QUOTES of the week
‘Chopped up in bags in my freezer.’ George Osborne’s reported remark on how he would like to see Theresa May after she sacked him last year. ‘iPhone X has facial recognition. It’ll look at your face and tell you that you can’t afford it.’ Twitter user Abhimanyu Singh baulks at the cost – up to £1,149 – of Apple’s latest device. ‘I’m an atheist but even I was praying.’ Passenger Geoffrey Lye after his flight to Athens was hit by an engine fire. His journey eventually took 33 hours to complete. ‘I’m round the corner and the kettle’s on.’ Katy Dunn tweets a sublimely British offer of help to those caught up in the Parsons Green terror attack. ‘One of the funniest things I ever saw was Mick Jagger sitting with Boris Karloff at The Oval. There they were, Frankenstein and son.’ Veteran DJ Pete Murray reminisces about the Rolling Stones frontman. ‘It wasn’t a lizard – it was a pink stripey sock.’ RSPCA officer Vic Hurr, who was called by a family in Coventry to deal with a ‘reptile’ under their bed. ‘I’ve asked them not to call me Grandad. From now on I’m their “Linear creation unit.” ’ Dennis Nisbet jokingly reveals his efforts to be more gender-neutral. ‘Everyone’s turned feral. You can’t drive your car without a weapon.’ Claudia Knight, caught up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands. ‘Is it better than Krug? No. Then why buy it, unless you’re a total numpty?’ Marco Pierre White questions why people are drawn to English wines.
‘We did a lot of takes so I ate 11 boiled eggs. It’s not just sitting around in nice dresses, you know.’ Judi Dench who stars as Queen Victoria in her latest film.