Last quote by Ian Jack
There is a long history behind the carbon-absorbing leaves and branches that shade our pavements. Every three years, the surgeons come to our street and operate on the plane trees. Their nonchalance is remarkable. First, they loop ropes over the highest branches that they estimate will bear their weight, then they swing upwards, bare-legged in shorts and boots, chainsaws dangling from their waistbands, casually hollering to each other as if they were Tarzans, before they press their noisy tools into life and the cutting begins. They are all young men – English, so far as I can tell – and it may be that some of them like to show off. At any rate, they’re quick and efficient. The branches come crashing to the ground, to be fed by other young men into a whirring machine that reduces them to woodchips. An older man with a broom sweeps up the twigs and the sawdust. The surgeons load their vans and move on.feedback
We found 4 articles in which Ian Jack said something. The most recent Ian Jack’s quote is: “When inequality peaked in the past, the people resented the super-rich. Today they vote for them. The world has no grander seaside houses than those of Newport, Rhode Island, where the money made in America’s Gilded Age was spent on all kinds of unnecessary architecture.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Ian Jack 4 times. On this page, you will find all of Ian Jack’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Quotes by Ian Jack
May 06 2017
When inequality peaked in the past, the people resented the super-rich. Today they vote for them. The world has no grander seaside houses than those of Newport, Rhode Island, where the money made in America’s Gilded Age was spent on all kinds of unnecessary architecture.feedback
Apr 22 2017
The homes passed on from this fortunate generation to the next will determine who is rich and who is poor in years to come. What did our grandparents leave us? That will depend on who they were and what they possessed, but in my case, not untypical of my generation, it wasn’t very much.feedback
Apr 15 2017
Once it was unimaginable. Now, thanks to Brexit, the pensioner’s Mediterranean lifestyle may soon be again. It used to be that every year at this resurrectionary season – the blossom out, the sunshine warmer, the grass greener – a thought would rise from the tomb where it had lain buried since the previous autumn: should we live elsewhere? That is, should we leave the city where I’ve lived and worked for nearly 50 years, where our family and so many friendships have been created, and move to somewhere smaller and prettier, perhaps with a view of the sea?feedback
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