Antony Jay Quotes

 

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.

— Antony Jay

You can judge a leader by the size of the problem he tackles. Other people can cope with the waves, it’s his job to watch the tide.

— Antony Jay

Men grow to the stature to which they are stretched when they are young.

— Antony Jay

He’s suffering from Politicians’ Logic. Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do it.

— Antony Jay

‘Referring the matter to a committee’ can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.

— Antony Jay

The Opposition aren’t really the Opposition. They’re just called the Opposition. But in fact they are the Opposition in exile. The Civil Service are the Opposition in residence.

— Antony Jay

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