Quotes by Aneurin Bevan

  • Trade unions are islands of anarchy in a sea of chaos.


    Unions

  • Listening to a speech by Chamberlain is like paying a visit to Woolworth’s. Everything is in its place and nothing above sixpence.


    Prime Ministers

  • There are two ways of getting into the Cabinet- you can crawl in or kick your way in.


    Politics

  • Damn it all you can’t have the crown of thorns and the thirty pieces of silver.
    [on his position in the Labour party]


    Politicians

  • I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.


    Newspapers

  • Fascism is not itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.


    Fascism

  • This island is made of coal and surrounded by fish. Only a genius could produce a shortage of both at the same time.


    Bureaucracy