“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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Picture of Logan Pearsall Smith. This matte bromide print on card was given by Barbara Strachey to the National Portrait Gallery in 1999.

Four quotes by Logan Pearsall Smith

Logan Pearsall Smith (18 October 1865 – 2 March 1946) was an American-born British essayist and critic. Harvard and Oxford educated, he was known for his aphorisms and epigrams, and was an expert on 17th Century divines. His Words and Idioms made him an authority on correct English language usage. He wrote his autobiography, Unforgotten Years, in 1938.
 Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own. 
 How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten? 
 It is the wretchedness of being rich to have to live with rich people. 
 What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say? 

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