George Mikes

George Mikes

was a Hungarian-born British author best known for his humorous commentaries on various countries.
If it is gay, ribald and lascivious night-life you are after, Israel is not the place for you. The night clubs you do find are nearer in spirit to a YMCA than to dens of iniquity.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What beefsteak is to Argentina, flamenco to Spain, cool reserve and self-control in all situations to an Englishman, what vodka is to a Russian and beer to a Bavarian, what money is to a Swiss, that is outdoor-life to an Australian. It is a noble mania, better than vodka, better than cool reserve, better than money.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Japan suffered terribly from the atomic bomb but never adopted a pose of moral superiority, implying: 'We would never have done it!' The Japanese know perfectly well they would have used it had they had it. They accept the idea that war is war; they give no quarter and accept none. Total war, they recognize, knows no Queensberry Rules. If you develop a devastating new weapon during a total war, you use it; you do not put it into the War Museum.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To be extravagant you need money. True. But you do not need your own money.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Rich people (in Australia) have swimming pools in their gardens but, at least, they do swim in them.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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