Shimon Peres, ex-PM and ex-President of Israel, who died just two years ago, put out fascinating if coy memoirs in 1995. I spotted the following memorable quote:
I use the term “engineering” advisedly: there is a difference between the scientist and the engineer, akin perhaps to the difference between a lover and a husband.
Surely, since my book often contrasts engineers and scientists, I can use this, I thought. But no, the simile is too opaque. What does Peres mean?
Peres, Shimon. 1995. Battling for Peace: Memoirs. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, p. 136