Category: nation quotes

Some of the men and older boys were trained in…

Some of the men and older boys were trained in firing the cannon, but since there wasn’t any gun powder to spare for actually firing any more of the things, they made do with pushing wooden cartridges into the barrel and shouting, “Bang!” They got quite good at that, and were proud at the speed with which “Bang!” could be shouted. Daphne said she hoped the enemy would be trained to say “Aargh!”

A good shouting at somebody always makes you f…

A good shouting at somebody always makes you feel better and in control, especially if you aren’t.

There is what happens, and what does not happe…

There is what happens, and what does not happen. There is no ‘should’.

It was, according to the history books, the fa…

It was, according to the history books, the fastest coronation since Bubric the Saxon crowned himself with a very pointy crown on a hill during a thunderstorm, and reigned for one and a half seconds.

Religion is not an exact science. Sometimes, o…

Religion is not an exact science. Sometimes, of course, neither is science.

Thinking. This book contains some. Whether you…

Thinking. This book contains some. Whether you try it at home is up to you.

Life is a trick, and you get one chance to lea…

Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.

The world is a globe — the farther you sail, t…

The world is a globe — the farther you sail, the closer to home you are.

“Don’t look back!“ "Why not?…

“Don’t look back!“
"Why not?”
“Because I just did! Run faster!”

Sometimes you laugh because you’ve got n…

Sometimes you laugh because you’ve got no more room for crying. Sometimes you laugh because table manners on a beach are funny. And sometimes you laugh because you’re alive, when you really shouldn’t be.