QUOTES OF THE WEEK
History is the study of the future. Almost everything has happened before. Let history be our guide but let us never be its prisoner. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses his decision to wear the shamrock poppy, which is distributed by the Irish branch of the Royal British Legion.
It’s off. The trip to North Korea, it is not government policy and we are not doing anything which is in breach of government policy. This arose when we were in opposition many years ago, John, Finian and I spoke regularly about making trips abroad and doing things which were constructive, it was just an idea. Transport Minister Shane Ross confirms that he and two other members of the Independent Alliance will not travel to North Korea for a proposed peace trip.
We need to throw out the ‘just war’ theory, a phony piece of morality. Instead, we can develop a new theology of peace and non-violence and articulate a clear, unambiguous rejection of violence. Religion cannot be used to justify war or armed struggle. Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire.
This may sound stupid, but I don’t find it at all difficult to not be handsome. Actor Robert Pattinson.
To do these dances, you have to warm up, you can’t just go and do them. When you’re older it takes a bit longer. There is a process of stretches and warm-ups — it usually takes about an hour to get my body to where I need it. You don’t have time to do it properly on Saturdays, so I am much colder when I do the dance for that show than any other time. Debbie McGee (59), a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.
I want you to listen closely because I’ve thought very carefully about how I would describe it — in a word, yuk! Lady Antonia Fraser’s opinion of the BBC Guy Fawkes drama Gunpowder.
I had five houses, two boats, three cars and I got rid of the lot. You only need one house to sleep in. Tony Adams, former Arsenal captain.
One cannot be half in and half out of the single market. One cannot end the free movement of people while holding on to the free movement of goods, services and capital. There is no reason — none, I say — why the single market should be weakened by the departure of a member state. Michel Barnier, the EU chief negotiator in the Brexit talks.
We just need to stay mad. TV producer Amy ShermanPalladino, saying that women must keep up the fight for equality.
I’m not interested in catching people out on statistics or laying them low with past quotations. I want to hear from people of ideas and answers, with something positive to contribute. Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond, who is to host a chat show on RT, the state-owned Russian broadcaster.