"The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Tony Blair on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Tony Blair on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Tony Blair on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Tony Blair on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Tony Blair on Oscar Wilde
"My view is that you still, in order to win from the Labour perspective, have to have a strong alliance with business as well as the unions. You have got to be very much in the centre ground on things like public sector reform."
"I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country."
"My dad was a militant atheist, or is a militant atheist. My mum was sort of bought up in a religious family because she was a Protestant from Ireland but wasn't especially religious."
"Education is the best economic policy there is."
"My faith foundation works to bring about a greater respect and understanding between different faiths. We basically work with six popular religions in the world which are the three Abrahamic religions, Hinduism and Buddhism and Sikhism."