For Matthew Swift, today is not like any other day. It is the day on which he returns to life. Two years after his untimely death, Matthew Swift finds himself breathing once again, lying in bed in his London home. Except that it's no longer his bed, or his home. And the last time... read more
“"Come be we and be free."”The blue electric angels.
“We be fire, we be light, we be life, we sing electric flame, we slither underground wind, we dance heaven – come be we and be free. Come be me.”Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
“The second,” she went on, “is the BBC. It may be erratic, tabloid, under-funded and unreliable, but without the World Service, obscure Dickens adaptations, the Today programme and Doctor Who, I honestly believe that the cultural and communal capacity of this country would have declined to the level of the apeman, largely owing to the advent of the mobile phone!”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
there are three things that make Britain great. The first is our inability at playing sports.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
You can be too safe, you see – and what’s the point of being alive unless there is a progress, a journey, and somewhere, at some point, an end? What else other than that motivation makes us really live, the sense that this is a chance we must use,Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
When the lady with the swish coat and the expensive shoes doesn’t give the beggar a pound on the street, it’s because she’s giving ten to a charity and sure, that’s the greater good. Sure, of course it is. It’s giving more, probably to be used better. But it isn’t compassion. To look away from someone in pain because you know that your e-account is paying monthly contributions to the ‘greater good’; to walk on by while all those people suffer and die because you’ve got a cause and a big sense of perspective… says something about the soul. Compassion.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Fear is the art of being alive – without fear there’s no bravery, no heroism,Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Pity and compassion walk a fine line hand in hand, but one will always be a more welcome guest than the other.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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