I'm condemned by some inner compulsion to think about the daily rituals of my life. I have a low grade for improving myself in many ways, including everyday tasks.

Alan Alda

Positivism any kind of law principle – for example, that there are economic laws which can be transgressed only at your peril. With positivism, there is a tendency to leap into ad hoc economic theory.

I don't know so much about my boys, but my girls, they all work with me. They know how to work. My daughters know it's not done till it's done, even if it's three or four in the morning. I don't want them to grow up with entitlement.

Marie Osmond

It's heretical, I know, but I've never really been able to get on with Agatha Christie. She is, of course, a giant of the genre, but I never that she cared a great deal about the characters. Consequently, neither do I.

Mark Billingham

Nobody wins when the police are sent to look after people suffering from mental health problems; vulnerable people don't get the care they need and deserve, and the police can't get on with the job they are trained to do.

Theresa May

I think fish is nice, but then I think that is wet, so who am I to judge?

Douglas Adams