“You are a slow learner, Winston.”
“How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”
“Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French writer, poet and pioneering aviator, wrote a book that was translated into over 230 languages and dialects after his death in 1944. This book, titled The Little Prince maintains worldwide sales of over one million copies per year, making it one of the best-selling books ever published. It is this charming book we get this inspiring quote from.
Cute kid stuff, appeals to generous souls of all ages. James Dean adherents lapped it up.
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
― George Orwell, 1984
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”
“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”
― George Orwell
“A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?”
― George Orwell, Politics and the English Language
If the CMC had spivs as well oiled as Labor’s sheet sniffers who don’t operate any-more, (insert ‘haha’) they would have an active, full time office in Beaudesert. Am I the only one to see the irony in a Government Union representative tell me cigarette smoke complaints are not within her agenda, while advice on electricity economy is, and a week later an opposition power company is hammering on Housing Commission doors seeking new accounts?
An intrusive person representing herself as a Housing employee, phoned me on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at 1445, introducing herself as Kym and addressed me in the familiar Christian name format. Extremely rude and pushy, but the public servant’s handbook claims this approach sets the scene to appear to the assumed mug as a trustworthy matey-buddy.
Remember the Oakey lady, the Croat incident? Why would you? Their mental incarceration by Labor’s thought police occurred more than three weeks ago. A Government engineered three week memory limit looms.
Her message of Tuesday, 23 April, 2009 at 1445 hours of the accusation that I will next be slashing tyres would be better recorded on paper; as would her retort at my observation that being allied to a tenant’s fifth column might have its advantages to when she suggested that generating my own network would definitely have its merits. Considering the department pesters its ‘clients’ ruthlessly with myriad useless, unwanted self-promotional, money-wasting clap-trap via the post, it is through the print medium that I want our dealings be conducted and on which your agents threats be recorded.