Monitor: Quotes of the Week

"It's a pleasure to be standing up here. It's a pleasure to be standing up."

George Best (above), ex-Manchester United player, being named as Footballer of the Century

"The idea of me renouncing Thatcherism is about as possible as me selling my parents into slavery."

Peter Lilley, Conservative Deputy Leader

"Notoriety is never a bad thing in the public relations business."

Max Clifford, PR guru

"The most exciting thing about the Spice Girls is David Beckham."

Boy George, singer

"I am desperate if I find there are British press on a foreign visit. I know they'll wreck the thing if they possibly can."

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

"My visit to Washington is designed to demonstrate the solidarity of the alliance."

Robin Cook, Foreign Secretary