"Time shall unfold what pleated cunning hides."
Cordelia, King Lear. 1606
Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.
Hermione Gingold. 1897-1987.
I spent a night with that woman, who said to me...You look like a little boy staring at a jam sandwich.
Edmond de Goncourt. 1822-1896
...in the morning began my hed to ake and be hevy more then of late, and had some wambling in my stomach. I had broken my fast with sugar sopps...
Dr John Dee. 1527-1609.
He just up and left one day with that box over his head and we haven’t heard from him since.
Kobo Abe. 1924-1993.
When smashing monuments, save the pedestals — they always come in handy.
Stanislaw Lec - Unkempt Thoughts, 1962.
My attitude to the world? I view it as a mess in which the clowns are paid more than they are worth, so I respectfully suggest that when we get going, we get our full share.
George Jean Nathan. 1882-1958
Ignoramus, n. A person unacquainted with certain kinds of knowledge familiar to yourself, and having certain other kinds that you know nothing about.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary. 1911.
In the majority of cases, conscience is an elastic and very flexible article.
Charles Dickens - The Old Curiosity Shop.1841.
I shouldn't think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea.
Dodie Smith - I Capture The Castle. 1948.
I am still alive then. That may come in useful.
Samuel Beckett - Molloy. 1951.