The Quotes of the Week X

Sunday 6th

“Remarkably enough, I know people must think it was a really horrific experience – it’s so much easier to take any form of punishment if you believe you actually deserve it, and I did.

It wasn’t a weekend break, put it that way. I didn’t feel sorry for myself. I thought, ‘Oh my God, this place is absolutely filthy,’ because it was Pentonville. I just thought, you get your head down.”

Singer George Michael, speaking about his prison sentence last September for a drug-fuelled crash into the front of a photo shop in London

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The Quotes of the Week VI

Sunday 6th

“Despite some delays we are fully back on track and very excited to get started.”

Director Peter Jackson announces the date filming will begin in New Zealand for new project The Hobbit – 21st March – after being released from hospital on Thursday

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The Quotes of the Week III

Sunday 16th

“There’s no question about it, there’s no answer to it other than people were greedy and they took advantage of a system. That is what happened. And they disgraced themselves. What annoys me is that they disgraced the Parliament that I have tried all my life to cherish and fought hard for.”

Former Speaker of the House Baroness Betty Boothroyd comments on the continuing expenses scandal among MPs, one of which was imprisoned this week

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The Quotes of the Week I

Sunday 2nd

“This is a question of survival. I don’t smoke, but I have to protect those who do because I don’t want to end up unemployed.”

Restaurant owner Fernando Tejedor, who is campaigning against the smoking ban in Spain which went into force yesterday

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