Quotes OF THE WEEK

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - LETTERS -

‘It’s never been a given that the four of us would go on for­ever. U2 is a fast car, it’s not meant to be cruis­ing.’ Bono, sug­gest­ing the band’s days are num­bered

‘My mis­sus ac­cused me of hav­ing an af­fair – I kept dis­ap­pear­ing and com­ing back with green on my knees. It was cour­gette sea­son and I was in the veg­etable patch.’ Jamie Oliver, chef

‘Can you imag­ine be­ing mar­ried to the same per­son for 50 years? 50 years! You’d wake up in the morn­ing and go: “Oh hello, you again.”’ John Cleese, ac­tor, is on his fourth mar­riage

‘If you use the amount of spray tan I do, you need to scour it off with a kitchen uten­sil.’ Clau­dia Win­kle­man, host of Strictly Come Danc­ing, ad­mits her look comes at a cost

‘As in­trepid repub­li­cans and be­ing blessed by one or two great cooks these are the recipes that sus­tained the Ir­ish ne­go­ti­at­ing team. It con­tains some of the best-kept se­crets of the Ir­ish peace process’ Gerry Adams, ex-Sinn Féin leader, who has writ­ten a new cook­ery book.

‘You pull your hand away and go “Yuck.”’ Kath­leen Turner, ac­tress, says US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s hand­shake left her re­pulsed.

‘As a life­long ben­e­fi­ciary of the free­dom to make jokes about re­li­gion, I do think that Boris John­son’s joke about wear­ers of the burka re­sem­bling let­ter boxes is a pretty good one.’ Rowan Atkinson, ac­tor and comic, leaps to the de­fence of Boris John­son over a con­tro­ver­sial ar­ti­cle he wrote about the burka

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