OVERHEARD : ARTS

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I have got a terrible voice. The intonation is wrong. It's all blah, blah, blah. I don't need elocution - maybe modulation.

Gary Lineker, footballer turned radio presenter, PA

I hate gadgets. They always go wrong.

Desmond Llewellyn, the actor who has played Q, James Bond's gadget supplier, since 1962, Independent

Sex has always been an addiction of mine. I guess I haven't really seen the drawback of that yet.

Christian Slater, actor, GQ I was thinking about satire and Peter Cook and all that and a lot of it is, of course, very enjoyable, very amusing, but, at the end of the day, satire is used in an entirely destructive and negative sense. I do leave out a lot I could put in.

Michael Dobbs, Tory deputy chairman and author of House of Cards, Observer

My father complained bitterly about the heat and was so appalled by a photograph of him that he went to a health farm.

Auberon Waugh, son of Evelyn, on his wedding day, Evening Standard

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