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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:01 am

Quote of the Day - 31st August:

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Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell,
UK novelist, essayist, journalist, & critic.
His work is characterised by lucid prose, social criticism,
opposition to totalitarianism, & support of democratic socialism.
25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950.
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Or not start it in the first place...
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby John » Wed Aug 31, 2022 2:24 pm

Colin B wrote:Quote of the Day - 31st August:

Quote of the Day - 31st August - 001.jpgGeorge Orwell - 1940.jpgEric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell,
UK novelist, essayist, journalist, & critic.
His work is characterised by lucid prose, social criticism,
opposition to totalitarianism, & support of democratic socialism.
25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950.
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Or not start it in the first place...

In which case you can neither win nor lose it.

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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:25 pm

Colin B wrote:Or not start it in the first place...
John wrote:In which case you can neither win nor lose it.


Exactly.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:37 am

Quote of the Day - 1st September:

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Kenneth Peacock Tynan - UK theatre critic & writer.
Making his initial impact as a critic at The Observer, he praised Osborne's Look Back in Anger (1956),
& encouraged the emerging wave of British theatrical talent.
In 1963, Tynan was appointed as the new National Theatre Company's literary manager.
An opponent of theatre censorship, Tynan is often believed to have been the first person to say "fuck" on British television,
during a live broadcast in 1965.
Later in his life, he settled in California, where he resumed his writing career.
2 April 1927 – 26 July 1980


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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:02 pm

Quote of the Day - 5th September:

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Jeffrey Mallett - Canadian entrepreneur & investor.
Best known for building internet giant Yahoo!.
Described as Yahoo's "wizard behind the curtains pulling all the levers, he manages a portfolio of Internet, sports, entertainment
& real estate investments in the United States, Canada, England, & China.
Born August 7, 1964


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One for John...
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby John » Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:25 pm

Colin B wrote:Quote of the Day - 5th September:

Quote of the Day - 5th September - 001.jpgJeff Mallet.jpgJeffrey Mallett - Canadian entrepreneur & investor.
Best known for building internet giant Yahoo!.
Described as Yahoo's "wizard behind the curtains pulling all the levers, he manages a portfolio of Internet, sports, entertainment
& real estate investments in the United States, Canada, England, & China.
Born August 7, 1964


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Tell my opinionated ex wife.

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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:35 pm

Colin B wrote:One for John...
John wrote:Tell my opinionated ex wife.


OK - is she a member here ?
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Re: Quote of the Day

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Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:One for John...
John wrote:Tell my opinionated ex wife.


OK - is she a member here ?

Haha, she does not like Elvis, and probably likes me even less. You can write to her at: Poison Dwarf, Winnersh.

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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Tue Sep 06, 2022 12:52 pm

Quote of the Day - 6th September:

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Dale Carnegie - US writer & lecturer, & the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship,
corporate training, public speaking, & interpersonal skills.
Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of
How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a bestseller that remains popular today.
He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), Lincoln the Unknown (1932), & several other books.
One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's behavior towards them.
November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955


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I must register a complaint about Dale's silly comment - he's asking to be condemned writing stuff like that...
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Wed Sep 07, 2022 3:20 pm

Quote of the Day - 7th September:

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Alice O'Connor [born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum] pen name Ayn Rand - Russian-born US writer & philosopher.
She is known for her fiction & for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism.
Born and educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926.
After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful & two Broadway plays, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead.
In 1957, Rand published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged.
Afterward, until her death in 1982, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own periodicals
& releasing several collections of essays.
February 2 [O.S. January 20], 1905 – March 6, 1982


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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:43 am

Quote of the Day - 12th September:

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Sir John Vincent Cable - UK politician who was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2017 to 2019.
He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Twickenham from 1997 to 2015 & from 2017 to 2019.
He also served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015.

Born 9 May 1943

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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:53 am

Quote of the Day - 16th September:

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William James - US philosopher, historian, & psychologist, & the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.
He is considered to be a leading thinker of the late 19th century, one of the most influential philosophers of the United States,
& the "Father of American psychology".
January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910


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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:22 pm

Now here's a thing !

The 'i' - UK Newspaper - 20th September, 2022, has a quote from US Senator Sherrod Brown:
leader of the 'Senate Banking Committee' - on talks with the US banks:


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In contrast, this is from the BBC News Site also today:

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Which countries government has got it right ?

No contest !
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:41 pm

More of the same:

Prime Minister Truss:

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President Biden:

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It's the old Tory con that if you let 'the rich get richer' it will somehow benefit the poor as well.

It doesn't... the rich get richer, full stop...
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby John » Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:43 pm

Colin B wrote:More of the same:

Prime Minister Truss:

Liz Truss.JPG

President Biden:

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It's the old Tory con that if you let 'the rich get richer' it will somehow benefit the poor as well.

It doesn't... the rich get richer, full stop...

I'm applying for the job.


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