"My regret is my inability to believe that Man is intrinsically good. It is so much easier and better rewarded to be bad. Jeffrey Archer, Jonathan Aitken and on and on. How they spring back. Just say, 'Yes, I did it' and you're offered your own chat show. What a shameless age we live in" - Actress Maureen Lipman.
"I could, yeah. No, don't put that in! God! Not me" - Tory MP Boris Johnson when asked during an interview if he could imagine having sex with the Prime Minister's wife, Cherie.
"People have been prepared to give David Cameron huge leeway for what he is doing to modernise the party, but they feel the price does not have to be selling our souls" - Conservative MP Derek Conway.
"If I start to go senile, hand me a plastic bag, because I'd rather end it all quickly than spend my last decade watching daytime telly in a room reeking of boiled cabbage and stale urine" - TV pundit Janet Street-Porter.
"It's a great time to be a petty criminal. If you get sentenced to a year or two inside, the chances are they'll send you home with a slapped wrist rather than lock you up" - TV's Eamonn Holmes.
"When the day comes, I'll probably be clinging to the doorknocker, but so far I think I can just... let go" - The Prime Minister looking forward to his departure from 10 Downing Street.
"Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri and Prime Minister-to-be Gordon Brown have now earned new reputations. Spiteri is the woman Scots would most like to see nude and the Chancellor is the man who they most want to keep his clothes on" - Scotland on Sunday reports on the findings of a poll about nudity among 1,700 Scots.