Quotes of 2014

Here is my selection of quotes from last year.

I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi (Germany’s) war on its ‘one percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ‘rich.’ …I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent. Venture capitalist Tom Perkins

It took me six hours and 15 minutes in the car to get here. It should have taken three and a half to four. That has nothing to do with professionalism. What it does have to do with is a population that is going through the roof chiefly because of open-door immigration and the fact that the M4 is not as navigable as it used to be. Ukip leader Nigel Farage explaining why he was two hours late for the party’s first Welsh conference in Port Talbot.

Who wants to see that again, really? A bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money. Sir Mick Jagger, 71, on the Monty Python reunion concerts at the O2.

I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent. At that moment I hit my face against the player, leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth. Luis Suarez

I can’t breathe!  Eric Garner

It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling

He has such a good body and he has really, really good legs. Butt… And he is slim, tall, and good skin, Pierce blue eyes which I love.. Love his eyes. Also I love his power on the stage.  Wendi Deng, former wife of Rupert Murdoch describing Tony Blair.

We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner. Gwyneth Paltrow.

You’ve been driving a cab for 10 years, I’ve been in the Cabinet, I’m an award-winning broadcaster, I’m a Queen’s Counsel. You think that your experiences are anything compared to mine?  David Mellor.

I am from Britain and think it is right that as a woman I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decision-making of my country. I think it is right that socially I am afforded the same respect as men. But sadly I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these rights. Emma Watson

The first time I went to Wales I thought I’d landed in a land of hobbits. Everybody was really small and the houses were small and the writing was backwards. David Hasselhoff.

I was Patient Zero. The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet. Monica Lewinsky

When a typhoon hits the Philippines or schoolgirls are kidnapped in Nigeria or masked men occupy a building in Ukraine, it is America that the world looks to for help. The United States is and remains the one indispensable nation. That has been true for the century passed and it will be true for the century to come. President Barack Obama

The Man Who Hated Britain. The Daily Mail launches a surprise attack on the late Ralph Miliband, father of Labour leader, Ed.

If he is right and I am afraid it is because I don’t fail many times. Eight years without silverware, that’s failure. He is a specialist in failure. Jose Mourinho attacking  Arsene Wenger

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2 Responses to Quotes of 2014

  1. Jerry says:

    Interesting choices. Hooray for Emma Watson! But I’m not sure I’d classify any of Farrago’s wit and wisdom as “favourites”. He’s extremely scary. BTW, I drove down part of the M6 on Sunday, and I’d bet that practically all the drivers causing delays were British…

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