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I don't mind if people ask 'Jeremy who?' - Jeremy Hanley, new Tory party chairman, commenting on his relative anonymity

It is like putting Dracula in charge of a blood bank - Roger Lyons, general secretary of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union, on Michael Portillo becoming Employment Secretary

I cannot compare in glamour to Virginia Bottomley - Sir Norman Fowler

He is not a man of great weight. After all, to have been prime minister of Luxembourg is a bit like having been chairman of Basingstoke District Council - Lord Tebbit on Jacques Santer, new president of the European Commission

I think he liked England, but I can't say that he missed it. He said it would be interesting to go back and see the changes, but was sure he wouldn't like them - Rufina Philby, widow of Kim Philby, the spy who fled to the Soviet Union

Three things happen when you get to my age. First your memory starts to go . . . and I have forgotten the other two - Lord Healey, 76

Times are hard - probably it wasn't the ideal time to start a magazine - Richard Ingrams, editor of 'The Oldie', which is to close next month

Sales are the way stores get rid of their mistakes, things they have bought too much of - Richard Rawlinson, fashion expert

I would not want you to see my next movie because it's about S&M. It's quite wholesome, but don't bring the kids because you see quite a lot of my body - Rosie O'Donnell to the Prince of Wales at the premiere of 'The Flintstones'

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