Tuesday, 29 May 2012
"If you deny the existence of God, that proves he exists."
"Lets talk about Augustus Pugin who would have been 200 today" - the splendid Evan Davis on bbcr4 today. Had it not been for what, Evan? @DAaronovitch (And can we retire “who was to become”?)
Stone walls do not a prison make, not iron bars a cage – but, well, they do actually.
“Lose them from learning now and lose them from society forever.” Grace Dent Guardian October 1 2011. This is turning an inclusive term into an exclusive term – “society” consists of us all. The opposite is “we are all shy really” – which means you have to find a new word for people who can't speak in public.
"William Gibson may be a kind of futurist, but his best eyes are for ruin." How many eyes does he have? @ballardian
Live every day as if it was your last. “You couldn’t function in society if you really did that.” Steven Poole The Guardian Feb 2012
More twisted logic here.