Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Golden Quotebook (1): Saki on Crete

Alfred B. Mittington’s 
Golden Quotebook (1)

In the light of present developments in Greece, this magnificent line from Hector High Munroe seems worthy of repetition:

The people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally.

[Saki, ‘The Jesting of Arlington String­ham’, 1908]

Ithaca, 8 February 2012 (blood pressure coming down gradually: 125 / 80)

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