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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Rolling my trousers down to expose the upper part of my buttocks and having a Rolling my trousers down to expose the upper part of my buttocks and having a knife pressed up and down my spine by a Russian white witch, as she murmured incantations, was certainly a new experience to cure my backache. It was surprisingly soothing.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two. I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: As it is, the grotesque distortions of the global market mean that for every dollar As it is, the grotesque distortions of the global market mean that for every dollar the West dispatches to Africa in the form of aid, two dollars are clawed back through subsidies and tariff barriers: a monumental rip-off by the rich as they instruct the poor to accept 'free' trade or else.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I was a reluctant convert, and I am by no means a zealot. But the I was a reluctant convert, and I am by no means a zealot. But the evidence is compelling: to write off wind-power is either ill-informed or dishonest.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: The BBC produces wonderful programmes; it also produces a load of old rubbish. The BBC produces wonderful programmes; it also produces a load of old rubbish.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: In the world in which we live, truth is an ancillary virtue, but it shouldn't In the world in which we live, truth is an ancillary virtue, but it shouldn't be.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Ethiopia is engraved on my heart. I first went in 1973 because I heard of Ethiopia is engraved on my heart. I first went in 1973 because I heard of a terrible famine. They were denying it even as we got the film out. The coverage destroyed the emperor's credibility.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Ever more people are alert to the challenge of global poverty and global warming. We Ever more people are alert to the challenge of global poverty and global warming. We know that solutions are at hand. We will not sleepwalk into catastrophe. We have the capacity to forsee and forestall, and I believe we will find the will to act
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I was disappointed not to be able to interview Mr. Clinton. I met him two I was disappointed not to be able to interview Mr. Clinton. I met him two years ago. I was looking forward to talking with him about issues from Africa to terrorism.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I was born with a silver microphone in my mouth, and that was an advantage. I was born with a silver microphone in my mouth, and that was an advantage. My father wrote books and was also a great broadcaster.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I cycle, I take an hour's strenuous walk in the evening, I play tennis twice I cycle, I take an hour's strenuous walk in the evening, I play tennis twice a week with a trainer, and I sail. I used to ride horses professionally - I'd ride seven or eight horses a day, so I had to be fit for that.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I have to grit my teeth sometimes, knowing I am going to be written about. I have to grit my teeth sometimes, knowing I am going to be written about. But I think it is my life, and I don't want to get people interested in debating it. But I do feel that if you are going to put yourself about as a public person on a television screen, there's a curiosity.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I am now certain that we have no alternative but to reduce urgently the levels I am now certain that we have no alternative but to reduce urgently the levels of carbon that we are still pumping into the atmosphere as though tomorrow simply didn't matter. If we don't act collectively and individually, our children and their children will reap a whirlwind which will obliterate their civilisation.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I have a great deal of joy in my life, and I'm very fortunate. That I have a great deal of joy in my life, and I'm very fortunate. That combination makes you aware of just how wonderful life can be on the one hand and how dreadful it can be for people on the other. You can't be happy in isolation.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Not every programme dealing with issues of global significance has to be fronted by last Not every programme dealing with issues of global significance has to be fronted by last week's winner of Have I Got News For You-but I suppose you might be wrong.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I fail to understand how you can justify a poll tax on the entire population, I fail to understand how you can justify a poll tax on the entire population, yet exclude a significant proportion of that population from programmes that this tax is paying for.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I adore Madonna. She reinvents herself like no one else. I adore Madonna. She reinvents herself like no one else.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: It is easy enough to hold an opinion, but rather more testing to act on It is easy enough to hold an opinion, but rather more testing to act on it.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Anyone who thinks that you become a journalist or broadcaster in order to be a Anyone who thinks that you become a journalist or broadcaster in order to be a wallflower needs to think again.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: My two great treats in life are baked beans and vanilla ice-cream. My two great treats in life are baked beans and vanilla ice-cream.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: The moment seemed right to me for a full and, if possible, authoritative portrait of The moment seemed right to me for a full and, if possible, authoritative portrait of the life and character of the Prince of Wales.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I hate flying. My stomach churns at the mere thought of it. I hate flying. My stomach churns at the mere thought of it.
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Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Recently, I had a hip resurfaced. It's different from a hip replacement because it's done Recently, I had a hip resurfaced. It's different from a hip replacement because it's done with titanium. I like to think that it's the consequence of riding horses so strenuously, but I fear it's much more mundane and was just early-onset arthritis.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I used to hunt as a child but gave up the chase in my 'Ho I used to hunt as a child but gave up the chase in my 'Ho Ho Ho Chi-Minh, we shall fight and we shall win' chanting and marching days - by which time I had come to share Oscar Wilde's feelings about 'the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.'
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I honestly believe that TV generally is obsessed with the ratings battle to the point I honestly believe that TV generally is obsessed with the ratings battle to the point of cutting its own throat.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I was obliged to play the piano, like middle-class children are. I didn't start to I was obliged to play the piano, like middle-class children are. I didn't start to love it until I was 14.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I've never been a depressive, but I felt quite close to the edge at times. I've never been a depressive, but I felt quite close to the edge at times. But you never know what's around the corner. Mercifully, what's around the corner is joy.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: You have to be damn certain you're putting something better in its place. You have to be damn certain you're putting something better in its place.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Travelling to make television programmes means I have some unusual food memories. In Pasto, Colombia, Travelling to make television programmes means I have some unusual food memories. In Pasto, Colombia, I was taken to a restaurant where I chose my meat for the evening from a cage of white rats. It tasted perfectly good - like rabbit.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Presidents and prime ministers, whether they live in the rich or the poor world, are Presidents and prime ministers, whether they live in the rich or the poor world, are insulated and isolated from the devastating impact of global poverty. They read the statistics, but they rarely witness at first hand the misery and degradation of life on a dollar a day.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: At home in Devon, my wife Jessica does a huge proportion of the cooking - At home in Devon, my wife Jessica does a huge proportion of the cooking - I do the basics. My timing is extremely good, particularly when it comes to vegetables, perhaps because in my work, timing is everything. I know exactly what fits into a minute when broadcasting, and I apply the same to carrots.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I don't love the media. I'm part of it, but you can't love a porcupine. I don't love the media. I'm part of it, but you can't love a porcupine.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Food is important to me, but I wouldn't say that I'm a gourmet. I don't Food is important to me, but I wouldn't say that I'm a gourmet. I don't like tricksy food.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Until I was 21, I wasn't going into the media. I was a professional show Until I was 21, I wasn't going into the media. I was a professional show jumper; I was going to have a farm ... Then my father died, and it changed my life. I realised I had to have a go at being a journalist to see if I could cut the mustard.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: For a few months when I was about 17, I smoked a small cigar because For a few months when I was about 17, I smoked a small cigar because I thought it looked cool and it would get me the girls. It didn't.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: My only real claim to fame is that I was southern England show-jumping champion in My only real claim to fame is that I was southern England show-jumping champion in 1966. The day after my father died, 'Horse & Hound' magazine tipped me as a future Olympic champion, and I took it seriously. You can only really enjoy something if you take it seriously.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I'm not certain that the BBC can claim to be making a wide enough range I'm not certain that the BBC can claim to be making a wide enough range of distinctive programmes to make the case convincingly.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: The challenge is the culture. You have to have a vision for the BBC-it can't The challenge is the culture. You have to have a vision for the BBC-it can't merely be that it's big and has a place in the market.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew Neil saying he won't be using Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew Neil saying he won't be using long words.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: That test should not be about ratings. What should weigh is the knowledge that a That test should not be about ratings. What should weigh is the knowledge that a public broadcaster delivers programmes that matter.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I had no expectation that the Prince would offer me the unprecedented and unfettered access I had no expectation that the Prince would offer me the unprecedented and unfettered access to the original and entirely untapped sources on which this biography is based.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: I ought to rejoice in the fact that our principal rival has died, but I I ought to rejoice in the fact that our principal rival has died, but I don't.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: The BBC has the obligation to think big. And at the moment, that clarion call The BBC has the obligation to think big. And at the moment, that clarion call sounds an uncertain note to me.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Food is about communal togetherness. Our family does sit at the table. I think it's Food is about communal togetherness. Our family does sit at the table. I think it's a great tragedy if a family doesn't have a table, as there is such an atmosphere of good will and warmth when we have eight people sitting around it.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: The long, forensic interview really matters. The long, forensic interview really matters.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt to be the truth about The Prince of Wales.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: Over the last two years, I have been able to comb through The Prince's archives. Over the last two years, I have been able to comb through The Prince's archives. I have been free to read his journals, diaries and many thousands of the letters.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: It's absolutely fine to think of new ways of doing things, and I'm not just It's absolutely fine to think of new ways of doing things, and I'm not just asking for the traditional reporter to look into our living rooms night after night.
Jonathan Dimbleby Sayings: As a young man, causes of one kind or another engaged me, and I thought As a young man, causes of one kind or another engaged me, and I thought the media is where you express yourself in that. I lived with the illusion, for quite a long time, that if you described something accurately, something would be done about it.