Wednesday 12 December 2018

Quotes of the week

There was a feeding frenzy, and it became impossible for her to get a fair hearing based on the full facts.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the resignation of Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald.

I have to ask you the question… How much do you earn…? Please don't tell me you earn more than €110m in a day?

Judge Miriam Walsh to Conor McGregor. Laughing, he replied: €140m.

It is wrong for the president to have done this. Downing Street spokesman attacks Donald Trump over a tweet relating to far right group, Britain First.

Don't focus on me. Focus on the destructive radical Islamic terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. Trump hits back at British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Secrets are a cancer of the soul, they are not good for us. Get it out there.

TV's Sandi Toksvig urges victims of sexual harassment to speak out.

It was common knowledge that certain people, or certain producers, in Hollywood are people to avoid privately. You know what you are getting into if you go to a hotel room alone.

Baywatch star Pamela Anderson says Harvey Weinstein's alleged victims knew what to expect when they accepted invitations to go to his room.

Dickens saw Christmas as a paradigm of how we should live our lives. Actor Simon Callow.

It's always a privilege to find people reading you at all. To be given a prize is to have cream as well as apple pie.

Author Philip Pullman, whose novel La Belle Sauvage has been named Waterstone's book of the year.

The skin along her arms and shoulders are different shades of tan like water stains in a bathtub.

From author Christopher Bollen's novel The Destroyers, winner of the 2017 Bad Sex In Fiction Award.

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. Actor Jim Carrey.

And for me personally I hope it means he stays out of my fridge. It will stop him scrounging off all my food [as] he's done over the last few years. The Duke of Cambridge jokes about his brother Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement.

In our business, having self-control is such a revelation. It's like "didn't do that, isn't that amazing!" So I kind of enjoy that feeling of self-control, being in charge. Singer Boy George who has put his demons behind him.

If you love a man very much and are married to him, and you know he loves you, you pick up his socks. Author Barbara Taylor Bradford on the key to a happy marriage.

I can confirm academics are biased in favour of gravity, the existence of the moon, and not standing in the path of oncoming trains. Philosopher A.C. Grayling.

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