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'I became one of the Stately Homos of England'.. Quentin Crisp

'Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos'.. Joyce Grenfell

'Britain is the grit in the European oyster'.. John Major

'To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only meaning of life.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'I always said God was against art and I still believe it.'.. Edward Elgar

'Necessity has no law.'.. Oliver Cromwell

'How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven.'.. Spike Milligan

'A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its autho'.. GK Chesterton

'Let sleeping dogs lie.'.. Robert Walpole

'The hardest part of sailing round the world? Stepping on dry land'.. Ellen MacArthur

'It is easy to answer the ultimate questions - it saves you bothering with the immediate ones.'.. John Osborne

'I haven't had that many women - only as many as I could lay my hands on'.. Dudley Moore

'I'm a holy man minus the holiness.'.. E M Forster

'No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth'.. Robert Southey

'Militant feminists, I take my hat off to them. They don't like that'.. Milton Jones

'Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese'.. GK Chesterton

'Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.'.. George Bernard Shaw

'A cricketer's life is a life of splendid freedom, healthy effort, endless variety, and delightful good fellowship'.. W G Grace

'Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.'.. Jonathan Swift

'Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.'.. Thomas Gray

'What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.'.. Thomas More

'Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning'.. John Ruskin

'Reverence is fatal to literature.'.. E M Forster

'If I cannot understand my friend's silence, I will never get to understand his words.'.. Enoch Powell

'There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.'.. John Dryden

'Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.'.. Sir Francis Bacon

'Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yoursel'.. John Gielgud

'If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.'.. Charles Dickens

'The price of greatness is responsibility.'.. Winston Churchill

'I don't know many singers who actually do like the sound of their own voice'.. Roger Daltrey

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