Francis Bacon, 1561-1626:
I was thinking this morning about book titles that come from famous quotes. How about a quotes corner here?
I don't mean inspirational life quotes. I'm suggesting observational quotes, maybe used as titles or found in books.
For instance; Richard 111 has been highly topical in recent months, passionately so with people supporting the petition that he be interred as York Minster.
This morning I decided to re-read The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.
This is an unusual novel, a whodunnit, a murder mystery. The question it asks is, did Richard 111 murder his nephews, or did someone else, Henry v11 for instance? I can't remember the exact detail which leads the detective character to conclude it wasn't Richard because it couldn't have been. I want to to see if that still holds up in light of any information discovered or re-discovered subsequently.
The title of the book is a truncation of ...
'Truth is rightfully named the daughter of Time, and not authority-' Francis Bacon, Statesman, Philisopher, Scientific Thinker, 'Father of Empirical Thinking.'
A related blog link, not mine : http://dibianchigirari.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/is-truth-daughter-of-time-of-white-boar.html