‘They knelt at my feet. They crawled naked across gleaming wooden floors.’
‘I admit the sneaking feeling, just now and then, that those who govern us think we’re the problem.’
‘Brexit demonstrates one of England’s most trusted strategies of power: deliberate forgetfulness.’
‘Whether or not you think 23 June was a great day for Britain and Europe, it was a very bad one for freedom.’
‘I had lost my native country, now I was going to lose a continent.’
‘We are living in a ‘post-fact’ or ‘post-truth’ world. Not merely a world where politicians and media lie – they have always lied – but one where they don’t care whether they tell the truth or not.’
‘Home, after all, is a continual plangent threnody in the often uninterpretable clamour of being an immigrant.’ Adam Thorpe on Brexit.
‘There’s a sense, I think, that what that X in the box translates as is seventeen and a half million voices that say, we’re still here.’
‘To know love is to know (or to imagine) the loss of love.’
‘A series of extraordinary portraits of the Arctic wilderness and the intimacies of love.’
‘My habit of being a dreamer is filled with the joy of melancholy.’
‘The morning Helin walked out to die, she dressed carelessly in a loose T-shirt and jeans.’
‘The night was full of energy. The kind of energy that Africa needs to reinvent itself.’
‘Britain has made the control of borders and the free movement of people its central obsession, its fundamental national anxiety.’ Philip Ó Ceallaigh on Brexit.
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