranger's feet may find the meadow
     And trespass there and go,
     Nor ask amid the dews of morning
     If they are mine or no.
    Last Poems (1922) no. 40

   Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch
   over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my
   skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act....The seat of this
   sensation is the pit of the stomach.
   Lecture at Cambridge, 9 May 1933, The Name and Nature of Poetry (1933)
   p. 47

     The rainy Pleiads wester,
     Orion plunges prone,
     The stroke of midnight ceases,
     And I lie down alone.
    More Poems (1936) no. 11

     Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
     But young men think it is, and we were young.
    More Poems (1936) no. 36

     Good-night. Ensured release
     Imperishable peace,
     Have these for yours,
     While earth's foundations stand
     And sky and sea and land
     And heaven endures.
    More Poems (1936) no. 48 "Alta Quies"

     Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
     Is hung with bloom along the bough,
     And stands about the woodland ride
     Wearing white for Eastertide.

     Now, of my threescore years and ten,
     Twenty will not come again,
     And take from seventy springs a score,
     It only leaves me fifty more.

     And since to look at things in bloom
     Fifty springs are little room,
     About the woodlands I will go
     To see the cherry hung with snow.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 2

     Clay lies still, but blood's a rover;
     Breath's a ware that will not keep.
     Up, lad: when the journey's over
     There'll be time enough to sleep.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 4

     And naked to the hangman's noose
     The morning clocks will ring
     A neck God made for other use
     Than strangling in a string.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 9

     When I was one-and-twenty
     I heard a wise man say,
     "Give crowns and pounds and guineas
     But not your heart away;
     Give pearls away and rubies,
     But keep your fancy free."
     But I was one-and-twenty,
     No use to talk to me.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 13

     Oh, when I was in love with you,
     Then I was clean and brave,
     And miles around the wonder grew
     How well I did behave.

     And now the fancy passes by,
     And nothing will remain,
     And miles around they'll say that I
     Am quite myself again.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 18

     In summertime on Bredon
     The bells they sound so clear;
     Round both the shires they ring them
     In steeples far and near,
     A happy noise to hear.

     Here of a Sunday morning
     My love and I would lie,
     And see the coloured counties,
     And hear the larks so high
     About us in the sky.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 21

     "Come all to church, good people,"--
     Oh, noisy bells, be dumb;
     I hear you, I will come.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 21

     The lads in their hundreds to Ludlow come in for the fair,
     There's men from the barn and the forge and the mill and the fold,
     The lads for the girls and the lads for the liquor are there,
     And there with the rest are the lads that will never be old.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 23

     Is my team ploughing,
     That I was used to drive
     And hear the harness jingle
     When I was man alive?
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 27

     On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble;
     His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves;
     The wind it plies the saplings double,
     And thick on Severn snow the leaves.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 31

     The gale, it plies the saplings double,
     It blows so hard, 'twill soon be gone:
     To-day the Roman and his trouble
     Are ashes under Uricon.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 31

     From far, from eve and morning
     And yon twelve-winded sky,
     The stuff of life to knit me
     Blew hither: here am I.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 32

     Speak now, and I will answer;
     How shall I help you, say;
     Ere to the wind's twelve quarters
     I take my endless way.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 32

     Into my heart an air that kills
     From yon far country blows:
     What are those blue remembered hills,
     What spires, what farms are those?

     That is the land of lost content,
     I see it shining plain,
     The happy highways where I went
     And cannot come again.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 40

     And bound for the same bourn as I,
     On every road I wandered by,
     Trod beside me, close and dear,
     The beautiful and death-struck year.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 41

     Clunton and Clunbury,
     Clungunford and Clun,
     Are the quietest places
     Under the sun.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 50, epigraph

     With rue my heart is laden
     For golden friends I had,
     For many a rose-lipt maiden
     And many a lightfoot lad.

     By brooks too broad for leaping
     The lightfoot boys are laid;
     The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
     In fields where roses fade.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 54

     Say, for what were hop-yards meant,
     Or why was Burton built on Trent?
     Oh many a peer of England brews
     Livelier liquor than the Muse,
     And malt does more than Milton can
     To justify God's ways to man.
     Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink
     For fellows whom it hurts to think.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 62

     Oh I have been to Ludlow fair
     And left my necktie God knows where,
     And carried half-way home, or near,
     Pints and quarts of Ludlow beer
     Then the world seemed none so bad,
     And I myself a sterling lad;
     And down in lovely muck I've lain,
     Happy till I woke again.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 62

     I tell the tale that I heard told.
     Mithridates, he died old.
    Shropshire Lad (1896) no. 62

8.84 Sidney Howard

   See Margaret Mitchell (13.105)

8.85 Elbert Hubbard


   Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not
   believe you anyway.
    Motto Book (1907) p. 31

   Life is just one damned thing after another.
    Philistine Dec. 1909, p. 32. The saying is often attributed to Frank Ward

   Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate
   the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
    Roycroft Dictionary (1914) p. 46

   Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the
    Thousand and One Epigrams (1911) p. 133

   One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.  No machine can do the
   work of one extraordinary man.
    Thousand and One Epigrams (1911) p. 151

8.86 Frank McKinney ('Kin') Hubbard


   Classic music is th'kind that we keep thinkin'll turn into a tune.
    Comments of Abe Martin and His Neighbors (1923)

   It's no disgrace t'be poor, but it might as well be.
    Short Furrows (1911) p. 42

8.87 L. Ron Hubbard


   Hubbard...told us that writing science fiction for about a penny a word
   was no way to make a living. If you really want to make a million, he
   said, the quickest way is to start your own religion.
   Sam Moscowitz recalling Hubbard speaking to the Eastern Science Fiction
   Association at Newark, New Jersey, in 1947, in B. Corydon and L. Ron
   Hubbard Jr.  L. Ron Hubbard (1987) ch. 3

8.88 Howard Hughes Jr.


   That man's ears make him look like a taxi-cab with both doors open.
   In Charles Higham and Joel Greenberg Celluloid Muse (1969) p. 156
   (describing Clark Gable)

8.89 Jimmy Hughes and Frank Lake

     Bless 'em all! Bless 'em all!
     The long and the short and the tall.
    Bless 'Em All (1940 song)

8.90 Langston Hughes


     "It's powerful," he said.
     "That one drop of Negro blood--because just one drop of black blood
   makes a man coloured. One drop--you are a Negro!"
    Simple Takes a Wife (1953) p. 85

     I, too, sing America.

     I am the darker brother.
     They send me to eat in the kitchen
     When company comes.
     But I laugh,
     And eat well,
     And grow strong.

     I'll sit at the table
     When company comes
     Nobody'll dare
     Say to me,
     "Eat in the kitchen"

     Besides, they'll see how
     beautiful I am
     And be ashamed,--

     I, too, am America.
    Survey Graphic Mar. 1925, "I, Too"

8.91 Ted Hughes


     It took the whole of Creation
     To produce my foot, my each feather:
     Now I hold Creation in my foot.
    Lupercal (1960) "Hawk Roosting"

8.92 Josephine Hull


   [Josephine Hull's] stage reminiscences are not the least of her charms.
   "Shakespeare," she recalls, "is so tiring.  You never get a chance to sit
   down unless you're a king."
    Time 16 Nov. 1953, p. 90

8.93 Hubert Humphrey


   There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to
   enforce a law not supported by the people.
   Speech at Williamsburg, 1 May 1965, in New York Times 2 May 1965, sec. 1,
   p. 34

   The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken
   Speech to National Student Association at Madison, 23 Aug.  1965, in New
   York Times 24 Aug.  1965, p. 12

   And here we are, just as we ought to be, here we are, the people, here we
   are in a spirit of dedication, here we are the way politics ought to be in
   America, the politics of happiness, the politics of purpose and the
   politics of joy.
   Speech in Washington, 27 Apr. 1968, in New York Times 28 Apr. 1968, p. 66

8.94 Herman Hupfeld


     You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss,
     A sigh is just a sigh;
     The fundamental things apply,
     As time goes by.
    As Time Goes By (1931 song)

8.95 Aldous Huxley


     Christlike in my behaviour,
     Like every good believer,
     I imitate the Saviour,
     And cultivate a beaver.
    Antic Hay (1923) ch. 4

   There are few who would not rather be taken in adultery than in
    Antic Hay (1923) ch. 10

   Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of
   the country in which the office is held.
    Beyond the Mexique Bay (1934) p. 34

   The sexophones wailed like melodious cats under the moon.
    Brave New World (1932) ch. 5

   That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most
   important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
    Collected Essays (1959) "Case of Voluntary Ignorance"

   The proper study of mankind is books.
    Crome Yellow (1921) ch. 28

   Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body.
   Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life.  The only completely
   consistent people are the dead.
    Do What You Will (1929) "Wordsworth in the Tropics"

   The end cannot justify the means, for the simple and obvious reason that
   the means employed determine the nature of the ends produced.
    Ends and Means(1937) ch. 1

   So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons
   will duly arise and make them miserable.
    Ends and Means (1937) ch. 8

   Chastity--the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions, he added
   parenthetically, out of Remy de Gourmont.
    Eyeless in Gaza (1936) ch. 27

   "Death," said Mark Staithes. "It's the only thing we haven't succeeded in
   completely vulgarizing."
    Eyeless in Gaza (1936) ch. 31

   "Bed," as the Italian proverb succinctly puts it, "is the poor man's
    Heaven and Hell (1956) p. 41

     A million million spermatozoa,
     All of them alive:
     Out of their cataclysm but one poor Noah
     Dare hope to survive.

     And among that billion minus one
     Might have chanced to be
     Shakespeare, another Newton, a new Donne--
     But the One was Me.
    Leda (1920) "Fifth Philosopher's Song"

     Beauty for some provides escape,
     Who gain a happiness in eyeing
     The gorgeous buttocks of the ape
     Or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
    Leda (1920) "Ninth Philosopher's Song"

     Then brim the bowl with atrabilious liquor!
     We'll pledge our Empire vast across the flood:
     For Blood, as all men know, than Water's thicker,
     But Water's wider, thank the Lord, than Blood.
    Leda (1920) "Ninth Philosopher's Song"

     Ragtime...but when the wearied Band
     Swoons to a waltz, I take her hand,
     And there we sit in peaceful calm,
     Quietly sweating palm to palm.
    Leda (1920) "Frascati's"

   I can sympathize with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There
   is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
    Limbo (1920) "Cynthia"

   After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is
    Music at Night (1931) p. 17

   "And besides," he added, forgetting that several excuses are always less
   convincing than one, "Lady Edward's inviting an American editor specially
   for my sake."
    Point Counter Point (1928) ch. 1

   A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one; it comes as
   sincerely from the author's soul.
    Point Counter Point (1928) ch. 13

   There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no
    Point Counter Point (1928) ch. 13

   Brought up in an epoch when ladies apparently rolled along on wheels, Mr
   Quarles was peculiarly susceptible to calves.
    Point Counter Point (1928) ch. 20

   Parodies and caricatures are the most penetrating of criticisms.
   Point Counter Point (1928) ch. 28

   That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no
   sane human being has ever given his assent.
    Proper Studies (1927) "The Idea of Equality"

   Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally
   those who achieve something.
    Proper Studies (1927) "Note on Dogma"

   Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
    Proper Studies (1927) "Note on Dogma"

   Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what
   happens to him.
    Texts and Pretexts (1932) p. 5

   Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for
    Themes and Variations (1950) "Variations on a Philosopher"

   "There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving,
   and that's your own self.  Your own self," he repeated. So you have to
   begin there, not outside, not on other people.  That comes afterwards,
   when you've worked on your own corner.
    Time Must Have a Stop (1945) ch. 7

8.96 Sir Julian Huxley


   Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last
   fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.
    Religion without Revelation (1957 edn.) ch. 3

9.0 I

9.1 Dolores Ibarruri ('La Pasionaria')


   Il vaut mieux mourir debout que de vivre … genoux!

   It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
   Speech in Paris, 3 Sept. 1936, in L'Humanit‚ 4 Sept. 1936 (also attributed
   to Emiliano Zapata)

   No pasar n.

   They shall not pass.
   Radio broadcast, Madrid, 19 July 1936, in Speeches and Articles 1936-38
   (1938) p. 7 (cf. Anonymous 6:25)

9.2 Henrik Ibsen


   Luftslotte,--de er s† nemme at ty ind i, de. Og nemme at bygge ogs†.

   Castles in the air--they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to
   build, too.
    Bygmester Solness (The Master Builder, 1892) act 3

   Flertallet har aldrig retten p† sin side. Aldrig, siger jeg! Det er en af
   disse samfundslнgne, som en fri, t‘nkende mand m† gнre oprнr imod. Hvem er
   det, som udgнr flertallet af beboerne i et land? Er det de kloge folk,
   eller er det dЉ dumme? Jeg taenker, vi f†r vaere enige om, at dumme
   mennesker er tilstede i en ganske forskraek kelig overv‘ldende majoritet
   rundt omkring p† den hele vide jord. Men det kan da vel, for fanden,
   aldrig i evighed vaere ret, at de dumme skal herske over de kloge!

   The majority never has right on its side. Never I say! That is one of the
   social lies that a free, thinking man is bound to rebel against. Who makes
   up the majority in any given country? Is it the wise men or the fools? I
   think we must agree that the fools are in a terrible overwhelming
   majority, all the wide world over.
    En Folkefiende (An Enemy of the People, 1882) act 4

   En skulde aldrig ha' sine bedste buxer p†, n†r en er ude og strider for
   frihed og sandhed.

   You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for
   freedom and truth.
    En Folkefiende (An Enemy of the People, 1882) act 5

   Sagen er den, ser I, at den st‘rkeste mand i verden, det er han, som st†r
   mest alene.

   The thing is, you see, that the strongest man in the world is the man who
   stands most alone.
    En Folkefiende (An Enemy of the People, 1882) act 5

   Mor, gi' mig solen.

   Mother, give me the sun.
    Gengangere (Ghosts, 1881) act 3

   Men, gud sig forbarme,--sligt noget gнr man da ikke!

   But good God, people don't do such things!
    Hedda Gabler (1890) act 4

   Hvad skal manden v‘re? Sig selv, det er mit korte svar.

   What ought a man to be? Well, my short answer is "himself."
    Peer Gynt (1867) act 4

   Tar de livslнgnen fra et gennemsnitsmenneske, s† tar De lykken fra ham med
   det samme.

   Take the life-lie away from the average man and straight away you take
   away his happiness.
    Vildanden (The Wild Duck, 1884) act 5

9.3 Harold L. Ickes


   The trouble with Senator Long...is that he is suffering from halitosis of
   the intellect. That's presuming Emperor Long has an intellect.
   Speech, 1935, in G. Wolfskill and J. A. Hudson All But the People:
   Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Critics, 1933-39 (1969) ch. 11

   Dewey threw his diaper into the ring.
   On the Republican candidate for the presidency, in New York Times 12 Dec.
   1939, p. 32

9.4 Eric Idle


   See Graham Chapman et al. (3.47)

9.5 Francis Iles (Anthony Berkeley Cox)


   It was not until several weeks after he had decided to murder his wife
   that Dr Bickleigh took any active steps in the matter. Murder is a serious
    Malice Aforethought (1931) p. 7

9.6 Ivan Illich


   Man must choose whether to be rich in things or in the freedom to use
    Deschooling Society (1971) ch. 4

   In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the
   prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.
    Tools for Conviviality (1973) ch. 3

9.7 Charles Inge


     This very remarkable man
     Commends a most practical plan:
     You can do what you want
     If you don't think you can't,
     So don't think you can't think you can.
    Weekend Book (1928) "On Monsieur Cou‚"

9.8 William Ralph Inge (Dean Inge)


   The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.
   "The Training of the Reason" in A. C. Benson (ed.)  Cambridge Essays on
   Education (1917) ch. 2

   The enemies of Freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
    End of an Age (1948) ch. 4

   The effect of boredom on a large scale in history is underestimated. It is
   a main cause of revolutions, and would soon bring to an end all the static
   Utopias and the farmyard civilization of the Fabians.
    End of an Age (1948) ch. 6

   To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to
   enslave a philosophy.
    Idea of Progress (Romanes Lecture delivered at Oxford, 27 May 1920) p. 9

   Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when
   they are only repelled by man.
    More Lay Thoughts of a Dean (1931) pt. 4, ch. 1

   It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel.  It is useless for the
   sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism, while the wolf
   remains of a different opinion.
    Outspoken Essays: First Series (1919) "Patriotism"

   The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have
   been small states--Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England.
    Outspoken Essays: Second Series (1922) "State, visible and invisible"

   A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it; and
   he cannot avow that the bayonets are meant to keep his own subjects quiet.
    Philosophy of Plotinus (1923) vol. 2, lecture 22

   Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
    Victorian Age (Rede Lecture delivered at Cambridge, 1922) p. 49

9.9 EugЉne Ionesco


   C'est une chose anormale de vivre.

   Living is abnormal.
    Le Rhinoc‚ros (1959) act 1

   Tu ne pr‚vois les ‚v‚nements que lorsqu'ils sont d‚j… arriv‚s.

   You can only predict things after they have happened.
    Le Rhinoc‚ros (1959) act 3

   Un fonctionnaire ne plaisante pas.

   A civil servant doesn't make jokes.
    Tueur sans gages (The Killer, 1958) act 1

9.10 Weldon J. Irvine

   Young, gifted and black.
   Title of song (1969; music by Nina Simone)

9.11 Christopher Isherwood


     The common cormorant (or shag)
     Lays eggs inside a paper bag,
     You follow the idea, no doubt?
     It's to keep the lightning out.

     But what these unobservant birds
     Have never thought of, is that herds
     Of wandering bears might come with buns
     And steal the bags to hold the crumbs.
    Exhumations (1966) "Common Cormorant"

   I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not
   thinking.  Recording the man shaving at the window opposite and the woman
   in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all this will have to be
   developed, carefully printed, fixed.
    Goodbye to Berlin (1939) "Berlin Diary" Autumn 1930

   Mr Norris changes trains.
   Title of novel (1935)

   See also W. H. Auden (1.67) and Christopher Isherwood

10.0 J

10.1 Holbrook Jackson


   A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children.
    All Manner of Folk (1912) "On a Certain Arrangement" p. 89

   Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge.
    Anatomy of Bibliomania (1930) vol. 1, p. 150

   As soon as an idea is accepted it is time to reject it.
    Platitudes in the Making (1911) p. 13

10.2 Joe Jacobs


   We was robbed!
   Shouted into the microphone after Jack Sharkey beat Max Schmeling (of whom
   Jacobs was manager) in the heavyweight title fight, 21 June 1932, in Peter
   Heller In This Corner (1975) p. 44

   I should of stood [i.e. have stayed] in bed.
   Said after he left his sick-bed in October 1935 to attend the World
   Baseball Series in Detroit and he bet on the losers, in John Lardner
   Strong Cigars (1951) p. 61

10.3 Mick Jagger and Keith Richard (Keith Richards)

   Mick Jagger 1943-
   Keith Richard 1943-

   It's only rock 'n' roll.
   Title of song (1974)

     Ev'rywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, oh, boy,
     'Cause summer's here and the time is oh, right for fighting in the
   street, boy.
     But what can a poor boy do
     Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band,
     'Cause in sleepy London town
     There's just no place for street fighting man!
    Street Fighting Man (1968 song)

10.4 Henry James


   The ever-importunate murmur, "Dramatize it, dramatize it!"
   Altar of the Dead (1909 ed.) preface

   The terrible fluidity of self-revelation.
    Ambassadors (1909 ed.) preface

   Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what
   you do in particular, so long as you have your life.  If you haven't had
   that, what have you had?
    Ambassadors (1903) bk. 5, ch. 11

   The deep well of unconscious cerebration.
    The American (1909 ed.) preface

   The historian, essentially, wants more documents than he can really use;
   the dramatist only wants more liberties than he can really take.
    Aspern Papers (1909 ed.) preface

   Summer afternoon--summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two
   most beautiful words in the English language.
   In Edith Wharton Backward Glance (1934) ch. 10

   He [Henry James] is said to have told his old friend Lady Prothero, when
   she saw him after the first stroke, that in the very act of falling (he
   was dressing at the time) he heard in the room a voice which was
   distinctly, it seemed, not his own saying: "So here it is at last, the
   distinguished thing!"
   Edith Wharton Backward Glance (1934) ch. 14

   To kill a human being is, after all, the least injury you can do him.
    Complete Tales (1962) vol. 1 "My Friend Bingham" (1867 short story)

   We work in the dark--we do what we can--we give what we have.  Our doubt
   is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of
    Complete Tales (1964) vol. 9 "Middle Years" (1893 short story)

   Vereker's secret, my dear man--the general intention of his books: the
   string the pearls were strung on, the buried treasure, the figure in the
    Figure in the Carpet (1896) ch. 11

   It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
    Hawthorne (1879) ch. 1

   Whatever question there may be of his [Thoreau's] talent, there can be
   none, I think, of his genius. It was a slim and crooked one; but it was
   eminently personal. He was imperfect, unfinished, inartistic; he was worse
   than provincial--he was parochial.
    Hawthorne (1879) ch. 4

   Cats and monkeys--monkeys and cats--all human life is there!
    Madonna of the Future (1879) vol. 1, p. 59 ("All human life is there" was
   used by Maurice Smelt as an advertising slogan for the News of the World
   in the late 1950s)

   They have fairly faced the full, the monstrous demonstration that Tennyson
   was not Tennysonian.
    Middle Years (1917 autobiography) ch. 6

   The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to
   represent life.
    Partial Portraits (1888) "Art of Fiction"

   The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without
   incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.
    Partial Portraits (1888) "Art of Fiction"

   Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense
   sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads
   suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne
   particle in its tissue.
    Partial Portraits (1888) "Art of Fiction"

   What is character but the determination of incident?  What is incident but
   the illustration of character? What is either a picture or a novel that is
   not character?
    Partial Portraits (1888) "Art of Fiction"

   We must grant the artist his subject, his idea, his donn‚e:  our criticism
   is applied only to what he makes of it.
    Partial Portraits (1888) "Art of Fiction"

   I don't care anything about reasons, but I know what I like.
    Portrait of a Lady (1881) vol. 2, ch. 5. Cf. Max Beerbohm 23:14

   I didn't, of course, stay her hand--there never is in such cases "time";
   and I had once more the full demonstration of the fatal futility of Fact.
    Spoils of Poynton (1909 ed.) preface

   We were alone with the quiet day, and his little heart, dispossessed, had
     Turn of the Screw (1898) p. 169

10.5 William James


   Man, biologically considered, and whatever else he may be into the
   bargain, is simply the most formidable of all the beasts of prey, and,
   indeed, the only one that preys systematically on its own species.
   Atlantic Monthly Dec.  1904, p. 845

   I now perceive one immense omission in my Psychology,--the deepest
   principle of Human Nature is the craving to be appreciated, and I left it
   out altogether from the book, because I had never had it gratified till
   Letter to his class at Radcliffe College, 6 Apr. 1896, in Letters (1920)
   vol. 2, p. 33

   The moral flabbiness born of the exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess
   success.  That--with the squalid cash interpretation put on the word
   success--is our national disease.
   Letter to H. G. Wells, 11 Sept. 1906, in Letters (1920) vol. 2, p. 260

   Real culture lives by sympathies and admirations, not by dislikes and
   disdains--under all misleading wrappings it pounces unerringly upon the
   human core.
    McClure's Magazine Feb. 1908, p. 422

   So long as antimilitarists propose no substitute for war's disciplinary
   function, no moral equivalent of war, analogous, as one might say, to the
   mechanical equivalent of heat, so long they fail to realize the full
   inwardness of the situation.
    Memories and Studies (1911) "The Moral Equivalent of War" p. 283

   There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is
   habitual but indecision.
    Principles of Psychology (1890) vol. 1, ch. 4

   The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
    Principles of Psychology (1890) vol. 2, ch. 22

   The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference
   with their own peculiar ways of being happy, provided those ways do not
   assume to interfere by violence with ours.
    Talks to Teachers (1899) "What makes a Life Significant?"

   If merely "feeling good" could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely
   valid human experience.
    Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) lecture 1, p. 16

   An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of a
    Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) lectures 4 and 5, p. 113

   There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
    Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) lectures 14 and 15, p. 355

10.6 Randall Jarrell


   One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they
   have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
   Introduction to Christina Stead The Man Who Loved Children (1965) p. xxvi

10.7 Douglas Jay


   It was Bert Amey who asked me to send him a brief rhyming North Battersea
   slogan [for the 1946 by-election].  I suggested: "Fair Shares for All, is
   Labour's Call"; and from this by-election "Fair Shares for All" spread in
   a few years round the country.
    Change and Fortune (1980) ch. 7

   For in the case of nutrition and health, just as in the case of education,
   the gentleman in Whitehall really does know better what is good for people
   than the people know themselves.
    Socialist Case (1939) ch. 30

10.8 Sir James Jeans


   Taking a very gloomy view of the future of the human race, let us suppose
   that it can only expect to survive for two thousand million years longer,
   a period about equal to the past age of the earth. Then, regarded as a
   being destined to live for three-score years and ten, humanity, although
   it has been born in a house seventy years old, is itself only three days
    Eos (1928) p. 12

   Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain
   exceptional properties.
    Mysterious Universe (1930) ch. 1

   From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the
   Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.
    Mysterious Universe (1930) ch. 5

10.9 Patrick Jenkin


   People can clean their teeth in the dark, use the top of the stove instead
   of the oven, all sorts of savings, but they must use less electricity.
   Radio broadcast, 15 Jan. 1974, in The Times 16 Jan. 1974

10.10 Rt. Revd David Jenkins (Bishop of Durham)


   I wouldn't put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if he wanted to, but
   I very much doubt if he would--because it seems to be contrary to the way
   in which he deals with persons and brings his wonders out of natural
   personal relationships.
   In Church Times 4 May 1984

   The withdrawal of an imported, elderly American [Ian MacGregor] to leave a
   reconciling opportunity for some local product is surely neither
   dishonourable nor improper.
   In The Times 22 Sept. 1984

10.11 Roy Jenkins (Baron Jenkins of Hillhead)


   The politics of the left and centre of this country are frozen in an
   out-of-date mould which is bad for the political and economic health of
   Britain and increasingly inhibiting for those who live within the mould.
   Can it be broken?
   Speech to Parliamentary Press Gallery, 9 June 1980, in The Times 10 June

10.12 Paul Jennings


   I am prepared to testify on oath that on the portico pillars of one
   building there is a bronze office sign which simply says:  ACTIVATED
    Oddly Enough (1950) "Activated Sludge"

   Clark-Trimble arranged four hundred pieces of carpet in ascending degrees
   of quality, from coarse matting to priceless Chinese silk.  Pieces of
   toast and marmalade, graded, weighed, and measured, were then dropped on
   each piece of carpet, and the marmalade-downwards incidence was
   statistically analysed. The toast fell right-side-up every time on the
   cheap carpet...and it fell marmalade-downwards every time on the Chinese
    Town and Country Sept. 1949, "Report on Resistentialism"

10.13 Jerome K. Jerome


   It is always the best policy to speak the truth--unless, of course, you
   are an exceptionally good liar.
    The Idler Feb. 1892, p. 118

   It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work
   to do.
    Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) "On Being Idle"

   Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.
    Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) "On Being in Love"

   We drink one another's healths, and spoil our own.
    Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) "On Eating and Drinking"

   The world must be getting old, I think; it dresses so very soberly now.
    Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) "On Dress and Deportment"

   I did not intend to write a funny book, at first. I did not know I was a
   humorist. I have never been sure about it. In the middle ages, I should
   probably have gone about preaching and got myself burnt or hanged.
    My Life and Times (1926) ch. 6

   The passing of the third floor back.
   Title of story (1907) and play (1910)

   I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don't want to spend
   the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house.
    They and I (1909) ch. 11

   It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine
   advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering
   from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.
    Three Men in a Boat (1889) ch. 1

   But there, everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his
   mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.
    Three Men in a Boat (1889) ch. 3

   I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love
   to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
    Three Men in a Boat (1889) ch. 15

10.14 William Jerome


   Any old place I can hang my hat is home sweet home to me.
   Title of song (1901; music by Jean Schwartz)

     You needn't try to reason,
     Your excuse is out of season,
     Just kiss yourself goodbye.
    Just Kiss Yourself Goodbye (1902 song; music by Jean Schwartz)

10.15 C. E. M. Joad


   It all depends what you mean by...
   Frequent opening to replies on the BBC radio series "The Brains Trust"
   (originally "Any Questions"), 1941-8

   My life is spent in a perpetual alternation between two rhythms, the
   rhythm of attracting people for fear I may be lonely, and the rhythm of
   trying to get rid of them because I know that I am bored.
   In Observer 12 Dec. 1948, p. 2

10.16 Pope John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli)


   If civil authorities legislate for or allow anything that is contrary to
   that order and therefore contrary to the will of God, neither the laws
   made or the authorizations granted can be binding on the consciences of
   the citizens, since God has more right to be obeyed than man.
    Pacem in Terris (1963) p. 142

   The social progress, order, security and peace of each country are
   necessarily connected with the social progress, order, security and peace
   of all other countries.
    Pacem in Terris (1963) p. 150

   John XXIII said that during the first months of his pontificate he often
   woke during the night, thinking himself still a cardinal and worried over
   a difficult decision to be made, and he would say to himself: "I'll talk
   it over with the Pope!" Then he would remember where he was. "But I'm the
   Pope!" he said to himself. After which he would conclude: "Well I'll talk
   it over with Our Lord!"
   Henri Fesquet Wit and Wisdom of Good Pope John (1964) p. 59

   Anybody can be pope; the proof of this is that I have become one.
   Henri Fesquet Wit and Wisdom of Good Pope John (1964) p. 112

10.17 Lyndon Baines Johnson


   I don't want loyalty. I want loyalty. I want him to kiss my ass in Macy's
   window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses. I want his pecker in
   my pocket.
   In David Halberstam Best and Brightest (1972) ch. 20

   It's probably better to have him [J. Edgar Hoover] inside the tent pissing
   out, than outside pissing in.
   In David Halberstam Best and Brightest (1972) ch. 20

   Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.
   In Richard Reeves A Ford, not a Lincoln (1975) ch. 2

   For the first time in our history, it is possible to conquer poverty.
   Speech to Congress, 16 Mar. 1964, in New York Times 17 Mar. 1964, p. 22

   All I have I would have given gladly not to be standing here today.
   Speech to Congress, 27 Nov. 1963, in Public Papers of the Presidents of
   the United States: Lyndon B.  Johnson 1963-64 vol. 1, p. 8 (after the
   previous president, J. F. Kennedy, was assassinated)

   We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights.  We have
   talked for a hundred years or more. It is time now to write the next
   chapter, and to write it in the books of law.
   Speech to Congress, 27 Nov. 1963, in Public Papers of the Presidents of
   the United States: Lyndon B.  Johnson 1963-64 vol. 1, p. 9

   We hope that the world will not narrow into a neighbourhood before it has
   broadened into a brotherhood.
   Speech at lighting of the Nation's Christmas Tree, 22 Dec.  1963, in
   Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B.  Johnson
   1963-64, vol. 1, item 65

   This administration today, here and now declares unconditional war on
   poverty in America.
   State of the Union address to Congress, 8 Jan. 1964, in Public Papers of
   the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B.  Johnson 1963-64 vol. 1, p.

   In your time we have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich
   society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
   Speech at University of Michigan, 22 May 1964, in Public Papers of the
   Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B.  Johnson 1963-64 vol. 1, p. 704

   We Americans know, although others appear to forget, the risks of
   spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war.
   Speech on radio and television, 4 Aug. 1964, in Public Papers of the
   Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B.  Johnson 1963-64 vol. 2, p. 927

   We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10,000 miles away from home to
   do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
   Speech at Akron University, 21 Oct.  1964, in Public Papers of the
   Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B.  Johnson 1963-64 vol. 2, p.

   Extremism in the pursuit of the Presidency is an unpardonable vice.
   Moderation in the affairs of the nation is the highest virtue.
   Speech in New York, 31 Oct.  1964, in Public Papers of the Presidents of
   the United States: Lyndon B.  Johnson 1963-64 vol. 2, p. 1559

   A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is
   State of the Union address to Congress, 4 Jan. 1965, in Public Papers of
   the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B.  Johnson 1965 vol. 1, p. 9

   I am a free man, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in
   that order.
    Texas Quarterly Winter 1958

10.18 Philander Chase Johnson


   Cheer up! the worst is yet to come!
    Everybody's Magazine May 1920

10.19 Philip Johnson


   Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
    New York Times 27 Dec. 1964, p. 9E

10.20 Hanns Johst


   Wenn ich Kultur h”re...entsichere ich meinen Browning!

   Whenever I hear the word culture...I release the safety-catch of my
   Browning [pistol]!
    Schlageter (1933) act 1, sc. 1. Often attributed to Hermann Goering

10.21 Al Jolson


   It can be revealed for the first time that it was in San Francisco [in
   1906] that Al Jolson first uttered his immortal slogan, "You ain't heard
   nuttin' yet!" One night at the cafe he had just finished a song when a
   deafening burst of noise from a building project across the street drowned
   out the applause. At the top of his lungs, Jolson screamed, "You think
   that's noise--you ain't heard nuttin' yet!" And he proceeded to deliver an
   encore which for sheer blasting power put to everlasting shame all the
   decibels of noise the carpenters, the brick-layers and the drillers could
   scare up between them.
   Martin Abramson Real Story of Al Jolson (1950) p. 12

10.22 James Jones


   From here to eternity.
   Title of novel (1951). Cf. Rudyard Kipling 123:16

10.23 LeRoi Jones

   See Imamu Amiri Baraka (2.13)

10.24 Erica Jong


   The zipless fuck is the purest thing there is. And it is rarer than the
   unicorn. And I have never had one.
    Fear of Flying (1973) ch. 1

10.25 Janis Joplin


     Oh, Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz
     My friends all drive Porsches,
     I must make amends.
    Mercedes Benz (1970 song)

   Fourteen heart attacks and he had to die in my week. In MY week.
   Said when Eisenhower's death prevented her photograph from being on the
   front cover of Newsweek, in New Musical Express 12 Apr.  1969

10.26 Sir Keith Joseph


   Perhaps there is at work here a process, apparent in many situations but
   imperfectly understood, by which problems reproduce themselves from
   generation to generation. If I refer to this as a "cycle of deprivation" I
   do not want to be misunderstood.
   Speech in London to Pre-School Playgroups Association, 29 June 1972

10.27 James Joyce


   Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland.  It was
   falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills,
   falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling
   into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part
   of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It
   lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears
   of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he
   heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling,
   like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.
    Dubliners (1914) "The Dead"

   riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings
   us by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and
    Finnegans Wake (1939) pt. 1, p. 3

   That ideal reader suffering from an ideal insomnia.
    Finnegans Wake (1939) pt. 1, p. 120

   The flushpots of Euston and the hanging garments of Marylebone.
    Finnegans Wake (1939) pt. 1, p. 192

     tell me all about
     Anna Livia! I want to hear all
     about Anna Livia. Well, you know Anna Livia?
     Yes, of course, we all know Anna Livia. Tell me all. Tell me now.
    Finnegans Wake (1939) pt. 1, p. 196

   Tell me, tell me, tell me, elm!  Night night! Telmetale of stem or stone.
   Beside the rivering waters of hitherandthithering waters of. Night!
    Finnegans Wake (1939) pt. 1, p. 216

   All moanday, tearsday, wailsday, thumpsday, frightday, shatterday till the
   fear of the Law.
    Finnegans Wake (1939) pt. 2, p. 301

   Three quarks for Muster Mark!
    Finnegans Wake (1939) pt. 2, p. 383

   The Gracehoper was always jigging ajog, hoppy on akkant of his joyicity.
    Finnegans Wake (1939) pt. 3, p. 414

   If I seen him bearing down on me now under whitespread wings like he'd
   come from Arkangels, I sink I'd die down over his feet, humbly dumbly,
   only to washup. Yes, tid. There's where. First. We pass through grass
   behush the bush to. Whish! A gull. Gulls. Far calls. Coming, far! End
   here. Us then. Finn, again! Take. Bussoftlhee, mememormee! Till
   thousendsthee.  Lps. The keys to. Given! A way a lone a last a loved a
   long the
    Finnegans Wake (1939) pt. 4, p. 627

   Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming
   down along the road and this moocow that was down along the road met a
   nicens little boy named baby tuckoo.
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) ch. 1

   The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or
   beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence,
   indifferent, paring his fingernails.
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) ch. 5

   Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) ch. 5

   Pity is the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of whatsoever
   is grave and constant in human sufferings and unites it with the human
   sufferer. Terror is the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of
   whatsoever is grave and constant in human sufferings and unites it with
   the secret cause.
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) ch. 5

   Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of
   experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience
   of my race....Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) ch. 5

   I will not serve that in which I no longer believe whether it call itself
   my home, my fatherland or my church: and I will try to express myself in
   some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using
   for my defence the only arms I allow myself to use, silence, exile, and
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) ch. 5

   Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of
   lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressinggown,
   ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him by the mild morning air. He
   held the bowl aloft and intoned:

   --Introibo ad altare Dei.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 1

   The snotgreen sea. The scrotumtightening sea.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 5

   It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked lookingglass of a servant.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 7

   When I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said. And when I makes
   water I makes water.... Begob, ma'am, says Mrs. Cahill, God send you don't
   make them in the one pot.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 12

   I fear those big words, Stephen said, which make us so unhappy.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 31

   History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 34

   Lawn Tennyson, gentleman poet.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 50

   Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He
   liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver
   slices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencod's roes. Most of all he liked
   grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly
   scented urine.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 53

   Come forth, Lazarus! And he came fifth and lost the job.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 102

   She used to say Ben Dollard had a base barreltone voice.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 147

   A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the
   portals of discovery.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 182

   Greater love than this, he said, no man hath that a man lay down his wife
   for his friend.  Go thou and do likewise. Thus, or words to that effect,
   saith Zarathustra, sometime regius professor of French letters to the
   university of Oxtail.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 375

   The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit.
    Ulysses (1922) p. 651

   He kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as
   another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he
   asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms
   around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all
   perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will
    Ulysses (1922) p. 732

   When a young man came up to him in Zurich and said, "May I kiss the hand
   that wrote Ulysses?" Joyce replied, somewhat like King Lear, "No, it did
   lots of other things too."
   Richard Ellmann James Joyce (1959) p. 114

10.28 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw)


   Germany calling! Germany calling!
   Habitual introduction to propaganda broadcasts to Britain during the
   Second World War

10.29 Jack Judge and Harry Williams

   Jack Judge 1878-1938
   Harry Williams 1874-1924

     It's a long way to Tipperary,
     It's a long way to go;
     It's a long way to Tipperary,
     To the sweetest girl I know!
     Goodbye, Piccadilly,
     Farewell, Leicester Square,
     It's a long, long way to Tipperary,
     But my heart's right there!
    It's a Long Way to Tipperary (1912 song)

10.30 Carl Gustav Jung


   Ein Mensch, der nicht durch die H”lle seiner Leidenschaften gegangen ist,
   hat sie auch nie Ѓberwunden.

   A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never
   overcome them.
    Errinerungen, Tr„ume, Gedanken (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1962)
   ch. 9

   Soweit wir zu erkennen verm”gen, ist es die einzige Sinn der menschlichen
   Existenz, ein Licht anzЃnden in der Finsternis des blossen Seins.

   As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle
   a light in the darkness of mere being.
    Errinerungen, Tr„ume, Gedanken (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1962)
   ch. 11

   Jede Form von SЃchtigkeit ist von Ѓbel, gleichgЃltig, ob es sich um
   Alkohol oder Morphium oder Idealismus handelt.

   Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol
   or morphine or idealism.
    Erinnerungen, Tr„ume, Gedanken (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1962)
   ch. 12

   I do not believe....I know.
   In L. van der Post Jung and the Story of our Time (1976) p. 215

   Wo die Liebe herrscht, da gibt es keinen Machtwillen, und wo die Macht den
   Vorrang hat, da fehlt die Liebe. Das eine ist der Schatten des andern.

   Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates,
   love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
    љber die Psychologie des Unbewussten (On the Psychology of the
   Unconscious, 1917) in Gesammelte Werke (1964) vol. 7, p. 58

   Alles, was wir an den Kindern „ndern wollen, sollten wir zun„chst wohl
   aufmerksam prЃfen, ob es nicht etwas sei, was besser an uns zu „ndern

   If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first
   examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be
   changed in ourselves.
    Vom Werden der Pers”nlichkeit (On the Development of Personality, 1932)
   in Gesammelte Werke (1972) vol. 17, p. 194

   Pers”nlichkeit ist h”chste Verwirklichung der eingeborenen Eigenart des
   besonderen lebenden Wesens. Pers”nlichkeit ist der Tat des h”chsten
   Lebensmutes, der absoluten Bejahung des individuell Seienden und der
   erfolgreichsten Anpassung an das universal Gegetene bei gr”sstm”glicher
   Freiheit der eigenen Entscheidung.

   Personality is the supreme realization of the innate individuality of a
   particular living being. Personality is an act of the greatest courage in
   the face of life, the absolute affirmation of all that constitutes the
   individual, and the most successful adaptation to the universal conditions
   of existence coupled with the greatest possible freedom of personal
    Vom Werden der Pers”nlichkeit (On the Development of Personality, 1932)
   in Gesammelte Werke (1972) vol. 17, p. 195

   Eine gewissermassen oberfl„chliche Schicht des Unbewussten ist zweifellos
   pers”nlich. Wir nennen sie das pers”nliche Unbewusste . Dieses ruht aber
   auf einer tieferen Schicht, welche nicht mehr pers”nlicher Erfahrung und
   Erwerbung entstammt, sondern angeboren ist. Diese tiefere Schicht ist das
   sogenannte kollektive Unbewusste ....Die Inhalte des pers”nlichen
   Unbewussten sind in der Hauptsache die sogenannten gefЃhlsbetonten
   Komplexe ....Die Inhalte des kollektiven Unbewussten dagegen sind die
   sogenannten Archetypen .

   A more or less superficial layer of the unconscious is undoubtedly
   personal. I call it the personal unconscious.  But this personal
   unconscious rests upon a deeper layer, which does not derive from personal
   experience and is not a personal acquisition but is inborn. This deeper
   layer I call the collective unconscious....The contents of the personal
   unconscious are chiefly the feeling-toned complexes....The contents of the
   collective unconscious, on the other hand, are known as archetypes.
    Eranos Jahrbuch (Eranos Yearbook, 1934) p. 180

11.0 K

11.1 Pauline Kael


   The words "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" which I saw on an Italian movie poster,
   are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1968) "Note on the Title"

   She [Barbra Streisand in What's Up, Doc?] does her own shtick--the rapid,
   tricky New Yorkese line readings...but she doesn't do anything she hasn't
   already done. She's playing herself--and it's awfully soon for that.
    New Yorker 25 Mar. 1972, p. 122

11.2 Franz Kafka


   Jemand musste Josef K. verleumdet haben, denn ohne dass er etwas B”ses
   getan h„tte, wurde er eines Morgens verhaftet.

   Someone must have traduced Joseph K., for without having done anything
   wrong he was arrested one fine morning.
    Der Prozess (The Trial, 1925) opening sentence

   Sie k”nnen einwenden, dass es ja Ѓberhaupt kein Verfahren ist, Sie haben
   sehr recht, denn es ist ja nur ein Verfahren, wenn ich es als solches

   You may object that it is not a trial at all; you are quite right, for it
   is only a trial if I recognize it as such.
    Der Prozess (The Trial, 1925) ch. 2

   Es ist oft besser, in Ketten, als frei zu sein.

   It's often better to be in chains than to be free.
    Der Prozess (The Trial, 1925) ch. 8

   Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Tr„ume erwachte, fand er sich
   in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheueren Ungeziefer verwandelt.

   As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself
   transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.
   Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis, 1915) opening sentence

11.3 Gus Kahn and Raymond B. Egan

   Gus Kahn  1886-1941
   Raymond B. Egan 1890-1952

     There's nothing surer,
     The rich get rich and the poor get children.
     In the meantime, in between time,
     Ain't we got fun.
    Ain't We Got Fun (1921 song; music by Richard A. Whiting)

11.4 Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Arthur Sheekman, and Nat Perrin

   Bert Kalmar 1884-1947
   Harry Ruby 1895-1974
   Arthur Sheekman 1891-1978

   Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honour...which is probably more
   than she ever did.
    Duck Soup (1933 film; said by Groucho Marx)

   If you can't leave in a taxi you can leave in a huff.  If that's too soon,
   you can leave in a minute and a huff.
    Duck Soup (1933 film; said by Groucho Marx)

11.5 George S. Kaufman


   Satire is what closes Saturday night.
   In Scott Meredith George S. Kaufman and his Friends (1974) ch. 6

11.6 George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

   George S. Kaufman 1889-1961
   Moss Hart 1904-1961

   The man who came to dinner.
   Title of play (1939)

11.7 George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind

   George S. Kaufman 1889-1961
   Morrie Ryskind 1895-1985

   One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas.  How he got into my pajamas
   I'll never know.
    Animal Crackers (1930 film; said by Groucho Marx) in Richard J. Anobile
   Hooray for Captain Spaulding (1974) p. 168

     Driftwood (Groucho Marx):  It's all right. That's--that's in every
   contract. That's--that's what they call a sanity clause.
     Fiorello (Chico Marx):  You can't fool me. There ain't no Sanity Claus.
    Night at the Opera (1935 film), in Richard J. Anobile Why a Duck?  (1971)
   p. 206

11.8 Gerald Kaufman


   Our second handicap was an election manifesto which Gerald Kaufman rightly
   described as "the longest suicide note in history."
   Denis Healey Time of My Life (1989) ch. 23 (describing the Labour Party's
   New Hope for Britain, published in 1983)

11.9 Paul Kaufman and Mike Anthony

   Poetry in motion.
   Title of song (1960)

11.10 Patrick Kavanagh


     I hate what every poet hates in spite
     Of all the solemn talk of contemplation.
     Oh, Alexander Selkirk knew the plight
     Of being king and government and nation.
     A road, a mile of kingdom, I am king
     Of banks and stones and every blooming thing.
    Ploughman and Other Poems (1936), "Inniskeen Road: July Evening"

     Cassiopeia was over
     Cassidy's hanging hill,
     I looked and three whin bushes rode across
     The horizon--the Three Wise Kings.
    Soul for Sale (1947) "Christmas Childhood"

     Clay is the word and clay is the flesh
     Where the potato-gatherers like mechanized scarecrows move
     Along the side-fall of the hill--Maguire and his men.
    Soul for Sale (1947) "The Great Hunger"

     That was how his life happened.
     No mad hooves galloping in the sky,
     But the weak, washy way of true tragedy--
     A sick horse nosing around the meadow for a clean place to die.
    Soul for Sale (1947) "The Great Hunger"

11.11 Ted Kavanagh


     Cecil:  After you, Claude.
     Claude:  No, after you, Cecil.
   Catch-phrase in ITMA (BBC radio programme, 1939-49)

   Can I do you now, sir?
   Catch-phrase spoken by "Mrs Mopp" in ITMA (BBC radio programme, 1939-49)

   Don't forget the diver.
   Catch-phrase spoken by "The Diver" in ITMA (BBC radio programme, 1939-49);
   in ITMA 1939-1948 (1948) p. 19, Francis Worsley says: This character was a
   memory of the pier at New Brighton where Tommy [Handley] used to go as a
   child....A man in a bathing suit...whined "Don't forget the diver, sir."

   I don't mind if I do.
   Catch-phrase spoken by "Colonel Chinstrap" in ITMA (BBC radio programme,

   I go--I come back.
   Catch-phrase spoken by "Ali Oop" in ITMA (BBC radio programme, 1939-49)

   It's being so cheerful as keeps me going.
   Catch-phrase spoken by "Mona Lott" in ITMA (BBC radio programme, 1939-49)

11.12 Helen Keller


   Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy
   for the worst of them all--the apathy of human beings.
    My Religion (1927) ch. 6

11.13 Jaan Kenbrovin and John William Kellette

   I'm forever blowing bubbles.
   Title of song (1919)

11.14 Florynce Kennedy


   If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
   In Ms.  Mar. 1973, p. 89

11.15 Jimmy Kennedy


     If you go down in the woods today
     You're sure of a big surprise
     If you go down in the woods today
     You'd better go in disguise
     For every Bear that ever there was
     Will gather there for certain because,
     Today's the day the Teddy Bears have their Picnic.
    Teddy Bear's Picnic (1932 song; music by John W. Bratton)

11.16 Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr

   Jimmy Kennedy 1902-1984
   Michael Carr 1904-1968

   South of the Border--down Mexico way.
    South of the Border (1939 song)

   We're gonna hang out the washing on the Siegfried Line.
   Title of song (1939)

11.17 Jimmy Kennedy and Hugh Williams (Will Grosz)

   Jimmy Kennedy 1902-1984

   Red sails in the sunset.
   Title of song (1935)

11.18 John F. Kennedy


   I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy [Joseph P.
   Kennedy]--"Dear Jack. Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be
   damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide."
   Speech in Washington, 1958, in J. F. Cutler Honey Fitz (1962) p. 306

   When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that
   things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.
   Speech at White House, 27 May 1961, in New York Times 28 May 1961, p. 39

   Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.
   Speech to United Nations General Assembly, 25 Sept.  1961, in New York
   Times 26 Sept.  1961, p. 14

   The President described the dinner [for Nobel Prizewinners] as "probably
   the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for
   perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone."
    New York Times 30 Apr. 1962, p. 1

   Two thousand years ago the proudest boast was "civis Romanus sum". Today,
   in the world of freedom the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein
   Berliner"....All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin.
   And, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words, "Ich bin ein
   Speech in West Berlin, 26 June 1963, in New York Times 27 June 1963, p. 12

   When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his
   limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds
   him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts,
   poetry cleanses. For art establishes the basic human truths which must
   serve as the touchstone of our judgement.
   Speech at Amherst College, Mass., 26 Oct. 1963, in New York Times 27 Oct.
   1963, p. 87

   In free society art is not a weapon....Artists are not engineers of the
   Speech at Amherst College, Mass., 26 Oct. 1963, in New York Times 27 Oct.
   1963, p. 87

   It was involuntary. They sank my boat.
   Reply when asked how he became a war hero, in Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.  A
   Thousand Days (1965) ch. 4

   We stand today on the edge of a new frontier--the frontier of the 1960s--a
   frontier of unknown opportunities and perils--a frontier of unfulfilled
   hopes and threats. Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom promised our nation a new
   political and economic framework. Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal promised
   security and succor to those in need. But the New Frontier of which I
   speak is not a set of promises--it is a set of challenges. It sums up not
   what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of
   Speech accepting Democratic nomination in Los Angeles, 15 July 1960, in
   Vital Speeches 1 Aug.  1960, p. 611

   Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike,
   that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans--born in
   this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace,
   proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow
   undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been
   committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the

   Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay
   any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose
   any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
   Inaugural address, 20 Jan. 1961, in Vital Speeches 1 Feb. 1961, p. 226

   If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the
   few who are rich.
   Inaugural address, 20 Jan. 1961, in Vital Speeches 1 Feb. 1961, p. 226

   Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
   Inaugural address, 20 Jan. 1961, in Vital Speeches 1 Feb. 1961, p. 227

   All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be
   finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this Administration,
   nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
   Inaugural address, 20 Jan. 1961, in Vital Speeches 1 Feb. 1961, p. 227

   Now the trumpet summons us again--not as a call to bear arms, though arms
   we need--not as a call to battle, though embattled we are--but a call to
   bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out,
   "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation"--a struggle against the common
   enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself.
   Inaugural address, 20 Jan. 1961, in Vital Speeches 1 Feb. 1961, p. 227

   And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask
   what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not
   what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom
   of man.
   Inaugural address, 20 Jan. 1961, in Vital Speeches 1 Feb. 1961, p. 227.
   Cf. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., speech at Keene, New Hampshire, 30 May
   1884: "We pause to...recall what our country has done for each of us and
   to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return."

   I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal,
   before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him
   safely to earth.
   Supplementary State of the Union message to Congress, 25 May 1961, in
   Vital Speeches 15 June 1961, p. 518

   Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution
   Speech at White House, 13 Mar. 1962, in Vital Speeches 1 Apr. 1962, p. 356

11.19 Joseph P. Kennedy


   When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
   In J. H. Cutler Honey Fitz (1962) p. 291 (also attributed to Knute Rockne)

   See also John F. Kennedy (11.18 )

11.20 Robert F. Kennedy


   About one-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
   Speech at University of Pennsylvania, 6 May 1964, in Philadelphia Inquirer
   7 May 1964

11.21 Jack Kerouac


   John Clellon Holmes...and I were sitting around trying to think up the
   meaning of the Lost Generation and the subsequent Existentialism and I
   said, "You know, this is really a beat generation" and he leapt up and
   said "That's it, that's right!"
    Playboy June 1959, p. 32

11.22 Jean Kerr


   As someone pointed out recently, if you can keep your head when all about
   you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the
    Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1957) introduction. Cf. Rudyard Kipling

   I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's
   deep enough. What do you want--an adorable pancreas?
    The Snake has all the Lines (1958) p. 142

11.23 Joseph Kesselring


   Arsenic and old lace.
   Title of play (1941)

11.24 John Maynard Keynes (Baron Keynes)


   I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.
   Letter to Duncan Grant, 15 Dec. 1917, in British Library Add. MSS 57931
   fo. 119

   He [Clemenceau] felt about France what Pericles felt of Athens--unique
   value in her, nothing else mattering; but his theory of politics was
   Bismarck's.  He had one illusion--France; and one disillusion--mankind,
   including Frenchmen, and his colleagues not least.
    Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) ch. 3

   Like Odysseus, the President [Woodrow Wilson] looked wiser when he was
    Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) ch. 3

   Lenin was right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the
   existing basis of society than to debauch the currency.  The process
   engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction,
   and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to
    Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) ch. 6

   A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the
   emancipation of the mind.  I do not know which makes a man more
   conservative--to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.
    End of Laissez-Faire (1926) pt. 1

   Marxian Socialism must always remain a portent to the historians of
   Opinion--how a doctrine so illogical and so dull can have exercised so
   powerful and enduring an influence over the minds of men, and, through
   them, the events of history.
    End of Laissez-Faire (1926) pt. 3

   The important thing for Government is not to do things which individuals
   are doing already, and to do them a little better or a little worse; but
   to do those things which at present are not done at all.
    End of Laissez-Faire (1926) pt. 4

   I think that Capitalism, wisely managed, can probably be made more
   efficient for attaining economic ends than any alternative system yet in
   sight, but that in itself it is in many ways extremely objectionable.
    End of Laissez-Faire (1926) pt. 5

   How can I convey to the reader, who does not know him, any just impression
   of this extraordinary figure of our time, this syren, this goat-footed
   bard, this half-human visitor to our age from the hag-ridden magic and
   enchanted woods of Celtic antiquity? One catches in his company that
   flavour of final purposelessness, inner irresponsibility, existence
   outside or away from our Saxon good and evil, mixed with cunning,
   remorselessness, love of power, that lend fascination, enthralment, and
   terror to the fair-seeming magicians of North European folklore.
    Essays in Biography (1933) "Mr Lloyd George"

   It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over
   his fellow-citizens.
    General Theory of Employment (1936) ch. 24

   The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are
   right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly
   understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else.  Practical men, who
   believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences,
   are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.  Madmen in authority,
   who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic
   scribbler of a few years back. I am sure that the power of vested
   interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of
   ideas. Not, indeed, immediately, but after a certain interval; for in the
   field of economic and political philosophy there are not many who are
   influenced by new theories after they are twenty-five or thirty years of
   age, so that the ideas which civil servants and politicians and even
   agitators apply to current events are not likely to be the newest. But
   soon or late, it is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for
   good or evil.
    General Theory of Employment (1936; 1947 ed.) ch. 24

   I remember in my youth asking Maynard Keynes, "What do you think happens
   to Mr Lloyd George when he is alone in the room?" And Keynes replied,
   "When he is alone in the room there is nobody there."
   Lady Violet Bonham-Carter Impact of Personality in Politics (Romanes
   Lecture, 1963) p. 6

   But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs.  In the long
   run we are all dead.
    Tract on Monetary Reform (1923) ch. 3

11.25 Nikita Khrushchev


   Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and
   for all.
   Speech to secret session of 20th Congress of the Communist Party, 25 Feb.
   1956, in Dethronement of Stalin (Manchester Guardian) 11 June 1956, p. 27

   If anyone believes that our smiles involve abandonment of the teaching of
   Marx, Engels and Lenin he deceives himself. Those who wait for that must
   wait until a shrimp learns to whistle.
   Speech in Moscow, 17 Sept. 1955, in New York Times 18 Sept. 1955, p. 19

   If you start throwing hedgehogs under me, I shall throw a couple of
   porcupines under you.
   In New York Times 7 Nov. 1963

   Anyone who believes that the worker can be lulled by fine revolutionary
   phrases is mistaken....If no concern is shown for the growth of material
   and spiritual riches, the people will listen today, they will listen
   tomorrow, and then they may say: "Why do you promise us everything for the
   future?  You are talking, so to speak, about life beyond the grave.  The
   priest has already told us about this."
   Speech at World Youth Forum, 19 Sept. 1964, in Pravda 22 Sept. 1964

   If one cannot catch the bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.
   In Time 6 Jan. 1958

   We say this not only for the socialist states, who are more akin to us. We
   base ourselves on the idea that we must peacefully co-exist.  About the
   capitalist States, it doesn't depend on you whether or not we exist. If
   you don't like us, don't accept our invitations and don't invite us to
   come to see you. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We
   will bury you.
   Speech to Western diplomats at reception in Moscow for Polish leader Mr
   Gomulka, 18 Nov.  1956, in The Times 19 Nov.  1956

11.26 Joyce Kilmer


     I think that I shall never see
     A poem lovely as a tree.
    Trees and Other Poems (1914) "Trees"

     Poems are made by fools like me,
     But only God can make a tree.
    Trees and Other Poems (1914) "Trees"

11.27 Lord Kilmuir (Sir David Maxwell Fyfe)


   Loyalty is the Tory's secret weapon.
   In Anthony Sampson Anatomy of Britain (1962) ch. 6

11.28 Martin Luther King


   Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
   Letter from Birmingham Jail, Alabama, 16 Apr. 1963, in Atlantic Monthly
   Aug. 1963, p. 78

   I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great
   stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens
   Councillor or the Ku Klux Klanner but the white moderate who is more
   devoted to order than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is
   the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of
   Letter from Birmingham Jail, Alabama, 16 Apr. 1963, in Atlantic Monthly
   Aug. 1963, p. 81

   I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for,
   he isn't fit to live.
   Speech in Detroit, 23 June 1963, in J. Bishop Days of M. L. King Jr.
   (1971) ch. 4

   I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
   In New York Journal-American 10 Sept. 1962, p. 1

   Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties
   of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted
   in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise
   up and live out the true meaning of its creed:--"We hold these truths to
   be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

   I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former
   slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down
   together at the table of brotherhood.

   I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state
   sweltering with the people's injustice, sweltering with the heat of
   oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

   I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation
   where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the
   content of their character.
   Speech at Civil Rights March in Washington, 28 Aug. 1963, in New York
   Times 29 Aug. 1963, p. 21

   Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've been to the mountain top. I
   won't mind. Like anybody, I would like to have a long life. Longevity has
   its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's
   will. And he's allowed me to go up to the mountain.  And I've looked over,
   and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want
   you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. So
   I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any
   man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
   Speech in Memphis, 3 Apr. 1968 (the day before King was assassinated), in
   New York Times 4 Apr. 1968, p. 24

   The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort
   and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and
    Strength to Love (1963) ch. 3

   Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and
   conscientious stupidity.
    Strength to Love (1963) ch. 4

   Jesus eloquently affirmed from the cross a higher law. He knew that the
   old eye-for-an-eye philosophy would leave everyone blind. He did not seek
   to overcome evil with evil. He overcame evil with good.
    Strength to Love (1963) ch. 4

   The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live.
   Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided
   missiles and misguided men.
    Strength to Love (1963) ch. 7

   If we assume that mankind has a right to survive, then we must find an
   alternative to war and destruction. In our day of space vehicles and
   guided ballistic missiles, the choice is either nonviolence or
   Strength to Love (1963) ch. 17

   We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
   Speech at St. Louis, 22 Mar. 1964, in St Louis Post-Dispatch 23 Mar. 1964

   A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.
    Where Do We Go From Here?  (1967) ch. 4

11.29 Stoddard King


     There's a long, long trail awinding
     Into the land of my dreams,
     Where the nightingales are singing
     And a white moon beams;
     There's a long, long night of waiting
     Until my dreams all come true,
     Till the day when I'll be going down
     That long, long trail with you.
    There's a Long, Long Trail (1913 song; music by Zo (Alonso) Elliott)

11.30 David Kingsley, Dennis Lyons, and Peter Lovell-Davis

   Yesterday's men (they failed before!).
   Advertising slogan for the Labour Party (referring to the Conservatives),
   1970, in David Butler and Michael Pinto-Duschinsky British General
   Election of 1970 (1971) ch. 6

11.31 Hugh Kingsmill (Hugh Kingsmill Lunn)


   Friends...are God's apology for relations.
   In Michael Holroyd Best of Hugh Kingsmill (1970) p. 12

     What still alive at twenty-two,
     A clean upstanding chap like you?
     Sure, if your throat 'tis hard to slit,
     Slit your girl's, and swing for it.
     Like enough, you won't be glad,
     When they come to hang you, lad:
     But bacon's not the only thing
     That's cured by hanging from a string.
    Table of Truth (1933) "Two Poems, after A. E. Housman," no. 1

     'Tis Summer Time on Bredon,
     And now the farmers swear:
     The cattle rise and listen
     In valleys far and near,
     And blush at what they hear.

     But when the mists in autumn
     On Bredon top are thick,
     And happy hymns of farmers
     Go up from fold and rick,
     The cattle then are sick.
    Table of Truth (1933) "Two Poems, after A. E. Housman," no. 2

11.32 Neil Kinnock


   If Margaret Thatcher wins on Thursday, I warn you not to be ordinary, I
   warn you not to be young, I warn you not to fall ill, and I warn you not
   to grow old.
   Speech at Bridgend, 7 June 1983, in Guardian 8 June 1983

   Mr Shultz went off his pram.
   Comment after a meeting with the US Secretary of State, in Guardian 15
   Feb.  1984

   I would die for my country but I could never let my country die for me.
   Speech at Labour Party Conference, 30 Sept. 1986, in Guardian 1 Oct. 1986

   Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to
   a university?  Why is Glenys the first woman in her family in a thousand
   generations to be able to get to a university? Was it because all our
   predecessors were thick? Did they lack talent? Those people who could sing
   and play and write poetry? Those people who could make wonderful beautiful
   things with their hands? Those people who could dream dreams, see visions?
   Was it because they were weak, those people who could work eight hours
   underground and then come up and play football, weak? Does anybody really
   think that they didn't get what we had because they didn't have the talent
   or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? Of course not. It's
   because they didn't have a platform on which they could stand.
   Speech in party political broadcast, 21 May 1987, in New York Times 12
   Sept. 1987, p. 1 (this speech was later plagiarized by the American
   politician Joe Biden)

11.33 Rudyard Kipling


     But I consort with long-haired things
     In velvet collar-rolls,
     Who talk about the Aims of Art,
     And "theories" and "goals,"
     And moo and coo with women-folk
     About their blessed souls.
    Abaft the Funnel (1909) "In Partibus"

     When you've shouted "Rule Britannia," when you've sung  "God save the
     When you've finished killing Kruger with your mouth--
     Will you kindly drop a shilling in my little tambourine
     For a gentleman in Kharki ordered South?
     He's an absent-minded beggar and his weaknesses are great--
     But we and Paul must take him as we find him--
     He is out on active service, wiping something off a slate--
     And he's left a lot o' little things behind him!
    Absent-Minded Beggar (1899) p. 1

     There is sorrow enough in the natural way
     From men and women to fill our day;
     But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
     Why do we always arrange for more?
     Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
     Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    Actions and Reactions (1909) "The Power of the Dog"

     There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays,
    Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads (1893) "In the Neolithic Age"

     "What are the bugles blowin' for?" said Files-on-Parade.
     "To turn you out, to turn you out," the Colour-Sergeant said.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Danny Deever"

     For they're hangin' Danny Deever, you can hear the Dead March play,
     The regiment's in 'ollow square--they're hangin' him to-day;
     They've taken of his buttons off an' cut his stripes away,
     An' they're hangin' Danny Deever in the mornin'.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Danny Deever"

     O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
     But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Tommy"

     Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an "Tommy 'ow's yer soul?"
     But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Tommy"

     For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
     But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Tommy"

     So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, at your 'ome in the Soudan;
     You're a pore benighted 'eathen but a first-class fightin' man;
     An' 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, with your 'ayrick 'ead of 'air--
     You big black boundin' beggar--for you broke a British square!
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Fuzzy-Wuzzy"

     The uniform 'e wore
     Was nothin' much before,
     An' rather less than 'arf o' that be'ind.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Gunga Din"

     Though I've belted you and flayed you,
     By the livin' Gawd that made you,
     You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Gunga Din"

     'Ave you 'eard o' the Widow at Windsor
     With a hairy gold crown on 'er 'ead?
     She 'as ships on the foam--she 'as millions at 'ome,
     An' she pays us poor beggars in red.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "The Widow at Windsor"

     When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains
     And the women come out to cut up what remains
     Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
     An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "The Young British Soldier"

     By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin' eastward to the sea,
     There's a Burma girl a-settin', and I know she thinks o' me;
     For the wind is in the palm-trees, an' the temple-bells they say:
     "Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!"
     Come you back to Mandalay,
     Where the old Flotilla lay:
     Can't you 'ear their paddles chunkin' from Rangoon to Mandalay?
     On the road to Mandalay,
     Where the flyin'-fishes play,
     An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Mandalay"

     An' I seed her first a-smokin' of a whackin' white cheroot,
     An' a-wastin' Christian kisses on an 'eathen idol's foot.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Mandalay"

     Ship me somewheres east of Suez, where the best is like the worst,
     Where there aren't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raise a thirst.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Mandalay"

     We're poor little lambs who've lost our way,
     Baa! Baa! Baa!
     We're little black sheep who've gone astray,
     Gentlemen-rankers out on the spree,
     Damned from here to Eternity,
     God ha' mercy on such as we,
     Baa! Yah! Bah!
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Gentlemen-Rankers"

     Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
     Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgement Seat;
     But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
     When two strong men stand face to face, tho' they come from the ends of
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "The Ballad of East and West"

     And the talk slid north, and the talk slid south,
     With the sliding puffs from the hookah-mouth.
     Four things greater than all things are,--
     Women and Horses and Power and War.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "The Ballad of the King's Jest"

     When the flush of a new-born sun fell first on Eden's green and gold,
     Our father Adam sat under the Tree and scratched with a stick in the
     And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty
     Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves, "It's pretty, but is it
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "The Conundrum of the Workshops"

     We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the
     But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: "It's clever, but is it
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "The Conundrum of the Workshops"

     Winds of the World, give answer! They are whimpering to and fro--
     And what should they know of England who only England know?--
     The poor little street-bred people that vapour and fume and brag.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "The English Flag"

     For the sin ye do by two and two ye must pay for one by one!
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "Tomlinson"

     There be triple ways to take, of the eagle or the snake,
     Or the way of a man with a maid;
     But the sweetest way to me is a ship's upon the sea
     In the heel of the North -East Trade.
    Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) "L'Envoi"

   What the horses o' Kansas think to-day, the horses of America will think
   tomorrow; an' I tell you that when the horses of America rise in their
   might, the day o' the Oppressor is ended.
    The Day's Work (1898) "A Walking Delegate"

     The toad beneath the harrow knows
     Exactly where each tooth-point goes;
     The butterfly upon the road
     Preaches contentment to that toad.
    Departmental Ditties (1886) "Pagett, MP"

     A Nation spoke to a Nation,
     A Throne sent word to a Throne:
     "Daughter am I in my mother's house,
     But mistress in my own.
     The gates are mine to open,
     As the gates are mine to close,
     And I abide by my Mother's House."
     Said our Lady of the Snows.
    Departmental Ditties (1898 US ed.) "Our Lady of the Snows"

     Who hath desired the Sea?--the sight of salt water unbounded--
     The heave and the halt and the hurl and the crash of the comber
     The sleek-barrelled swell before storm, grey, foamless, enormous, and
     Stark calm on the lap of the Line or the crazy-eyed hurricane blowing.
    The Five Nations (1903) "The Sea and the Hills"

     And here the sea-fogs lap and cling
     And here, each warning each,
     The sheep-bells and the ship-bells ring
     Along the hidden beach.
    The Five Nations (1903) "Sussex"

     God gives all men all earth to love,
     But since man's heart is small,
     Ordains for each one spot shall prove
     BelovЉd over all.
     Each to his choice, and I rejoice
     The lot has fallen to me
     In a fair ground--in a fair ground--
     Yea, Sussex by the sea!
    The Five Nations (1903) "Sussex"

     Then ye returned to your trinkets; then ye contented your souls
     With the flannelled fools at the wicket or the muddied oafs at the
    The Five Nations (1903) "The Islanders"

     We're foot--slog--slog--slog--sloggin' over Africa!--
     Foot--foot--foot--foot--sloggin' over Africa--
     (Boots--boots--boots--boots--movin' up and down again!)
     There's no discharge in the war!
    The Five Nations (1903) "Boots" (for the last line, cf.  Oxford
   Dictionary of Quotations (1979) 55:25)

     An' it all goes into the laundry,
     But it never comes out in the wash,
     'Ow we're sugared about by the old men
     ('Eavy-sterned amateur old men!)
     That 'amper an' 'inder an' scold men
     For fear o' Stellenbosh!
    The Five Nations (1903) "Stellenbosh"

     For all we have and are,
     For all our children's fate,
     Stand up and take the war.
     The Hun is at the gate!
    For All We Have and Are (1914) p. 1

     There is but one task for all--
     For each one life to give.
     What stands if freedom fall?
     Who dies if England live?
    For All We Have and Are (1914) p. 2

     It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation,
     To puff and look important and to say:-
     "Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you,
     We will therefore pay you cash to go away."
     And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
     But we've proved it again and again,
     That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
     You never get rid of the Dane.
    History of England (1911) "Dane-Geld"

     "Oh, where are you going to, all you Big Steamers,
     With England's own coal, up and down the salt seas?"
     "We are going to fetch you your bread and your butter,
     Your beef, pork, and mutton, eggs, apples, and cheese."
    History of England (1911) "Big Steamers"

     Our England is a garden that is full of stately views,
     Of borders, beds and shrubberies and lawns and avenues,
     With statues on the terraces and peacocks strutting by;
     But the Glory of the Garden lies in more than meets the eye.
    History of England (1911) "The Glory of the Garden"

     Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
     By singing:--"Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade,
     While better men than we go out and start their working lives
     At grubbing weeds from gravel paths with broken dinner-knives.
    History of England (1911) "The Glory of the Garden"

     Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees
     That half a proper gardener's work is done upon his knees,
     So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray
     For the Glory of the Garden that it may not pass away!
     And the Glory of the Garden it shall never pass away!
    History of England (1911) "The Glory of the Garden"

     Lalun is a member of the most ancient profession in the world.
    In Black and White (1888) "On the City Wall"

   "We be one blood, thou and I," Mowgli answered.  "I take my life from thee
   to-night. My kill shall be thy kill if ever thou art hungry, O Kaa."
    Jungle Book (1894) "Kaa's Hunting"

     Brother, thy tail hangs down behind!
    The Jungle Book (1894) "Road Song of the Bandar-Log"

   You must not forget the suspenders, Best Beloved.
    Just So Stories (1902) "How the Whale got his Throat"

   Then the Whale stood up on his Tail and said, "I'm hungry." And the small
   'Stute Fish said in a small 'stute voice, "Noble and generous Cetacean,
   have you ever tasted Man?" "No," said the Whale. "What is it like?"
   "Nice," said the small 'Stute Fish. "Nice but nubbly."
    Just So Stories (1902) "How the Whale got his Throat"

   He had his Mummy's leave to paddle, or else he would never have done it,
   because he was a man of infinite-resource-and-sagacity.
    Just So Stories (1902) "How the Whale got his Throat"

     The Camel's hump is an ugly lump
     Which well you may see at the Zoo;
     But uglier yet is the hump we get
     From having too little to do.
    Just So Stories (1902) "How the Camel got his Hump"

     We get the hump--
     Cameelious hump--
     The hump that is black and blue!
    Just So Stories (1902) "How the Camel got his Hump"

     The cure for this ill is not to sit still,
     Or frowst with a book by the fire;
     But to take a large hoe and a shovel also,
     And dig till you gently perspire.
    Just So Stories (1902) "How the Camel got his Hump"

   But there was one Elephant--a new Elephant--an Elephant's Child--who was
   full of 'satiable curtiosity, and that means he asked ever so many
    Just So Stories (1902) "The Elephant's Child"

   Then Kolokolo Bird said, with a mournful cry, "Go to the banks of the
   great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees,
   and find out."
    Just So Stories (1902) "The Elephant's Child"

   Then the Elephant's Child put his head down close to the Crocodile's
   musky, tusky mouth, and the Crocodile caught him by his little nose.  At
   this, O Best Beloved, the Elephant's Child was much annoyed, and he said,
   speaking through his nose, like this, "Led go! You are hurtig be!"
    Just So Stories (1902) "The Elephant's Child"

     I keep six honest serving-men
     (They taught me all I knew);
     Their names are What and Why and When
     And How and Where and Who.
    Just So Stories (1902) "The Elephant's Child"

     Yes, weekly from Southampton,
     Great steamers, white and gold,
     Go rolling down to Rio
     (Roll down--roll down to Rio!).
     And I'd like to roll to Rio
     Some day before I'm old!
    Just So Stories (1902) "Beginning of the Armadilloes"

   But the wildest of all the wild animals was the Cat. He walked by himself,
   and all places were alike to him.
    Just So Stories (1902) "The Cat that Walked by Himself"

   And he went back through the Wet Wild Woods, waving his wild tail and
   walking by his wild lone.  But he never told anybody.
    Just So Stories (1902) "The Cat that Walked by Himself"

   When [Max] Aitken acquired the Daily Express his political views seemed to
   Kipling to become more and more inconsistent, and one day Kipling asked
   him what he was really up to. Aitken is supposed to have replied: "What I
   want is power.  Kiss 'em one day and kick 'em the next"; and so on. "I
   see," said Kipling. "Power without responsibility: the prerogative of the
   harlot throughout the ages." So, many years later, when [Stanley] Baldwin
   deemed it necessary to deal sharply with such lords of the press, he
   obtained leave of his cousin [Kipling] to borrow that telling phrase,
   which he used to some effect on the 18th March, 1931, at...the old Queen's
   Hall in Langham Place.
   Speech by Earl Baldwin to the Kipling Society, 5 Oct.  1971, in Kipling
   Journal Dec.  1971

     If I were hanged on the highest hill,
     Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!
     I know whose love would follow me still,
     Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!

     If I were drowned in the deepest sea,
     Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!
     I know whose tears would come down to me,
     Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine.

     If I were damned of body and soul,
     I know whose prayers would make me whole,
     Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine.
    The Light That Failed (1891) dedication

   The man who would be king.
   Title of story (1888)

     And the end of the fight is a tombstone white, with the name of the late
     And the epitaph drear: "A fool lies here who tried to hustle the East."
    The Naulahka (1892) ch. 5

   Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it
   takes a very clever woman to manage a fool.
    Plain Tales from the Hills (1888) "Three and--an Extra"

   Every one is more or less mad on one point.
    Plain Tales from the Hills (1888) "On the Strength of a Likeness"

     Of all the trees that grow so fair,
     Old England to adorn,
     Greater are none beneath the Sun,
     Than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.
    Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) "Tree Song"

     England shall bide till Judgement Tide
     By Oak, and Ash, and Thorn!
    Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) "Tree Song"

     What is a woman that you forsake her,
     And the hearth-fire and the home-acre,
     To go with the old grey Widow-maker?
    Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) "Harp Song of the Dane Women"

     If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse's feet,
     Don't go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street,
     Them that asks no questions isn't told a lie.
     Watch the wall, my darling, while the Gentlemen go by!
     Five and twenty ponies,
     Trotting through the dark--
     Brandy for the Parson,
     'Baccy for the Clerk;
     Laces for a lady, letters for a spy,
     Watch the wall, my darling, while the Gentlemen go by!
    Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) "Smuggler's Song"

     Land of our birth, we pledge to thee
     Our love and toil in the years to be;
     When we are grown and take our place,
     As men and women with our race.
    Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) "Children's Song"

     Teach us Delight in simple things,
     And Mirth that has no bitter springs;
     Forgiveness free of evil done,
     And Love to all men 'neath the sun!
    Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) "Children's Song"

     The tumult and the shouting dies--
     The captains and the kings depart--
     Still stands Thine ancient Sacrifice,
     An humble and a contrite heart.
     Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
     Lest we forget--lest we forget!
    Recessional, in The Times 17 July 1897

     Far-called our navies melt away--
     On dune and headland sinks the fire--
     Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
     Is one with Nineveh, and Tyre!
    Recessional, in The Times 17 July 1897

     If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
     Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe--
     Such boasting as the Gentiles use,
     Or lesser breeds without the Law.
    Recessional, in Times 17 July 1897

     They shut the road through the woods.
     Seventy years ago.
     Weather and rain have undone it again,
     And now you would never know
     There was once a road through the woods.
    Rewards and Fairies (1910) "Way through the Woods"

     If you can keep your head when all about you
     Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
     If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
     But make allowance for their doubting too;
     If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
     Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
     Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
     And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
     If you can dream--and not make dreams your master;
     If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim,
     If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
     And treat those two imposters just the same...
    Rewards and Fairies (1910) "If--"

     If you can make one heap of all your winnings
     And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
     And lose, and start again at your beginnings
     And never breathe a word about your loss...
    Rewards and Fairies (1910) "If--"

     If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
     Or walk with Kings--nor lose the common touch,
     If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
     If all men count with you, but none too much;
     If you can fill the unforgiving minute
     With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
     Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
     And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
    Rewards and Fairies (1910) "If--"

     One man in a thousand, Solomon says,
     Will stick more close than a brother.
    Rewards and Fairies (1910) "The Thousandth Man"

     The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
    Rudyard Kipling's Verse (1919) "The Female of the Species"

     As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man--
     There are only four things certain since Social Progress began:--
     That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
     And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire.
    Rudyard Kipling's Verse (1927) "The Gods of the Copybook Headings"

     England's on the anvil--hear the hammers ring--
     Clanging from the Severn to the Tyne!
     Never was a blacksmith like our Norman King--
     England's being hammered, hammered, hammered into line!
    Rudyard Kipling's Verse (1927) "The Anvil"

     Now this is the Law of the Jungle--as old and as true as the sky;
     And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall
   break it must die.
    Second Jungle Book (1895) "The Law of the Jungle"

     Keep ye the law--be swift in all obedience--
     Clear the land of evil, drive the road and bridge the ford.
     Make ye sure to each his own
     That he reap where he hath sown;
     By the peace among our peoples let men know we serve the Lord!
    The Seven Seas (1896) "A Song of the English"

     We have fed our sea for a thousand years
     And she calls us, still unfed,
     Though there's never a wave of all her waves
     But marks our English dead:
     We have strawed our best to the weed's unrest
     To the shark and sheering gull.
     If blood be the price of admiralty,
     Lord God, we ha' paid in full!
    The Seven Seas (1896) "The Song of the Dead"

     And Ye take mine honour from me if Ye take away the sea!
    The Seven Seas (1896) "Last Chantey"

     The Liner she's a lady, an' she never looks nor 'eeds--
     The Man-o'-War 's 'er 'usband, 'an 'e gives 'er all she needs;
     But, oh, the little cargo boats that sail the wet seas roun',
     They're just the same as you 'an me a-plyin' up and down!
    The Seven Seas (1896) "The Liner She's a Lady"

     When 'Omer smote 'is bloomin' lyre,
     He'd 'eard men sing by land an' sea;
     An' what he thought 'e might require,
     'E went an' took--the same as me!
    The Seven Seas (1896) p. 162

     I've taken my fun where I've found it,
     An' now I must pay for my fun,
     For the more you 'ave known o' the others
     The less will you settle to one;
     An' the end of it's sittin' and thinkin',
     An' dreamin' Hell-fires to see;
     So be warned by my lot (which I know you will not),
     An' learn about women from me!
    The Seven Seas (1896) "The Ladies"

     An' I learned about women from 'er!
    The Seven Seas (1896) "The Ladies"

     When you get to a man in the case,
     They're like as a row of pins--
     For the Colonel 's Lady an' Judy O'Grady
     Are sisters under their skins!
    The Seven Seas (1896) "The Ladies"

     The 'eathen in 'is blindness bows down to wood an' stone;
     'E don't obey no orders unless they is 'is own;
     'E keeps 'is side-arms awful: 'e leaves 'em all about,
     An' then comes up the Regiment an' pokes the 'eathen out.
    The Seven Seas (1896) "The 'Eathen"

     The 'eathen in 'is blindness must end where 'e began.
     But the backbone of the Army is the non-commissioned man!
    The Seven Seas (1896) "The 'Eathen"

     And only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame;
     And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame,
     But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
     Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They are!
    The Seven Seas (1896) "When Earth's Last Picture is Painted"

   Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
   Speech, 14 Feb. 1923, in The Times 15 Feb. 1923

   Mr Raymond Martin, beyond question, was born in a gutter, and bred in a
   Board-School, where they played marbles. He was further (I give the barest
   handful from great store) a Flopshus Cad, an Outrageous Stinker, a
   Jelly-bellied Flag-flapper (this was Stalky's contribution), and several
   other things which it is not seemly to put down.
    Stalky & Co.  (1899) p. 214

   Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was--like eating an egg
   without salt.
    The Story of the Gadsbys (1889) "Poor Dear Mamma"

     Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne,
     He travels the fastest who travels alone.
    The Story of the Gadsbys (1890) "L'Envoi"

   'Tisn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just It. Some
   women'll stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.
    Traffics and Discoveries (1904) "Mrs Bathurst"

     It's north you may run to the rime-ringed sun,
     Or south to the blind Horn's hate;
     Or east all the way into Mississippi Bay,
     Or west to the Golden Gate.
    Twenty Poems (1918) "The Long Trail"

     A fool there was and he made his prayer
     (Even as you and I!)
     To a rag and a bone and a hank of hair
     (We called her the woman who did not care)
     But the fool he called her his lady fair--
     (Even as you and I!)
    The Vampire (1897) p. 1

     Take up the White Man's burden--
     Send forth the best ye breed--
     Go, bind your sons to exile
     To serve your captives' need;
     To wait, in heavy harness,
     On fluttered folk and wild--
     Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
     Half devil and half child.
    The White Man's Burden (1899)

     By all ye will or whisper,
     By all ye leave or do,
     The silent sullen peoples
     Shall weigh your God and you.
    The White Man's Burden (1899)

     If any question why we died,
     Tell them, because our fathers lied.
    The Years Between (1919) "Common Form"

11.34 Henry Kissinger


   "We are the President's men," he [Kissinger] would exclaim, "and we must
   behave accordingly."
   M. and B. Kalb Kissinger (1974) ch. 7

   There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
   In New York Times Magazine 1 June 1969, p. 11

   Power, he [Kissinger] has observed, "is the great aphrodisiac."
    New York Times 19 Jan. 1971, p. 12

11.35 Fred Kitchen


   Meredith, we're in!
   Catch-phrase originating in The Bailiff (1907 stage sketch)--see J. P.
   Gallagher Fred Karno (1971) ch. 9, p. 90

11.36 Lord Kitchener


   You are ordered abroad as a soldier of the King to help our French
   comrades against the invasion of a common enemy. You have to perform a
   task which will need your courage, your energy, your patience. Remember
   that the honour of the British Army depends on your individual conduct. It
   will be your duty not only to set an example of discipline and perfect
   steadiness under fire, but also to maintain the most friendly relations
   with those whom you are helping in this struggle. The operations in which
   you are engaged will, for the most part, take place in a friendly country,
   and you can do your own country no better service than in showing yourself
   in France and Belgium in the true character of a British soldier.

   Be invariably courteous, considerate, and kind. Never do anything likely
   to injure or destroy property, and always look upon looting as a
   disgraceful act. You are sure to meet with a welcome and to be trusted;
   your conduct must justify that welcome and that trust.

   Your duty cannot be done unless your health is sound. So keep constantly
   on your guard against any excesses.  In this new experience you may find
   temptations both in wine and women. You must entirely resist both
   temptations, and, while treating all women with perfect courtesy, you
   should avoid any intimacy.  Do your duty bravely. Fear God. Honour the
   Message to soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force (1914), in The
   Times 19 Aug.  1914

11.37 Paul Klee


   Eine aktive Linie, die sich frei ergeht, ein Spaziergang um seiner selbst
   willen, ohne Ziel. Das agens ist ein Punkt, der sich verschiebt.

   An active line on a walk, moving freely without a goal. A walk for walk's
    P„dagogisches Skizzenbuch (Pedagogical Sketchbook, 1925) p. 6

   Kunst gibt nicht das Sichtbare wieder, sondern macht sichtbar.

   Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.
    Sch”pferische Konfession (Creative Credo, 1920) in Im Zwischenreich
   (1957) (Inward Vision, 1958) p. 5

11.38 Charles Knight and Kenneth Lyle

     Here we are! here we are!! here we are again!!!
     There's Pat and Mac and Tommy and Jack and Joe.
     When there's trouble brewing,
     When there's something doing,
     Are we downhearted?
     No! Let 'em all come!
    Here we are! Here we are again!!  (1914 song)

11.39 Frederick Knott


   Dial "M" for murder.
   Title of play (1952)

11.40 Monsignor Ronald Knox


     There once was a man who said, "God
     Must think it exceedingly odd
     If he finds that this tree
     Continues to be
     When there's no one about in the Quad."
   In Langford Reed Complete Limerick Book (1924) p. 44  (This reply was
   written by an unknown author)
     Dear Sir,
     Your astonishment's odd:
     I am always about in the Quad.
     And that's why the tree
     Will continue to be,
     Since observed by
     Yours faithfully,

     The tumult and the shouting dies,
     The captains and the kings depart,
     And we are left with large supplies
     Of cold blancmange and rhubarb tart.
   In R. Eyres In Three Tongues (1959) p. 130 "After the Party"--a parody of
   Kipling 126:9

   It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the
   devil, when he is the only explanation of it.
    Let Dons Delight (1939) ch. 8

11.41 Arthur Koestler


   The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the
   beating of war drums.
   Janus (1978) prologue

   Man can leave the earth and land on the moon, but cannot cross from East
   to West Berlin. Prometheus reaches for the stars with an insane grin on
   his face and a totem-symbol in his hand.
    Janus (1978) prologue

11.42 Jiddu Krishnamurti

   d. 1986

   I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by
   any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.
   Speech in Holland, 3 Aug. 1929, in Lilly Heber Krishnamurti (1931) ch. 2

11.43 Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster

   Kris Kristofferson 1936-

     Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose,
     Nothin' ain't worth nothin', but it's free.
    Me and Bobby McGee (1969 song)

11.44 Joseph Wood Krutch


   The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not
   Puritanism but February.
    Twelve Seasons (1949) "February"

   Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for
   what you want.
    Twelve Seasons (1949) "February"

11.45 Stanley Kubrick


   The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations
   like prostitutes.
   In Guardian 5 June 1963

11.46 Satish Kumar


     Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth.
     Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust.
     Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace.
     Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.
    Prayer for Peace (1981; adapted from the Upanishads)

12.0 L

12.1 Henry Labouchere


   Mr Labouchere's jest about Mr Gladstone laying upon Providence the
   responsibility of always placing the ace of trumps up his sleeve was a
   good one. In one of his private letters I find the quip worded a little
   more pungently. "Who cannot refrain," he says, referring to the then Prime
   Minister, "from perpetually bringing an ace down his sleeve, even when he
   has only to play fair to win the trick."
   A. L. Thorold Life of Henry Labouchere (1913) ch. 15. Cf. Earl Curzon's
   Modern Parliamentary Eloquence (1913) p. 25 "I recall a phrase of that
   incorrigible cynic Labouchere, alluding to Mr Gladstone's frequent appeals
   to a higher power, that he did not object to the old man always having a
   card up his sleeve, but he did object to his insinuating that the Almighty
   had placed it there."

12.2 Fiorello La Guardia


   When I make a mistake, it's a beaut!
   In William Manners Patience and Fortitude (1976) p. 219 (on the
   appointment of Herbert O'Brien as a judge in 1936)

12.3 R. D. Laing


   Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
   The Divided Self (1960) ch. 2

   Few books today are forgivable.
    Politics of Experience (1967) introduction

   We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.
    Politics of Experience (1967) ch. 3

   The brotherhood of man is evoked by particular men according to their
   circumstances.  But it seldom extends to all men. In the name of our
   freedom and our brotherhood we are prepared to blow up the other half of
   mankind and to be blown up in turn.
    Politics of Experience (1967) ch. 4

   Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through.  It is
   potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential
    Politics of Experience (1967) ch. 6

   The experience and behaviour that gets labelled schizophrenic is a special
   strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.
    Politics of Experience (1967) ch. 5

12.4 Arthur J. Lamb


   She's a bird in a gilded cage.
   Title of song (1900; music by Harry von Tilzer)

12.5 Constant Lambert


   To put it vulgarly, the whole trouble with a folk song is that once you
   have played it through there is nothing much you can do except play it
   over again and play it rather louder.
    Music Ho!  (1934) ch. 3

   The average English critic is a don manqu‚, hopelessly parochial when not
   exaggeratedly teutonophile, over whose desk must surely hang the motto
   (presumably in Gothic lettering) "Above all no enthusiasm."
    Opera Dec. 1950

12.6 Giuseppe di Lampedusa


   Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come Љ, bisogna che tutto cambi.

   If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.
    Il Gattopardo (The Leopard, 1957) p. 33

12.7 Sir Osbert Lancaster


   Today, when the passer-by is a little unnerved at being suddenly
   confronted with a hundred and fifty accurate reproductions of Anne
   Hathaway's cottage, each complete with central heating and garage, he
   should pause to reflect on the extraordinary fact that all over the
   country the latest and most scientific methods of mass-production are
   being utilized to turn out a stream of old oak beams, leaded window-panes
   and small discs of bottle-glass, all structural devices which our
   ancestors lost no time in abandoning as soon as an increase in wealth and
   knowledge enabled them to do so.
    Pillar to Post (1938) "Stockbroker's Tudor"

12.8 Bert Lance


   Bert Lance believes he can save Uncle Sam billions if he can get the
   government to adopt a single motto: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." He
   explains: "That's the trouble with government:  Fixing things that aren't
   broken and not fixing things that are broken."
   Nation's Business 27 May 1977

12.9 Andrew Lang


     St Andrews by the Northern sea,
     A haunted town it is to me!
    Ballades and Verses Vain (1884) p. 79

     They hear like ocean on a western beach
     The surge and thunder of the Odyssey.
    Poetical Works (1923) vol. 2, "The Odyssey"

     If the wild bowler thinks he bowls,
     Or if the batsman thinks he's bowled,
     They know not, poor misguided souls,
     They too shall perish unconsoled.
     I am the batsman and the bat,
     I am the bowler and the ball,
     The umpire, the pavilion cat,
     The roller, pitch, and stumps, and all.
    Poetical Works (1923) vol. 2, "Brahma" (a parody of Emerson--see Oxford
   Dictionary of Quotations (1979) 206:17)

12.10 Julia Lang


   Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin.
   Introduction to stories on Listen with Mother, BBC Radio programme,
   1950-1982 (sometimes "Then I'll begin")

12.11 Suzanne K. Langer


   Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.
    Mind (1967) vol. 1, pt. 2, ch. 4

12.12 Ring Lardner


     Are you lost daddy I arsked tenderly.
     Shut up he explained.
    The Young Immigrunts (1920) ch. 10

12.13 Philip Larkin


     Rather than words comes the thought of high windows:
     The sun-comprehending glass,
     And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows
     Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless.
    High Windows (1974) "High Windows"

     Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms
     Inside your head, and people in them, acting.
     People you know, yet can't quite name.
    High Windows (1974) "The Old Fools"

     Next year we are to bring the soldiers home
     For lack of money, and it is all right.
     Places they guarded, or kept orderly,
     Must guard themselves, and keep themselves orderly.
    High Windows (1974) "Homage to a Government"

     Next year we shall be living in a country
     That brought its soldiers home for lack of money.
     The statues will be standing in the same
     Tree-muffled squares, and look nearly the same.
     Our children will not know it's a different country.
     All we can hope to leave them now is money.
    High Windows (1974) "Homage to a Government"

     They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
     They may not mean to, but they do.
     They fill you with the faults they had
     And add some extra, just for you.
    High Windows (1974) "This Be The Verse"

     Man hands on misery to man.
     It deepens like a coastal shelf.
     Get out as early as you can,
     And don't have any kids yourself.
    High Windows (1974) "This Be The Verse"

     Sexual intercourse began
     In nineteen sixty-three
     (Which was rather late for me)--
     Between the end of the Chatterley ban
     And the Beatles' first LP.
    High Windows (1974) "Annus Mirabilis"

     Hatless, I take off
     My cycle-clips in awkward reverence.
    The Less Deceived (1955) "Church Going"

     A serious house on serious earth it is,
     In whose blent air all our compulsions meet,
     Are recognised, and robed as destinies.
    The Less Deceived (1955) "Church Going"

     Why should I let the toad work
     Squat on my life?
     Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork
     And drive the brute off?
     Six days of the week it soils
     With its sickening poison--
     Just for paying a few bills!
     That's out of proportion.
    The Less Deceived (1955) "Toads"

     Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.
    The Less Deceived (1955) "I Remember, I Remember"

   Far too many [of the books entered for the 1977 Booker Prize] relied on
   the classic formula of a beginning, a muddle, and an end.
    New Fiction no. 15, Jan. 1978

   Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.
   Reply to question "Do you think people go around feeling they haven't got
   out of life what life has to offer?"- Required Writing (1983) p. 47

     Give me your arm, old toad;
     Help me down Cemetery Road.
    The Whitsun Weddings (1964) "Toads Revisited"

     I thought of London spread out in the sun,
     Its postal districts packed like squares of wheat.
    The Whitsun Weddings (1964) "The Whitsun Weddings"

     What are days for?
     Days are where we live.
     They come, they wake us
     Time and time over.
     They are to be happy in:
     Where can we live but days?
    The Whitsun Weddings (1964) "Days"

     Never such innocence,
     Never before or since,
     As changed itself to past
     Without a word--the men
     Leaving the gardens tidy,
     The thousands of marriages
     Lasting a little while longer:
     Never such innocence again.
    The Whitsun Weddings (1964) "MCMXIV"

     Don't read too much now: the dude
     Who lets the girl down before
     The hero arrives, the chap
     Who's yellow and keeps the store,
     Seem far too familiar. Get stewed:
     Books are a load of crap.
    The Whitsun Weddings (1964) "Study of Reading Habits"

     Life is first boredom, then fear.
     Whether or not we use it, it goes,
     And leaves what something hidden from us chose,
     And age, and then the only end of age.
    The Whitsun Weddings (1964) "Dockery & Son"

     Time has transfigured them into
     Untruth. The stone fidelity
     They hardly meant has come to be
     Their final blazon, and to prove
     Our almost-instinct almost true:
     What will survive of us is love.
    The Whitsun Weddings (1964) "An Arundel Tomb"

12.14 Sir Harry Lauder


     Keep right on to the end of the road,
     Keep right on to the end.
     Tho' the way be long, let your heart be strong,
     Keep right on round the bend.
     Tho' you're tired and weary,
     Still journey on
     Till you come to your happy abode,
     Where all you love you've been dreaming of
     Will be there at the end of the road.
    The End of the Road (1924 song)

     I love a lassie, a bonnie, bonnie lassie,
     She's as pure as the lily in the dell.
     She's as sweet as the heather, the bonnie bloomin' heather--
     Mary, ma Scotch Bluebell.
    I Love a Lassie (1905 song)

   It's nice to get up in the mornin' (but it's nicer to lie in bed).
   Title of song (1913)

     Roamin' in the gloamin',
     On the bonnie banks o' Clyde.
     Roamin' in the gloamin'
     Wae my lassie by my side.
    Roamin' in the Gloamin' (1911 song)

12.15 Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson)


   Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into.
    Another Fine Mess (1930 film; words spoken by Oliver Hardy in many Laurel
   and Hardy films:  often "another fine mess")

   Why don't you do something to help me?
    Drivers' Licence Sketch (1947), in J. McCabe Comedy World of Stan Laurel
   (1974) p. 107 (words spoken by Oliver Hardy)

12.16 James Laver


     The same costume will be
     Indecent          ...      10 years before its time
     Shameless         ...       5 years before its time
     Outr‚ (daring) ...       1 year before its time
     Dowdy             ...       1 year after its time
     Hideous           ...      10 years after its time
     Ridiculous        ...      20 years after its time
     Amusing           ...      30 years after its time
     Quaint            ...      50 years after its time
     Charming          ...      70 years after its time
     Romantic          ...     100 years after its time
     Beautiful         ...     150 years after its time

    Taste and Fashion (1937) ch. 18

12.17 Andrew Bonar Law


   See Bonar Law (2.100)

12.18 D. H. Lawrence


     Is it the secret of the long-nosed Etruscans?
     The long-nosed, sensitive-footed, subtly-smiling Etruscans
     Who made so little noise outside the cypress groves?
    Birds, Beasts and Flowers (1923) "Cypresses"

   Men! The only animal in the world to fear!
    Birds, Beasts and Flowers (1923) "Mountain Lion"

     A snake came to my water-trough
     On a hot, hot day, and I in pyjamas for the heat,
     To drink there.
    Birds, Beasts and Flowers (1923) "Snake"

     And I thought of the albatross,
     And I wished he would come back, my snake.
     For he seemed to me again like a king,
     Like a king in exile, uncrowned in the underworld,
     Now due to be crowned again.
     And so, I missed my chance with one of the lords
     Of life.
     And I have something to expiate:
     A pettiness.
    Birds, Beasts and Flowers (1923) "Snake"

   Curse the blasted, jelly-boned swines, the slimy, the belly-wriggling
   invertebrates, the miserable sodding rotters, the flaming sods, the
   snivelling, dribbling, dithering, palsied, pulse-less lot that make up
   England today. They've got white of egg in their veins, and their spunk is
   that watery it's a marvel they can breed. They can nothing but
   frog-spawn--the gibberers! God, how I hate them!
   Letter to Edward Garnett, 3 July 1912, in Collected Letters (1962) vol. 1,
   p. 134

   I like to write when I feel spiteful; it's like having a good sneeze.
   Letter to Lady Cynthia Asquith,?25 Nov. 1913, in Collected Letters (1962)
   vol. 1, p. 246

   The dead don't die. They look on and help.
   Letter to J. Middleton Murry, 2 Feb. 1923, in Collected Letters (1962)
   vol. 2, p. 736

   The autumn always gets me badly, as it breaks into colours. I want to go
   south, where there is no autumn, where the cold doesn't crouch over one
   like a snow-leopard waiting to pounce.  The heart of the North is dead,
   and the fingers of cold are corpse fingers.
   Letter to J. Middleton Murry, 3 Oct. 1924, in Collected Letters (1962)
   vol. 2, p. 812

   I'd like to write an essay on [Arnold] Bennett--sort of pig in clover.
   Letter to Aldous Huxley, 27 Mar. 1928, in Collected Letters (1962) vol. 2,
   p. 1048

   My God, what a clumsy olla putrida James Joyce is! Nothing but old fags
   and cabbage-stumps of quotations from the Bible and the rest, stewed in
   the juice of deliberate, journalistic dirty-mindedness.
   Letter to Aldous and Maria Huxley, 15 Aug. 1928, in Collected Letters
   (1962) vol. 2, p. 1074

   To the Puritan all things are impure, as somebody says.
    Etruscan Places (1932) "Cerveteri"

   Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
    Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) ch. 1

   Some things can't be ravished. You can't ravish a tin of sardines.
    Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) ch. 8

   John Thomas says good-night to Lady Jane, a little droopingly, but with a
   hopeful heart.
    Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) ch. 19

     Now it is autumn and the falling fruit
     And the long journey towards oblivion...
     Have you built your ship of death, O have you?
     O build your ship of death, for you will need it.
    Last Poems (1932) "Ship of Death"

     Along the avenue of cypresses
     All in their scarlet cloaks, and surplices
     Of linen go the chanting choristers,
     The priests in gold and black, the villagers.
    Look! We Have Come Through!  (1917) "Giorno dei Morti"

     Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me!
     A fine wind is blowing the new direction of Time.
    Look! We Have Come Through!  (1917) "Song of a Man who has Come Through"

     So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamour
     With the great black piano appassionato. The glamour
     Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast
     Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.
    New Poems (1918) "Piano"

     Don't be sucked in by the su-superior,
     don't swallow the culture bait,
     don't drink, don't drink and get beerier and beerier,
     do learn to discriminate.
    Pansies (1929) "Don'ts"

     How beastly the bourgeois is
     Especially the male of the species.
    Pansies (1929) "How Beastly the Bourgeois Is"

     I never saw a wild thing
     Sorry for itself.
    Pansies (1929) "Self-Pity"

     For while we have sex in the mind, we truly have none in the body.
    Pansies (1929) "Leave Sex Alone"

     When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder
     That such trivial people should muse and thunder
     In such lovely language.
    Pansies (1929) "When I Read Shakespeare"

   Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it.
    Phoenix (1936) "Pornography and Obscenity" ch. 3

   The very first copy of The White Peacock that was ever sent out, I put
   into my mother's hands when she was dying. She looked at the outside, and
   then at the title-page, and then at me, with darkening eyes. And though
   she loved me so much, I think she doubted whether it could be much of a
   book, since no one more important than I had written it. Somewhere, in the
   helpless privacies of her being, she had wistful respect for me. But for
   me in the face of the world, not much. This David would never get a stone
   across at Goliath. And why try? Let Goliath alone!  Anyway, she was beyond
   reading my first immortal work. It was put aside, and I never wanted to
   see it again. She never saw it again.

   After the funeral, my father struggled through half a page, and it might
   as well have been Hottentot.

   "And what dun they gi'e thee for that, lad?"

   "Fifty pounds, father."

   "Fifty pounds!" He was dumbfounded, and looked at me with shrewd eyes, as
   if I were a swindler. "Fifty pounds!  An' tha's niver done a day's hard
   work in thy life."
    Phoenix (1936) p. 232

   Never trust the artist. Trust the tale.  The proper function of a critic
   is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
    Studies in Classic American Literature (1923) ch. 1

   "Be a good animal, true to your instincts," was his motto.
    White Peacock (1911) pt. 2, ch. 2

   Don't you find it a beautiful clean thought, a world empty of people, just
   uninterrupted grass, and a hare sitting up?
    Women in Love (1920) ch. 11

12.19 T. E. Lawrence


   Many men would take the death-sentence without a whimper to escape the
   life-sentence which fate carries in her other hand.
    The Mint (1955) pt. 1, ch. 4

   The seven pillars of wisdom.
   Title of book (1926). Cf. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1979) 53:27

     I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands and wrote my
   will across the sky in stars
     To earn you Freedom, the seven pillared worthy house, that your eyes
   might be shining for me
     When we came.
    The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926) dedication "to S.A."

12.20 Sir Edmund Leach


   Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow
   privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.
   BBC Reith Lectures, 1967, in Listener 30 Nov. 1967

12.21 Stephen Leacock


   The parent who could see his boy as he really is, would shake his head and
   say: "Willie, is no good; I'll sell him."
    Essays and Literary Studies (1916) "Lot of a Schoolmaster"

   Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human
   intelligence long enough to get money from it.
    Garden of Folly (1924) "The Perfect Salesman"

   I am what is called a professor emeritus--from the Latin e, "out," and
   meritus, "so he ought to be."
    Here are my Lectures (1938) ch. 14

   There are no handles to a horse, but the 1910 model has a string to each
   side of its face for turning its head when there is anything you want it
   to see.
    Literary Lapses (1910) "Reflections on Riding"

   I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day
   die, which is not so.
    Literary Lapses (1910) "Insurance up to Date"

   Get your room full of good air, then shut up the windows and keep it. It
   will keep for years. Anyway, don't keep using your lungs all the time. Let
   them rest.
    Literary Lapses (1910) "How to Live to be 200"

   A sportsman is a man who, every now and then, simply has to get out and
   kill something. Not that he's cruel. He wouldn't hurt a fly.  It's not big
    My Remarkable Uncle (1942) p. 73

   Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself
   upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
    Nonsense Novels (1911) "Gertrude the Governess"

   A decision of the courts decided that the game of golf may be played on
   Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of
   moral effort.
    Over the Footlights (1923) "Why I Refuse to Play Golf"

   The general idea, of course, in any first-class laundry, is to see that no
   shirt or collar ever comes back twice.
    Winnowed Wisdom (1926) ch. 6

12.22 Timothy Leary


   If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system
   seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy
   process seriously, you must turn on, tune in and drop out.
   Lecture, June 1966, in Politics of Ecstasy (1968) ch. 21

12.23 F. R. Leavis


   It is well to start by distinguishing the few really great--the major
   novelists who count in the same way as the major poets, in the sense that
   they not only change the possibilities of the art for practitioners and
   readers, but that they are significant in terms of the human awareness
   they promote; awareness of the possibilities of life.
    The Great Tradition (1948) ch. 1

   The Sitwells belong to the history of publicity rather than of poetry.
    New Bearings in English Poetry (1932) ch. 2

12.24 Fran Lebowitz

   All God's children are not beautiful.  Most of God's children are, in
   fact, barely presentable.
    Metropolitan Life (1978) p. 6

   There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death.
   Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behaviour.
    Metropolitan Life (1978) p. 6

   Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
    Metropolitan Life (1978) p. 101

   Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
    Metropolitan Life (1978) p. 110

   Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals.
   To actual women, it is merely a good excuse not to play football.
    Metropolitan Life (1978) p. 144

12.25 Stanislaw Lec


   Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?
    Mysli Nieuczesane (Unkempt Thoughts, 1962) p. 78

12.26 John le Carr‚ (David John Moore Cornwell)


   The spy who came in from the cold.
   Title of novel (1963)

12.27 Le Corbusier (Charles ђdouard Jeanneret)


   Une maison est une machine-…-habiter.

   A house is a machine for living in.
    Vers une architecture (Towards an Architecture, 1923) p. ix

12.28 Harper Lee


   Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a
   sin to kill a mockingbird.
    To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) ch. 10

12.29 Laurie Lee


   I was set down from the carrier's cart at the age of three; and there with
   a sense of bewilderment and terror my life in the village began.
    Cider with Rosie (1959) p. 9

     Such a morning it is when love
     leans through geranium windows
     and calls with a cockerel's tongue.

     When red-haired girls scamper like roses
     over the rain-green grass,
     and the sun drips honey.
    Sun is my Monument (1947) "Day of these Days"

12.30 Ernest Lehman

   Somebody up there likes me.
   Title of film (1956)

   Sweet smell of success.
   Title of book and film (1957)

12.31 Tom Lehrer


   Life is like a sewer.  What you get out of it depends on what you put into
   Preamble to song "We Will All Go Together When We Go," in An Evening
   Wasted with Tom Lehrer (1953 record album)

     Plagiarize! Let no one else's work evade your eyes,
     Remember why the good Lord made your eyes,
     So don't shade your eyes but plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize!
   Lobachevski (1953 song)

     And we will all go together when we go--
     Every Hottentot and every Eskimo.
    We Will All Go Together When We Go (1953 song)

12.32 Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

   Jerry Leiber 1933-