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WORDS TO THE WISE: Quotes from our January 15 edition

PUBLISHED: 11:18 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:49 07 September 2010

After all these years, we finally get down to a workable scheme and they decide to sell the land, so we won t have anything. What is the point of talking for 11 years? Diana Frost, liaison officer for the West Hampstead local consultation group, is unders

After all these years, we finally get down to a workable scheme and they decide to sell the land, so we won't have anything. What is the point of talking for 11 years?

Diana Frost, liaison officer for the West Hampstead local consultation group, is understandably frustrated by Network Rail's apparent desire to sell land earmarked for a new and much-needed railway interchange programme.

I wish I'd never heard of UFOs. I regret the path I took. I'm scared and angry - everything you expect from someone facing a long sentence.

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon rues the day he tapped into the Pentagon.

Steinway grands are heavy. It's better they don't roll over your foot.

Concert pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi on the perils of performing on a cruise liner.

The typewriter was the sound that accompanied my waking hours and I learned it is not such a problematic thing to have (a writer) in a household.

Gillian Slovo's introduction to writing was listening to the tapping of her heroic mother's typewriter during the campaign against apartheid in South Africa.

I look a bit like him and once you have the gin and tonic in your hand you are half way there.

Actor Ian McDiarmid on playing Denis Thatcher.

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