John Prescott , Deputy Prime Minister (above), on his visit to the idyllic Maldives
"I don't pay staff pounds 400 a week to overcook artichokes."
Gordon Ramsay, chef
"I don't want to make a career out of being Monica Lewinsky." Monica Lewinsky
"I'm not bothered if I win or lose. It must be my Quaker school upbringing."
Dame Judi Dench, actor
"I had a search on the Internet for a recipe for faggots and was offered The Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay News magazine." Jane Asher, actor and cake-maker
"I'm whiter than white."
Jacques Santer, the ex-President of the European Commission
"When some girls had their blazers on their skirts were so short you could not tell they had them on. This is not acceptable at a good school like this." Barbara O'Connor, headteacher of Dormston SchoolReuse content