Best Quotes from James Hawes

To be English and long secretly for Prince Philip’s heyday is, at least partly, to be wistful for a fairer, more meritocratic land where jobs were for life and social mobility was real.

James Hawes

The ideology of Miller’s ‘lost boys’ is an incandescent mix derived from PlayStation violence, Iraq news footage, Peter Pan, William Burroughs’s ‘Wild Boys,’ and anti-G8 millenarianism.

James Hawes

The one thing that no Anglo-Saxon can stand is to be ruled by someone who ‘talks fancy’ by using Latinate words too often.

James Hawes

Obama spoke so slowly because he, a clever and cultured man, had constantly to be on his guard against sounding it.

James Hawes

Prince Charles has doomed himself by so clearly wanting to be thought clever and cultured: the clever, cultured people don’t buy it, and the people don’t want a clever, cultured ruler.

James Hawes

James Miller has already been declared one of ‘London’s rising stars’, and the central vision of his first novel, ‘The Lost Boys,’ is wonderfully striking.

James Hawes

There is no doubt that Michael Symmons Roberts is a very good poet – you don’t win a Whitbread award and get shortlisted for a TS Eliot prize for nothing. Few poets, though, have ever been good novelists, and vice-versa.

James Hawes