quotes of the week

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And who are you? Are you an actress?

US chat show hostess Joan Rivers, questioning Liz Hurley at the Oscar awards ceremony

When the seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think the sardines will be thrown into the sea.

Manchester United footballer Eric Cantona, after a 14-day jail term for assaulting a fan was altered to 120 hours' community service

I don't go around sleeping with my constituents.

Edwina Currie, Conservative MP

Michael Portillo should stop defending the salaries of fat-cat executives and introduce a national minimum wage to help the hundreds of thousands of people in every part of the UK who are working for poverty pay.

Ian McCartney, shadow employment minister

It is like a virgin being embraced by an old and proven rake.

A Cheltenham and Gloucester Building Society member opposed to takeover by Lloyds Bank

We gave you a tough and demanding mission that some said could not be done and you have proved them wrong.

President Clinton, visiting Haiti to thank cheering American troops for helping to restore democracy

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