The best car safety device is a rear view mirror with a cop in it. Dudley Moore who was born on this day in 1935.
You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! Best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself! – David Tennant who celebrates his 48h birthday today.
Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does. Karen Blixen who was born on this day in 1885.
When I get depressed, I try to get something for the terrible sadness that comes over me and create something in terms of poetry. Spike Milligan
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. Leonardo da Vinci who was born on this day in 1452.
What I find interesting is how close you can run the laughter along the seam of seriousness, and occasionally cross it, so that half the house genuinely doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Custard pie humour is fairly universal, but at the other end, which I’m more interested in, there’s the humour that hovers on the darkness, that walks in the shadow of something else, not always that obvious. – Alan Ayckbourn who celebrates his 80th birthday today.
Life without sports is like life without underpants – BIlly Bowden who celebrates his 56th birthday today.