What’s your favourite Alan Clarke quote?
since he’s ultimately quotable – here are a few gems:
- “So what does it matter where it was when it was hit? We could have sunk it if it’d been tied up on the quayside in a neutral port and everyone would still have been delighted.”
- “I only can properly enjoy carol services if I am having an illicit affair with someone in the congregation. Why is this? Perhaps because they are essentially pagan, not Christian, celebrations.”:
- “I fell into conversation with Douglas. His is a split personality. À deux he is delightful; clever, funny, observant, dryly cynical. But get him anywhere near ‘display mode’, particularly if there are officials around and he might as well have a corn cob up his arse. Pompous, trite, high-sounding, cautiously guarded.”