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There's no point in pretending no one gets laid and no one ever touches drugs. You've only got to look at Keith to see that he's spent years living other people's lives for them.

Roadie on the Rolling Stones' "Voodoo Lounge" tour, Guardian

I told pupils there was a tradition to kneel and say, 'We beg you for a lesson.'

Dawn French, actress, on her first job as a French teacher, Radio Times

When I approached his bed, it crossed my mind he might still be acting. I'd seen him die so often, in Brideshead, in Marathon Man . . . So I looked and he was dead, but I was thinking, 'Perhaps the lighting was better in Brideshead'. Should I congratulate him on another marvellous death scene?

Richard Olivier, director, on his father's death, Telegraph