Some QUICK QUOTES on walking

"A walk done properly is an excuse to stop and look at things, to dawdle."

Simon Armitage


Simon Robert Armitage, CBE, FRSL. [26.5.1963] who was appointed Poet Laureate on 10th May 2019, is an English poet, playwright and novelist. He is also Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds

 

"Not all those who wander are lost."


J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL [3.2.1892-2.9.1973] was an English writer, poet, philanthropist and academic, best known as the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings.

 

Book recommendations:

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

 

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"There is a fine line to be drawn between disruption and destruction."

David Cannadine


 

Sir David Cannadine FBA, FSA, FRHistS, FRSA is a British author and historian who specialises in modern history, Britain and the history of business and philanthropy. Born on 7th September 1950 in Birmingham, he studied at Clare College, Cambridge. He married Linda Colley in 1982. Amongst his edited work is Rituals of Royalty: Power and Ceremonial in Traditional Societies.

"Marriage is 90% shouting,

"What?" to each other from another room."

Katherine Jakeways


 

Katherine Jakeways is a British comedian, actor and writer. She has appeared in numerous television, radio and theatrical productions. A lady who never tells her age!

"One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.

A woman who would tell that would tell anything."
 
Oscar Wilde

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"We are one people globally and at our best when we collaborate."

Pascal Soriot CEO AstraZeneka, June 2020

AstraZeneka plc/AB is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company with its global headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom and Sodertalje, Sweden. Its Research and Development is concentrated in Cambridge in the UK, Sodertalje in Sweden and Maryland and Toronto in North America.

 

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"I'm only interested in everything!"

Les Murray AO [1938-2019]

Les Murray was an Australian poet, anthologist and critic. His career spanned over 40 years and he published nearly 30 volumes of poetry as well as two verse novels and collections of his prose writings.

He was given the award of Office of the Order of Australia.

Born on the 17th October 1893 in Nabiac, Australia, he died on the 29th April 2019 in Taree, Australia. In 1962 he married Valerie Morelli and together they had five children.


"One of the most delightful things about a garden

is the anticipation it provides."

W.E. Johns [1893-1968]

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Lorna Doone, R.D. Blackmore


 
"For according to our old saying, the three learned professions live by roguery on the three parts of a man.
The doctor mauls our bodies;
the parson starves our souls,
but the lawyer must be the adroitest knave,
for he has to ensnare our minds."

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Marshall McLuhan [1911-1980]

suggested increased technology would lead to

"more rational, literate, calm and logical argument"

in place of

angry, emotional and dismissive argument.


 

Herbert Marshall McLuhan CC was a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual. His work is one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory. He was born in Edmonton Canada on the 21st July 1911 and died in Toronto on the 31st December, 1980.

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"Success has a thousand fathers but failure is an orphan."

The origins of this quotation are believed to be attributed to Julius Agricola as written by the Roman historian Tacitus about 98AD. Translated from the Latin, "This is an unfair thing about war: victory is claimed by all, failure to one alone."

In 1961, responding to a question from a journalist about the Bay of Pigs invasion, John F. Kennedy said, "There is an old saying, victory has a thousand fathers and defeat is an orphan."

A "thousand" is often quoted as "a hundred" or "many", and "failure" as "defeat".

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SNIPPETS

Quick Quotes

"Summer Afternoon" two of the most beautiful words in the English language.

Henry James, 1843-1916

 

"When the facts change I change my mind."

Maynard Keynes

 

"Life can only be understood backwards but has to be lived forwards."

Kierkegaard

 

U and Non-U Tips as given to Binkie Beaumont by Noel Coward:

Words like 'nothing' may we say,
End with G and not with K.
Napkins, in the smarter sets,
Are not known as serviettes.
Also, these are not tucked in
Neatly underneath the chin . . .
Should you belch at lunch or tea
Never mutter "Pardon me".
Mark these rules and, if you can,
Be a little gentleman.

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SNIPPETS

Quick Quotes

"Summer Afternoon" two of the most beautiful words in the English language.

Henry James, 1843-1916

 

"When the facts change I change my mind."

Maynard Keynes

 

"Life can only be understood backwards but has to be lived forwards."

Kierkegaard

 

U and Non-U Tips as given to Binkie Beaumont by Noel Coward:

Words like 'nothing' may we say,
End with G and not with K.
Napkins, in the smarter sets,
Are not known as serviettes.
Also, these are not tucked in
Neatly underneath the chin . . .
Should you belch at lunch or tea
Never mutter "Pardon me".
Mark these rules and, if you can,
Be a little gentleman.

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"A sense of humour is common sense dancing."

Martin Amis

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QUICK QUOTE:

"If you want to go fast go by yourself.

If you want to go far go as a group."

Old Chinese Proverb


 

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"Never sacrifice excellence for mere popularity."

Joshua Reynolds


 

Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA FRS FRSA [16 July 1723 - 23 February 1792] who was born in Devon, was an influential eighteenth-century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first president of the Royal Academy, and was knighted by George III in 1769.

In early 2007, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery acquired 23 portraits from the Trustees of the Port Eliot Estate through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme. The works have remained in situ at Port Eliot. The core of the acquisition is a group of 14 works by Sir Joshua Reynolds, one of Plymouth's most famous artists, with a further nine painted by some

of his contemporaries.

If you are planning a day out, Port Eliot is well worth a visit. It is situated in the village of St. Germans, on the Rame Peninsular, South East Cornwall, not too far from Plymouth. The Round Room contains a mural painted by Robert Lenckiewicz, regarded as his masterpiece. It has to be seen to be believed!


 

Why not also visit nearby Mount Edgcumbe. This beautifully kept stately home [owned jointly by Plymouth City and Cornwall Councils] overlooks Plymouth Sound.


 

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"A sense of humour is a sense of proportion."

Norman St. John Stevens

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"Ask yourself if you are happy and you cease to be so!" - John Stuart Mill. 1806-1873 [Philosopher and campaigner for votes for women].

The Government is to produce "An Index of National Happiness" at a cost of 2 million pounds.

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[from Heather Maynard, given with feeling!]

"Grandparents are for life, not just for Birthdays and Christmas!"

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