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'Writing is an antidote for loneliness.'.. Steven Berkoff

'No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.'.. Jonathan Swift

'Anybody who's been married to a man for forty odd years knows he's all talk'.. Michael Parkinson

'We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.'.. Alan Bennett

'I thought coq au vin was love in a lorry'.. Victoria Wood

'Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.'.. Charlie Chaplin

'I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first'.. Peter Ustinov

'I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.'.. Noel Coward

'If you don't believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency.'.. Harold Macmillan

'Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.'.. Sir Francis Bacon

'Chester pleases my fancy more than any other place I ever saw'.. James Boswell

'Beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings'.. Cary Grant

'The enemy of idealism is zealotry.'.. Neil Kinnock

'It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.'.. T S Eliot

'Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world'.. Thomas Carlyle

'Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.'.. T S Eliot

'Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals'.. George Orwell

'In the end Americans always end up doing the right thing, after they have eliminated all the other possibilities'.. Winston Churchill

'My only regret in life is that I did not drink more champagne'.. John Maynard Keynes

'You only require two things in life: your sanity and your wife.'.. Tony Blair

'Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.'.. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

'The cruelest lies are often told in silence.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.'.. Mary Shelley

'Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain'.. Alan Bleasdale

'There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow'.. Fay Weldon

'Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.'.. George Bernard Shaw

'I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income'.. Wilkie Collins

'Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yoursel'.. John Gielgud

'I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.'.. Jonathan Swift

'Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall'.. Oliver Goldsmith

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