“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
“For myself I am an optimist--it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
“When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
“It is no use saying We are doing our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
“For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
“The substance of the eminent Socialist gentleman's speech is that making a profit is a sin, but it is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss.
“Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill- designed for the purpose.
“Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965)
“The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness.
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