Quotes Of The week
Sunday 17 January 1999
Ex-president of South African F W de Klerk on Nelson Mandela
I end up, as so often when I have tried to get it right, feeling I've slightly made a fool of myself.
Alan Bennett on refusing an honorary degree from Oxford University on the grounds of its association with Rupert Murdoch
I find people are so conscious of not talking directly to my chest that they can be too nervous even to look at my boobs.
Broadcaster and former model Melinda Messenger
The only animals we are in harmony with are the ones we failed to knock on the head.
Researcher Colin Tudge on Stone Age man's murderous behaviour
Even those of us who fear that our prayers are not always answered have little doubt that providence will not allow the whole Royal Family to be massacred simultaneously.
Labour peer Lord Hattersley
I only saw Harold Wilson really squiffy on one or two occasions, roughly as often as I saw George Brown completely sober. To compare Wilson's drinking to Brown's is to liken a dripping tap to Niagara Falls.
Joe Haines, Harold Wilson's press secretary at 10 Downing Street
I am fed up with these women wanting me for my mind when they should be wanting me for my body.
Author Will Self
Mr Clinton does not have the strength of character to be a war criminal.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
I love Scotland. It's a loony sort of place.
Screaming Lord Sutch, on Monster Raving Loony Party plans to contest seats for the Scottish Parliament
God is not to be imagined as an old man with a flaring white beard.
The Pope, on 'patriarchal' images of God
I find this concentration on language totally bizarre.
Former ambassador Sir David Gore-Booth, who was criticised for making reference to 'company wives'
St Tony, Angel of Islington.
William Hague's nickname for the PM after the latter's visit to St Thomas' Hospital
Life & Style blogs
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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- 2 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 3 Chief Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone has contracted the deadly disease himself
- 4 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media
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