17 February 2012

Flashman On Ambition

'So I told him I had ambitions, too–to live as I please, love as I please and never grow old. He didn’t think much of that , I fancy; he told me I was frivolous, and would be disappointed. Only the strong, he said, could afford ambitions. So I told him I had a much better motto than that…“Courage–and shuffle the cards”...'

George MacDonald Fraser, Royal Flash (1970)


Richard said...

Good ole Flashy!

dfordoom said...

Flashy was a scoundrel, but a scoundrel with style.