I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
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Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
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The worst thing I can say about democracy is that it has tolerated the Right Honorable Gentleman for four and a half years.
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Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.
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Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
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I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.
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We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
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It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
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I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign Secretary. If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.
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He has the lucidity which is the by-product of a fundamentally sterile mind. He does not have to struggle... with the crowded pulsations of a fecund imagination. On the contrary he is almost devoid of imagination.
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He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
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I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.
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Politics is a blood sport.
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The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
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The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
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You're not an M.P., you're a gastronomic pimp.
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Reactionary: A man walking backwards with his face to the future.
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Bevan, Aneurin

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