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Melvyn Bragg

English,  Journalist
Total Quotes : 26
Fig Half Barry

I'll never forget my interview with Barry Humphries - one of the oddest I've ever done. He insisted that for half the time he appeared as Dame Edna. So I interviewed the real Barry Humphries in a suit and tie, and then I interviewed Edna in full fig in her dressing room, where she criticised Barry mercilessly.

- Melvyn Bragg

Feel Like Slowing

I don't feel like I'm slowing down.

- Melvyn Bragg

Listen Turned Out

Dame Barbara Cartland was an endearing eccentric, and when I interviewed her, she wanted me to listen to her dictating to her secretary one of those romantic novels that she turned out fortnightly.

- Melvyn Bragg

Love Falling Psyche

Craig has explored the darker recesses of 007's psyche. He has shown us the lonely man. And he has shown him falling truly in love.

- Melvyn Bragg

Want Means Would

I don't want closure, I don't know what that means or why you would want it.

- Melvyn Bragg

Literature Been Places

Few places on earth have been as affectionately alchemised into literature as the Lake District.

- Melvyn Bragg

Think Well Good Looking

Well, I don't think I'm good-looking... I know people who are good-looking, and I'm not good-looking.

- Melvyn Bragg

New Personal New Testament

I don't believe in a personal God, no. And I don't believe in resurrection as it is in the New Testament.

- Melvyn Bragg

Law Too Ageism

Too old at 72? Careful. Ageism is out. We'll have the law on you!

- Melvyn Bragg

Strong Been Working Class

I was brought up in a strong working-class community by working-class parents and relations until I was 18, and that's what I really am. Now all sorts of things have been added, but that's what I am.

- Melvyn Bragg

I Am Decided Years Ago

I decided years ago that I am just unfashionable.

- Melvyn Bragg

Some Including Mocked

I'm not a fan of the working class being mocked, including by some of our famous writers - even those who came from it.

- Melvyn Bragg

Give Other Perfectly

Now, perfectly ordinary people will give each other hugs. I mean, it used to be that a hug was reserved for if you came back from Australia - you know, back in the '40s and '50s.

- Melvyn Bragg

Comedy Crisis Magna

Magna Carta has become totemic. It is in the comedy of Tony Hancock, in the poetry of Kipling, never far from the front pages in a constitutional crisis.

- Melvyn Bragg

Still Which Could

Magna Carta has 63 clauses in abbreviated Latin. Two of them that are still on the statute book, numbers 39 and 40, could be said to have changed the way in which the free world has grown.

- Melvyn Bragg

Luck Making Been

I've been making arts programmes for almost 50 years, and every day, I can't believe my luck.

- Melvyn Bragg

Memory Start Might

We start out as sand and soot out there in the universe, and who knows, in 40 trillion years' time we might come back. But if we come back without memory, it doesn't really interest me.

- Melvyn Bragg

Horse Cowboy Ken

In a sense, Bond ousted the cowboy as the screen hero, and Ken Adams replaced the horse with technology.

- Melvyn Bragg

Hours Lot Properly

There's a lot of hours in the week if you use them properly.

- Melvyn Bragg

Country Anybody Britain

The best of pop in our country is among the best of the arts that we do. And Britain does the arts as well as, and sometimes better than, anybody else on the planet.

- Melvyn Bragg