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" Congratulations to 'Countdown' - it was an evening I will never forget - and a special thank you to Molly Meldrum. "
" It's always nice to have somebody on your side. "
" The whole of the 20th century has always put the car at the center. So by putting the pedestrian first, you create these livable places, I think, with more attraction and interest and character. "
" I believe passionately that everyone has a particular God-given ability. "
" For me, Lord Mountbatten represented the grandfather I never had. "
" I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet. "
" You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that. "
" Extremism is no more the monopoly of Islam than it is the monopoly of other religions, including Christianity. "
" Christianity was literally born in the Middle East, and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ. "
" That's called a microphone. It's a big sausage that picks up everything you say - and you're starting early. "
" As you may possibly have noticed from time to time, I have tended to make a habit of sticking my head above the parapet and generally getting it shot off for pointing out what has always been blindingly obvious to me. "
" We're busily wrecking the chances for future generations at a rapid rate of knots by not recognizing the damage we're doing to the natural environment, bearing in mind that this is the only planet that we know has any life on it. "
" Women are not automatically second-class citizens because they live in Islamic countries. We cannot judge the position of women in Islam aright if we take the most conservative Islamic states as representative of the whole. "
" The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa - slightly off balance. "
" As human beings, we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions, to judge people too quickly, and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration. "
" I think I can safely say that, as adolescents, most people have excess energy to spare and need adventure, excitement, and a challenge. "
" I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents. "
" On an increasingly crowded planet, humanity faces many threats - but none is greater than climate change. It magnifies every hazard and tension of our existence. "
" The medieval Islamic world, from Central Asia to the shores of the Atlantic, was a world where scholars and men of learning flourished. But because we have tended to see Islam as the enemy of the West, as an alien culture, society, and system of belief, we have tended to ignore or erase its great relevance to our own history. "
" There is an old show business saying which warns never to work with animals or children, but nobody prepared me for Molly Meldrum. "
" The mistake is to think that clever technology can solve everything, but it can't solve our relationship with nature, which is where I think it's gone wrong in that we have somehow abandoned our proper connection with nature. "
" Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it. "
" It's always marvelous to have somebody who, you know, you feel understands and wants to encourage. "
" Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress? "
" Conflict, of course, comes about because of the misuse of power and the clash of ideals, not to mention the inflammatory activities of unscrupulous and bigoted leaders. But it also arises, tragically, from an inability to understand and from the powerful emotions which, out of misunderstanding, lead to distrust and fear. "
" We might be more inclined to think about the longer term if we were more aware of what is happening around us. Perhaps daily weather forecasts could include a few basic facts about the Earth's vital signs or details of where climate change is increasing the likelihood of damaging weather? "
" Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth. "
" Perhaps it has been too uncomfortable for those with vested interests to acknowledge, but we have spent the best part of the past century enthusiastically testing the world to utter destruction; not looking closely enough at the long-term impact our actions will have. "
" All the time I feel I must justify my existence. "
" You don't want to see me all the time. You get bored. "
" As long as I do not take myself too seriously, I should not be too badly off. "