Words of the week

Yorkshire Post - - FEATURES & COMMENT -

I’M look­ing for­ward to sticky tof­fee

pud­ding and ap­ple pie! –Sir Mo Farah af­ter win­ning the Great North Run for a fourth time. YOU all say you’re go­ing to miss me, I’m go­ing to miss you all ter­ri­bly. – Cricket com­men­ta­tor Henry Blofeld’s last words on Test Match Spe­cial. OUR goal should be a cen­tury of peace, a cen­tury of di­a­logue based on a sense of one­ness of seven bil­lion hu­man be­ings. – The Dalai Lama dur­ing a visit to North­ern Ire­land.

STAND­ING in lead­er­ship elec­tions is the only bad habit I’ve given up. – Tory grandee Ken Clarke.

JUST think how won­der­ful our world would be if we all just took care of this Earth as is what it is - a breath­ing, liv­ing or­gan­ism. – Os­car­win­ning ac­tress Jen­nifer Lawrence.

IF it weren’t for jour­nal­ists and co­me­di­ans who would keep us hon­est? – What Prince Charles re­port­edly said to US come­di­enne Kathy Grif­fin. IN one scene I had to sit up in bed eat­ing a boiled egg dur­ing the scene and we did quite a lot of takes. I ate 11. It’s not just sit­ting around in nice dresses, you know. – Dame Judi Dench on her film role as Queen Vic­to­ria. I LOOKED like a baby ele­phant. – TV’s Ruth Langs­ford on her prepa­ra­tions for Strictly.

ONLY peo­ple from up North think I’m posh be­cause I’m from the South. And some­times I play posh peo­ple. But I’m not posh at all. Nor am I bossy. I’m noth­ing like Doc Martin. – Ac­tor Martin Clunes.

I AM the old­est woman on tele­vi­sion who doesn’t bake cakes. – Anne Robin­son, 72.

WHEN you get to know him, you’ll like him. – Woody John­son, Amer­ica’s new am­bas­sador to Bri­tain, on Don­ald Trump. I DON’T want to hear my voice. It is in the past. – Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, 73, says she will not sing in pub­lic again.

YOU can get a GCSE in re­li­gious stud­ies so why not in agri­cul­ture? – Adam Henson, pre­sen­ter of the BBC’s Coun­try­file pro­gramme.

I’M an ad­dict. – For­mer Eng­land man­ager Roy Hodg­son, 70, on re­turn­ing to foot­ball as boss of Crys­tal Palace.

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