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Born: 1944-06-05
Profession: Author
Nation: British
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Democracy is too good to share with just anybody.

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Euphemism in the workplace does not end with job descriptions. It reaches a pusillanimous peak at the other end of the work process - in dismissal.

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How come there's only one Monopolies Commission?

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I got into New College, Oxford. The ethos was that you could work - or not.

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I was broadcast-struck from an early age; I had saved up for a tape recorder and started making programmes.

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It is part of politics to make things look better than they really are. What is a spin doctor but a serial euphemiser?

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People will say what they want to say, in the way they want to.

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I was absolutely a non-starter at games. My report for rugby said, 'Nigel's chief contribution is his presence on the field.' I used to pray for rain and sometimes it did rain - and we played anyway.

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I was terribly shy and never said anything in class. Then I started getting into school plays. When you've got words to say, you've got a sort of armour.

Tags: Said, School, Words

My job involves searching for 'lost' quotations - that is, trying to find out who came up with a quotable saying that lingers in someone's mind and which they wish to use for their own purpose and which they cannot find in conventional dictionaries of quotation.

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