Monday, February 18, 2008

My quote of the year (so far)...

"I don't enjoy writing, and I certainly would not do it for a living.
Some people do, but some people enjoy flagellation."


Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh

6 comments:

jem said...

Thats a good one!

I stumbled across a good one from Montaigne yesterday -

'I quote others only in order to better express myself'

Sarah Salway said...

Yes, agree with that - just so long as we don't get to hide behind other peoples words!

KAREN CLARKE said...

I wouldn't exactly describe the process as flagellation, but it has its moments!

Alex said...

You see, the Duke is much misunderstood. He's actually very broadminded, as this quote underlines.

Sarah Salway said...

Hah, that might be funny, Karen, if I didn't feel I was going through one of those moments right now!
Alex, that made me laugh out loud.

tpe said...

Hmm. I quite like writing, I suppose, and have always done it for a living, since well before I left university. I'm also extremely partial to flagellation - self or otherwise.

I can't see what the Duke guy is getting at. Pfft.