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" Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed. "
" The man who invented the red carpet needed his head examined. "
" It would have been very easy to play to the gallery, but I took a conscious decision not to do that. Safer not to be too popular. You can't fall too far. "
" There was no precedent. If I asked somebody, 'What do you expect me to do?' they all looked blank. They had no idea; nobody had much idea. "
" I can't remember names and things. "
" I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his children. "
" Everything that wasn't invented by God is invented by an engineer. "
" I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing. "
" I had been playing polo, and I decided to give up at the age of 50. "
" You can't just decide you want to do this or that. You have to be invited. "
" You don't really want nonagenarians as heads of organisations which are trying to do something useful. "
" We don't come to Canada for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves. "
" It's better to get out before you reach the sell-by date. "
" All these other creatures have an equal right to exist here. We have no prior rights to the Earth than anybody else, and if they're here, let's give them a chance to survive. "
" Occasionally I get fed up, going to visit a factory, when I am being shown around by the chairman, who clearly hasn't got a clue, and I try to get hold of the factory manager, but I can't because the chairman wants to make sure he's the one in all the photographs. "
" I didn't want to be president of the World Wildlife Fund. I was asked to do it. I'd much rather have stayed in the navy, frankly. "
" I reckon I've done my bit. I want to enjoy myself a bit now, with less responsibility, less frantic rushing about, less preparation, less trying to think of something to say. "
" A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman. "
" If anything, I've thought of myself as Scandinavian. Particularly, Danish. We spoke English at home. "
" In the first years of the Queen's reign, the level of adulation - you wouldn't believe it. You really wouldn't. "
" When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. "
" Everyone has to have a sense of duty. A duty to society, to their family. I mean, you name it. "
" I have frequently been misrepresented. I don't hate the press; I find a lot of it is very unpalatable. "
" It's much better to go when you are still capable than wait until people say you're so doddery it's time you went. "