Even when he was being lionised
in London he had held before him his dream of peace and quiet--the long, white, dusty Indian road, printed all over with bare feet, the incessant, slow-moving traffic, and the sharp-smelling wood smoke curling up under the fig-trees in the twilight, where the wayfarers sit at their evening meal.
But Pompeo, the plaything of a US President who legitimises racist nationalists and is lionised
by the white pointy hoods of the Ku Klux Klan, should keep his nose out of Britain.
Perpetrators of the crime were lionised
; their victims ignored.
The former first lady said she "loved" the movie and lionised
the cast for inspiring "people of all backgrounds".
DEAR Editor, On November 6, The Times in its editorial bemoaned the poor economic performance of the north of England and in doing so lionised
Manchester in these words: "...the city that gave the world the Industrial Revolution and the doctrine of free trade."
The morning after Lionel Messi lifted his fourth successive Ballon D'Or, one national newspaper carried the headline "Lionel Messi makes us smile - Luis Suarez shows football's ugly new face." Messi was lionised
because he self-deprecatingly suggested that Andres Iniesta was a more deserving recipient of the award he'd just collected.
The real tragedy about her death at 27 is how one of our all-time greatest singer-songwriters is being lionised
by her fans, not for her incredible musical talent, but for her wholesale self-abuse.
She spoke of Ireland as " the most annoying place in the world, because it is home." The exchange prompted someone in the audience, possibly a fresh literature graduate, to ask a question that smacked of pomposity -- did she feel conscious of being a woman writer from a country that had in the past, lionised
only a " patriarchal, male" canon?
by David Bowie and covered by The Clash, Vince Taylor was one of the most remarkable rock and roll stars to emerge from late 1950s Britain.
Were he living in our own times and lionised
to the extent that he was by his literary contemporaries it is probable that his unconventional lifestyle and unpredictable behaviour would still see him ostracised and excluded from polite society.
He was lionised
for victory in World War Two, but let's not forget Gallipoli in World War One and the slaughter of thousands of men because of the charge of a pig-headed glory hunter.
I can't say I'm much moved by the disruption of the torch's progress anyway though; as a spectacle it doesn't amount to much and it is a tradition that only dates back to the Olympics in Berlin in 1936 when the Nazis were lionised
in the film by Leni Riefenstahl.