Posted by Franz Huber
You may accuse me of pretending to be a clairvoyant when I predict the Queensland Budget to be presented tomorrow... 
Call me old fashioned. But how good is to not only have a Queenslander winning the French Open, but here is positive proof that a champion doesn't need to be 6 1/2 feet tall and scream out every time she hits a ball! "I'm certainly not the tallest girl on the tour, so I know that I have to sort of try and match the girls in the way I know. For me, it's trying to be super aggressive, especially off the first ball in the rally." Ashleigh Barty
On the 70th anniversary of the publication of George Orwell's '1984':
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. George Orwell