I was so depressed that I went to see a bereavement counsellor. He told me I was too depressed to treat - Lucy Ellman, novelist
You have to be careful with women in Britain. You must never say, `Are you a housewife? - Michael Bloomberg, American businessman
I call it demeaning and patronising when a chit of a girl addresses a great-grandmother by her first name - Keith Waterhouse, playwright
I would prefer it if people remembered me as someone who made them laugh, and was able to make them take life a little less seriously, no matter how difficult it really is - Elizabeth Beresford, creator of the Wombles.
It has become fashionable in Conservative circles to dismiss the entire clergy as incorrigible lefties - Peter Lilley, shadow Chancellor
They chickened out and they got themselves in a position where they were inventing reasons why they just didn't want to publish it which were nonsense, leaving me in a completely impossible position - Rupert Murdoch, publisher, on HarperCollins executives and their reluctance to tell Chris Patten to take his book on Hong Kong elsewhereReuse content