In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.
Anthony Sampson – [Journalism and Journalists]

Members rise from CMG (known sometimes in Whitehall as ''Call Me God'') to KCMG (''Kindly Call Me God'') to GCMG (''God Calls Me God'').
Anthony Sampson – [Autobiography]

Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.
Anthony Sampson – [Committees and Meetings]

Once you touch the trappings of monarchy, like opening an Egyptian tomb, the inside is liable to crumble.
Anthony Sampson – [Royalty]

The lounge of the main hotel is full of jollity, with large comfortable men sitting in braces; the bar is packed with talkative intellectuals, full of witty disloyalties. The next week the main hotel is suddenly full of dinner-jackets and large hats. The girls are dressed as if for a weekend in the country. When one of the great men of the party comes through, the crowd edges respectfully away, murmuring loyal noises.
Anthony Sampson – [Politicians and Politics]