Sunday, October 25, 2015

Shunting, Hooting and Milking the Bull

Montage © Roy R. Behrens 2015
Elias Canetti (The Human Province)—

He lays sentences like eggs, but he forgets to incubate them.


Samuel Johnson

Truth, Sir, is a cow which will yield such people no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull. 


Sir Frederick John Burrows

Unlike my predecessors, I have devoted more of my life to shunting and hooting than to hunting and shooting [alluding to his former career as a railway man].