To be absolutely honest, what I feel really bad about is that I don't feel worse. There's the ineffectual liberal's problem in a nutshell.
The Observer, August 8, 1965.
If a lion could speak, it would not understand itself.Michael Frayn
It's not the despair, Laura, I can stand the despair. It's the hope.Michael Frayn
One can imagine having a procedural rule that anything ambiguous should be treated as the Taj Mahal unless we see that it is labelled "fog"…The motorist replies: "What sort of rule is this? Surely the best guarantee I can have that the fog is fog is if I fail to see the sign saying 'fog' because of the fog."Michael Frayn