Andrew Marr quotes

  • Rude interviewers are ten a penny, and politicians have long since learned how to cope.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Long #Rude #Pennies

  • History is either a moral argument with lessons for the here-and-now, or it is merely an accumulation of pointless facts.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #History #Lessons #Facts

  • Journalism is nine-tenths being in the right places at the right time.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Nine #Journalism #Right Time

  • The great background question about the Labour governments of the sixties is whether with a stronger leader they could have gripped the country's big problems and dealt with them. How did it happen that a cabinet of such brilliant, such clever and self-confident people achieved so little? In part, it was the effect of the whirling court politics demonstrated by 'In Place of Strife'.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Country #Clever #Government

  • Androgynous fashion, long hair, the Pill, a new interest in the inner psychological life - an unabashed sloppiness, if you will - really marks the sixties. It was when Britain went girlie. And what do girls do? Girls shop.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Girl #Fashion #Hair

  • Hard news really is hard. It sticks not in the craw but in the mind. It has an almost physical effect, causing fear, interest, laughter or shock.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Laughter #Mind #Sticks

  • The truth is, "What is a journalist?" is one of those questions for which there is no proper answer. The prehistory of modern journalism shows it has been a ragged and confusing trade all the way through.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Confusing #Answers #Way

  • Journalism is often simply the industrialisation of gossip.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Gossip #Journalism

  • The business of funding digging journalists is important to encourage. It cannot be replaced by bloggers who don't have access to politicians, who don't have easy access to official documents, who aren't able to buttonhole people in power.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #People #Important #Able

  • The British happened to the rest of the world. Now the world happens to Britain.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #World #British #Britain

  • The only time I penetrated Tony Blair's defenses over Iraq was by keeping eye contact while telling him he never seemed to by sorry
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Sorry #Eye #Iraq

  • One aspect of politics too little acknowledged is that besides being jolly serious and all that, it is also a hugely enjoyable game for boys.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Boys #Games #Littles

  • My big toe alone is the size of Yorkshire.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Yorkshire #Toes #Size

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