ARTS / Overheard

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When a man tires of architecture, I think he tires of life - HRH The Prince of Wales, Perspectives

I could get through plates of ham while playing a scene - Sian Phillips, actress, on eating on stage, The Food Programme

My cup is always half-full, not half-empty - Jeffrey Bernard, journalist, on life after having his leg amputated, Times

When I first went to California in 1986, one movie executive asked what experience I had. I said, 'John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.' And he says, 'What? You played a mouse? - Liam Neeson, Entertainment Weekly

No one working in the English language now comes close to my exuberance, my passion, my fidelity to words - Jeanette Winterson, writer, on her favourite living novelist, Sunday Times