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  • "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."
  • "Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration."
  • "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."
  • 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...
  • "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."
  • ‘I would much rather someone say that is a George Ezra song than be famous’
  • "You'll like this, not a lot, but you'll like it." was Paul Daniels's catchphrase.
  • 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...
  • "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit"
  • 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 invented World Music. I was the first person to use Plasticine in a video"
  • "Isn't the Ego a wonderful thing?"
  • Life's too short to make filo pastry.
  • “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...
  • "It's a small world but you wouldn't want to paint it"
  • "I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country."
  • "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."
  • "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...
  • ‘if you can soundtrack somebody’s memory, that is a beautiful thing’
  • 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...
  • "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.”
  • The first rule of survival is learning to control your emotions.
  • There is enough means to feed the planet but two thirds of the world lives below the poverty line
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • In today’s world, hospitality and love are our most formidable weapons against hatred and extremism.
  • Scammers are getting smarter and the scams are becoming more personal, which make them more believable.
  • Love’s about finding a connection and keeping that connection.
  • 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...
  • "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."
  • 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...
  • "When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale."
  • 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.
  • Maurice Greene once said:

    "If you want to be number one, you have to train like you're number two"
  • The English like eccentrics. They just don't like them living next door
  • 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...
  • “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.”
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • "I play my best in finals. That's why I'm Number 1, you know. There's no secret."
  • Regrets and mistakes are the touchstone of spiritual growth.
  • 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...
  • "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...
  • I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them
  • "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."
  • I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.
  • 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"
  • "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown in to the sea".
  • Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  • "I think the openness that might be necessary to be a good actor can be lethal in your real life."
  • 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...
  • "Vote Labour and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them."
  • “Racism is like cricket. It was invented here but perfected in Australia.”
  • 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...
  • 'Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.'
  • Alda appeared on Inside The Actor's Studio and said, "Listening is being able to be changed by the person."
  • From Goodbye to Berlin: "I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking."
  • "Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi-cabs and cutting hair."
  • 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 ...
  • "To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now."
  • "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'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...
  • "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...
  • Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.
  • The key to life is to make your own path, set your own rules."
  • “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
  • "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...
  • Bogart described himself as: "Democrat in politics, Episcopalian by upbringing. dissenter by disposition."
  • 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...
  • "If you had been at the Last Supper, you would have asked for ketchup."
  • Referring to the 'Beat' writers, Truman Capote remarked: "This isn't writing at all - it's typing."
  • If you nod your head any longer I'm going to put you on the back seat of my bloody car.
  • "The Sun once did 20 things you never knew about Angus Deayton – and I didn't know 16 of them ..."
  • It's sink or swim, and you've most probably picked up by now that I don't do life jackets.
  • "It seems to me, that it's much more important to be happy than ordinary."
  • "He would have to stand on a tanner to see over a thruppenny-bit"
  • Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
  • 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...
  • "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 never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
  • "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'."
  • "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...
  • "I'm quite urban. I don't like to be too far away from an espresso machine."
  • "The Fame is about how anyone can feel famous."
  • "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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • "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?"
  • 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...
  • "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."
  • A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • "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’...
  • 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 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."
  • 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...
  • Alfred Hitchcock once remarked:

    "Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like a character, he just tears him up."
  • 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."
  • "The only exercise I get these days is walking behind the coffins of my friends who take exercise."
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Gerald Kaufman has crawled so far up the backside of NATO that only the soles of his feet are visible.
  • 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...
  • "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."
  • Frank Zappa described rock journalists as "people, who can't write, interviewing people, who can't talk, for people, who can't read."
  • On Rupert Murdoch:"one of the most impressive and significant figures of the last 50 years"
  • "You learn your lessons from the mistakes you make, not the things you achieve."
  • "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."
  • "Celebrity is a lot like ice cream, you know, it melts and then you've got to live with yourself."
 

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Random Quote
  • "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."
  • Frank Zappa described rock journalists as "people, who can't write, interviewing people, who can't talk, for people, who can't read."
  • Bogart described himself as: "Democrat in politics, Episcopalian by upbringing. dissenter by disposition."
  • The key to life is to make your own path, set your own rules."
  • Scammers are getting smarter and the scams are becoming more personal, which make them more believable.
  • "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."
  • Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  • "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."
  • Regrets and mistakes are the touchstone of spiritual growth.
  • "If you had been at the Last Supper, you would have asked for ketchup."
  • “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
  • 'Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.'
  • "Celebrity is a lot like ice cream, you know, it melts and then you've got to live with yourself."
  • Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.
  • "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."
  • Life's too short to make filo pastry.
  • "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’...
  • "To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now."
  • From Goodbye to Berlin: "I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking."
  • ‘I would much rather someone say that is a George Ezra song than be famous’
  • Alda appeared on Inside The Actor's Studio and said, "Listening is being able to be changed by the person."
  • In today’s world, hospitality and love are our most formidable weapons against hatred and extremism.
  • "You learn your lessons from the mistakes you make, not the things you achieve."
  • "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown in to the sea".
  • 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 ...
  • There is enough means to feed the planet but two thirds of the world lives below the poverty line
  • ‘if you can soundtrack somebody’s memory, that is a beautiful thing’
  • 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...
  • "Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration."
  • 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"
  • I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.
  • 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...
  • Love’s about finding a connection and keeping that connection.
  • "It seems to me, that it's much more important to be happy than ordinary."
  • 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...
  • "You'll like this, not a lot, but you'll like it." was Paul Daniels's catchphrase.
  • 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...
  • "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?"
  • "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."
  • 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...
  • Referring to the 'Beat' writers, Truman Capote remarked: "This isn't writing at all - it's typing."
  • "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...
  • "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."
  • Alfred Hitchcock once remarked:

    "Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like a character, he just tears him up."
  • “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 paint objects as I think them, not as I see them
  • "When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale."
  • I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
  • "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."
  • "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...
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • “Racism is like cricket. It was invented here but perfected in Australia.”
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • "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...
  • "I invented World Music. I was the first person to use Plasticine in a video"
  • "I'm quite urban. I don't like to be too far away from an espresso machine."
  • "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."
  • "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...
  • "Vote Labour and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them."
  • 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 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...
  • "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...
  • "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit"
  • 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."
  • "Isn't the Ego a wonderful thing?"
  • Maurice Greene once said:

    "If you want to be number one, you have to train like you're number two"
  • "He would have to stand on a tanner to see over a thruppenny-bit"
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • On Rupert Murdoch:"one of the most impressive and significant figures of the last 50 years"
  • "I play my best in finals. That's why I'm Number 1, you know. There's no secret."
  • 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...
  • "The Fame is about how anyone can feel famous."
  • "The only exercise I get these days is walking behind the coffins of my friends who take exercise."
  • "I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country."
  • 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."
  • "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...
  • 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.
  • "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'."
  • Gerald Kaufman has crawled so far up the backside of NATO that only the soles of his feet are visible.
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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...
  • "Human beings are brilliantly creative at finding ways to pass time in unconstructive ways."
  • "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."
  • "The Sun once did 20 things you never knew about Angus Deayton – and I didn't know 16 of them ..."
  • “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...
  • If you nod your head any longer I'm going to put you on the back seat of my bloody car.
  • 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...
  • Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
  • "It's a small world but you wouldn't want to paint it"
  • "Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi-cabs and cutting hair."
  • 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...
  • "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.”
  • A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
  • "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."
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."
  • "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 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...
  • It's sink or swim, and you've most probably picked up by now that I don't do life jackets.
  • "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...
  • The first rule of survival is learning to control your emotions.
  • 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...
  • The English like eccentrics. They just don't like them living next door
  • 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...
  • "I think the openness that might be necessary to be a good actor can be lethal in your real life."
  • 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...