Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer

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Author Profession: English Politician
Born: April 15, 1940
Age: 76 years old
Birth Sign: Aries

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We all make mistakes but one has to move on.

What I have found is that real friends stand by you.

I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison.

Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.

I'm passionate again about writing. This is important to me; it's got to be the comeback book.

When I was deputy chairman I could travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh without leaving Tory land. In a two-week period I covered every constituency in which we had an MP. There were 14. Now we have only one. We appear to have given up.

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!

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.

Actually, Sydney is my second favourite city on earth, I love Sydney, but this is the greatest.

At the end of my trial, I was rather hoping the judge would send me to Australia for the rest of my life.

But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education.

Exclusive will not be published in book format.

I do greatly admire Australian artists.

Sixty per cent of people entering prison today are illiterate.

Very few people deserted me when I went to prison. They stayed loyal.

When a book comes out I wonder if one person will buy it. It's agony. Of course it's stupid, but it's agony.

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

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.

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.

The discipline required for athletics carried through to writing. You call it obsession. I call it discipline. By the way, I see nothing wrong with that.

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