Blending Quotations by Colin Welch
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We must avoid here two complementary errors: on the one handthat the world has a unique, intrinsic, pre-existing structure awaiting ourgrasp; and on the other hand that the world is in utter chaos. The first erroris that of the student who marvelled at how the astronomers could find out thetrue names of distant constellations. The second error is that of the LewisCarroll's Walrus who grouped shoes with ships and sealing wax, and cabbageswith kings . . .
Gangs are never goin' to die out. You all goin' to get usjobs?
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was anatheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, Yes, but is it the God ofthe Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?
In a chronodimensional skip . . ..
We cannot put off living until we are ready. The mostsalient characteristic of life is its coerciveness; it is always urgent, hereand now, without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point blank.
And malt does more than Milton can
Henry Kissinger may have wished I had presented him as acombination of Charled DeGaulle and Disraeli, but I didn't . . ..out of respectfor DeGaulle and Disraeli. I described him as a cowboy because that is how hedescribes himself. If I were a cowboy I would be offended.
You eat your victuals fast enough;
I would have promised those terrorists a trip to Disneyland ifit would have gotten the hostages released. I thank God they were satisfiedwith the missiles and we didn't have to go to that extreme.