Monday, 30 August 2010

Dancing With The Demons

Dancing With The Demons: "From poppy tea to codeine tabs, from cough linctus to “chasing the dragon”, from skin popping to, finally, the whole junkie works, the needle, the spoon and the tourniquet. To him this was all the height of romance, like dancing with the demons, like a love affair with death. It was his version of poetry."

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Mental Arithmetic

Mental Arithmetic: "What are the kids being taught these days? At one stage they were allowed to use calculators in their maths exams. I don’t know if this is still the case, but one thing is certain: they can’t add up any more."