E. C. Bentley quotes

  • Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely?
    -- E. C. Bentley

    #What Matters #Judging #World

  • Sir Humphrey Davy Abominated gravy. He lived in the odium Of having discovered sodium. Said to have been written as a schoolboy during a chemistry class at St. Paul's School.
    -- E. C. Bentley

    #School #Science #Class

  • The art of biography is different from geography. Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.
    -- E. C. Bentley

    #Art #Different #Maps

  • Sir James Jeans Always says what he means He is really perfectly serious About the Universe being Mysterious.
    -- E. C. Bentley

    #Mean #Jeans #Serious

  • That is almost the definition of any friendship that is worthwhile - that we don't care a damn how you behave yourself.
    -- E. C. Bentley

    #Care #Definitions #Worthwhile

  • I know, if anyone does - all research workers know - how much is missed that really matters because reports have to be written in officialese. They have to be, because a lot of us can't take anything seriously unless you make it dull for them.
    -- E. C. Bentley

    #Research #Dull #Matter

  • There are some places which, seen for the first time, yet seem to strike a chord of recollection. "I have been here before," we think to ourselves, "and this is one of my true homes." It is no mystery for those philosophers who hold that all which we shall see, with all which we have seen and are seeing, exists already in an eternal now; that all those places are home to us which in the pattern of our life are twisting, in past, present and future, tendrils of remembrance round our heart-strings.
    -- E. C. Bentley

    #Heart #Home #Past

  • George theThird Ought never to have occurred. One can only wonder At so grotesque a blunder.
    -- E. C. Bentley

    #Wonder #Grotesque #Blunders

  • I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community and becomes their champion, which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky enough to be selected for. Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is your ideas and connecting them to the electorate.

  • [I]f you are truly a man, sure of yourself and confident of your strength, you may taste of life without fear and without reserve; you may be sad or joyous, deceived or respected; but be sure you are loved, for what matters the rest?

  • A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.

  • We, while noting many things amiss about Victorian society, more often sense them judging us.

  • God will judge us, Mr. Harris, by--by what we did to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings. I don't think God cares what doctrine we embrace.

  • Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.

  • I got nothing against the honest cop on the beat. You just have them transferred someplace where they can't do you any harm. But don't ever talk to me about the honor of police captains or judges. If they couldn't be bought they wouldn't have the job.

  • God help us if we ever take the theater out of the auction business or anything else. It would be an awfully boring world.

  • Aggressive Christianity is the world's greatest need.

  • Priests might divide the world into good and bad. In battle there was strong and weak and nothing else.