"It's very hard to imagine the phrase 'consumer society' used so cheerfully, and interpreted so enthusiastically, in England."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Julie Burchill on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Julie Burchill on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Julie Burchill on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Julie Burchill on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Julie Burchill on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"As a precocious teen I dreamed of being Graham Greene. Well, as it turned out, I never wrote a great novel, sadly, and I never converted to Catholicism, happily, but I did do one thing he did. That is, in middle age I moved to a seaside town and got into a right barney with the local powers-that-be."
"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."
"Surely being a Professional Beauty - let alone an ageing one - is one of the most insecure and doomed careers imaginable."
"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."