on being asked whether the eclipse should be watched only on telvevision
"She is all woman. I was dumbfounded when I heard. It is just incredible."
Carl Jager, husband of veteran athlete Kathy Jager, who was forced to undergo a medical test to prove she was female
"Depriving us of five miles of beach just because Tony Blair is arriving is an obscenity, a disgrace."
Marcella Giuliani, Italian holidaymaker, protesting about the five-mile exclusion zone being set up around the Blairs' Tuscan holiday villa
"The answer, if you ask me, is that the Queen Mum has a reputation for liking her drop of gin. Everyone loves a granny, but a granny on the razzle is irresistible."
Keith Waterhouse, on the Queen Mother's popularityReuse content