They Said It . . .
“We are not old. We are recycled teenagers” - Betty Smith, 90, and Beryl Renwick, 86, whose weekly show on BBC Radio Humberside has won them a Sony Radio Award for the best entertainment programme. “At 72 I am beginning to give up hope. The only girl who ever sort of threw herself at me was when I was performing in Cardiff in 1973. She could have played in the second row for the Welsh rugby team without anyone noticing there was anything up” - John Cleese. “I wanted people in the ring to think they were dealing with a savage” - Ex-boxer Mike Tyson. “I always had the view Englishmen were mature people, sensible people, and law-abiding people. If such things happen in developing countries, that is understandable. But in England that happened - I really thought ‘Oh’” - The Dalai Lama on last year’s riots. “It’s a kind of run of repeated gestures and emotions which people satisfy themselves with, like sausages in a bun or ice-cream. Those things are OK but too much of them isn’t good for your life” - Feminist author A S Byatt on TV dramas which she says make her feel depressed.