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John Mortimer

John Mortimer

Title: Sir John Clifford Mortimer
Full Name: John Clifford Mortimer

Birthdate: April 21, 1923
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Date of Death: January 16, 2009

Occupation: Author, Barrister, and Screenwriter
Profile: Best known for Rumpole of the Bailey. Knighted in 1998.

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mortimer
Number of Quotes: 3

A man with a bristling grey beard [a yachtsman], said: I made up my mind, when I bought my first boat, never to learn to swim ... When you're in a spot of trouble, if you can swim you try to strike out for the shore. You invariably drown. As I can't swim, I cling to the wreckage and they send a helicopter out for me. That's my tip, if you ever find yourself in trouble, cling to the wreckage!

No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.

Restaurants have this in common with ladies: the best are often not the most enjoyable, nor the grandest the most friendly, and the pleasures of the evening are frequently spoiled by the writing of an exorbitant cheque.

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