Top Quotes by Robert Rinder

If a person is seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, then they are entitled to compensation.

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Verbal contracts are about as useful as a fart on a treadmill.

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Ultimately, whenever you have a new opportunity, do it with gusto and fun and be wholly indifferent to what other people think.

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I give celebrity my undivided indifference. Now that it’s here, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. And people who complain about celebrity and any kind of privilege are, all of them, whinging morons, and they should keep their first-world problems to themselves. I feel very strongly about that.

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Fitness is really important for my mental and emotional equilibrium as well as my physical wellbeing.

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I can smell a liar like a fart in a lift!

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In our ‘Strictly’ group, we really did bond. It’s seemingly disappointing to some that we had no diva meltdowns. I made true friends during the experience, which is surprising because I’m not a new-pals sort of person.

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If an employer decides to flout the law, it may be guilty of criminal offences and subject to serious financial liability.

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I think I’m incredibly stoic. If I have a bad headache, it takes a while before I reach for a tablet.

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Youthful beauty is a poor indicator of long-term appeal in a man.

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Before starting a building project, it is wise to discuss your plans in full with the neighbours.

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We need to be able to turn to our immediate circle to ascertain whether our internal checks and balances are functional and to be able to rely on them to point out gross errors.

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I propose that matchmaking should be approached like a corporate business venture. It can be risky, but I have discovered that the potential profits from acquisitions and mergers cannot be underestimated.

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The more powerful you become, the less likely it is that people will tell you the truth. It must be why the ‘Harry Potter’ books become so bloated as the series progresses; think of the beautiful, precise editing of books 1-3 drowned in a mire of sycophancy and yea-saying.

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Learning about crime in great detail forces us to ask ourselves how it happened, how the victims and perpetrators got to that point, how the law works, how the police force functions.

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Great broadcasting requires all of us, those who are in positions of power and especially those who are in positions to employ people, to remember you need to look towards the greatest conceivable palate to create greatness.

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Never trust people; always trust paper. I’d marry a piece of paper if I could.

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Above all else, look around to employ the best talent you possibly can.

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I think with ‘Strictly,’ people don’t want you to do badly. They’re willing you to do well.

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I was an appalling person to teach. At 14, I was pretty advanced. I would read all the books in a few minutes, and I was bored. It must have been awful for a teacher to have a bright boy who’s giving them his undivided indifference.

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One of the happy consequences of my brain is that I rarely sleep.

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I’m not as conscious as I should be about my diet and eating a healthy balance of fruit and vegetables because I do so much exercise. However, I love good grilled fish and Mediterranean/Middle-Eastern salads.

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I find it amusing when you look at plastic surgeons because they don’t seem to have had anything done.

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I loathe people who are disingenuous or inauthentic.

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I respond well to terribly beautiful, terribly brilliant Russian women.

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I like people to be authentic, thoughtful, and honest.

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There’s certainly more chance of me winning ‘Strictly’ than having an affair with my dance partner, but you know, who knows?

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It’s always nice to have new clothes made for you.

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I can conduct and play musical instruments, but dancers’ counting is different – they only go to eight beats, which doesn’t relate to a bar.

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As a lawyer, I’ve dealt with really serious offences, and the public rarely hear what the true impact is on the victims’ families. When you hear it from the mouths of victims, your entire approach changes, because it could happen to anybody, and they articulate that in such a powerful way.

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On TV, the nitty-gritty of trials takes place between commercial breaks, whereas, of course, reality is infinitely more complex. True crime also makes us more empathetic.

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Is it exploitative to get the victim of an unimaginably horrific crime to talk on my show ‘Crime Stories?’ No, it’s crucial.

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Going to salsa clubs may be popular, but I feel we’re really missing something as a society by overlooking ballroom dancing. If only we could persuade schools to teach it or there was somewhere young people could go on a Saturday night to learn it.

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My musical taste is somewhat dated – I mean, freeze frame, go back 60 years, and you’re in my comfort zone.

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When I first heard Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way,’ I looked out the window for the car alarm going off.

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It is difficult to ever think about your loved one having suffered.

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I hope I’m always appropriate on ‘JR’ if it’s a serious case. But if you have a case of a man who has a wardrobe malfunction with a lime green mankini, even I on the odd occasion find it mildly amusing.

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I do get stopped in the street, and people are always, without exception, really polite. I think it’s because they think I can send them to prison.

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Even my trolls have started taking the trouble to spell their Tweets correctly, which is thoughtful.

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I’m very much into Barry’s Boot Camp… it’s the real deal.

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Serious crime is very, very rare, and I think all of us are interested because they are rare and unusual. If they were banal and everyday, we wouldn’t be interested in them at all.

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The law is the law whether you’re dealing with a multi-million-pound fraud or a car deal where someone feels diddled because their exhaust falls off on the way home.

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I realise I’m known for doing big, very serious cases, but fundamentally, any lawyer will tell you that even the most complex trials come down to the same questions. Are people telling porky pies? Are bank accounts dodgy? Is someone trying to get one over on you? It’s my job to listen and then decide.

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The only thing I knew would make my grandmother more proud than watching my TV courtroom was to see me dressed up in white tie doing the foxtrot.

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From time to time, I definitely look witheringly, which is why I’m well known.

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I’m not pretending when I’m in that court room.

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The reality is that when you’re a barrister, you’re trained, and you’ve got ethical structures. You’ve got to follow the evidence, and that’s that.

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I used to deal with high-profile criminal cases that were covered extensively in the media, and one of the things I quickly appreciated was there was a gulf between what really took place in the middle of a case, the impact on victims, the effect on the police and how they solved crimes, and the way it was reported.

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I wish I had a filter; then, I’d suspect, who knows? I’d perhaps have more friends.

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I really want to emphasise this – ‘Strictly’ is a positive show. It’s interesting that it gets cast into this, understandably, the ordinary net of reality shows, but there’s no part of it which feels nihilistic or unpleasant. It’s all about learning something and doing well, and you feel this overwhelming sense of people wanting you to do well.

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I think if you put 100% into anything and you do it with authenticity and enthusiasm, then it really shines through.

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When somebody teaches you to love something, you never forget that! It’s such a generous thing to do.

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