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Although it was a very close election, I don't think it was a polarised election. It was a tough fought contest but it was not a divisive contest. Although he won by a whisker I think the party will unite behind Ed Miliband
View quotes by Harriet Harman

Have you been watching American Idol? They have Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul judgin' the singin. Paula Abdul?! Gettin' Paula Abdul to judge a singin' contest is like gettin' Christopher Reeve to judge a dance contest!
View quotes by Chris Rock

I am happy for there to be a leadership contest. I think there should be
View quotes by Gordon Brown

You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an a*** kicking contest.
View quotes by Rowan Atkinson

We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win.
View quotes by Edward Gibbon

If you put the players from Australia and England up against each other it is embarrassing.

There is no contest between them on an individual or team basis.
View quotes by Jeff Thomson

States are now being forced to join an international beauty contest to compete for foreign investment.
View quotes by Zwelinzima Vavi

I think it sends a message that they are looking for a younger leader probably, but I don't think my age was actually remarkably relevant [on being knocked out the leadership contest 2005]
View quotes by Kenneth Clarke

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
View quotes by Ambrose Bierce

Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.
View quotes by Saul Bellow

Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
View quotes by Norman Mailer

When I played ball, I didn't play for fun... It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
View quotes by Ty Cobb

You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
View quotes by Adlai Stevenson

You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
View quotes by Adlai E Stevenson

The important thing in life is not the victory but the contest; the essential thing is not to have won but to have fought well.
View quotes by Baron Pierre De Coubertin

It was Mark's declaration that he was going to stand that ensured there was a contest [on Mark Oaten, who then pulled out the leadership race before a scandal about him broke]
View quotes by Lembit Opik

People understand contests. You take a bunch of kids throwing rocks at random and people look askance, but if you go and hold a rock-throwing contest - people understand that.
View quotes by Don Murray



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