Sir John Clifford Mortimer, CBE QC is an English barrister, dramatist and author.
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“I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.”
“The greatest horrors of our world, from the executions in Iran to the brutalities of the IRA, are committed by people who are totally sincere”
“I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.”
“The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.”
“All the flower children were as alike as a congress of accountants and about as interesting.”
“Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.”
“No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails.”
“The worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they're not going to succeed, saying: ''There is life, but it's not for you.''”
“Attack the medical evidence. Remember the jury's full of rheumatism and arthritis and shocking gastric troubles. They love to see a medical man put through it.”
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