Quotes by Anonymous

  • Knowledge accumulates in universities, because the freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none away.

    Knowledge, Universities

  • In Britain, to govern is difficult. In Italy it is pointless. Italian official.


  • The collective noun for Principals is ‘a lack of Principals’.

    Principals, Universities

  • Them Crow’s be Rooks and that Rook be a Crow. Old country saying


  • There is perhaps no more dangerous man in the world than the man with the sensibilities of an artist, but without creative talent. With luck, such men make...

    Art, Artist, Painting

  • A cow and calf are cut in half and placed in separate cases. To call it art, however smart, casts doubt on art’s whole basis.

    Art, Artist, Painting

  • A picture is something that requires as much trickery, malice and vice as the perpetration of a crime.

    Art, Artist, Painting

  • But are you a Catholic atheist or a Protestant atheist?

    Atheist/ Atheism

  • God made the harbour and that’s all right, but Satan made Sydney.


  • An American is a man with two arms and four wheels.

    America, USA

  • Strategy can be defined as the careful thinking we wish we had done two years ago but don’t have time to do today.
    (policy document for Margaret Thatcher)


  • They lived in squares and loved in triangles.
    [on the Bloomsbury group]

    Authors, Writers

  • Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.


  • I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.


  • The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges.


  • He has diarrhoea of words and constipation of ideas.


  • It is a pity that the composer did not leave directions as to how flat he really wanted it sung.


  • It has more strings than a philharmonic orchestra.
    [on the Communication. Workers rejecting a pay deal]


  • Student; Did Hamlet actually have an affair with Ophelia?
    Manager; In our company always.


  • A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep.


  • Always be prepared to bury the hatchet, but never forget where you buried it.