Sorry for the lack of posts - the World Cup has been just too exciting. To tie things over, here are some (rather late) midweek quotations.
"He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow."
"A difference in taste of jokes is a great strain on the affections."
- George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English novelist, 1819-80
"Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal." - T.S. Eliot, Anglo-American writer, 1888-1965
"I will make you shorter by the head." - Elizabeth I, Queen of England from 1558-1603, 1533-1608
"I sometimes sense the world is changing almost too fast for its inhabitants, at least for us older ones." - Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom from 1952, 1926-