"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
"Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy."
"I don't know what I would do without Whitelaw. Everyone should have a Willy."
"The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity."
"I have no interest in sailing around the world. Not that there is any lack of requests for me to do so."
"The Labour Party's election manifesto is the longest suicide note in history."
"At every crisis the Kaiser crumpled. In defeat he fled; in revolution he abdicated; in exile he remarried."
"The British Secret Service was staffed at one point almost entirely by alcoholic homosexuals working for the KGB."