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#1. People often yearn back to more innocent times, but more and more, as I get older, I find myself hankering after more jaded days. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#2. Now the whole dizzying and delirious range of sexual possibilities has been boiled down to that one big, boring, bulimic word. RELATIONSHIP. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#3. A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#4. Presley sounded like Jayne Mansfield looked - blowsy and loud and low. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#5. I've always thought of beauty therapy, 'alternative' treatments and the like as the female equivalent of brothels - for essentially self-deceiving people who feel a bit hollow and have to pay to be touched. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#6. Amsterdam has more than 150 canals and 1,250 bridges, but it never seems crowded, nor bent and bitter from fleecing the tourist. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#7. The money I pay for my cultural experiences came willingly from my own pocket - they were not the result of bread being removed from the mouths of the poor so that Miss Thing here could mince off to the circus smelling of roses. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#8. My favourite spectator sport is watching people who should know better searching for something (and often claiming to find it) where it never could be. Women claiming to find feminism in Islam is a good one. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#9. I'll declare my own interest right here at the start and admit that, like the vast majority of people, I find youthful looks appealing. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#10. Knowing that the 'Sex and the City' chicks now rack up almost two centuries between them, why do some of us fuss and hiss about a bit of retouching on their forthcoming film poster? - Author: Julie Burchill
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#11. And call me a pig, but isn't it brilliantly refreshing how early the Dutch eat dinner? When they're still laying out the cutlery in achingly hip Barcelona, they're hanging the Closed sign on the restaurant doors of old Amsterdam. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#12. When I moved out of London 13 years ago, I found a whole other reason not to drive. This was because my new husband Dan, unlike my dad, did drive, and this became a great source of fun and adventure. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#13. Is the raggle-taggle Brangelina tribe any more bogus than that of the landlocked yummy mummy who believes that she can drop half a dozen brats and still keep a modest carbon footprint? I don't think so. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#14. I don't have a spiritual bone in my body; but what I am, is religious. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#15. There are exciting, intelligent, fat people - and exciting, intelligent, thin people. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#16. Sex, on the whole, was meant to be short, nasty and brutish. If what you want is cuddling, you should buy a puppy. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#17. When did women whose looks are not their living start conducting themselves like the simpering inmates of an Ottoman empire seraglio? - Author: Julie Burchill
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#18. Punk was over in two years. That was the only damn good thing about it. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#19. We are used to female writers who use their private lives as unmitigated material being somewhat hormonal; this somehow 'excuses' what might be seen as a highly unfeminine ability to turn their personal upsets into money. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#20. I am not one of those fat birds who feels miserable because models are thin. Frankly, I feel more insulted by the idea that unless I see other fat birds in fashion magazines, I will be reduced to a sniveling wreck of a human being. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#21. Families, generally, suck. And I say that as someone who, like my husband, had parents who proved the proverbial exception to the rule. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#22. My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my 'Top Ten' friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#23. A wedding is a funeral which masquerades as a feast. And the greater the pageantry, the deeper the savagery. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#24. Because I was an only, I had more things, and I remember early on the kick I got from giving stuff away. Despite all the myths about only children not being able to share, actually I've never knowingly met a stingy one. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#25. I almost choke on my popcorn when I hear film stars, who walk on red carpets as much as the rest of us do on zebra crossings, criticising youngsters who crave fame. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#26. Being a child is horrible. It is slightly better than being a tree or a piece of heavy machinery but not half as good as being a domestic cat. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#27. I didn't cry when I left free-booting, smash-and-grab papers that would have appeared to be far more natural homes for me and, at the risk of being vulgar, paid far better for my services. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#28. Monarchists frequently declare that without the royal family, Britain would be 'nothing.' What a woeful lack of love for one's country such statements express. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#29. Nicole Kidman in particular seems to bring out the butt-kisser in the sassiest of hackettes, as they ceaselessly strive to portray her as some sort of cross between Mother Teresa and Marilyn Monroe. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#30. I feel even less patience with transsexuals - Author: Julie Burchill
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#31. I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#32. Women, more often than not, do things which aren't remotely relaxing but are all about preening, which is just another sort of work. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#33. Whenever I am sent a new book on the lively arts, the first thing I do is look for myself in the index. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#34. I don't really care what people tell children - when you believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, one more fib won't hurt. But I am infuriated by the growing notion, posited in some touchy-feely quarters, that all women are, or can be, beautiful. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#35. It must be said that Brighton, unlike London, makes driving seem very appealing. Instead of glowering faces and angry horns on all sides, we have the coast road in front of us and the Sussex Downs just 10 minutes behind us. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#36. No matter how old and glorious the models, sad indeed is the woman who sees fashion as a means of self-expression rather than an agent of social control. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#37. It seems that one moment I was this little kid only caring about animals and flowers and stuff, and then the next minute I was this raging stew of hormones. I don't know if you've ever been a raging stew of anything, but I wouldn't particularly recommend it. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#38. Surely being a Professional Beauty - let alone an ageing one - is one of the most insecure and doomed careers imaginable. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#39. A good part - and definitely the most fun part - of being a feminist is about frightening men. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#40. It was Julie Burchill who decreed that, beyond a certain age, a man should not be seen in a leather jacket. - Author: Arthur Smith
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#41. Writing is more than anything a compulsion, like some people wash their hands thirty times a day for fear of awful consequences if they do not. It pays a whole lot better than this type of compulsion, but it is no more heroic. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#42. 'Stress' was the catch-all every pamper-pedlar I spoke to used to explain why healthy women feel the need to be regularly patted, petted and preened into a state of babyish beatification. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#43. Lots of women love to accuse men of being immature when the fellow in question displays a reluctance to 'commit.' - Author: Julie Burchill
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#44. Only those who haven't got the wit to speak for themselves would ever want their clothes to do it for them. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#45. As a kid, I grew to define what I didn't want my life to be like by sitting behind moaning women on the bus, hearing them bang on about their aches and pains, both real and imagined. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#46. There's something brave and touching about game girls of all ages keeping themselves smart in hard times - one thinks of those wonderful women during World War II drawing stocking seams in eyebrow pencil up the back of legs stained with gravy browning because nylons were so hard to get hold of. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#47. Make no mistake, most women are well aware that they've never had it so good; when they enter a spa or salon, it is purely a hair/nails thing, a prelude to an evening of guilt-free fun. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#48. It is also interesting to note that the original supermodels are now making a comeback after being dismissed in the Nineties as being 'greedy' by a gaggle of male designers who lived like Sun Kings. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#49. Prostitution is the supreme triumph of capitalism. When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women, for the moral tarring and feathering they give indigenous women who have had the bad luck to live in what they make their humping ground. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#50. What sort of sap doesn't know by now that picture-perfect beauty is all done with smoke and mirrors anyway? - Author: Julie Burchill
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#51. Hooliganism incarnate, a walking, talking, screaming, squawking metaphor for What's Wrong With Young People Today. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#52. As I get older I think, contrary to modern assumption but in line with the old Lerner and Lowe song, that it would actually benefit both them and society if - to quote Professor Higgins - a woman could be more like a man. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#53. One of the few ways in which I feel I've actually matured is that as I've grown older I do find the concept of 'men' mystifying, whereas when I was a feisty young thing I was forever saying 'The most fun part of being a feminist is frightening men!' - Author: Julie Burchill
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#54. The Feminist Me says that a woman's right to her own body should be inviolate at all times, free from fear of peeping paps. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#55. No one knows 'men' as such, any more than anyone knows 'women,' and if they do generalise they're probably trying to hide their own ignorance. You might know one 'man,' yes, or even lots of individual 'men'. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#56. Blakes Hotel in South Kensington was a particular favourite of mine during what I affectionately think of as my Restless Years. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#57. I know that Brighton is famously a mixture of the seedy and the elegant, but in the summer of 2001 seediness swamped elegance hands down. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#58. It's very hard to imagine the phrase 'consumer society' used so cheerfully, and interpreted so enthusiastically, in England. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#59. I feel I'm trying to get this really crap car going, and it just keeps stalling on me. And then other times I feel like my life's a train thundering toward me, and I'm in a car stuck on the crossroads and can't get out. Isn't it great being young! - Author: Julie Burchill
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#60. Mind you, I've always been a very off-message type of fat broad; one who gladly admits she reached the size she is now solely through lack of discipline and love of pleasure, and who rather despises people (except those with proven medical conditions) who pretend that it is generally otherwise. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#61. It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#62. Gluttony and idleness are two of life's great joys, but they are not honourable. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#63. Being a monarchist - saying that one small group is born more worthy of respect than another - is just as warped and strange as being a racist. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#64. What men don't want, in fact what anyone who's any sort of thrill-seeking, intelligent adult doesn't want, is some crushing bore describing their emotions in real time every waking hour. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#65. The allegedly 'classy' magazines often seem to be in an endless, undeclared competition to see who can climb furthest up the fundament of Gwyneth Paltrow or Jennifer Lopez. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#66. Youth, health, wealth and beauty are meant to be fuel, to be burned in pursuit of pleasure, and not fruit to be pickled in anticipation of some future famine. (Hang on a minute and I'll get my sequins out and give you a quick rendition of 'My Way') - Author: Julie Burchill
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#67. I have always voted Labour and I always will. I have got to have one stupid, bovine part of me and that's the part that votes Labour. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#68. Rachel Cusk's books are like pop-up volumes for grown-ups, the prose springing out of the page to bop you neatly between the eyes with its insights. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#69. Having 'best friends' is - at least for me - as outdated and small-minded a concept as the idea of 'Sunday best clothes.' - Author: Julie Burchill
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#70. I just have a real problem with people who seek to portray fatness or thinness as moral concepts. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#71. These women whose antics we smirk at good-naturedly in the pap-traps put themselves out there at least partly on their beauty; they are in showbiz, and showing what they've got is part of their business as much as it is for male show-ponies from the Chippendales to George Clooney. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#72. Big women do themselves a disservice when they attempt to become the Righteous Fat (the Righteous Thin are bad enough, all that running around and sweating, somehow believing it means anything). - Author: Julie Burchill
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#73. A therapist might suggest my generosity is a way of buying affection. But buying people's love has never been an issue for me. Generally speaking, I don't want their love. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#74. A cynic should never marry an idealist. For the cynic, marriage represents the welcome end of romantic life, with all its agony and ecstasy. But for the idealist, it is only the beginning. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#75. May I just single out for salutations, on the 'anti-war' side: Pop Stars For Appeasement, Dancers Against Democracy, Actors For Apathy, Fashionistas For Fascism and Jugglers For Genocide. All of them united under that flaccid flag of convenience, Show-Offs For Saddam. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#76. Covering up, so far as I can see, is often the accompaniment to far more truly shameful behaviour than stripping off. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#77. I wouldn't know how to fool a man any more. My deceiving days seem so long ago. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#78. But just think what a boring, bread-and-milk world this would be without the boastful. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#79. The latest twist on the pampering concept is spa parties, where a group of friends take over an entire spa. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#80. One Christmas build-up tradition, however, has totally bypassed me - that of going up to town and 'doing a show.' - Author: Julie Burchill
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#81. When a man wants to relax, he will slob out and really relax. Or he will pursue a hobby - anything from building models to watching sport. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#82. If you want sex, have an affair. If you want a relationship, buy a dog. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#83. Show me a frigid women and, nine times out of ten, I'll show you a little man. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#84. It shouldn't come as any surprise that those who choose acting as a profession are phonies who live in a fantasy world. What is surprising is how many of them are blissfully unaware of it. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#85. Being a monarchist, and fawning over those 'above' you, you must naturally despise those 'below' or on the same socioeconomic level as yourself, because that is how hierarchy worship works. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#86. I have experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from men, but I have also experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from women, usually when I failed to respond to their advances. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#87. People - and I include myself - get fat because they choose pleasure over self-denial. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#88. Fact is, famous people say fame stinks because they love it so - like a secret restaurant or holiday island they don't want the hoi polloi to get their grubby paws on. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#89. Here in Barcelona, it's the architects who built the buildings that made the city iconic who are the objects of admiration - not a bunch of half-witted monarchs. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#90. Depression is the most extreme form of vanity. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#91. As a child, I wanted only two things - to be left alone to read my library books, and to get away from my provincial hometown and go to London to be a writer. And I always knew that when I got there, I wanted to make loads of money. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#92. To believe that one, or even three, mates can supply all the things one needs from one's friends is as stupid as believing married couples must do everything together. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#93. It may be a cliche, but it's true - the build-up to Christmas is so much more pleasurable than the actual day itself. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#94. Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth ... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#95. My dad didn't drive - the only dad I knew who didn't. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#96. It's received wisdom that the English are uniquely child-unfriendly. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#97. As I have got older, I have found myself making friends with the ease and swiftness that other people pick up fuzzballs on their jumpers. And I believe it is probably my lack of longing for 'The One' that makes me so popular. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#98. Graham Greene famously said that all writers need a chip of ice in their heart; Cusk can come across as the most beautiful ice palace of stalactites and stalagmites, and some people find her company, albeit by proxy, about as inviting as a long weekend in a walk-in frigidaire. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#99. When I moved to Brighton from London in 1995, I was struck by what I thought of as its townliness. A town, it seemed to me, was that perfect place to live, neither city nor country, both of which like to think they are light years apart but actually have a great deal in common. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#100. Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile. - Author: Julie Burchill
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