Why he refused to play golf

#Retired Bloke Quote

“A decision of the courts decided that the game of golf may be played on Sunday, not being  a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.”

Stephen Leacock 1869-1944

Canadian humorist

Over the Footlights (1923) ‘Why I Refuse to Play Golf’

What is taste and fashion?

#Retired Bloke Quote

“The same costume will be

Indecent … 10 years before its time

Shameless … 5 years before its time

Outre … 1 year before its time


Dowdy … 1 year after its time

Hideous … 10 years after its time

Ridiculous … 20 years after its time

Amusing … 30 years after its time

Quaint … 50 years after its time

Charming … 70 years after its time

Romantic … 100 years after its time

Beautiful … 150 years after its time”

James Laver 1899-1975

British fashion writer

Taste and Fashion (1937)

The two races of men

#Retired Bloke Quote

“The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow, and the men who lend“.

Charles Lamb, 1775-1834

English writer

Essays of Elia (1823) ‘The Two Races of Men’.