Wit and Aphorisms

Check out my piece in The Indie on Sunday, The wit of the wise beats any number of sermons

In this age of austerity, where would we be without Robert Frost’s

 

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain

 

In this post-party conference, pre-US presidential election period of political posturing, where would we be without the Polish dissident Stanislaw Lec’s

 

Politics: a Trojan Horse race

 

In this era of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, where would we be without Jean Cocteau’s

 

Mirrors would do well to reflect a little more before sending back images

 

And in this steady state of economic uncertainty, where would be we without Winston Churchill’s

 

When you’re going through hell, keep going.