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Quotes of the week

28 January 2022


People with very little are often the sharpest of economists and mathematicians, holding dozens of prices in our heads so we can remove objects from the shopping basket at the checkout when the total comes to more than the pittance in our bank account

Jack Monroe, The Guardian, 22 January

Simon [Barrington-Ward] ordained Justin [Welby] in 1992 to serve as a curate in a working-class suburb of Nuneaton. He told him: “You’ve always been with people who do things. It’s time you lived in a place where people have things done to them”

Graham Kings, former Bishop of Sherborne, The Times, 22 January

A lifelong fan of science fiction, the Bishop of Peterborough tells The House magazine that he would love aliens to visit but feels that, like the swans he chats to around his cathedral, they wouldn’t understand us other than through a shared knowledge of mathematics (and what a fun conversation that would be)

The Times, 22 January

The older he gets, the more religious [Denzel] Washington becomes. “Don’t play with God,” the actor said recently

Sunday Times Culture section, 16 January

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