Great Quotes

This section serves as an example to us all of how wonderfully expressive the English language can be in the right hands. If anybody has any literature or lyrics they feel would be appropriate for this page, mail me at J.J.K@virgin.net.

Extract from 'Gulliver's Travels'

Gulliver attempts to make the King of the Houyhnhnms understand why a rational creature should enjoy alcohol:

"Wine was not imported among us (England) from foreign countries, to supply the want of water or other drinks but because it was a sort of liquid which made us merry, by putting us out of our senses; diverted all melancholy thoughts, begat wild extravagant imaginations in the brain, raised our hopes, and banished our fears; suspended every office of reason for a time, and deprived us of the use of our limbs, until we fell into a profound sleep; although it must be confessed, that we always awaked sick and dispirited; and that the use of this liquor filled us with diseases, which made our lives uncomfortable and short."

by Jonathan Swift