12 March, 2008

Small things please small minds

Just (literally, I am on the first page) started reading Eric Hobsbawm's Bandits. He quotes this, attributed to 'an old brigand from Roccamandolfi':
'We are sad, it is true, but that is because we have always been persecuted. The gentry use the pen, we the gun; they are the lords of the land, we of the mountain.'

As a modern-day fictional bandit said, 'I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase; it's all in the game though, right?'

1 comment:

Phil said...

I found that a real struggle, and didn't finish it.