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Alan Coren

  • British writer
  • Born June 27, 1938
  • Died October 18, 2007

Alan Coren (27 June 1938 – 18 October 2007) was an English humourist, writer and satirist who was well known as a regular panellist on the BBC radio quiz The News Quiz and a team captain on BBC television's Call My Bluff. Coren was also a journalist, and for almost a decade was the editor of Punch magazine.


Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.




Television is more interesting than people. If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room.




The Act of God designation on all insurance policies; which means, roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents that are most likely to happen to you.




I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.




Since both its national products, snow and chocolate, melt, the cuckoo clock was invented solely in order to give tourists something solid to remember it by.



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