Words of the week
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.