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We had a very intense debate.

Alan Clark, chairman of the AT&T Book Award judges, on the decision to present the £25,000 prize to an unknown, Guardian

It is a disastrous decision.

Sheridan Morley, another AT&T judge, Guardian

Alan Clark got bored and went for the book because he saw a way to get publicity.

Ruth Leon, yet another AT&T judge, Independent

They deserve each other.

Alan Clark, again, on news that Mr Morley and Ms Leon are to be married, Daily Telegraph

Woody saw the dailies and said: 'You're terrible.' And I said: 'I had a feeling I might be.'

Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest, on how she almost lost her role in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway, Times

I do not go out of my way to present myself as the most f---ed-up person in the world, all that is projected on to me. And what's projected on to me has something to do with my hair. If I had brown hair, this wouldn't happen, but I'm part of the bleached blonde slut club.

Courtney Love, singer with Hole and widow of Kurt Cobain, Guardian

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