“It is a curious thing that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.” — Evelyn Waugh
“The central function of imaginative literature is to make you realize that other people act on moral convictions different from your own.” — William Empson
“The difference between a conviction and a prejudice is that you can explain a conviction without getting angry.” — Anonymous
“Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.” — Bertrand Russell
- No point in Great Britain is more than 75 miles from the sea.
- MOONLIGHT = THIN GLOOM
- 2427 = 21 + 42 + 23 + 74
- Sweden had a Charles VII, but no Charleses I-VI.
- “If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he entitled to happiness?” — Stanislaw Lec
“The average American loves his family. If he has any love left over for some other person, he generally selects Mark Twain.” — Thomas Edison
“If some persons died, and others did not die, death would indeed be a terrible affliction.” — Jean de la Bruyère
“I must ask anyone entering the house never to contradict me or differ from me in any way, as it interferes with the functioning of the gastric juices and prevents my sleeping at night.” — Sir George Sitwell
- Canada’s coastline is six times as long as Australia’s.
- Rudyard Kipling invented snow golf.
- ENUMERATION = MOUNTAINEER
- Can you see your eyes move in a mirror?
- 26364 = 263 × 6/4
- “I want death to find me planting my cabbages.” — Montaigne
“Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for instance.” — John Ruskin