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"If I start telling her I've been munching on camel intestinal fluids, yak eyeballs, goat's testicles and raw snakes, she'd never kiss me again" - TV daredevil adventurer Bear Grylls on why he does not tell his wife the grisly details of his exploits.

"They're so desperate to protect their own jobs, they can't be bothered to protect other people's. They are the living dead - no heart, no mind, no soul - stumbling around with no idea what to do." - Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg slams Labour infighting.

"People like him make the right noises and say the right things when they want your vote, but they don't actually know anything. It is just a bottle of wine or a lunch to him" - Pensioner Wally Cotgrave, who was wrongly told by Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg in a radio programme that the basic state pension was "about 30 quid now, isn't it?".

"Every woman's fantasy is a Mills and Boon fantasy" - Actress Emilia Fox.

"I send messages all day long - it's the last thing I'm doing before I go to sleep and, as soon as I wake up, the BlackBerry goes on. It's addictive" - X Factor judge Dannii Minogue.

"Frankly a lot of his work might not stand up to scrutiny. I mean you have to ask what the difference between his work and a butterfly collection is" - Moira Innes, curator of Leeds Met Gallery, on Damien Hirst.

"He slept with at least two women a day for more than four decades - one for lunch and one for supper. Sometimes he even ordered one for breakfast" - An ex-Cuban government official simply known as Ramon, on Fidel Castro.

"One date, I just left before we even ordered food because the guy was just so deeply boring that it was like 'I'm going to just save us from all of this and just leave"' - Hollywood star Kate Hudson.

"Look, I'm not a lesbian. I just think that all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes. I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl - the actress Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands" - Actress Megan Fox.

"I've heard it's one of the most preferred scents in the world, maybe that's something to study for my next fragrance" - Supermodel Kate Moss on her penchant for the aroma of gasoline fumes.

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