Notices tagged with q


  1. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "When the # emerged from his private meeting with #, he was smiling in a relieved, almost charming way – like a man who had just left the dentist’s chair" # Robert #

    about 4 days ago from web
  2. ruben h tregeagle

    Finished #,'Travels With My Aunt'. "I was sunk deep in my middle age. All the same I laid my head against aunt Agatha’s breast. ‘I have been happy,’ I said, ‘but I have been so bored for so long.’ " !q

    about 13 days ago from mustard at 30°22'59"S 153°5'59"E
  3. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey "I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me." # Winston Churchill - Mind you, I never touch marijuana. I was born hungry and slightly paranoid, so it's completely redundant.

    about 13 days ago from web in context
  4. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "There was an Irish athlete who went to the doctor. She said 'I'm really worried that I'm growing a penis 'cos of the steroids.' And the doctor said 'Anabolic?' She said 'No, just a penis.'" # Jeremy Hardy

    about 22 days ago from web
  5. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "I look back on all the taboos that I was taught, that everybody was taught, and I see now that they were parts of a great swindle. Their purpose was to make Americans afraid to get close to one another—to organize." # Kurt Vonnegut

    about a month ago from web in context
  6. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "At the very core of my American education was a dread of any gesture which might be interpreted by the football coach as being even vaguely homosexual." # Kurt Vonnegut

    about a month ago from web in context
  7. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "Anyone can create money; the problem lies in getting it accepted." # Hyman Minsky

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  8. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey "… credit and credit alone is money." # A. Mitchell Innes

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  9. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "We should try and make people more interesting than phones." # Charlie Brooker

    about 3 months ago from web
  10. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey "Cars for everyone was one of the stupidest promises that politicians ever made." # George Monbiot

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  11. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle "There must be discipline in the allocation of resources or you will have anarchistic chaos and inefficiency. And one of the functions of old fashioned religion was to scare people […] into behaving in a way that the long-run civilized life requires." # Paul Samuelson

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  12. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # "sees things that aren't there, like 2 million people at his inauguration. […] He has an imaginary friend called Many People Are Saying" # Andy Hamilton

    about 4 months ago from web
  13. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "Let me introduce you to my old friend and colleague, the British druid Valueaddetax!" # Asterix and the Goths #

    about 4 months ago from web
  14. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "There’s no getting round it. Call it Nazi, Fascist, racist, vicious, illiberal, immoral, cruel. More dangerously, what Trump has done is a wicked precedent. If you can stop them coming, you can chuck them out." # Robert #

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  15. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "If I want a sound, I usually feel better if I've chased it and killed it, skinned it and cooked it. Most things you can get with a button nowadays." # Tom Waits 1985

    about 4 months ago from web
  16. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "I arrived in this country […] in a maternity hospital in Hampshire. Couldn't speak a word of English. I never paid in. I got a roof over my head. I got child benefit. It's not right, I'm telling you." # Jeremy Hardy

    about 5 months ago from web
  17. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Feeling the seasonal mood slump between the official anniversaries of the birth of Yeshua the Nazarene & yours truly (we're often compared; both terribly slack about checking our messages): "I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth…" # Hamlet & Withnail

    about 5 months ago from web in context
  18. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "There is no ideological reason both Lib Dems and Blairities should not fold into the Tories." # Craig Murray

    about 5 months ago from web
  19. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "In the course of my life I've had sixteen death threats, but never by an atheist." # Bishop John Shelby Spong

    about 5 months ago from web
  20. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "When I was a child […] nobody ever told me that Jesus was a Jew. When I saw a picture of Jesus he didn't look like a Jew. I thought he was a Swede." # Bishop John Shelby Spong on religious tribalism

    about 5 months ago from web