WORDS TO THE WISE: quotes from our April 24 edition

I ve never won one before so it was good. It was a great night. But you should treat success and failure the same – with a pinch of salt. Comedian Harry Hill, performing in Hampstead on Monday night after winning a BAFTA, obviously believes in the Rudyard

I've never won one before so it was good. It was a great night. But you should treat success and failure the same - with a pinch of salt.

Comedian Harry Hill, performing in Hampstead on Monday night after winning a BAFTA, obviously believes in the Rudyard Kipling approach to triumph and disaster.

In the past year I have walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week and I am totally addicted. I have lost weight - dropping two dress sizes - saved my petrol money and my gym membership money. On top of this it really helps my environmental credentials.

Today is Walk To Work day and shame on you if you didn't follow the example of Beatrice Manu.


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It is about a feeling I had when I came back to England - that nobody is interested in each other. But it's [also] about how joyful life can be from little things, like how you can enjoy a child's smile when you are on a bus.

Soul singer Vimala referring to one of her songs, Angel, which marks her emergence as a rising talent. Much of her songwriting is done on the open spaces of Hampstead Heath.

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