Quotes of the Week
Saturday 12 June 1999
Slobodan Milosevic, Yugoslavian President (above)
"I think intellectuals have an obligation to look haggard."
Camille Paglia, arch US feminist and academic
"I think all this juju is useful for the mystery that is needed for authority."
Lord Lawson, former chancellor, on the workings of the Bank of England
"It's wonderful to be getting so much work at my time of life. I've played daughters, girlfriends, mothers, wives, grandmothers and now I'm quite good at dying parts."
June Whitfield, actress
"When I was a girl, everybody respected and admired English gentlemen for their manners. Everybody was in love with me and a lot wanted to kiss me. I would not let them."
Dame Barbara Cartland, 97
"I'd like Tony Blair to write my obituary." Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
Fifty Shades of Grey movie: New picture of Anastasia Steele unveiled
X Factor 2014 review: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole clash over Rouge Kiss
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
Exhibit B: 'Racist' human zoo installation criticised by protesters outside the Barbican
Doctor Who, Listen, review: Possibly Steven Moffat's most terrifying episode
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke