Nirad C Chaudhuri, 96-year-old essayist,
biographer and sage, Sunday Telegraph
When people say the whole world seems to revolve around you, I say, well of course it does, who else is it going to revolve around?
Peter Cook, comedian, GQ
He would always do his best to upstage you, while appearing to do all he could to help.
John Peel remembers co-presenting
Top of the Pops with Jimmy Savile, in
Not Fade Away: 30 Years of TOTP, Radio 1
If they are forgeries they are master forgeries. In fact the work of the greatest forger of all time.
H C Robbins Landon, musical biographer,
reacting to the newly discovered
'Haydn sonatas', Guardian
They are forgeries. It was very clear from the first day we saw the documents that
they were never genuine. We will never allow them to be part of the Haydn com
Horst Walter, director of the Haydn
Real, internecine up-a-musicological-gum- tree fighting.
Fiona Maddocks, the editor of BBC Music,
summing up the Haydn debate, Guardian
The authorities feel pressure from outside; if Clinton can do a new deal with China, they will relax the ideological controls.
Chen Kaige, director of Farewell My
Concubine, banned in China, Times
If I was a fan, looking at me, the performer, I'd say I've gone a bit soft. I'd still like me, and think I was the best. Just about.
Alexei Sayle, comedian, Radio Times
Roman (Polanski) was sitting on my lap on the plane, crying. It was the end of the Sixties; you could hear the toilets flushing.
Richard Sylbert, production designer, on the day after Sharon Tate's murder, Premiere
When I read the macho shit these guys write, I want to smash their heads.
John Turturro, actor-director, on scripts, Time OutReuse content