Quote of the day

September 4, 2019

What is democracy? It is what it says, the rule of the people. It is as good as the people are, or as bad.Mary Renault who was born on this day in 1905.


Quote of the day

September 3, 2019

I can see no hope at present of such a vaccine being produced… I have adopted a frankly defeatist attitude towards the problem of poliomyelitis and I hope that future developments will prove me wrong… No means of controlling poliomyelitis is at present visible. – Frank Macfarlane Burnet who was born on this day in 1899.


Quote of the day

September 2, 2019

There certainly was discrimination. They used to look at you and say she is married, or she has got children and if you were not married, they were expecting you to get married. – Dame Dr Beulah Bewley who was born on this day  in 1929.


Quote of the day

August 30, 2019

I hate wars and violence but if they come then I don’t see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas. Nancy Wake who was born on this day in 1912.


Quote of the day

August 29, 2019
As humans we look at things and think about what we’ve looked at. We treasure it in a kind of private art gallery. ― Thom Gunn who was born on this day in 1929.

Quote of the day

August 28, 2019

Everything is always a story, but the loveliest ones are those that get written and are not torn up and are taken to a friend as payment for listening, for putting a wise keyhole to the ear of my mind”  ― Janet Frame who was born on this day in 1924.


Quote of the day

August 27, 2019

As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.Antonia Fraser who celebrates her 87th birthday today.


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