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#1. In an ideal world, it would not take a film star to get the media focused on mental illness. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#2. I want to write more books, see my first novel made into a film, fight more campaigns, work in more countries. I want to be able to recall experiences that have endured for their pleasure and range and intensity. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#3. My aunty says I'm the double of my father. He was a workaholic, which I've definitely inherited. And like me, he could be the life and soul of the party, but also quite withdrawn. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#4. Friends have suggested that I am the least qualified person to talk about happiness, because I am often down, and sometimes profoundly depressed. But I think that's where my qualification comes from. Because to know happiness, it helps to know unhappiness. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#5. I have a nightmare about Tony [Blair] and Gordon [Brown] killing each other. Not every month, but now and then. I also have a recurring dream about losing. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#6. Tony's [Blair] convinced I'm going to find God. I do have spiritual moments, but I don't think it's God. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#7. The junk food of political journalism ... all reshuffle stories are crap. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#8. I hold no candle for George Osborne whatsoever. He has no strategic skills, is a hopeless chancellor, has no idea how most people have to live and his policies are failing and hurting millions. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#9. What concerns me is that the Independent is going, and there are job cuts at the Guardian, but the wretched Daily Mail is still rampant, making lots of money by millions of people clicking on pictures of cellulited women. I think that's sad. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#10. There is something in me that makes me see things through. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#11. Sometimes Jonathan [Powell] and myself would go to Tony [Blair] and ask him if he was absolutely sure about this or that. That was our job. But ultimately it was his decision. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#12. Greg Dyke is on record as saying that once the BBC was attacked, it was their job to defend themselves. But that is not their job. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#13. I do think it's strange that I get associated with Iraq more than the people who were Foreign Secretary or Defence Secretary. It's because of my closeness to Tony [Blair], which I don't regret at all. I think that was a privilege. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#14. The media are obsessed with spin doctors and with portraying them as a bad thing, yet seem addicted to our medicine. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#15. Failure, it is thought, is what sells, and what people want to hear and read about. I am not so sure. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#16. One in four of us will have a mental illness at some point. That is a lot of people. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#17. There are many reasons for the decline in royal esteem. One is that so many of the royals are thick. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#18. I remember talking to Alex Ferguson about Tony [Blair] and Gordon [Brown], and he said: "Why doesn't Tony just get rid of him?" But if you sack someone in football, they can't turn up to training the next day. In politics they're still on the pitch. Gordon would still have been a big player. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#19. To me, marriage is partly a religious thing and I'm not religious. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#20. My dad, Donald, was a vet and had a practice in Yorkshire. Cats and dogs were his bread and butter, but his greatest love was large animals. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#21. There has been a shift to what may be defined as a culture of negativity which goes well beyond coverage of politics. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#22. By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?' - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#23. I have always been driven. I have always believed in what I believe very deeply. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#24. One of the more fatuous remarks I've heard in recent days is that 'My Life,' Clinton's autobiography, is too long and, at almost 1,000 pages, short it is not. But this man was for eight years the President of the most powerful country on earth. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#25. I think I'm highly loveable. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#26. Don't accept that you are in crisis just because everyone says you are. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#27. For all that the papers would say I was a liar, I took the words I was saying at briefings as seriously as Tony Blair took what he would say at the Despatch Box. I find it very difficult not to tell the truth. I felt I was accountable for what I said. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#28. The day of the daredevil reporter who refuses to see obstacles to getting the truth, and seeing it with his or her own eyes, seems to have died. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#29. I had a happy childhood. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#30. The royal family's existence is a constant reminder of the hollowness of John Major's rhetoric, and idiotic statements by its leading members a constant boost to the republican cause. They're fine opening hospitals. It's when they open their mouths they get into trouble. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#31. The bad news for journalists today is that the media, however seriously people who are in the public eye take it, is not taken as seriously as it once was - by the public. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#32. Like most meaningful activities, campaigns are team games. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#33. We should confine booing in sports arenas to sport. I love a good boo as much as the next football fan. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#34. My public caricature - that of a self-confident alpha male - is only partly accurate. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#35. If you look at the other people around at the time - Charles Clarke, Alistair Darling, Jack Straw - they've all gone. And they're not old. What's happened is that someone who is quite old - Jeremy Corbyn - is now leader. We have to take some responsibility for that. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#36. I'm certainly driven, I hate losing, I can be ruthless and short-tempered and terribly competitive. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#37. I will continue to help the political causes I believe in in any way I can. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#38. As Tony [Blair] said in his book, Gordon [Brown] was brilliant and impossible. If he'd just been one of those things, the options are obvious. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#39. I used to be very routine-based and the new thing in my life is not having a clear, full-time existence. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#40. The pressures to get the story first, if wrong, are greater sometimes than the pressures to get the story right, if late. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#41. One day, we will look back and wonder how on earth we used to believe that depression was a lifestyle choice, only to be debated and taken seriously when an A List film star took his life, and the world filled with people saying how shocked and saddened they were. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#42. May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen - classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#43. Tony [Blair] slowly sucked me back in for the 2005 campaign, and from six months out, I was basically working full time trying to keep the Tony[Blair]-Gordon[Brown] thing together for the campaign. It was awful. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#44. Jeremy, are we going to play your games? - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#45. He [Tony Blair] was always ambivalent about the [Rupert] Murdoch papers. But he gave other papers the chance to believe it was just about The Independent. And that was wrong. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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#46. The thing about politicians in Britain is that they are out there, you can lobby them, get close to them, there are loads of ways you can protest against them, and booing is a pretty weak way of doing it. - Author: Alastair Campbell
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