He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts for support rather than for illumination.
Life's more amusing than we thought.
He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue.
An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination.
You can cover a great deal of country in books
I am the batsman and the bat, / I am the bowler and the ball, / The umpire, the pavilion cat, / The roller, pitch, and stumps, and all.
It's a catch-22 that has resulted in farm foresters right around Australia selling their mature plantation trees to sawmills for a pittance in stumpage returns
I don't think the idea of homosexuality is really taboo any more. Our culture is evolving. This is an exciting time to be living.
Why should I laugh?' asked the old man. 'Madness in youth is true wisdom. Go, young man, follow your dream, and if you do not find the happiness that you seek, at any rate you will have had the happiness of seeking it.
Young men, especially in America, write to me and ask me to recommend a course of reading. Distrust a course of reading! People who really care for books read all of them. There is no other course.
...she has been bewitched by a wicked sorceress, and will not regain her beauty until she is my wife.''Does she say so? Well if you believe that you may drink cold water and think it bacon'.
Again, if there are really no fairies, why do people believe in them, all over the world? The ancient Greeks believed, so did the old Egyptians, and the Hindoos, and the Red Indians, and is it likely, if there are no fairies, that so many different peoples would have seen and heard them?
...remember that the danger that is most to be feared is never the danger we are most afraid of.
I fear nothing when I am doing right,' said Jack.'Then,' said the lady in the red cap, 'you are one of those who slay giants.
Madame d'Aulnoy is the true mother of the modern fairy tale. She invented the modern Court of Fairyland, with its manners, its fairies, its queens, its amorous, its cruel, its good, its evil, its odious, its friendly fées.