Monday, September 30, 2013

TV Quote of the Day (‘Yes Minister,” on Politicians and Panic)

Sir Humphrey Appleby (played by Nigel Hawthorne, far left): “Politicians like to panic. They need activity--it’s their substitute for achievement.”—Yes Minister, Season 1, Episode 3, “The Economy Drive,” teleplay by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, directed by Sydney Lotterby (uncredited), air date March 10, 1980.

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