QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“I’ll let you keep that. You might find it useful.” RTE’s Bryan Dobson to Boris Johnson after Johnson snatched the journalist’s notes during a Brexit Q&A at the Pendulum Summit.
“We’re treating it as a suspicious fire. We have our own technical experts at the scene and we are waiting for their findings to determine how the investigation will progress,” Garda Superintendent Kevin English after a fire broke out at a hotel earmarked for accommodation for asylum seekers in Rooskey on the Roscommon/Leitrim border.
“Anyone who knows me, knows I’m not racist or xenophobic, I’m not personally criticising any of these people running these institutions.” Artist Robert Ballagh has stood by his claims that “outsiders” are heading up Irish cultural institutions.
“There is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.” US President Donald Trump appealing for funds to build the Mexico-US border wall.
“The fact is: President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage, must stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government.” US Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“We had a big family honeymoon over Christmas. My new husband, and his children, my children, my ex-husband, our best family friends. A very modern honeymoon.” Actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
“Of course I love life.” Actor Colin Farrell laughingly sidesteps a question about his love life.
“Dianne was an amazing wife and mother who embraced life to the full. She was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her but also to the people who watched and welcomed her into their homes each night as if she were part of their family too.” Ian Hindle, husband of BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry who died aged 51.
“I’m just Lindsay Lohan. Whatever that is.” Actress Lindsay Lohan’s response when asked if she was a feminist.
“I said to my team, ‘look, I think I can get through this until Wimbledon’. That’s where I’d like to stop playing. But I’m also not certain I’m able to do that.” An emotional Andy Murray announcing the end of his professional tennis career.
“I really love it because the Irish — we all know that you’re all slightly mad. We all admire you for that. I wish we had a little more of it in Britain.” Actor John Cleese explaining why he loves being in Dublin.
“How I always do a festival is to arrive immaculately dressed and have a hotel booked. A sleeping bag is not for me. It’s the hygiene.” Actress Fay Ripley is no fan of roughing it.