Quotes of the Week

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"I've nothing decent to wear."

Cher (above), singer and actress

"You have to resharpen your quill after a page of writing. Shakespeare must've gone through so many geese."

Joseph Fiennes,


"Economics is a game anyone can play. The difficulty in economics is to separate the good from the bad and the ugly."

Eddie George, Governor of the Bank of England

"If they go into this thinking that it's a marriage made in heaven, they haven't got a cat in hell's chance."

Russell Grant, astrologer, on the "blind date" marriage

"I occasionally have women in the kitchen, but you can never get into the staff loo."

Gordon Ramsay, chef

"It's not huge, but it is nice, in a good street with smashing neighbours, and I will miss it."

Peter Mandelson, MP, on his house, valued at pounds 750,000