The Times Quotes


  • The speaker then said he felt inclined for a bit of fucking.
    o The “Harcourt interpolation”, a rogue sentence inserted by malicious compositor in column four of page seven of The Times for 23 January 1882. See Fritz Spiegl, “Keep Taking the Tabloids” (Pan, 1983), p. 44.

  • No conqueror returning from a victory on the battlefield had come adorned with nobler laurels.
    o Opening words of Leader column referring to Neville Chamberlain’s negotiation of the Munich agreement, 1 October 1938.

    o Leader column, 11 June 1963, referring to the Profumo affair.


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  • Advertising slogan, 1960s.
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