Posts Tagged ‘English’

Quote of the day, July 5

July 6, 2017

Pat Conroy, on storytelling

“The most powerful words in English are, ‘Tell me a story.'”

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Quote of the day, March 28

March 28, 2017

Winston S. Churchill, from A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: The Birth of Britain (1956)

“Unlike the remainder of Western Europe, which still retains the imprint and tradition of Roman law and the Roman system of government, the English-speaking peoples had at the close of the period covered by this volume [699-1485] achieved a body of legal and what might also be called democratic principles which survived the upheavals and onslaught of the French and Spanish Empires. Parliament, trial by jury, local government run by local citizens, and even the beginnings of a free Press, may be discerned, at any rate in primitive form, by the time Christopher Columbus set sail for the American continent.”

Quote of the day, May 21

May 21, 2015

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on the English (from Hind Swaraj)

“To the English voters their newspaper is their Bible. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 19

March 19, 2014

Vladimir Nabokov, on the creative process (1973)

“I don’t think in any language. I think in images. I don’t believe that people think in languages. (more…)