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Some of Astragal's favourite quotes of the year, culled from the pages of AJ:

'We always expected some polishing and fine-tuning to be done' - Jennie Page on the Millennium Dome.

'I don't need to tell you that I'm basking in an 'I told you so' feeling of practically erotic intensity' - Stephen Bayley also on the Dome.

'Presumably the hideous MI6 building was attacked by the paramilitary wing of the RIBA' - Guardian letter-writer Marian Nyman after the bombing of the building.

'The couple had considered redesigning Pitt's home in the Hollywood Hills, but lost enthusiasm after consulting an architect' - Peter McDonald on the wedding of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

'I understand that some people like it' - The Queen, opening Michael Wilford's Berlin embassy

'Ed has a pitbull terrier called Gnash, and when he bites, he never lets go - just like Ed' - Sir Jeremy Dixon on Edward Jones.

'People say it works bloody well but it looks like a piece of shit. That to me is a great compliment' - James Dyson on his bagless vacuum cleaner.

'You could have built the bloody airport for the cost of the inquiry' - Norman Foster on the Heathrow Terminal 5 inquiry, which finally ended.

'I can't see any clouds on the horizon. I assume they're there, though' - developer Irvine Sellar on his plans for Europe's tallest tower at London Bridge Station, designed by Renzo Piano

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