Quotes of the Week

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - NEW YEAR FIRST WORD -

“Some cul­tures be­lieve a long life brings wis­dom. I’d like to think so. Per­haps part of that wis­dom is to recog­nise some of life’s baf­fling para­doxes, such as the way hu­man be­ings have a huge propen­sity for good, and yet a ca­pac­ity for evil.” The Queen warns against the dan­gers of trib­al­ism and em­pha­sises the risks of re­li­gious di­vi­sions in her Christ­mas Day speech

“She’s still one of my clos­est friends to this day. We talk about once a week and we meet up with our fam­i­lies and she’s a dear friend to all of us. It would never have been the suc­cess it was with­out the won­der­ful Michele.” Michael Craw­ford re­veals he still chats to Michele Dotrice, his on­screen wife in Some Moth­ers Do ‘Ave ‘Em 40 years af­ter they fin­ished film­ing the hit se­ries

“This year, the money I would have spent on Rosie and Paul I’m ac­tu­ally go­ing to do­nate to char­ity. My kids are so for­tu­nate – they get ev­ery­thing they want and brands are al­ways gift­ing them things. You have to make sure they don’t ex­pect that all the time. I want them to grow up ap­pre­ci­at­ing what they have.” Re­al­ity star Sam Faiers ex­plains why she didn’t give her chil­dren Christ­mas presents this year

“If any of u beau­ti­ful souls are strug­gling this year, I prom­ise u it gets eas­ier. Never the same but it eases & we learn to keep mem­o­ries alive & make new ones. Send­ing all u beau­ties love this Xmas, thank u for get­ting me through tough times. I owe u all so much. Love u 4 ever!” Ac­tress Sheri­dan Smith tweets a Christ­mas Day mes­sage of sup­port to fans af­ter overcoming tough times fol­low­ing the death of her fa­ther.

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