Quotes OF THE WEEK

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - LETTERS -

‘The Leav­ing is ac­tu­ally easy. I did it sev­eral times.’ Ross O’Car­roll Kelly, with ad­vice for Leav­ing Cert stu­dents sit­ting the ex­ams ‘I met Peter Stringfel­low once. I asked him what he’d be do­ing if he hadn’t ended up run­ning strip clubs. He said: “Two words, ben­e­fit fraud.”’ David Bad­diel, co­me­dian, re­call­ing the strip club owner who died this week aged 77 ‘They say time is a healer but I’ve lost my watch. How is time go­ing to heal? I’ve no idea what time it is.’ Michael McIn­tyre, co­me­dian, makes light of be­ing robbed of his £15,000 Rolex by an armed moped gang ‘The only heated de­bate Richard and I ever had was when he found out that I was be­ing paid three times more than him.’ Carol Vor­der­man, re­call­ing work­ing with count­down co-host Richard White­ley ‘Of course it has to be led by a man. It’s a very chal­leng­ing po­si­tion.’ Ak­bar Al Baker, Qatar Air­ways boss, sparks up­roar by claim­ing a woman could never do his job ‘I’m in a Steps trib­ute band. It’s called Ramps.’ Joke that helped cere­bral palsy suf­ferer Lost Voice Guy win Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent ‘He was nice but said he pre­ferred Padding­ton.’ Hugh Grant, re­veal­ing the re­ac­tion of his dad, 89, af­ter see­ing the ac­tor’s gay scenes in TV drama A Very English Scan­dal

‘Hem­lock.’

An­thony Bour­dain, chef, who died this week, on be­ing asked what he would serve at the sum­mit of Don­ald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

‘The on­line world is a nasty lit­tle place.’

Vogue Wil­liams, talk­ing about the abuse she re­ceives on so­cial me­dia

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