All Presidents start out pretending to run a crusade, but after a couple of years they find they are running something much less heroic, much more intractable: namely, the Presidency.
1963 In The Listener.
An episode out of George Orwell rewritten by Charles Dickens.Alistair Cooke
Like a christening, a wedding, a graduation ceremony, a holy war, a revolution, even a fireworks display, a gaudy promise of what life ought to be, not life itself.Alistair Cooke
But afterall it's not the winning that matters, is it? Or is it? It's to coin a word the amenities that count: the smell of the dandelions, the puff of the pipe, the click of the bat, the rain on the neck, the chill down the spine, the slow, exquisite coming on of sunset and dinner and rheumatism.Alistair Cooke
Canned music is like audible wallpaper.Alistair Cooke