A C Grayling is amusing and sharp, as a writer and philosopher. His ‘This much I know’ in the Observer last Sunday was witty and thought-provoking. Here are a couple of the best:
A human lifespan is less than a thousand months long. You need to make some time to think how to live it.
I recently retraced on foot a famous journey that William Hazlitt made from Shropshire to Somerset to visit Wordsworth and Coleridge. I spent two weeks slogging through nettle beds before I realised the bastard had taken the coach.
Life is all about relationships. By all means sit cross-legged on top of a mountain occasionally. But don’t do it for very long.
OK, three. Read more here.
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At last we move beyond the cod! (literally and figuratively) AC Grayling has a disturbing look of Michael Heseltine, must be the hair. Off to look at a tree now.
Yes, and both fond of trees. He also looks very like Gerry Ryan, though that should probably be the other way round.
I was rather fond of the cod piece, but you’re right, go to keep things moving!
Perhaps Greta has more appeal for you!! I approve of the sentiments expressed though. She was on TV the other day about growing old gracefully but I can’t help thinking that photo might have been subject to a little airbrushing. She’s the same age as me for goodness sake so if she really looks like that I’m a bit depressed!!!
And there I was thinking .. how much she looks like you.
mmmm, maybe some years ago – but compliment gratefully received..