Quotes

taken from BBC news article…

A BBC article reports a court case in Australia where a two time cancer survivor, Yvonne D’Arcy, had brought a case against a US medical research company who had been awarded a patent for the BRCA1 gene after isolating it in the 1990s.

Yvonne won the case and said that she was thrilled with the verdict as it would make it easier for people to be tested for cancer risks.

Ms D’Arcy, who brought the case along with campaigning network Cancer Voices Australia, said it had been “a David and Goliath test”.

“I’m only a little person – but it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

Well said Yvonne. A quote to live by.

The complete article can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-34461890

thanks to Ted Parkin for this one

Lester Young (Tenor Sax) was sitting in the band bus on his way to a gig when a young Charlie Parker “wannabe” came to him and proceeded to play every note possible (and loud) on his alto sax into Lester’s ear. Lester sat there and suffered the racket. When the lad had finished he said to Lester. “So Pres, What did you think of that?” Lester turned and said. “Not bad Lady. But can you tell a story?”

a quote

Don Quixote: Dost not see? A monstrous giant of infamous repute whom I intend to encounter.

Sancho Panza: It’s a windmill.

Don Quixote: A giant. Canst thou not see the four great arms whirling at his back?

Sancho Panza: A giant?

Don Quixote: Exactly