"There is one thing the Europeans do rather better than we do. The lack of drinking at lunchtimes in this country is appalling" - Nigel Farage, MEP, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party.
"David Cameron's parting is first on the right, then effortlessly on the left, then nowhere at all. In other words, all over the place, wherever it suits on that day. So clearly it is following his deepest convictions" - Writer Frederick Forsyth.
"I am one of 12 and folks would ask if Mom and Dad were Catholics. I'd say, nope, just horny hillbillies" - Dolly Parton.
"I do not consider myself to be completely French, more European. A bit like Tony Blair, perhaps, who is not entirely English, in my opinion" - French actor Gerard Depardieu.
"The obsession with targets and the enforcers appointed to set and monitor them are not all that different from systems in the old Soviet Union" - Tory peer Lord Deedes, on the state of the National Health Service.
"Most of us lead lives of blameless bourgeois domesticity" - Tory MP Boris Johnson.