"Even on the most exalted throne in the world, we are only sitting on our own rear end."
I can't remember at this late stage what made me buy his Essays back in the 1960s but unlike other philosophers I bought then because I thought I should, his book still sits on my shelves. Well thumbed.
There have been several articles and this last few months even a radio play about him. Maybe his time has come again. All I know is that from the first he made me laugh and something in his down to earth words clicked with me.