"We associate the North Atlantic with cod. The motto of Newfoundland used to be 'In cod we trust.' It was a joke, but it was essentially true. But there is no cod anymore. And that's extraordinary. It's all because of either greed or politics - Canadian politics."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Simon Winchester on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Simon Winchester on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Simon Winchester on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Simon Winchester on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Simon Winchester on Golda Meir
"The nature of catastrophe is, after all, reasonably unvarying in the way it ruins, destroys, wounds and devastates. But if something can be learned from the event - not least something as profound as the theory of plate tectonics - then it somehow puts the ruination into a much more positive light."