Rib tickling quotes
"Some wonder why I keep removing my glasses. I do it so I don't have to look at you…"
- Swedish Prime Minister, Göran Persson standing before a congregation of Social Democrats.
"The cynic: A young rascal with bad eyesight who sees things as they are, not as they should be."
- Ambrose Bierce, The Devils Dictionary, 1906.
"Don't be scared when your enemy criticises you. But watch out when they applaud."
- Vo Dong Giang.
"You become an instant authority on a subject in this country as soon as you speak about it in public."
- Ernest Thiel.
"If you have troubles you should know that the people who call on you are mainly interested in knowing the details."
- Edgar Watson Howe.
"I believe crime pays. The hours are good and you do a lot of travelling."
- Woody Allen.
"In a democratic society you say what you want and do what you're told."
- Gerald Barry.
"Everyone complains about their poor memories, but no one complains about their poor understanding."
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld.
"If you want to achieve something, nothing is better than stupidity and a strong will."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
"People call me a feminist just because I express feelings which separate me from a door mat or a whore."
- Rebecca West.
"The hottest place in hell is reserved for those, who, in a time of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."
"There is a symbol of hope in the fact that flags don't flutter in a vacuum."
- Arthur C. Clarke
"New York... when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you."
- David Letterman
"A large part of the Swedish road network consists of asphalt cattle trails. And so it shall be in the future."
- Transport Minister, Ines Uusmann.
"I can handle marginal taxation, as long as it doesn't affect low wage earners.
Former Liberal leader Lars Werner...
Allvarligt Talat, No.5, 1997
Translation: Ron Henderson
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