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I have never known so much love - and yet felt so alone - Beverley Palmer, 36, on the messages of sympathy following the murder of her three-year-old daughter, Rosie

What this White House really needs is a chief of staff who can read Machiavelli in the original Italian - Thomas McLarty, handing over the job to an Italian-speaking successor

In a free society, a man or woman has the right to dress grotesquely and behave in as bizarre a way as is consistent with common decency - Roy Hattersley

It will be a race against time to get the great book written before I hop the twig - Derek Jameson, 64, disc jockey and former Fleet Street editor, on the romantic novel he plans to write

It would be a misconception for anyone to believe that this was trade union leaders leading people on strike. Quite the reverse - Jimmy Knapp, general secretary of the RMT

I may have to shoot 100,000 people, but the other 300 million will live peacefully - Vladimir Zhirinovsky, chairman of Russia's extremist Liberal Democratic Party

There used to be a dartboard next to it. Darts used to go astray . . . - Charles Spreckley, 17, of Cranford School, Dorset, on the 3,000-year-old Assyrian wall relief hung in the tuck shop, sold at Christie's this week for pounds 7.7m

Riding camels across deserts in India is quite good for putting things back into perspective - William Hague, Tory MP