“I declare this thing open, whatever it is.” (visit to Canada in 1969)
“If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.” (1986 World Wildlife Fund meeting).
“How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?”(to a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland, during a 1995 walkabout).
“Oh, it’s you that owns that ghastly car is it? We often see it when driving to Windsor Castle.” (Talking to neighbour Elton John’s about his beloved Watford themed Aston Martin, in 2001)
‘Are you asking me if the Queen is going to die?’ (on when the Prince of Wales would succeed to the throne)
“If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she’s not interested.” (on the Princess Royal)
“I’ve just done what I think is my best. Some people think it’s all right. Some don’t. What can you do? I can’t suddenly change my whole way of doing things. I can’t change my interests and the way in which I react to things. It’s part of my style. It’s just too bad, they’ll have to lump it.” (on his reputation)
“Bits are beginning to drop off.” (Approaching his 90th birthday, 2011)
“Tolerance is the one essential ingredient … You can take it from me that the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance.”
“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”
“You gotta ask ‘why’ questions. ‘Why did you do this?’ A ‘why’ question you can’t answer with one word.”
“I never use the word ‘I’ when I interview someone. I think it’s irrelevant.”
“Basically, what it comes down to is I love what I do. I don’t do it for fame. I don’t do it for money. I just love it.”
“I never forgot being poor, and I never stopped thinking how fortunate I am.”
“I’m 80 years old, and I don’t know what I’m going to be when I grow up.”
“I’ve got a nice car. I love my job. I’ve got a bagel store, and I have breakfast every morning with friends I grew up with. I’ve been in movies, I’ve written books – I don’t know how that all happened.”
“The Kardashians can be famous for being famous. What do they do? I can’t figure it out.”
“I don’t wish anybody ill, I really don’t. I’ve got a lot of faults, but I was never jealous or envious or… it’s a waste of time.
“If I do something caring for a friend, I have no doubt in my mind they would do it for me.”
“Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.”
“I’m sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work. My message is that it’s OK to relax.”
You have a special place Dear Lord that I know you’ll always keep A special place reserved for dogs when they quietly fall asleep With large and airy kennels and a yard for hiding bones With maybe a little babbling creek that chatters over stones. With wide green fields and flowers for those who never knew about running freely under Your sky of perfect blue. Lord,I know You keep this Special Place And so to you I Pray, For one Special Rottweilerpuppy Who quietly died today Hewas full of strength & love and so very, verycute. Heis dearly missed my Lord By a very good friend of mine. He went to join his ancestors To Your land that is Devine So, speak toZapsoftly please And givehima warm hello. He’sa Special gift to you Dear Lord FromPat, Jan, Sydelle and Shaye, who lovedhimso.
Deep peace I breathe into you
Oh weariness here, O ache, here!
Deep peace, a soft white dove to you;
Deep peace, a quiet rain to you;
Deep peace, an ebbing wave to you!
Deep peace, red wind of the east from you;
Deep peace, gray wind of the west to you;
Deep peace, dark wind of the north from you;
Deep peace, pure red of the flame to you;
Deep peace, pure white of the moon to you;
Deep peace, pure green of the grass to you;
Deep peace, pure brown of the living earth to you;
Deep peace, pure gray of the dew to you;
Deep peace, pure blue of the sky to you;
Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet Earth to you,
Deep peace of the sleeping stones to you,
Deep peace of the yellow shepherd to you,
Deep peace of the wandering shepherdess to you,
Deep peace of the Flock of Stars to You.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to You.
Deep Peace, Deep Peace.