Michael Parkinson Quotes

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"He's our biggest repository of useless knowledge. National Icon, National Treasure, and National Dustbin." Michael Parkinson
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"Even now a team of linguists is at work translating Don Revie's writings on the game [of football] from the original gibberish into Arabic." Michael Parkinson
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"I finish every book I start." Michael Parkinson
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"I think life without Coronation Street would be unthinkable. It's part of all our lives." Michael Parkinson
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"If the music industry has decided I'm influential, then that's their business, ... They tell me that's the case, but I think it would ruin an innocent mind if I were aware of that." Michael Parkinson
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"a bloody good comedian and a lovely man." Michael Parkinson
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"I've been trying to get sober for the last four years, and I keep falling off and I keep getting back on," Michael Parkinson
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"For me personally it is because I get an awful amount of success and I don't think I deserve it and then I want to sabotage it." Michael Parkinson
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"He was very shy, a man uneasy with the fame that came with the job." Michael Parkinson
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"[But yesterday's tributes painted a portrait of a quiet, private man who never grew accustomed to the limelight that accompanied his success.] He was very shy, ... A man uneasy with the fame that came with the job. A man who liked to observe in the shade. He reminded me of Alec Guinness in that sense. But, my word, when he stood centre stage you'd better watch him." Michael Parkinson
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"He was hugely talented and had a regard for the written word. He had a writer's judgement about what did and didn't work. He was not invented by television. He was the finished article when he appeared on television." Michael Parkinson
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"He was very shy. A man uneasy with the fame that came with the job. A man who liked to observe in the shade. He reminded me of Alec Guinness in that sense. But, my word, when he stood centre stage you'd better watch him." Michael Parkinson
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"Students recognized that this would help them; we didn't have to tell them." Michael Parkinson
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"It reassures parents that we are aware of the employment difficulty and that we are doing as much as we can to provide information to their sons and daughters, and to help them deal with the post-graduate reality." Michael Parkinson
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"I'm delighted... I've never interviewed him before." Michael Parkinson
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"It'll be good. You put in your requests and hope that one day he'll say yes." Michael Parkinson
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"Anybody who's been married to a man for forty odd years knows he's all talk." Michael Parkinson
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"Confidence has a lot to do with interviewing - that, and timing." Michael Parkinson
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"I was a purist bore." Michael Parkinson
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"I'm very fond of piano players." Michael Parkinson
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"In my view a jazz musician is a great musician." Michael Parkinson
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