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Max Hastings

British,  Journalist
Total Quotes : 13
Mandate Tory Tackling

A Tory government with a decent mandate seems the only hope of tackling the fiscal catastrophe responsibly.

- Max Hastings

Always Been Wet

I'm a wet liberal really, and always have been. But I'm sort of an aggressive wet liberal.

- Max Hastings

Think Always Disciplined

I've always found women more loyal, more disciplined, less neurotic, more hardworking. I just think they're perfect colleagues. Whereas, God knows, I've dealt with plenty of neurotic men.

- Max Hastings

Rules Play Going

People who get on at school are the ones who play by the rules, and no one's going to get far in later life playing by the system.

- Max Hastings

Play Ridiculous Always

We're taking part in a divine comedy and we should realise that the play is always a comedy, in that we're all ultimately ridiculous.

- Max Hastings

Been Would Disastrous

I would have been a disastrous soldier.

- Max Hastings

Like Monarchy Still

There was no doubt that in the early and mid-eighties that many of us in broadsheet newspapers felt that we still had a responsibility to try to protect the Royal Family or if you like protect the Monarchy from the assaults of the media.

- Max Hastings

Passionate

I'm a passionate monarchist.

- Max Hastings

Reason Always Inevitable

It was always inevitable that if you get serious trouble in any family then everybody's inclined to look at the head of that family and see if they see any cause or reason to associate it with the head of the, head of the family, why it should be.

- Max Hastings

Wonderful Knew Brilliant

Lots of us when we're children believe 'oh well, if the world knew us as we really are, they'd know what wonderful, clever, brilliant, charming people we really are.'

- Max Hastings

Bed Miserable Having

I would be miserable if I went to bed without having written 1,000 words about something.

- Max Hastings

How Much How Miraculous

It's miraculous how much easier the computer has made my sort of work.

- Max Hastings

Fishing Think I Think

When I am fishing, I think quite a lot about the fish, but I also think about the book I'm writing.

- Max Hastings