I can smell the uranium on your breath
You are the only ambassador in the world to race a horse named after your country's foreign policy.
There was no end to his vanity.
I think more than anything, that's when I decided politics was on.
what sort of society do you want?
...it all happened so quickly you got a lot of bewilderment; you get a lot of people who are basically meat-and-three-veg quarter-acre New Zealanders who find themselves eating dim sims with chopsticks and they can't cope.
When asked, So, what are you going to do with the rest of your life?: I'm going to be a jockey.
Our military forces are an arm of government, just like the Department of Social Welfare, although probably less able to inflict widespread harm.
He viewed humour as a relaxing introduction to many situations. It is, of course, completely inappropriate in some... but in the end, you know, if you were serious in this job you'd go mad.
Death is very, very terminal.
Bassett was a member of parliament and a cousin on my father's side of the family. My father delivered him and it became plain in later days that he must have dropped him.
When asked, Does God help you?: He's not really in caucus lately.
He had more on his mind than his mind could hold.
If the American global strategy is dependent on the ability of nuclear ships to come to New Zealand, then God defend the world.
On Roger Douglas: He's like rust, he never sleeps.