"I box for four hours a week and my diet is pretty healthy."
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."Tony Parsons on Mae West
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."Tony Parsons on Jim Davis
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."Tony Parsons on Orson Welles
"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."Tony Parsons on Maimonides
"Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise."Tony Parsons on Linford Christie
"Largely this is a class thing - writers tend to be cosseted little middle-class kiddies who think that the world owes them a royalty cheque. But just doing it - being in your room for years on end, locked in your head, alone with invented ghosts - it weakens and softens the body. And I know I can't just live in my head."
"When he was born, I looked at my little boy and felt an unconditional love I never knew was inside me. As he grew, and I watched him stagger about, squeak his first words, and turn into a beautiful little boy, that feeling did not change."
"I have found having my dad as my North Star has worked well for me."
"My principal motivation is supporting my family, which is not a bad reason for getting up in the morning. That's always been my motivation - to take care of the people who rely on me."
"The thing I care about is my weight - I'm as fanatical about it as a member of Girls Aloud. I weigh myself every morning. I know exactly what I want to be - 82kg - and I try to stick to it."