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Sir John Mortimer Quotes

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'Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.'

'All the flower children were as alike as a congress of accountants and about as interesting.'

'I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.'

'No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.'

'The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself.'

'The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt'

'There is always time for failure.'

'We dont know much about the human conscience except that its soluble in alcohol'

'The overall impression from the British is that they love France but would prefer it if the French didn't live there'

'The trouble with orgies is that you have to spend so much time holding your stomach in'

'I think fidelity is a good idea - now that I cant walk'

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