Barton The Philosopher

04 August 2011 10:33
FOOTBALLER, philosopher, firebrand Joey Barton has never been afraid to voice an opinion and, in the last two days, the controversial Newcastle midfielder has used Twitter to share some of his favourite quotations.

01 August 12:03.14 I've seen this happen in other people's lives and now it's happening in mine - The Smiths

01 August 20:51.01 Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance - Virgil.

02 August 10:40.56 In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act - George Orwell.

02 August 21:18.05 I am human and I need to be loved, just like anybody else does. - The Smiths.

03 August 10:20.45 If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. - George Washington.

WITH Barton threatening to provide an inspiring quote every day, Ladbrokes have opened a book on who he trots out on Twitter this morning:

Morrissey/Smiths 1-2 Oscar Wilde 2-1 Any British Prime Minister 3-1 Shakespeare 8-1 Arthur Scargill 10-1 Confucius 12-1 Aristotle 12-1 Gandhi 20-1 Sun-Tzu 25-1 A line from the Full Monty 50-1

Source: Northern_Echo