Wednesday 26 October 2016

Quotes of the week

Published 27/12/2015 | 02:30

Bruce Forsyth is currently recovering from surgery.
Bruce Forsyth is currently recovering from surgery.

"I'm not ready to lose him yet. This has scared me to death. Seeing my husband getting better is like having an early Christmas present." Wilnelia Forsyth, wife of Bruce Forsyth, who is recovering from surgery.

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"I treated the Catholic Church like a supermarket."

Three-times married chef Marco Pierre White.

"When I filmed 'Live and Let Die', with Jane Seymour, I kept my socks on in bed. It doesn't do to have freezing toes in a love scene."

Actor Roger Moore, a former 007.

"For God's sake, people, it's Christmas, and if a chap can't get drunk then, when can he?"

Bunter Worcester, the party-loving heir of the Duke of Beaufort.

"Just some pants. Something frilly for the older gentleman."

Len Goodman, chief judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing', on what he would like for Christmas.

"I'm really sorry. I'm sorry that I am still somewhere a punching ball. As president of Fifa, I'm still this punching ball. I'm sorry for Fifa. I'm sorry for football. I'm also sorry about me. How I am treated in this world."

Sepp Blatter responding to his eight-year ban from football by insisting that he is not guilty of any wrongdoing over a payment to Michel Platini.

"A friend actually sent me a message the other day with an article from a newspaper which said that 'Andy Murray is duller than a weekend in Worthing', which I thought was a bit harsh - to Worthing".

Andy Murray, after receiving the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

"I perfected the art of getting married too soon. It doesn't look good on paper".

Actress Jane Seymour who is just divorced from her fourth husband.

"My father passed on the following wisdom when I was 18: never trust a man in a ready-made bow-tie; and one martini is not enough, two is plenty, and three's too many. He said that was probably all I needed to know. He was right."

Broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.

"Don't try to silence the queen."

Madonna rages after her concert sound was cut in Glasgow after she performed beyond the 11pm noise pollution curfew.

"In a society so often intoxicated by consumerism and hedonism, wealth and extravagance, appearances and narcissism, this child calls us to act soberly, in other words, in a way that is simple, balanced, consistent, capable of seeing and doing what is essential."

The Pope, on the birth of Christ in his Christmas message.

"As we prepare to commemorate the momentous events of a century ago that shaped the birth of our Republic, we are encouraged not only to recall those events, but also to re-imagine and take inspiration from the republican ideals proclaimed almost a century ago."

President Michael D Higgins in his Christmas message urged people to reflect on the homeless Joseph and Mary anticipating the birth of their child, "and how they were aided by complete strangers".

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