A Word in your Ear.
Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD
Never, never, never give up.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and simple.
The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he’s talking about.
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
The best mirror is an old friend.
PETER NIVIO ZARLENGA
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
The deeper interior you have the more you have in your library.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I last wrote about Terry on
I was relieved to see that Terry seemed well with his usual sense of humour. He explained that Richard Dimbleby – father to brothers Jonathan and David had inspired him when - on discovering he had cancer- told the world, when previously it had been the disease that dare not speak its name. As a result Terry made the programmes about his battle with Alzheimers and did great work bringing it to people’s attention. Now he is doing the same for assisted death – he refuses to call it assisted suicide.
The lecture is 45 minutes long approx and Terry had arranged after his initial introduction to hand over to Tony Robinson to read the excellent speech for him. This worked perfectly with Terry sitting on the stage and Tony becoming his mouthpiece. The main gist is that we need to redefine how we deal with terminal illness and in spite of the seriousness of the content there was much laughter. Incidentally the two books he had published recently are best sellers.