Once you touch the trappings of monarchy, like opening an Egyptian tomb, the inside is liable to crumble.

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In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.

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Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.

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The lounge of the main hotel is full of jollity, with large comfortable men sitting in braces; the bar is packed with talkative intellectuals, full of witty disloyalties. The next week the main hotel is suddenly full of dinner-jackets and large hats. The girls are dressed as if for a weekend in the country. When one of the great men of the party comes through, the crowd edges respectfully away, murmuring loyal noises.

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It has been the bankers' destiny ... to find themselves on the dangerous edge of the world, pointing up the contradictions and cross-purposes. They are not often loved for it.

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Members rise from CMG (known sometimes in Whitehall as Call Me God) to KCMG (Kindly Call Me God) to GCMG (God Calls Me God).

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About Anthony Sampson

Quotes 6 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16
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