Quips & quotes: January 3, 2015

by The Listener / 22 December, 2014
“An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.” – Dylan Thomas, quoted in the Daily Telegraph
“The Bond girl is very beautiful and she’s the oldest Bond girl ever. She’s 50. You know they’re going to make a big deal out of that and give her a name like Eileen Onawalker. Or Ivanna Playbingo. Anita Supplement. Havna Hotflash.” – comic Craig Ferguson

 

“An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.” – Dylan Thomas, quoted in the Daily Telegraph

 

“My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.” – Tom Stoppard, quoted in the Times

 

“The Government’s anti-terrorist bill is passed by 94 votes to 27. By comparison, the gay marriage bill passed by 77 to 44, proving lawmakers see Isis as marginally more terrifying to public safety than two committed men in a monogamous relationship.” – Jesse Mulligan in the Sunday Star-Times

 

“It is kind of funny that Angelina Jolie directed a movie about a guy who survived a plane crash, got lost at sea and was held in a Japanese prison camp, and she cannot promote it because she has chicken pox.” – comic Jimmy Kimmel

 

“I do not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it very quietly in a locked, soundproofed room.” – NZ tweeter @verbscape

 

“I’ve learnt from my mistakes and I am sure I can repeat them exactly.” – Peter Cook, quoted in the Times

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