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'The whole way in which it is being run is pure East Germany . . . If Mandy went down to a voodoo sacrifice in Brixton tonight he'd come back tomorrow saying 'We must have voodoo sacrifices in the Dome'.' Stephen Bayley on resigning as creative director for the Millennium Experience. Sunday Telegraph, 11.1.98

'Mr Michael Mouse, the well-known Disney spokesman, yesterday created a storm when he refused to be photographed shaking hands with the cartoon character Mandy Mandelson. 'I am a serious figure,' said Mr Mouse, 'and I cannot afford to ruin my reputation by association with an internationally recognised joke figure.'' Lunchtime O'Rlando. Private Eye, 9.1.98

'Drug-pushers are more numerous and popular than Dome enthusiasts. So are urban druids. So, probably, are drug-pushing druids.' Andrew Marr. Independent, 7.1.98

'Why would Chris Smith want to put a boardroom bruiser in charge of the Arts Council? I don't think Robinson is being recruited for his love of the Renaissance madrigal.' Richard Morrison on rumours that Granada Group boss Gerry Robinson will be the new Arts Council chairman. Times, 9.1.98

'Richard and I love to eat in bed, which some people might find appalling. We like being horizontal.' Ruth Rogers. Times, 10.1.98

'. . . the same books, same soya milk, same organic rice, same music - no time is lost with exoticism.' Philippe Starck on the contents of his 12 homes. Sunday Telegraph, 11.1.98

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