QUOTES OF THE WEEK

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Comment -

“We are not mak­ing any con­tin­gency plans for a hard border be­tween North­ern Ire­land and Ire­land. But we do have to have re­gard for the fact that we could see an in­crease in smug­gling and other il­le­gal cross-border ac­tiv­i­ties.” Taoiseach Leo Varad­kar

“If a hard Brexit gen­er­ates sharp move­ments in as­set prices and in the ster­ling-euro ex­change rate or is as­so­ci­ated with a sig­nif­i­cant macroe­co­nomic down­turn in the UK, the bal­ance sheets of fi­nan­cial firms with ex­po­sures to the UK will be af­fected.” Cen­tral Bank of Ire­land Gov­er­nor Philip Lane

“If the vote is not sup­ported, then we will see more di­vi­sion and more un­cer­tainty for peo­ple. I be­lieve that as a coun­try; we can re­ally pros­per out­side the EU. I be­lieve there will be op­por­tu­ni­ties for us out­side the EU that there aren’t as a mem­ber of the EU. But a di­vided coun­try is not a coun­try that pros­pers.” Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May on the Com­mons Brexit vote.

“Stu­pid­ity is on the march ev­ery­where.” Au­thor Philip Reeve.

“He will be re­mem­bered for his long life of pub­lic ser­vice to the peo­ple of the United States and as a pres­i­dent who led his coun­try at a pe­riod of sig­nif­i­cant change at na­tional and global level, be­tween the end of the 1980s and mid1990s — a pe­riod of deep chal­lenges to the mul­ti­lat­eral in­sti­tu­tions.” Pres­i­dent Michael D Hig­gins pays trib­ute to for­mer US pres­i­dent Ge­orge HW Bush.

“I would have loved to do it. The jun­gle can’t be worse than West Belfast.” DUP MP Ian Pais­ley Jr still turned down an in­vi­ta­tion to ap­pear on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

“I’ve been told I’m a Chris­tian goody two-shoes and stuff like that, I tried to live as hon­ourable a life as pos­si­ble. I thought this could ruin ev­ery­thing I’ve tried to do.” Cliff Richard on sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions which were never pur­sued and did not lead to charges.

“I was a ball of mess, cry­ing. Dance has given me ev­ery­thing I know about my­self and my con­fi­dence, and when that was taken away from me, I felt kind of lost. It was only when I re­tired from bal­let that I re­alised just how cru­cial danc­ing was to me.” Darcey Bus­sell, now a judge on Strictly Come Danc­ing ,on when she re­tired from bal­let.

“I am so hum­bled by this recog­ni­tion. You know how to make a short, bald-headed, bow-legged, 85-year-old grin like a fox eat­ing sauer­kraut.” Quincy Jones af­ter be­ing hon­oured by Hol­ly­wood’s Chi­nese Theatre.

“I think it is dif­fi­cult to talk about po­lit­i­cal things when mu­sic has been com­pletely de­val­ued and ba­si­cally your money is com­ing from brand­ing.” Singer Lily Allen.

“I wanted to save her life.” Scott Lowe (8) on do­nat­ing bone mar­row for cousin Grace (6) who has leukemia.

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