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Simplicity is the knife that cuts through the tangled spaghetti of life’s problems.
( Sir Terry Leahy )

The Coalition seems to regard the British electorate as an irrelevance until the next election comes along.
( Jane Moore )

I have problems with people who have never got up on stage to sing, judging others.
( Tom Jones on Simon Cowell )

I cannot think we are useless or God would not have created us.
And the sun, the darkness, the winds, are all listening to what we have to say.
( Geronimo )

David Cameron can run, but he can’t hide from the stench of Tory sleaze.
( Daily Mirror )

I’m thrilled to be performing in the UK in Jubilee year.
I have great respect for the monarchy in general and the Queen in particular.
She’s done such a wonderful job.
( Liza Minnelli )

I am a feminist through experience not choice.
I was a feminist from a very early age because I am from a family of women, so it comes naturally to me.
Over the years I have been involved with various causes for women.
( Catherine Deneuve )

I think the Queen commands huge respect.
She is an icon and there’s so much love for her.
( Nelly Furtado )

I know people who find the way their other half slurps soup more maddening than adultery.
( Rowan Pelling )

I always knew I was going to make it.
From the first time I sang a duet with my mum in church aged four, that was it – the idea was in my head.
( Nelly Furtado )

Remember How Lucky You Are.
The other day I bumped into someone I used to work with and he said, “Just remember that there will always be someone to take your place”.
And he’s right.

Every time the car pulls up to take you to work in the morning you have to remember how lucky you are.
Because the moment you get used to it or think that you deserve it, you’re in trouble.

( Dominic Cooper )

The moral thinkers do the right thing regardless of what they are told.
The obedient do what they are told regardless of what is right and always consider themselves to be righteous rather than unjust.
( Fred O. Wilson )

Dance With The Devil.
I feel at some point we all have to dance with the Devil.
I don’t mean an abstract concept of evil, but within ourselves we have a huge range of thoughts and emotions.
To fully accomplish our essence in the world we need to experience the darkest and most ecstatic emotions, and I’ve taken myself to both places.
Obviously, in school I was aware of people carrying weapons and dealing drugs, but that’s a lot different to being completely surrounded by it.
I never expected I’d be in that environment myself.
I slept in alleyways, I didn’t know how the social system worked.
When I did get put in a hostel I didn’t sleep a wink because the mattress was heaving.
It was nasty.
I put it up against the door and just lay on the floor all night.

The next day I walked down to Angell Town.
I was scared, thinking, “This is going to be my life”.
I felt I was quickly becoming a different person to what I actually was.
If we look around there’s so many young people that fall into that situation.
Every single one of us comes into the world as pure loving babies, but we all take different journeys.
( Josh Osho )

I Needed To Be More Grateful.
I realised I needed to be more grateful for what I have.

I think a lot of people base their thinking on what they want and don’t have.
But I’m happier when I’m thankful for what I have rather than sad for what I don’t have.
Maybe when I’m about 31 I’ll have a kid.
I have no qualms about being a single mother.
It’s funny, ever since I’ve thought of having children I always thought of me having a kid alone, not with anyone else.
( Beth Jeans Houghton )

Books Can Be A Form Of Escapism.
I’m not a snob about books but I have not read one of Katie Price’s.

I tend to read books by authors who write their own.
I get through six books a month.
I can’t go to sleep unless I have read – even if it’s just a couple of pages.
Books can be a form of escapism – they can educate you, help you, give you something to talk about.
( Mariella Frostrup )

You Learn From Your Mistakes.
People have said my life has been a triumph of hope over experience.
But I don’t quite see it like that.
What happens to you – the experience, in other words – is what you turn into hope.
That’s just another way of saying you learn from your mistakes.
It’s what I’ve always tried to do.
( Liza Minnelli )

You Are Who You Surround Yourself With.
Though I love to sing, I don’t hang out with people from this business 24/7.
When I’m not working you’ll find me getting on with my life in Nashville or Texas, not turning up at parties in London, Los Angeles or New York.
I’d rather be with friends who have the same values as me than try to be part of some fashionable scene.
( Kelly Clarkson )

“Billionaires won’t create jobs if we tax them” is a myth made up by the Tory Government and their greedy fat-cat donors so we don’t tax them.
( Wilfred Soon )

I’m Not That Girl.
A lot of people have the wrong impression of me.
They think I’m this loud, outrageous, rebellious thing.
I’m not that girl.

What happens is an image gets created and people believe it.
Yes, I love being on stage, I love saying what’s important to me, I love what I do, but I’m the girl who goes home to her parents on a day off, goes to Thorpe Park, has a meal at Nando’s with her mates and celebrities a great night with half a shandy.
That’s who I am.
( Jessie J )

It’s A Wicked Colour.
I was bullied because I have red hair, although actually, I think I was bullied because some kids bully sensitive children.
I was of the type who gets bullied rather than the one who does the bullying, which I’m glad about.
I’d rather be that than a bully.

Red hair is an issue, particularly in this country.
Teachers often let it happen because there isn’t a stigma around it in the way there is, quite rightly, about something like racism.
Racism has a huge stigma attached to it and therefore it isn’t played out so carelessly.
Any form of bullying should be stamped on because children are so fragile and it affects them.
It’s horrible.
The names I was called – carrot-top, ginger, all the usual ones – sound quite trivial.
Now I wouldn’t bat an eyelid.
But it’s not so much the words.
It’s the meanness behind saying such things to a child.
I remember feeling very insecure.
When I’d meet people, I would think they wouldn’t like me – that was an actual thought process – because I’m a redhead.
It’s absolutely absurd.
The irony is that now I love my hair.

Years ago, an older man with red hair, said to me: “All redheads go on the same journey. You’ll hate it when you’re younger and then when you are older you’ll start dyeing it because you’ll really want it back.”
And I think there is that trajectory.
It’s a wicked colour to be.

( Lily Cole )

I don’t want a girlfriend.
I’d like one, but I don’t want one.

( Aston Merrygold )

I have a tendency to be that sort of awful mother who thinks she’s really hip and relevant in my daughter’s life.
( Kate Beckinsale )

I’m 40.
I think I look good for 40.

( Tara Palmer-Tomkinson )

I have a problem in that once I’m out, I have difficulty getting home.
( Noel Gallagher )

When I was young I sometimes found being regarded as a beauty a burden.
I didn’t like the attention.
But now I am older, I can live a normal life.

( Catherine Deneuve )

I left school at 16 but I wish I’d gone to university.
I think I would have studied English literature, I had a knack for that.
But I don’t think you have the kind of wisdom at 16 to make that decision.
( Brendan Cole )

I’ve Got A Very Young Heart.
I’ve always been an old head on young shoulders.
I started out on TV when I was seven and I was working on a set with adults so a lot of their experience would have rubbed off on me.
I’ve always behaved in a mature fashion but I don’t think I grew up too quickly.
I’m still only 19 and feel that I’ve got a very young heart.
( Selena Gomez )

I Used To Think They Were Mythical Creatures.
I never believe people are gay, even when they tell me they are.
I always think they’re kidding.
A bloke could mince up to me dressed as an American policeman, with a handlebar moustache, in high heels and singing Judy Garland’s greatest hits and I’d just think he was, well, a slightly exuberant American policeman who’d mislaid his usual footwear.
It’s only recently I’ve believed that lesbians exist at all.

I used to think they were like unicorns, enchanting and mythical creatures.
( Rod Liddle )

I Banned Her From The Show.
She’s a complete con artist and those arms are just terrifying.
It’s like watching Conan the Barbarian.
She’s looking even more barbaric than ever at the moment, utterly grotesque.
When I got the CNN job I banned her from the show, permanently.
She responded by saying she’d never heard of me, but we both know she’s lying.
( Piers Morgan doesn’t like Madonna )

Accountability is making sure people don’t get away with injustice and unacceptable behaviour, and bad or dishonest people don’t get to have or keep nice things.
( Wilfred Soon )

She’s Just A Vile Creature.
Kate Moss is utterly horrific.
If people actually knew what she was like they would never, ever be interested in her again.
She’s just a real, spoilt little madam from Croydon.

There’s nothing wrong with Croydon – I was brought up near Croydon.
But she’s just a vile creature.
( Piers Morgan )

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