Thursday, March 6, 2014

Quoting Winston Churchill

Back when I worked in an Intensive care unit and had to make out the night nurse assignments on a board at the desk, I would occasionally write in my favorite Churchill quote on the sheet as inspiration to the tired staff.

" Most of the world's work is done by people who don't feel particularly well".

My other favorite quote of his:

"To jaw jaw is always better than war war".

That is wisdom that the warmongers calling out for fighting Syrians, and Afghans, and Ukrainians will ignore, for they will never hesitate to send another man's son to his death.

But now I have another great saying that I heard for the first time the other night as I was watching "Call the Midwife". One of the elderly nuns quoted Churchill's remark on pets and pigs. Since I have two house dogs and a cat coven living under my porch couch, I appreciated this immediately.

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals".

There will never be another Churchill!


Out on the prairie said...

Very nice

Mac n' Janet said...

Great quote, thank you pigs, it's appreciated, of course I knew my cat looked down on me.

betsy said...

Thanks Mac n Janet and Steve for your comments. I have a feral cat colony of 4 black females living on my porch. They are arrogant and spoiled and will not give me the time of day unless I have a can of catfood in my hand. And no generic catfood either! It has to be the good stuff! I am their servant and cook. All I get in return are dead moles and mice at the back door.

Kay G. said...

I love Winston Churchill, he was half American, as I am sure you know!