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“I want you to know that I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.”- Boris Johnson

“My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.”
-Boris Johnson

“There are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.”
-Boris Johnson

“It would be a sad day if we British stopped being cynical, but you sometimes wonder whether we overdo it.”
-Boris Johnson

“I promised to run the most open and transparent administration in Britain. That is why, with this brutally honest and unprecedented progress report, I am determined to level with Londoners.”
-Boris Johnson

“I lead a life of blameless domesticity and always have done.”
-Boris Johnson

“I love tennis with a passion. I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said he was up for it but he never called back. I bet I could make him run around.”
-Boris Johnson

“Never in my life did I think I would be congratulated by Mick Jagger for achieving anything.”
-Boris Johnson

“It’s not reasonable for companies that have chief executives and board members who are paid very considerable sums to subsidise low pay through in-work benefits.”
-Boris Johnson

“Sometimes I can think of so many ways of expressing myself that I feel I’m an old typewriter, and too many keys come forward at once – and I get jammed.”
-Boris Johnson

“There is absolutely no one, apart from yourself, who can prevent you, in the middle of the night, from sneaking down to tidy up the edges of that hunk of cheese at the back of the fridge.”
-Boris Johnson

“I have more in common with a three-toed sloth or a one-eyed pterodactyl or a Kalamata olive than I have with Winston Churchill.”
-Boris Johnson

“It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time. But in the end you have a great sense of personal dissatisfaction.”
-Boris Johnson

“The beauty and riddle in studying the motives of any politician is in trying to decide what is idealism and what is self-interest; and often we are left to conclude that the answer is a mixture of the two.”
-Boris Johnson

“I want London to be the most cycle-friendly city on Earth, and I want more people to be happy and safe on bicycles.”
-Boris Johnson

“I think people have a legitimate right to minimise their tax obligations if they can, but they should pay their fair whack. I do think it’s important to be transparent.”
-Boris Johnson

“I do think human beings cannot be faulted for wishing to judge themselves and their lives and their achievements by others around them; that is a natural human feeling.”
-Boris Johnson

“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.”
-Boris Johnson

“I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis.”
-Boris Johnson

“The job of mayor of London is unbelievably taxing, particularly in the run-up to the Olympics.”
-Boris Johnson

“There’s an idea that London is a planet on its own: that it’s starting to diverge from the rest of the solar system. We need to combat that.”
-Boris Johnson

“The Lib Dems are not just empty. They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition.”
-Boris Johnson

“We cannot turn our backs on Europe. We are part of Europe.”
-Boris Johnson

“London is—after Athens and Rome—the third most influential city in history.”
-Boris Johnson

“Obama’s extraordinary political skills suggest he is more than capable of rising above any personal historical grudges he may have inherited.”
-Boris Johnson

“We can find our voice in the world again: a voice that is commensurate with the fifth-biggest economy on Earth.”
-Boris Johnson

“I’ve done eight years as mayor of London. I enjoyed it hugely; it was a massive privilege.”
-Boris Johnson

“This is an absolute turning point in the story of our country because I think if we go on with being enmeshed in the E.U., it will continue to erode our democracy. That is something that worries me.”
-Boris Johnson

“The Italians, who used to be a great motor-manufacturing power, have been absolutely destroyed by the euro – as was intended by the Germans.”
-Boris Johnson

“I believe in immigration. But I feel people think it would be better if there was an Australian-style points based system so we could actually get a good system.”
-Boris Johnson

“Huge numbers of people in London depend on their cars. Fuel duty is becoming a big factor in people’s cost of living. I believe in trying to ease these burdens.”
-Boris Johnson

“I’m not one of those people who believes in going endlessly around finger wagging and ticking people off for occasional colourful use of language.”
-Boris Johnson

“What I really think about Banksy is I think he’s a genius; he’s a great artist, and I like his stuff. But he’s got to accept it if, from time to time, someone will need to paint over his work.”
-Boris Johnson

“I suppose with houses and assets, then I guess I would be a millionaire. But so are a lot of people.”
-Boris Johnson

“Most people would accept that people come to London from across the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, and are accepted here irrespective of their origins.”
-Boris Johnson

“One thing you have got to do politically is to identify the ties that bind society together and try to strengthen them.”
-Boris Johnson

“I always believe writing is an indispensable part of one’s political armoury.”
-Boris Johnson

“I’ve always sort of thought that politics was a high and noble calling and a good thing to do.”
-Boris Johnson

“The beauty and riddle in studying the motives of any politician is in trying to decide what is idealism and what is self-interest, and often we are left to conclude that the answer is a mixture of the two.”
-Boris Johnson

“I think the risks that people see of terrorism are incredibly important but we are very confident we have got the right people on it and the risks have been minimised.”
-Boris Johnson

“Times have been tough, the economy has been tough. But I want to bring forward a fantastic manifesto for taking the city forwards.”
-Boris Johnson

“London is a fantastic creator of jobs – but many of these jobs are going to people who don’t originate in this country.”
-Boris Johnson

“What I worry about is that people are losing confidence, losing energy, losing enthusiasm, and there’s a real opportunity to get them into work.”
-Boris Johnson

“I have not been more robust towards female rather than male assembly members and I do not believe I have been remotely sexist.”
-Boris Johnson

“I love swimming in rivers, and well remember once jumping in at Chiswick.”
-Boris Johnson

“But if people want to swim in the Thames, if they want to take their lives into their own hands, then they should be able to do so with all the freedom and exhilaration of our woad-painted ancestors.”
-Boris Johnson

“I want London to be a competitive, dynamic place to come to work.”
-Boris Johnson

“It just happens I write fast and always have done.”
-Boris Johnson

“Some people play the piano, some do Sudoku, some watch television, some people go out to dinner parties. I write books.”
-Boris Johnson

“I’d like thousands of schools as good as the one I went to, Eton.”
-Boris Johnson

“I want to win and I want to be in office.”
-Boris Johnson

“London is the most commercially important city in Europe, and it’s the most populous city. It should be for the whole of the European continent what New York is to America. That’s what it should be.”
-Boris Johnson

“I am hoping very much to get re-elected but it is going to be a tough fight.”
-Boris Johnson

“We are experiencing such large support for the Olympic relay that our advice is to stay in your neighbourhood, stay in your borough and wait for it to come near you.”
-Boris Johnson

“The euro has become a means by which superior German productivity is able to gain an absolutely unbeatable advantage over the whole eurozone territory.”
-Boris Johnson

“So I’m definitely in favour of stimulating the dynamic wealth creation sectors of the economy.”
-Boris Johnson

“I’m made up of immigrant stock. I went to a primary school in London. I grew up eating Spangles, why shouldn’t I be as well placed to speak for Londoners as anyone else?”
-Boris Johnson

“I’m not particularly politically correct, so I tend to reflect what I think are the terrible realities of life, which I think are, generally speaking, conservative.”
-Boris Johnson

“That is the best case for Bush; that, among other things, he liberated Iraq. It is good enough for me.”
-Boris Johnson

“I’m a one-nation Tory.”
-Boris Johnson

“If we judged everybody by the stupid, unguarded things they blurt out to their nearest and dearest, then we wouldn’t ever get anywhere.”
-Boris Johnson

“The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP they have run out of better ideas.”
-Boris Johnson

“The idea that the EU is somehow the guarantor of peace on the continent – that is in itself rash, in my view, and risks undermining the vital role of Nato.”
-Boris Johnson

“It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time.”
-Boris Johnson

“My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”
-Boris Johnson

“I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest.”
-Boris Johnson

“I believe we now have a glorious opportunity: we can pass our laws and set our taxes entirely according to the needs of the U.K. economy.”
-Boris Johnson

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