menu

I’m looking for the source for two quotes

I’m looking for the source for two quotes June 5, 2013

And I’m hoping somebody out there can help me.

The first is this from Winston Churchill:

Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.”

The second is from Hilaire Belloc, wherein he remarks that the Catholic Church is “an institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight.”.

I need the cites in the following format: Author, Title (City of Publication: Publisher, Date), Page number.  I’ve looked but can’t find anything.  Does anybody out there know where these quotes come from?  Thanks!

UPDATE:  Mission accomplished!  Thanks, troops!

"Late to the game, but while I agree with him that the end doesn’t justify ..."

Building Bridges of Trust vs. Winning
"I also think netflix is more evil than good, the things they have and support ..."

A reader struggles with scruples about ..."
"I am pretty sure remote cooperation is evil unless with proportionate reasons..."

A reader struggles with scruples about ..."
"Just one nit - the Dickey Amendment (the bit of law that supposedly "forbids" the ..."

Heresy of the Day: Antinomianism

Browse Our Archives