On communication and media

Marshall McLuhan’s work was characterised by two things: an extraordinary prescience and a capacity for a remarkable turn of phrase.

On loss

We suffer loss; it's how you deal with it that counts.

On music—2

People still love to write about music...

On death

Varied quotations on the bloke with the scythe

On politics and politicians—2

What experience and history teach is this—that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.—Hegel

Being Bertrand Russell

Quotations . Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (1872–1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic,

On light

Quotations on light.

Being William Shakespeare

A personal selection of quotations

On memory

Quotations on memory

On being a parent : on being a child—3

As a child I assumed that when I reached adulthood, I would have grown-up thoughts. David Sedaris