Wednesday 11 November 2009

Quotes, quotes everywhere

So, it turns out that the milometer in the minibus is actually a kilometre...meter. So that explains why it claimed I had covered 190 miles - because it was not miles. Mind at rest.

One of my year 12s asked me today whether it was true that Mussolini once said, "Better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep." We decided it was a strange thing for him to say, since today's lesson was all about how he wanted everybody in his country to be the same, the better to control them - and was therefore encouraging people to behave like sheep.

As it turns out, though, he did say it - it is attributed to him on my new favourite website, Wikiquote. I can quite easily see myself whiling (should that be wiling?) away hours and hours on here. Here's Mussolini's Wikiquote page. I like his quote about Hitler - "I don't like the look of him."

1 comment:

Teresa C said...

Heh, I am pretty sure it is whiling, as in "I could while away the hours, conferrin' with the flowers, consultin' with the rain. And my head I'd be scratchin' as my thoughts were busy hatchin', if I only had a brain."

Well, there is my quote contribution for the day.