Category = ‘quotations’
Don’t you wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There’s one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work. Marcus Brigstocke
I watched an excellent programme on BBC One last night, called the Narnia Code. One of the points of the documentary was that CS Lewis preferred a medieval understanding of the universe to the modern ..
Writing on John 4.20, Calvin writes that error lies in ‘the confusing of different ages’: Later generations devote themselves to the examples of the fathers, not thinking that a different law of actio..
I don’t have an English accent because this is what English sounds like when spoken properly. Jimmy Carr
I nearly fell off my chair when I read this article by Matthew Parris. This is how he ends his article: To the rural African mind, this is an explanation of why one would not climb the mountain. It’s...
Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born. Fyodor Dostoevsky
“Do you want to believe in the living Christ?” says Barth. “We may believe in him only if we believe in his corporeal resurrection. This is the content of the New Testament. We are always free to reje..
To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there’s no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. Jack Handey
The following extract is from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , by Douglas Adams, concerning the Babel Fish : Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly us..
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image..