Quotes of the Week

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"I'd start at my ankles and slowly work my way up."

Helen Mirren, actress (above), when asked about plastic surgery

"Shaking hands is not the most sanitary of things."

Donald Trump, New York property tycoon

"It is a complete waste of money. I'm not a fan at all. It is architecturally awful and it is a boring building."

Sir Jocelyn Stevens, chairman of English Heritage, reportedly on the Dome

"Make friends with people who really aren't your friends, but check if they are wired before you tell them your secrets."

Monica Lewinsky during a stint as an agony aunt

"Capitalism is a force that moves, but it does not know where it is going."

Lionel Jospin, French Prime Minister

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