Quote by Neil Gaiman
I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.
This humorous quote implies the difficulty of convincing or aligning the behaviors of multiple individuals, even if they were kings, prophets, or gods. It emphasizes the stubborn and independent nature of cats, known for being notoriously self-willed animals. The author challenges anyone, regardless of their authority or power, to successfully coordinate the actions of a thousand cats simultaneously, highlighting the improbable task of achieving perfect synchronization or cooperation among a diverse group of individuals.
Contrary to popular belief, the past was not more eventful than the present. If seems so it is because when you look backward things that happened years apart are telescoped together, and because very few of your memories come to you genuinely virgin. It is largely because of the books, films and reminiscences that have come between that the war of 1914-18 is now supposed to have had some tremendous, epic quality that the present one lacks.