Quotes of the week

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In the animal kingdom at large, death is the inevitable sequel to loss of teeth.

Dr D K Whittaker at the British Association

We are now able to do our job properly.

Tony Hall, head of BBC news and current affairs, on the lifting of the broadcasting ban

We are now able to do our job properly.

ITN spokesman on the lifting of the broadcasting ban

If you are a Social Democrat, you think it is terrific to pay taxes. For me, taxes are the finest expression of what politics is about.

Mona Sahlin, secretary of Sweden's Social Democrats

Jimmy Knapp, as you may know, is not the leader of the Labour Party.

James Naughtie speaking to Michael Heseltine, 'Today', Radio 4

I consider myself to be a soft-tissue sculptor. Had men like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo been living in our times they would have been human sculptors.

Dr Rod Palmer, American plastic surgeon

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