"I was a weedy kid, not like one of those working-class men who can accommodate not being academically clever by physical strength and prowess."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Kenneth Robert Livingstone on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Kenneth Robert Livingstone on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Kenneth Robert Livingstone on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Kenneth Robert Livingstone on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Kenneth Robert Livingstone on Ernest Hemingway
"I'm in exactly the same position as everybody else who has a small business. I mean I get loads of money, all from different sources. You give it to your accountant. They manage it."
"I do the gardening."
"I came into politics because I wished to change things. You can't do that by lying to people you have to educate, and persuade, and carry them with you - and it's often a long haul."
"I loathe and detest all this trivialisation of politics."
"Politics is not a healthy lifestyle."