Quotations by Jeffrey Archer

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Born: Monday, April 15, 1940
Profession: Politician
Nationality: English


Actually, Sydney is my second favourite city on earth, I love Sydney, but this is the greatest.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Love, Earth)

And I did wonder - because it's now three years ago since I left prison - whether there would come a time when I would forget it, or it would be in the past as anything else might be - no, it's there every day of my life.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Time, Day, Forget, Now, Past, Prison, Wonder, Years)

At the end of my trial, I was rather hoping the judge would send me to Australia for the rest of my life.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, End, Rest)

But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison - two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Mistakes, Prison, Regret, Remarkable, Years)

But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Education, Diaries, End, Prison)

Exclusive will not be published in book format.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Will)

I am currently doing about 30 charity auctions a year.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Charity)

I do greatly admire Australian artists.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Artists)

I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping there is still more to come. I still haven't captained the England cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall!
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Cricket, England)

I learnt a lot about myself, I learnt a lot about other people and the problems they have. If I was lucky enough to live to a hundred, how I will feel about two per cent of my life being that way, I don't know.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, People, Being, Problems, Will)

I spent my first three weeks there on a wing with 21 murderers. I met some very evil people there but also some men who'd had no upbringing, no chance in life.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Men, People, Chance, Evil, First)

I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Attitude, Prison)

I think when you've lost an election by 179, there's going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can't do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Government, Time, People, Conservative, Right, Will, Years)

I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Power, Beginning)

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: First, Prison, Words)

I'm not involved in politics any more and they're quite right.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Politics, Right)

I'm not taking any interest in politics. I'm not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Politics, Interest, Now, Writing)

I'm passionate again about writing. This is important to me; it's got to be the comeback book.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Writing)

I've been doing nineteen hours a day on London, nothing else, I mean this has been my whole life, and writing has been put on one side, and if I'm privileged enough to be the Mayor of this city, then I will not write again.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Day, London, Nothing, Will, Writing)

I've loved art for more than 30 years.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Art, Years)

Sixty per cent of people entering prison today are illiterate.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: People, Prison, Today)

We all make mistakes but one has to move on.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Mistakes)

We go on a lot in this country about offences being caused by drugs. The truth is just as many offences are caused by drink. And that should be taken into account.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Truth, Being, Country, Drugs)

Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Hope, Prison, Punishment, Years)

Well I think after leaving prison, and having written three diaries about life in prison, it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel, to write a new novel.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Challenge, Diaries, Prison)

When I was three, I wanted to be four. When I was four, I wanted to be prime minister.
- Jeffrey Archer

Whenever you analyse anyone who has had any success and they're in the headlines, you will find they are human and make mistakes. I'm certainly that and I've made a lot of mistakes.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Success, Mistakes, Will)







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