"As the first Tory leader to have done a walkabout in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow without being head-butted, I think it's a great badge of honour" - David Cameron.
"No true gentleman wears a 'vest', nor, indeed, pyjamas. If he should find it necessary to wear the latter, he should wear a nightshirt" - Nigel Kenyon, of Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire, in a letter to The Daily Telegraph.
"You see other actors having their faces done and you think, 'Why? Don't do all that stuff. You look ridiculous. Leave it alone, for heaven's sake. Just get old'" - Sir Anthony Hopkins who regards plastic surgery as "ridiculous".
"I suppose that all that is holding you back is finding a place. Let me know when you have and I will pop round with a bowl of sugar" - Tory front-bencher Ed Vaizey in a letter to Kylie Minogue, who has apparently expressed a wish to live in his Wantage and Didcot constituency.
"As a former corporal in the Royal Engineers in the 1960s, most of us didn't give a bugger who the Defence Secretary was" - Labour peer Lord Snape during a House of Lords row over Des Browne being both Defence and Scottish Secretary.
"I don't like to cross dead people out of my address book. I put them in square brackets"- Novelist Julian Barnes.