Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
The French and the British are such good enemies that they can’t resist being friends.
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal.
Pavarotti is not vain, but conscious of being unique.
I’m convinced there’s a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
I have four children which is not bad considering I’m not a Catholic.
The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.
Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
It is youth that has discovered love as a weapon.
If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done.
Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.