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  • Dec 22, 2014
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Quotes of the week

I did have a brain scan once. I was very insulted by the report

Whistle-blower Jeremy Godfrey on a scan which revealed his brain was totally unexceptional

The break-up is a heartbreaker, but better now than after the marriage

Sunday, 19 June, 2011, 12:00am

Beg, Borrow, Steal

Beg, Borrow, Steal by Michael Greenberg Bloomsbury, HK$117

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

How Philosophy Can Save Your Life

How Philosophy Can Save Your Life by Marietta McCarty Tarcher, HK$120

6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

is it the more the merrier?

Most people like to believe that in love, there's 'The One' out there for them. But what about 'The Second' or 'The Third'? But can we deal with multiple long-term relationships? And can't we get some dinner while we're talking about it?

10 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

An insider's view of hell

What is hell? Does it conjure up scenes of fire, instruments of torture and screaming? Or perhaps a room full of chocolates for the calorie-counting diet fanatic? Or would it be eternity with only your worst enemies for company?

19 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Difficult struggle for women

I am glad the US military has seen the light and dropped charges against the woman in the air force accused of adultery.

Since military establishments worldwide are composed mainly of males who undoubtedly often commit adultery while in service, it would have been unconscionable to penalise a female for doing what most do regularly.

26 May 1997 - 12:00am

Love letters straight from Simone's heart

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR LETTERS TO SARTRE, translated and edited by Quintin Hoare (Vintage, $105).

THERE is something voyeuristic about reading someone's private correspondence. Like reading a diary which doesn't belong to you.

21 Mar 1993 - 12:00am