I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
It's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.
If you want something said, ask a man...if you want something done, ask a woman.
I'm back... and you knew I was coming. On my way here I passed a cinema with the sign 'The Mummy Returns'.
When I'm out of politics I'm going to run a business, it'll be called rent-a-spine
There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors... I mean it.
People are really rather afraid that this country might be rather swamped by people with a different culture... We are not in politics to ignore peoples' worries: we are in politics to deal with them.
It is always important in matters of high politics to know what you do not know. Those who think they know, but are mistaken, and act upon their mistakes, are the most dangerous people to have in charge.
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
My father, more perceptive than many, wryly commented that by the time I was an adult there might not be an Indian Civil Service to enter. He turned out to be right. I had to settle for British politics instead.
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.