"Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them."
"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."Ben Elton on William Wordsworth
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."Ben Elton on Corrie Ten Boom
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."Ben Elton on Saint Augustine
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Ben Elton on Khalil Gibran
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."Ben Elton on William Shakespeare
"I think trying to be cool is the worst possible ambition - and I have never suffered from it."
"If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not then marriages would be truly made in heaven."
"I find the fact that billionaires are quoted as if the fact that they are billionaires gives them some kind of wisdom is outrageous."