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A disgrace.

Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Booker Prize judge, on the decision by the panel on which she sat to give the prize to James Kelman

My only talent is that I have a very commercial mind and I like what the average person likes.

Sir Tim Rice, millionaire lyricist, London Evening Standard

The only movies that were truly women's pictures that have made money are Fried Green Tomatoes and When a Man Loves a Woman. A women's picture is one women like more than men do. When Harry Met Sally, Dave, Four Weddings and a Funeral - they're all romantic comedies where the man has the great part.

Nora Ephron, writer of When Harry Met Sally, US magazine

There's a lot of women my age still having sex, and I hope there are still some men who are interested.

Susan Sarandon, 47-year-old actress, Time Out

I was disappointed. I had this idea in my mind that I would look like Rita Hayworth or Ava Gardner, but when they made me up I looked like this old dog.

Terence Stamp on playing a drag queen, Attitude

I have this philosophy that behind every great man there's a serious bitch. And I stand by that. I mean that in a loving way - my wife is a very loving bitch.

Stephen Baldwin, co-star of the film Threesome, Attitude

Female emancipation has always been something Playboy has championed.

Hugh Hefner, Arena

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