quotes of the week

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I like Minder very much.

Charles Moore, new editor of the 'Daily Telegraph', failing to find a current television programme that he enjoys

I will always remember the look in that horse's eyes at that moment. You could see the memories there and the wish that he could be back out there again.

Joe McNally, Aintree marketing manager, recalling the 30th birthday party last May of Red Rum, who died last week

His output was utterly staggering considering he was always having lunch and quite a lot to drink.

Candida Lycett Green on her late father, the poet John Betjeman

Journalists are professional people doing a professional job writing things they don't agree with.

Chris Smith, Labour's spokesman on the press, responding to a survey showing that only 6 per cent of national and regional journalists would vote Conservative

I have never been as outraged as I am now about the misuse of five years of my life's work.

Professor Walter Spitzer, scientist behind one of the studies leading to a warning about certain types of contraceptive pill