George Carman Quotes (5 quotes)
Epistulae ex Ponto ("Letters from the Black Sea"), Book I
“Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.”
―Honore de Balzac
The Commission in Lunacy [L'Interdiction] (1836)
“I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.”
As quoted in: "Beowulf to Beatles & Beyond: The Varieties of Poetry" (Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Division, 1981) by David R. Pichaske, p. 131
“It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.”
As quoted in The Book of Poisonous Quotes (1993) edited by Colin Jarman, p. 232.
“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody Knows (co-written with Sharon Robinson) - YouTube video - I'm Your Man (1988)
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Born: October 6, 1929
Died: January 2, 2001 (aged 71)
Occupation: Lawyer, barrister
Bio: George Alfred Carman, QC, was a leading English barrister of the 1980s and 1990s. He first came to the attention of the general public in 1979, when he successfully defended the former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe after he was charged with conspiracy to murder. Carman had been appointed as a Queen's Counsel eight years previously.
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