Every Saturday for the next 30 weeks, five quotations to ponder. There's no unifying theme to each set, or to the overall collection - except that they seem to me insightful, provocative, perverse or interesting for any other reason. I've randomised the order, on the principle that two randomly chosen fragments of text can sometimes spark off each other in unexpected ways. Enjoy.
"Women have been forced to fear whilst men have been forced to dare."
- George Bernard Shaw
"Good judgment comes from experience, and experience - well, that comes from poor judgment."
- A.A. Milne
"When you invite a middle-aged moralist to address you, I must conclude that you have a taste for middle-aged moralising."
- CS Lewis
"Every religion begins as the delusion of one or two people."
- Robert M Price
"If you're told what's the same but see what’s different, or told what's different but see what’s the same, you’re a scientist."
- Neil Degrasee Tyson