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Official Website of Author, Journalist, Playwright and Prize-Winning Aphorist

Robert Eddison

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BOOKS

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Wisdom & Wordplay

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Peeing is Relieving

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Lust at First Swipe

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

PATRICK KIDD
DIARY EDITOR,
THE TIMES

"Among the world's greatest aphorists, we number: Oscar Wilde, GK Chesterton, Mark Twain, La Rochefoucauld and Yogi Berra. To this exalted elite we can now add Robert Eddison."

GYLES BRANDRETH
BROADCASTER &
AUTHOR

"I continue to salute your genius. You are my favourite living aphorist." 

STEPHEN FRY
AUTHOR, ACTOR
& COMEDIAN

"I am so impressed by your aphorisms, apothegms and epigrams. Like autumnal nuts, they densely compact a delicious kernel of truth in an elegant shell of wit. Congratulations!"

 

BIO

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Photograph © Neil Spence 2017

Robert Eddison is a journalist and world-class aphorist. He is also an author, public speaker and playwright.

 

After graduating from Cambridge in Modern & Medieval Languages and Law, his career was kick-started by a European travel scholarship, a university lectureship, a lecture tour of America and a major interview with the late Margaret Thatcher for the London Times.

 

As a multilingual language-lover, he has coined around 40,000 original aphorisms on 150 different topics, ranging from ambition to political correctness. His widely published maxims led to the founding of the annual Eddison Aphorism Prize by Cambridge University.

 

In 2020, Robert launched Eddison Wordplay Ltd.

 

MY APHORISMS

"If we are what we eat, cannibals must be full of humanity"

"Guilt is best measured by our failure to forgive ourselves"

"Change only threatens those who mistake routine for security"

Blogs

Do you ever ask yourself why you haven’t fallen in love? There are almost as many people asking themselves this question as there are answers...                

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I’ve always loved paradox, since it has us questioning the value of binary statements. Truth has many faces and they’re not all black or white. Paradox lives in the grey areas between those two extremes…

 

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3 / Discovering Love

A loved child finds it natural to love back, as it is so much easier to be generous – whether emotionally or financially – when we are rich. Love is when trouble is no trouble

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News

The Oscar Wilde Society, in conjunction with The Oldie and The Chap, selected my aphorism: 'The quickest way to make your name is to lose your reputation' from more than 300 entries, to be one of the prize winners for this year's Wilde Wit Competition...

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