“You cannot fight terrorism with terrorism.”

— Sahra Wagenknecht, Share via Whatsapp

“Never underestimate a politician s ability to screw up in repeatedly more colossal ways given proper time.”

— C.A.A. Savastano, Share via Whatsapp

“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.”

— G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, Share via Whatsapp

“Half of the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears”

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms, Share via Whatsapp

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

— James Madison, Share via Whatsapp

“In response to be asked about Boris Johnson becoming UK Prime Minister... I m delighted. As the UK continues to plunge ever faster into a future akin to a dystopian novel I ll never run out of material to write more books. Although now that reality is more bizarre than fiction maybe plot-lines will need to be more ambitious. Perhaps a book where Boris Johnson is really an accidental sentient snafu of Trump s scrotum lint. Kind of a sequel to the Bush-Blair story. I see musical rights being drawn up as we speak.”

— R.D. Ronald, Share via Whatsapp

“It’s the people who don’t worry—those who never have any doubts that what they’re doing is good and right—they’re the ones that cause the problems.”

— Alastair Reynolds, Redemption Ark, Share via Whatsapp