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Best 74 Quotes by Boris Johnson – Page 1 of 3

“As a Scot Gordon Brown will find it hard to convince people in England he should be prime minister.”

“Huge numbers of people in London depend on their cars. Fuel duty is becoming a big factor in people's cost of living. I believe in trying to ease these burdens.”

“I always believe writing is an indispensable part of one's political armoury.”

“I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest.”

“I believe in immigration. But I feel people think it would be better if there was an Australian-style points based system so we could actually get a good system.”

“I can't remember what my line on drugs is. What's my line on drugs?”

“I do think human beings cannot be faulted for wishing to judge themselves and their lives and their achievements by others around them; that is a natural human feeling.”

“I don't believe that economic equality is possible; indeed some measure of inequality is essential for the spirit of envy and keeping up with the Joneses that is, like greed, a valuable spur to economic activity.”

“I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis.”

“I have more in common with a three-toed sloth or a one-eyed pterodactyl or a Kalamata olive than I have with Winston Churchill.”

“I have not been more robust towards female rather than male assembly members and I do not believe I have been remotely sexist.”

“I just find it absolutely bizarre that we are being lectured by the Americans about giving up our sovereignty and giving up control when the Americans won't even sign up to the international convention on the law of the seas, let alone the International Criminal Court.”

“I lead a life of blameless domesticity and always have done.”

“I love tennis with a passion. I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said he was up for it but he never called back. I bet I could make him run around.”

“I promised to run the most open and transparent administration in Britain. That is why, with this brutally honest and unprecedented progress report, I am determined to level with Londoners.”

“I suppose with houses and assets, then I guess I would be a millionaire. But so are a lot of people.”

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“I'm an adult and I know what power means in the modern world. In the modern world, power is mainly defined by such factors as the economy, defence and cultural influence. I believe that in terms of defence, Russia is without any doubt one of the leaders because we are a nuclear power and our nuclear weapons are perhaps the best in the world.”


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“I think I was once given cocaine but I sneezed so it didn't go up my nose. In fact, it may have been icing sugar.”

“I think I'm basically a liberal Conservative – I believe in low tax, spirit of free enterprise, and in making sure that we as politicians create the framework for business to produce the dosh that we're going to need to pay for the poorest. And the longer I live, the more I think that we all have a duty to each other.”

“I think it'd be disgraceful if a chap wasn't allowed to have a bit of fun in Las Vegas. The real scandal would be if you went all the way to Las Vegas and you didn't misbehave in some trivial way.”

“I think people have a legitimate right to minimise their tax obligations if they can, but they should pay their fair whack. I do think it's important to be transparent.”

“I want London to be the most cycle-friendly city on Earth, and I want more people to be happy and safe on bicycles.”

“I want to win and I want to be in office.”

“I want you to know that I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.”

“I would ban sweets from school – but this pressure to bring in healthy food is too much.”

“I'd like thousands of schools as good as the one I went to, Eton.”

“I'm a one-nation Tory.”

“I'm in politics to change things – if possible, for the better. I was a journalist for a long time, but I had a kind of midlife crisis, and I decided I needed to do something to get on the pitch and stop endlessly kicking over other peoples' sandcastles.”

“I'm made up of immigrant stock. I went to a primary school in London. I grew up eating Spangles, why shouldn't I be as well placed to speak for Londoners as anyone else?”

“I'm not particularly politically correct, so I tend to reflect what I think are the terrible realities of life, which I think are, generally speaking, conservative.”

“I've always sort of thought that politics was a high and noble calling and a good thing to do.”

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“The dead outnumber the living fourteen to one, and we ignore the accumulated experience of such a huge majority of mankind at our peril.”


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