QUOTES of the week

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News -

‘To us he was close to per­fect but not to­tally per­fect. His short game was lousy. He wasn’t ex­actly Fred As­taire on the dance floor. And the man couldn’t stom­ach veg­eta­bles.’

Ge­orge W. Bush

jok­ingly pays trib­ute to his fa­ther Ge­orge Snr dur­ing his funeral eu­logy.

‘Some­one in the of­fice just said, “Weren’t the Buz­zcocks a one-hit won­der?” and there’s nearly been a fight.’

Broad­caster Jeremy Vine

tweets fol­low­ing the death of the band’s singer Pete Shel­ley, aged 63.

‘This guy is from Amer­ica, where fam­i­lies send their chil­dren to school hop­ing they are go­ing to sur­vive the day with­out a waz­zock turn­ing up with a gun.’

Bar­row Coun­cil leader David Pid­duck

hits back at au­thor Bill Bryson for crit­i­cis­ing the town.

‘I re­ally don’t think I can do that again.’

Dame Joan Collins

re­calls her ex­pe­ri­ence of tak­ing her grand­chil­dren to the Win­ter Won­der­land ex­pe­ri­ence in Lon­don.

‘That whole “so you have it all”. Nope, not at the same time. That’s a lie.’

Michelle Obama

warns women of the dif­fi­cul­ties in bal­anc­ing a ca­reer with hav­ing a fam­ily.

‘There is a lot of un­seemly flirt­ing go­ing on. It’s re­ally quite un­savoury.’

Dawn French

jokes about her Snow White panto pro­duc­tion.

‘I re­mem­ber when I started do­ing yoga and peo­ple said, “She’s a witch. She’s a freak.” ’

Gwyneth Pal­trow

on the re­ac­tion she re­ceived in the 1990s when she re­vealed her pas­sion for the an­cient ex­er­cise.

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