“Institutions take credit for producing people they have not managed to suppress.”
Leslie Stephen (father of Virginia Woolf and first Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography)
Radio 4’s Today programme, in a lovely gesture, left the last word to Stephen Hawking.
”This is the president’s vision. My function, really, as an economist is to try to provide the underlying analytics that confirm his intuition. And his intuition is always right in these matters.”
Evidence-based policymaking, courtesy of Peter Navarro, Trump’s Trade Advisor as told to Bloomberg.
”We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”
Justice Louis Brandeis
“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”
Mae West. Wonderful woman.
”Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive”
William F. Buckley Jr
“If I can’t explain it, I don’t understand it”.
”Every book is the wreck of a perfect idea”
As every author knows only too well. Sigh.