Christopher Lee, veteran actor, Radio Times
Just a small one for my first novel. But one must not be bitter. It just means you are not easily assimilated, that you are not part of the circus.
Fellow stoic Martin Amis (whose last book was sold by Waterstone's as 'The Booker Bridesmaid'), asked how many prizes he has won, Le Figaro
Mark Lamarr called me moody, but I'm not moody. Anyway, he can talk - he's ugly!
Ulrika Jonsson, television personality, Mirror
It's a relief after people always asking me what the weather's going to be like.
Jonsson, on being called Ulrik-k-ka, ibid
I can't think of a single European director who has gone to Hollywood and done better work than they did in Europe.
Ken Loach, film director, Daily Telegraph
It is a very good thing to live in a world where there are bookshop assistants who like books, rather than a world where assistants don't care whether they are selling books or cornflakes.
Tom Stoppard defends the Net Book Agreement in the High Court
We face a great crisis of literacy in this country. You see it everywhere, even in court people can't string two sentences together.
Auberon Waugh, writer and NBA champion, to the judges of the High Court
Drawing is comfort, like sucking your thumb or a rocking motion. I even groan while I draw, it satisfies me deeply.
Paula Rego, artist, Daily Telegraph
One time, Sting's wife Trudi took me aside and explained, very carefully, that they had a really wonderful relationship. I didn't know what to think.
Suzanne Vega, singer- songwriter, Time Out
Boris Karloff told me, 'You have to make your mark in something other actors cannot, or will not, do and if it's a success you'll not be forgotten. The name of the game is survival.
Christopher Lee - still best-known for his Hammer Dracula - ibidReuse content