Gyles Brandreth Quotes

Lewis Carroll is somebody who wore different hats. He was a clergyman, a mathematician, a teacher. He wrote serious books, and amazing chidlren's books. He was a photographer. So like most people, he was many people in one skin. Creatively, he made a greater impact than almost any other Victorian, and yet we know next to nothing about him, we just fall back on the old clich.

Gyles Brandreth

Backbenchers are devalued. Their role is diminished. No-one even knows who they are unless they turn up on the front page of a newspaper because the taxpayer has been footing the bill for their duck house.

Gyles Brandreth

I've been keeping a diary since I was about 11. If you don't keep a diary everything washes away. And you can live everything three times: you live it when you live it, you live it when you write it down, and you live it a third time when you re-read it. Though I have to say rereading my diary for publication was a depressing experience. You shouldn't look back.

Gyles Brandreth

One of the interesting things about writing a play is that when you've finished it you have to give it away.

Gyles Brandreth

I get to my desk at eight in the morning and I leave it at seven in the evening and I just work away. I'm a work machine.

Gyles Brandreth

I describe what I do on the day that I do it. The nice thing for me is that I do lots of different things on lots of different days.

Gyles Brandreth

I think it should be made clear that the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, they have not got into bed together; they are merely sharing a room.

Gyles Brandreth

If you'd spent your life being called "Gyles Brandreth", you would crawl across broken glass to achieve the bliss, the simplicity, the purity, the joy of simply being called "Bob".

Gyles Brandreth

I had to pull about twenty pieces of broken glass out of my hand using tweezers and antiseptic cream. I'm never going to have a game of arm wrestling with Michael Howard again.

Gyles Brandreth

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