want to read
a sentence or two
that says as much
as a book or two,
If you welcome
to difficult ideas,
If you want
to get wise
are for you.
THE NEW E-BOOK
THEME AND METHOD OF THE BOOK
This is not a book about aphorisms – i.e.
those concise pithy statements or maxims
that define, express, encapsulate or illustrate
a principle or precept.
it uses around
1300 original aphorisms
to develop a theme –
SAVING THE EARTH –
by way of focussing on factors
preventing or making this outcome
more difficult at a dangerous time
in our lives and life of this planet.
Largely colour-coded according to subject,
and with a single aphorism appearing
on each carefully designed page,
they pursue a path through
politics, science and cosmology,
psychology, conflict, extremism and war,
alighting on and enlightening via
spirituality, ecology and saving the Earth.
What People Have Said About Alexander’s Aphorisms
The green chapter in this book would make a classic textbook about evolution, ecology, environment and saving the planet.
– Dan Barker, landscape gardener
Carefully crafted both in meaning and appearance, it is very unusual for a book of aphorisms to develop a theme throughout, especially in such a striking manner.
– Ruth Caleb, producer/executive producer, film and television
With clarity of meaning and beauty of appearance, this stunning creation will live among the greatest books of original aphorisms. A myriad brilliant ideas punctuated with gems.
– JAMES ROOSE-EVANS, THEATRE DIRECTOR, AUTHOR, PRIEST
Frequently with a pleasant turn of phrase. At times poetic, lyrical and rhythmic. In fact, I would like to put some of these aphorisms to music.
– David Vorhaus, composer, musician and inventor
As clever and witty
as evocative and philosophical.
Can’t wait to see the book.
– Al Alvarez, poet, critic, editor and author.
We have ‘thought for the day’ and ‘prayer for day’ on the radio. So why not aphorism for the day as well? Explain its background thinking; then conclude with a punchline composed of one of your aphorisms.