James Hacker: This is a democracy, and the people don't like it.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: The people are ignorant and misguided.
James Hacker: Humphrey, it was the people who elected me!
Sir Humphrey Appleby: A minister can do what he likes.
James Hacker: It's the people's will. I am their leader. I must follow them.
James Hacker: How does it feel, Richard, to move from the Commons to the Lords?
R A Crichton: Like moving from animals to the vegetables.
Joan Littler: What does "inert" mean?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Eh, it means it's not... ert.
Bernard Woolley: Wouldn't 'urt a fly.