Author | Public Speaker | Journalist
Every day, for the past twenty years, I have been writing original one-liners. When starting, I never dreamt that I would write thousands of them on 150 different subjects, ranging from marketing to education. My first book of aphorisms: Wisdom & Wordplay is just a small taster that will give you a flavour of my work.
I am also an experienced broadcaster and public speaker, having cut my teeth in the Cambridge Union. Indeed, I undertook a lecture tour of America in my mid-twenties and have never looked back.
"It is high time, after La Rochefoucauld and Chamfort, that we had maxims of this quality in modern speech."
Andrew Sinclair, Author, Film director
"You show that a one-bite canapé can still be a gourmet treat, albeit one that leaves you craving more."
Patrick Kidd, Times journalist
"These are real gems. Bravo to the best Aphorist of our time!"
Gyles Brandreth, Editor, the Oxford Dictionary of Humourous Quotations
"A superb collection. One snappy aphorism is worth a thousand flabby platitudes. Feel free to quote me!"
Stanley Johnson, Politician
"Witty and concise… really wonderful… I will be reading them time and time again."
Ronald Blythe, Writer, Author of Akenfield
"These aphorisms show the influence of many schools: here a touch of Pascal, and there an echo of La Rochefoucauld, but most particularly the happy inspiration of Oscar Wilde."
Donald Mead, chairman, The Oscar Wilde Society