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  • Lisa Francesca Nand (Chessy to Talksport listeners) wrote an article for Radiojam, which quoted Tommy Boyd on the future of the talk radio format: "I wonder if we're going to let the boat sail without...
  • "Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government."
  • "You spend your life working on your craft - I started acting as a seven-year-old - and then, all of a sudden, you're an 'overnight success'."
  • "To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now."
  • Dustin Hoffman told The Sunday Times: "I get up at 4.30 every morning. It's the best time in the world. You see the break of dawn, and you're on your own and I have my bachelorhood back. For those two...
  • "My own experience has shown that you can survive after going through terrible times at home and I give my utmost support to those women and young people living with the threat of domestic abuse... Do...
  • "Isn't the Ego a wonderful thing?"
  • If you nod your head any longer I'm going to put you on the back seat of my bloody car.
  • There is enough means to feed the planet but two thirds of the world lives below the poverty line
  • Freud remarked in 1933 when there was a public burning of his books in Berlin: "What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books."
  • Gerald Kaufman has crawled so far up the backside of NATO that only the soles of his feet are visible.
  • When you want to be ranked number 1 in the world, when you want to be Olympic gold medallist and you want to make history you're really careful setting your goals along the way. You take small steps i...
  • The key to life is to make your own path, set your own rules."
  • "Try not to worry about the small things in life that go wrong. You are only on the planet once. Get the best out of it."
  • "The only exercise I get these days is walking behind the coffins of my friends who take exercise."
  • "Everyone wants to understand art. Why don't people try to understand the song of a bird? Why do people love the night, the flowers and everything around us without insisting on understanding them? Bu...
  • I think greed is very corrupting and one of the sad things is that greed is so unimaginative. Sometimes I see people spend fortunes on preposterous toys or daft experiences and think, “You could do ...
  • I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

    I have a dream that one d...
  • Frank Zappa described rock journalists as "people, who can't write, interviewing people, who can't talk, for people, who can't read."
  • A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
  • I’m not a rearview mirror person. I only go forward. I’ve worked with some extraordinary people and loved it. Some of them have left this earth. That makes me sad but all the more appreciative.
  • Beacham once said of Joan Collins:
    "Joan Collins is like the old children's nursery rhyme: 'When she is good, she is very, very good. And when she is bad, she is horrid.' I can't remember how the who...
  • Creativity can be applied to anything and everything we do. Creative thinking just means looking at a situation differently; whether we're faced with a problem, a decision, or a chance to have fun, a ...
  • "We find ourselves in a market system which seems to have taken its rules of trade from Alice in Wonderland ... To a bystander like me, those who made £190m deliberately underselling the shares of HB...
  • Regrets and mistakes are the touchstone of spiritual growth.
  • It's sink or swim, and you've most probably picked up by now that I don't do life jackets.
  • I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
  • “Racism is like cricket. It was invented here but perfected in Australia.”
  • Scammers are getting smarter and the scams are becoming more personal, which make them more believable.
  • I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.
  • "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit"
  • Alfred Hitchcock once remarked:

    "Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like a character, he just tears him up."
  • "Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration."
  • Love’s about finding a connection and keeping that connection.
  • "The Sun once did 20 things you never knew about Angus Deayton – and I didn't know 16 of them ..."
  • Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  • The first rule of survival is learning to control your emotions.
  • From Goodbye to Berlin: "I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking."
  • "Giving young men what they want doesn't generally bring out the best in them. Success is almost guaranteed to mess you up more than failure."
  • I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them
  • John Banville told Mariella Frostrup on The Book Show:

    "If you want to write noir fiction, Dublin in the 1950s is the place to set it ... all that cigarette smoke, all that fog, all that guilt, all...
  • "I often suffer from the opposite of loneliness, which is; where I am with a bunch of people and I wish I was on my own."
  • "I make films because if I don't make them then I don't have anything to distract me. My whole life I am constantly fighting all kinds of depression and terror and anxiety and I find that, like a ment...
  • On Rupert Murdoch:"one of the most impressive and significant figures of the last 50 years"
  • "You'll like this, not a lot, but you'll like it." was Paul Daniels's catchphrase.
  • ‘I would much rather someone say that is a George Ezra song than be famous’
  • Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
  • "I like to show that it's possible to be big and be fit. I have a healthy lifestyle. I don't smoke, don't drink and I eat well. You don't have to be skinny to take part in sport."
  • "I'm fond of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. They are kind of the John and Paul of the global development stage, in my opinion.

    "But the point is, Lennon and McCartney changed my interior world - Blai...
  • "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time - never. These allegations are false."
  • "It seems to me, that it's much more important to be happy than ordinary."
  • On 20 March 2010, collecting a lifetime achievement award from the Bradford International Film Festival, John Hurt said that he continued to want to act:

    "I can't see any other reason to be alive u...
  • "I invented World Music. I was the first person to use Plasticine in a video"
  • "If you had been at the Last Supper, you would have asked for ketchup."
  • "Human beings are brilliantly creative at finding ways to pass time in unconstructive ways."
  • In 2005, before the India v Pakistan test series, Zaheer Abbas advised his countrymen:
    "Glue yourselves to the Indian pitches to the extent they have to call the police to budge you."
  • 'Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.'
  • In today’s world, hospitality and love are our most formidable weapons against hatred and extremism.
  • "It's a small world but you wouldn't want to paint it"
  • Bogart described himself as: "Democrat in politics, Episcopalian by upbringing. dissenter by disposition."
  • “I was always told by my Russian partners that I had to have a vodka, because it was like an anti-inflammatory so it made the muscles relax and calm.”
  • "If you have the most beautiful castle with nobody you love inside, it is shit. That is why you must spend less money on decoration and more money on finding the person you love. And then, once you’...
  • Lenny Bruce said of his own work: "All my humour is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing on the breadline right in back o...
  • "There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to suc...
  • How do you stop a polite conversation about politics, even with your nearest and dearest, descending into a slanging match?

    The only failsafe answer of course is not to talk about politics at all.
  • ‘if you can soundtrack somebody’s memory, that is a beautiful thing’
  • The Rough Guide to Rock has this quote from David Bowie:

    "I once asked John Lennon what he thought of what I do. He said 'It's great, but it's just rock 'n' roll with lipstick on."
  • “It incrementally came to me that when I audition I’m not trying to get a job, but to give them something, my acting. The victory is not ‘Did I beat that other guy out?’ but ‘Did I present t...
  • "Celebrity is a lot like ice cream, you know, it melts and then you've got to live with yourself."
  • "Vote Labour and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them."
  • "Acting is a job like any other. It takes practice to be good at it. After that you learn your lines, concentrate on nothing else, get dressed and go home."
  • Upon being given the freedom of Preston, Freddie Flintoff noted:

    "That means I can drive a flock of sheep through the town centre, drink for free in no less than 64 pubs and get a lift home with th...
  • "He would have to stand on a tanner to see over a thruppenny-bit"
  • Mhairi Black said in her maiden speech in the House of Commons: "Tony Benn once said that in politics there are weathercocks and signposts. Weathercocks will spin in whatever direction the wind of pub...
  • "I think the openness that might be necessary to be a good actor can be lethal in your real life."
  • "You learn your lessons from the mistakes you make, not the things you achieve."
  • "The maintenance of the tradition of fashion is in the nature of an act of faith. In a century which attempts to tear the heart out of every mystery, fashion guards its secret well, and is the best po...
  • "I play my best in finals. That's why I'm Number 1, you know. There's no secret."
  • Roger Federer In an interview with the Sunday Times after his defeat by Marat Safin in the semi-final at the Australian Open in 2005:

    "...the more success you have the easier it is to deal with def...
  • "I like working on stage because there's something very immediate about it, that interaction with an audience where you immediately hear their reaction, or feel them, whether they're with you."
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour, Les Quatre cent coups, Les Amants were tremendously important events. These days, because of television and the incredible saturation of images, I'm not sure this would happen any...
  • "My optimism rests on my belief in the infinite possibilities of the individual to develop benevolence ... in a gentle way you can shake the world."
  • From Tony Blair's speech to the TUC, September 1995:
    "But what has come home to me more than anything else is the utter futility of Opposition. I did not join the Labour Party to protest. I joined it...
  • "I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country."
  • "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown in to the sea".
  • In discussing School for Seduction, Kelly Brook told the BBC:

    "Regardless of what hair colour you have, what you look like, what accent you have, what you do for a living even, it's all about how y...
  • "As an actor you have to communicate all the time. So when I get home I'd rather dig the garden or take the dog for a walk than, say, go out to lunch and start communicating again."
  • "I guess that when you get into your fifties you just have to keep reinventing yourself as an actor. They kind of don't know what to do with you. Thankfully, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren have shown the...
  • "When I got to drama school there were all these people going 'Oh, my Dad used to watch Ken Loach films' and I would be thinking, who is Ken Loach?"
  • "I'm quite urban. I don't like to be too far away from an espresso machine."
  • Regarding David Gest's marriage to Liza Minnelli:

    "We were taking bets in our pew about how long it would last ... that [wedding] kiss wasn't a kiss, it was like sucking chrome off a Cadillac."
  • Maurice Greene once said:

    "If you want to be number one, you have to train like you're number two"
  • The lesson I've learned are you've always got to be proud of what you've done and enjoy what you're doing rather than fixate on what might be in the future.
  • Referring to the 'Beat' writers, Truman Capote remarked: "This isn't writing at all - it's typing."
  • Clearly, I don't think anybody in this city is shocked about what consenting adults do. As long as you don't involve children, animals or vegetables they leave people to get on and live their own life...
  • But I could not more write a romance than an epic poem. I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life; and if it were indispensible for me to ke...
  • "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."
  • "Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi-cabs and cutting hair."
  • On the share collapse (Oct 1987) Blair said:
    " the City whizz-kids, with salaries only fractionally less than their greed, now seem not only morally dubious, but incompetent"
  • “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
  • Steve Guttenberg told Metro:

    "Typecasting is a good thing. It's good to be known for what you do. It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy. Tha...
  • Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.
  • Asked by The Guardian whether The X Factor is having a negative influence on the music business, Steve Brookstein replied: "No, it is more having a negative effect on Christmas. Simon Cowell bought th...
  • Alda appeared on Inside The Actor's Studio and said, "Listening is being able to be changed by the person."
  • The English like eccentrics. They just don't like them living next door
  • I can’t stress enough the importance of appreciating and even loving where you are. Happiness is relative. There will always be something more, something bigger or better. The more you focus on the ...
  • "Once you get into your stride, the camera becomes like another person in the room. It's like being in a very small theatre where there is no getting away with anything because the audience is centime...
  • "The Fame is about how anyone can feel famous."
  • "When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale."
  • Without good time management the plan fails and you end up not getting anything done. You have to know what you want to do, how much time you've got to do it and then sit down and work out the best wa...
  • "If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world. And he’s also the best thing to happen to the Democrats ever.”
  • Life's too short to make filo pastry.
  • From an interview with Scott Davidson of Regeneration: "Take a project like Band Aid for instance. Many people worked very hard for Band Aid, and OK, it raised millions of pounds, but then more money ...
 

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  • I’m not a rearview mirror person. I only go forward. I’ve worked with some extraordinary people and loved it. Some of them have left this earth. That makes me sad but all the more appreciative.
  • "If you have the most beautiful castle with nobody you love inside, it is shit. That is why you must spend less money on decoration and more money on finding the person you love. And then, once you’...
  • "Isn't the Ego a wonderful thing?"
  • John Banville told Mariella Frostrup on The Book Show:

    "If you want to write noir fiction, Dublin in the 1950s is the place to set it ... all that cigarette smoke, all that fog, all that guilt, all...
  • Steve Guttenberg told Metro:

    "Typecasting is a good thing. It's good to be known for what you do. It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy. Tha...
  • If you nod your head any longer I'm going to put you on the back seat of my bloody car.
  • "I play my best in finals. That's why I'm Number 1, you know. There's no secret."
  • "I guess that when you get into your fifties you just have to keep reinventing yourself as an actor. They kind of don't know what to do with you. Thankfully, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren have shown the...
  • "It seems to me, that it's much more important to be happy than ordinary."
  • Maurice Greene once said:

    "If you want to be number one, you have to train like you're number two"
  • "I often suffer from the opposite of loneliness, which is; where I am with a bunch of people and I wish I was on my own."
  • Alda appeared on Inside The Actor's Studio and said, "Listening is being able to be changed by the person."
  • “It incrementally came to me that when I audition I’m not trying to get a job, but to give them something, my acting. The victory is not ‘Did I beat that other guy out?’ but ‘Did I present t...
  • In discussing School for Seduction, Kelly Brook told the BBC:

    "Regardless of what hair colour you have, what you look like, what accent you have, what you do for a living even, it's all about how y...
  • I think greed is very corrupting and one of the sad things is that greed is so unimaginative. Sometimes I see people spend fortunes on preposterous toys or daft experiences and think, “You could do ...
  • "You learn your lessons from the mistakes you make, not the things you achieve."
  • Roger Federer In an interview with the Sunday Times after his defeat by Marat Safin in the semi-final at the Australian Open in 2005:

    "...the more success you have the easier it is to deal with def...
  • In today’s world, hospitality and love are our most formidable weapons against hatred and extremism.
  • ‘I would much rather someone say that is a George Ezra song than be famous’
  • It's sink or swim, and you've most probably picked up by now that I don't do life jackets.
  • Lenny Bruce said of his own work: "All my humour is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing on the breadline right in back o...
  • Beacham once said of Joan Collins:
    "Joan Collins is like the old children's nursery rhyme: 'When she is good, she is very, very good. And when she is bad, she is horrid.' I can't remember how the who...
  • From Goodbye to Berlin: "I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking."
  • The key to life is to make your own path, set your own rules."
  • "The Sun once did 20 things you never knew about Angus Deayton – and I didn't know 16 of them ..."
  • I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
  • "The only exercise I get these days is walking behind the coffins of my friends who take exercise."
  • Upon being given the freedom of Preston, Freddie Flintoff noted:

    "That means I can drive a flock of sheep through the town centre, drink for free in no less than 64 pubs and get a lift home with th...
  • From Tony Blair's speech to the TUC, September 1995:
    "But what has come home to me more than anything else is the utter futility of Opposition. I did not join the Labour Party to protest. I joined it...
  • "Once you get into your stride, the camera becomes like another person in the room. It's like being in a very small theatre where there is no getting away with anything because the audience is centime...
  • Lisa Francesca Nand (Chessy to Talksport listeners) wrote an article for Radiojam, which quoted Tommy Boyd on the future of the talk radio format: "I wonder if we're going to let the boat sail without...
  • ‘if you can soundtrack somebody’s memory, that is a beautiful thing’
  • "When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale."
  • 'Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.'
  • Frank Zappa described rock journalists as "people, who can't write, interviewing people, who can't talk, for people, who can't read."
  • "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit"
  • "I'm fond of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. They are kind of the John and Paul of the global development stage, in my opinion.

    "But the point is, Lennon and McCartney changed my interior world - Blai...
  • Creativity can be applied to anything and everything we do. Creative thinking just means looking at a situation differently; whether we're faced with a problem, a decision, or a chance to have fun, a ...
  • “I was always told by my Russian partners that I had to have a vodka, because it was like an anti-inflammatory so it made the muscles relax and calm.”
  • I can’t stress enough the importance of appreciating and even loving where you are. Happiness is relative. There will always be something more, something bigger or better. The more you focus on the ...
  • "You spend your life working on your craft - I started acting as a seven-year-old - and then, all of a sudden, you're an 'overnight success'."
  • The English like eccentrics. They just don't like them living next door
  • "When I got to drama school there were all these people going 'Oh, my Dad used to watch Ken Loach films' and I would be thinking, who is Ken Loach?"
  • A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
  • There is enough means to feed the planet but two thirds of the world lives below the poverty line
  • "I'm quite urban. I don't like to be too far away from an espresso machine."
  • The first rule of survival is learning to control your emotions.
  • "Everyone wants to understand art. Why don't people try to understand the song of a bird? Why do people love the night, the flowers and everything around us without insisting on understanding them? Bu...
  • "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time - never. These allegations are false."
  • Asked by The Guardian whether The X Factor is having a negative influence on the music business, Steve Brookstein replied: "No, it is more having a negative effect on Christmas. Simon Cowell bought th...
  • Clearly, I don't think anybody in this city is shocked about what consenting adults do. As long as you don't involve children, animals or vegetables they leave people to get on and live their own life...
  • "Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi-cabs and cutting hair."
  • "Human beings are brilliantly creative at finding ways to pass time in unconstructive ways."
  • "Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government."
  • How do you stop a polite conversation about politics, even with your nearest and dearest, descending into a slanging match?

    The only failsafe answer of course is not to talk about politics at all.
  • Mhairi Black said in her maiden speech in the House of Commons: "Tony Benn once said that in politics there are weathercocks and signposts. Weathercocks will spin in whatever direction the wind of pub...
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour, Les Quatre cent coups, Les Amants were tremendously important events. These days, because of television and the incredible saturation of images, I'm not sure this would happen any...
  • I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.
  • “Racism is like cricket. It was invented here but perfected in Australia.”
  • "If you had been at the Last Supper, you would have asked for ketchup."
  • Without good time management the plan fails and you end up not getting anything done. You have to know what you want to do, how much time you've got to do it and then sit down and work out the best wa...
  • "Try not to worry about the small things in life that go wrong. You are only on the planet once. Get the best out of it."
  • From an interview with Scott Davidson of Regeneration: "Take a project like Band Aid for instance. Many people worked very hard for Band Aid, and OK, it raised millions of pounds, but then more money ...
  • "He would have to stand on a tanner to see over a thruppenny-bit"
  • "To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now."
  • "I invented World Music. I was the first person to use Plasticine in a video"
  • "I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country."
  • The lesson I've learned are you've always got to be proud of what you've done and enjoy what you're doing rather than fixate on what might be in the future.
  • The Rough Guide to Rock has this quote from David Bowie:

    "I once asked John Lennon what he thought of what I do. He said 'It's great, but it's just rock 'n' roll with lipstick on."
  • "As an actor you have to communicate all the time. So when I get home I'd rather dig the garden or take the dog for a walk than, say, go out to lunch and start communicating again."
  • Love’s about finding a connection and keeping that connection.
  • "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."
  • Regarding David Gest's marriage to Liza Minnelli:

    "We were taking bets in our pew about how long it would last ... that [wedding] kiss wasn't a kiss, it was like sucking chrome off a Cadillac."
  • "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown in to the sea".
  • "The Fame is about how anyone can feel famous."
  • Scammers are getting smarter and the scams are becoming more personal, which make them more believable.
  • "Acting is a job like any other. It takes practice to be good at it. After that you learn your lines, concentrate on nothing else, get dressed and go home."
  • "Giving young men what they want doesn't generally bring out the best in them. Success is almost guaranteed to mess you up more than failure."
  • Bogart described himself as: "Democrat in politics, Episcopalian by upbringing. dissenter by disposition."
  • In 2005, before the India v Pakistan test series, Zaheer Abbas advised his countrymen:
    "Glue yourselves to the Indian pitches to the extent they have to call the police to budge you."
  • "If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world. And he’s also the best thing to happen to the Democrats ever.”
  • "I like working on stage because there's something very immediate about it, that interaction with an audience where you immediately hear their reaction, or feel them, whether they're with you."
  • "You'll like this, not a lot, but you'll like it." was Paul Daniels's catchphrase.
  • "Celebrity is a lot like ice cream, you know, it melts and then you've got to live with yourself."
  • On Rupert Murdoch:"one of the most impressive and significant figures of the last 50 years"
  • "We find ourselves in a market system which seems to have taken its rules of trade from Alice in Wonderland ... To a bystander like me, those who made £190m deliberately underselling the shares of HB...
  • Gerald Kaufman has crawled so far up the backside of NATO that only the soles of his feet are visible.
  • "Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration."
  • But I could not more write a romance than an epic poem. I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life; and if it were indispensible for me to ke...
  • "I make films because if I don't make them then I don't have anything to distract me. My whole life I am constantly fighting all kinds of depression and terror and anxiety and I find that, like a ment...
  • When you want to be ranked number 1 in the world, when you want to be Olympic gold medallist and you want to make history you're really careful setting your goals along the way. You take small steps i...
  • "My optimism rests on my belief in the infinite possibilities of the individual to develop benevolence ... in a gentle way you can shake the world."
  • "The maintenance of the tradition of fashion is in the nature of an act of faith. In a century which attempts to tear the heart out of every mystery, fashion guards its secret well, and is the best po...
  • Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
  • Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.
  • “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
  • Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  • Alfred Hitchcock once remarked:

    "Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like a character, he just tears him up."
  • On 20 March 2010, collecting a lifetime achievement award from the Bradford International Film Festival, John Hurt said that he continued to want to act:

    "I can't see any other reason to be alive u...
  • "I think the openness that might be necessary to be a good actor can be lethal in your real life."
  • "It's a small world but you wouldn't want to paint it"
  • "My own experience has shown that you can survive after going through terrible times at home and I give my utmost support to those women and young people living with the threat of domestic abuse... Do...
  • Life's too short to make filo pastry.
  • I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

    I have a dream that one d...
  • Referring to the 'Beat' writers, Truman Capote remarked: "This isn't writing at all - it's typing."
  • "There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to suc...
  • On the share collapse (Oct 1987) Blair said:
    " the City whizz-kids, with salaries only fractionally less than their greed, now seem not only morally dubious, but incompetent"
  • "Vote Labour and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them."
  • "I like to show that it's possible to be big and be fit. I have a healthy lifestyle. I don't smoke, don't drink and I eat well. You don't have to be skinny to take part in sport."
  • I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them
  • Regrets and mistakes are the touchstone of spiritual growth.
  • Freud remarked in 1933 when there was a public burning of his books in Berlin: "What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books."
  • Dustin Hoffman told The Sunday Times: "I get up at 4.30 every morning. It's the best time in the world. You see the break of dawn, and you're on your own and I have my bachelorhood back. For those two...