Virginia Bottomley, the new Secretary of State for National Heritage, when asked to name the last performing-arts event she had visited (An Inspector Calls closed more
than six months ago), Evening Standard
I do wish [Liam Gallagher, of Oasis] wasn't so put out. He could always go back to being a painter and decorator in Burnage.
Morrissey, singer, Q
There's no way to measure his greatness or his magnitude.
Bob Dylan on the late Jerry Garcia, Times
We told the locals [on location] that it was called Swelter.
David O Russell, director of the mischievously titled Spanking the Monkey, Time Out
The overriding feeling was one of losing money.
Ray Faulks, organiser of the 1970 Isle of Wight festival, GuardianReuse content