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By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Francis

Physics is the science of all the tremendously powerful invisibilities - of magnetism, electricity, gravity, light, sound, cosmic rays. Physics is the science of the mysteries of the universe. How could anyone think it dull?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

I'd always found goodness more interesting then evil, though I was aware this wasn't the most general view. To my mind, it took more work and more courage to be good, an opinion continually reinforced by my own shortcomings.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dick Francis

THE KNOWN CHILD I wondered to what extent people remained the same as they'd been when very young; if one peeled back the layers of living one would come to the known child.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Francis

Life has a way of kicking one along like a football, or so I've found. Fate had never dealt me personally a particularly easy time, but that was OK, that was normal. Most people, it seemed to me, took their turn to be football. Most survived. Some didn't.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dick Francis

Writing a novel proved to be the hardest, most self-analyzing task I had ever attempted, far worse than an autobiography: and its rewards were greater than I expected.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

A jump jockey has to throw his heart over the fence - and then go over and catch it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

How could people, I wondered for the ten thousandth useless time, how could people who had loved so dearly come to such a wilderness; and yet the change in us was irreversible, and neither of us would even search for a way back. It was impossible. The fire was out. Only a few live coals lurked in the ashes, searing unexpectedly at the incautious touch.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dick Francis

I stood on the outside of disaster, looking in.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dick Francis

Never ever make a joke to the police, they have no sense of humour. Never make a political joke, it will always be considered an insult. Always remember that umbrage can be taken by the lift of an eyebrow. Remember that if offence can possibly be taken, it will be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

I guessed life was like that. You gained and you lost, and if you saved anything from the ruins, even if only a shred of self-respect, it was enough to take you through the next bit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

But people as a rule believe only what they want to believe, and if you tell them anything else they'll call you a trouble-maker and get rid of you and never give you your job back, even if what you said is proved spot on right by time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

But one discarded dreams and got dressed, and made what one could of the day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Francis

People always kill Caesar. Don't trust anyone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

Historically, more people have died of religion than cancer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

I hadn’t had a mother since I was two, and from then until seven I had believed God was someone who had run off with her and was living with her somewhere else... (God took your mother, dear, because he needed her more than you do) which had never endeared him to me

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dick Francis

Silly,' he said with mock serenity, 'isn't a word you should ever apply to people. They may be totally stupid, in fact, but if you call them silly you've lost their vote.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dick Francis

Lightheartedness was a treasure in a world too full of sorrows, a treasure little regarded and widely forfeited to agression, greed and horrendous tribal rituals.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dick Francis

If ever you get invited into someone's home,' my father said (as he had been invited five or six times that morning), 'you go into the sitting-room and you say, “Oh, what an attractive room!" even if you think it's hideous.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Francis

Let an idea swim to the surface like a fish in a pool...let the mind drift to the vision.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Francis

Love's easy to learn. It's like taking a risk. You set your mind on it and refuse to be afraid, and in no time you feel terrifically exhilarated and all your inhibitions fly out of the window.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

Emotion is a rotten base for politics.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

Good manners are a sign of strength.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Francis

Crime to many is not crime but simply a way of life. If laws are inconvenient, ignore them, they dont apply to you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Francis

Logic doesn't stop you feeling. You can behave logically and it can hurt like hell. Or it can comfort you. Or release you. Or all at the same time

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Francis

Look at everything upside down.Take absolutely nothing for granted.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dick Francis

It's people with obsessions who do the real harm in the world.