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Holmes - Dave Dobbyn

Television (Excerpts) – 1998

He says he wasn't really an alkie, he'd just get to 9.30pm and abracadabra, he'd turned into a bore. So he stopped drinking. He's now addicted to sugar in his coffee — "don't look" he said as he dumped in about a tablespoon's worth — The New York Times cryptic crossword, reading the Bible for "Inspiration, comfort, ripping yarns".
– Dave Dobbyn describes his relationship with alcohol, The NZ Herald, 17 December 2011
You made me sound like a victim before — I'm no victim, Paul. You've been through this yourself. I've won a lot of battles and that's just one of them, OK?
– Dave Dobbyn reacts to Paul Holmes' introduction