Words of the week

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WHICH have been most profound comments of the past seven days? Read on to discover The Yorkshire Post’s selection.

BRITAIN has always been a generous, open, welcoming country and we must not allow a political climate of today to step away from that proud tradition. – West Yorkshire peer Sayeeda Warsi, a former Foreign Office minister, criticises David Cameron’s response to the refugee crisis.

WHEN you’re doing it, it doesn’t feel real. – Wing wizard Tom Briscoe who scored a record five tries as Leeds Rhinos beat Hull KR 50-0 to win rugby league’s Challenge Cup final.

ANY attempt to meddle with it or cut the licence fee is scandalous. Any other nation must think we’re crazy to even think of diminishing it. It does things in sound and on TV that you get nowhere else. 
– Leeds playwright Alan Bennett on the BBC.

THE only thing you will do by seeking perfection is bring on insanity. – Actress and TV presenter Kelly Osbourne.

WHAT wouldn’t you love about someone in a broom cupboard with a gopher? – Scott and Bailey star Suranne Jones has revealed her first TV crush was Phillip Schofield.

ON this issue of all issues there is such a thing as being too late. And that moment is almost upon us. – President Obama on what has been described as a “doomsday” climate change war.

IT left me feeling like a shell. The bullying knocked all sense of self worth out of me, it knocked all self confidence out of me, it made me depressed. The bullying almost ruined my life. 
– Former Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten.

I SOMETIMES spend up to 90 minutes on one tweet, I really do. And I have no shame in that, because my whole life has been about being correct. – Former boxer Chris Eubank.

SHE has done and said nothing that anybody will remember. 
– Historian David Starkey on the Queen.

I WAS offered a knighthood. A lot of people that I admired turned it down. Several people who were fervent socialists snapped them up. – Actor John Cleese on the honours system.