Quotes of the Week

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"I can't keep this hard image up. I must be the nicest person I know."

Vinnie Jones (above), one-time hard man of English football

"Of course we don't have sex in England. I had to have special coaching."

Ralph Fiennes, actor, discussing preparation for his role in a new film

Whether I like it or not (and for the record I don't like it at all) my private life has been more speculated on, misrepresented and intruded into than most politicians'.

Steven Norris, would-be Tory Mayor of London

"I always thought I was a Tory until Tony Blair got in. Now I can't see the difference."

Sir Cliff Richard

"People either love me or hate me and I love that."

David Bowie