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Confidence
Engrave this Quote I think it's the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.
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-John McEnroe
Books
Engrave this Quote It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important.
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-Ian McEwan
Pessimism
Engrave this Quote One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
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-Ian McEwan
Politics
Engrave this Quote Politics is the enemy of the imagination.
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-Ian McEwan
Communism
Engrave this Quote By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.
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-Ian McEwan
Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.
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-Ian McEwan
Greatness & Great Things
Engrave this Quote You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing.
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-George McGovern
Integrity
Engrave this Quote No man should advocate a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public.
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-George McGovern
Bureaucracy
Engrave this Quote The longer the title, the less important the job.
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-George McGovern
Death
Engrave this Quote It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.
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-George McGovern


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