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" It's difficult to be clean and clever at the same time, but a lot of our stuff was. "
" We had a certain kind of material that was not dangerously esoteric. "
" I've had a very happy life, and although I have had tragedy, I've never suffered from any darkness. "
" There was a story saying I didn't like contemporary comedians, but it's completely untrue - a lot of them are very dear friends of mine. "
" If I wear too much tartan, I tend to look like a Thermos flask. "
" I'm always nervous. A classy comedian is full of self-doubt disguised with an air of false confidence. If there isn't self-doubt, you seem aggressive. "
" It is nice to be appreciated by the youngsters. "
" I am happy most of the time. "
" We did Donald McGill, seaside-postcard stuff - middle of the road. "
" How long does it take to make 'They Think It's All Over?' It's just laughing at each other and thinking, 'Aren't we clever?' "
" As you get older, you worry about your memory. "
" We knew what mums, dads, and children would understand and enjoy without resentment. I don't see the requirement to upset people. You're there to entertain and please. "
" We'd never do anything tasteless. There's enough to make fun of without offending. "
" What is so good about 'Gavin and Stacey' is that it is very real, Welsh, and well written. "
" Comedy taste changes. It only changes slightly, but there's always a different angle, a different attitude. "
" I just keep jogging along, and people seem to like me. And for that I am very grateful. "
" It is all down to 'The Two Ronnies.' Those years with Ronnie Barker were the spine of my career. "
" It is possible to have good manners and be funny at the same time. Ronnie Barker and I proved that. "
" All those I admired as a young performer had a calmness to their comedy. "
" I love radio and have done a little bit for years - since 'Workers' Playtime' in the 1950s. It's also a good springboard for comedians. "
" Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac. "
" You get fed up watching shows with not much care and love, reality programmes where they put people in a house for a fortnight and film them doing everything, or where participants arrive after lunch and do the programme at six. "
" My first pet at home in Edinburgh was a dog my dad had called Glen. He was a small sheepdog and went with my dad every day to work as manager of a cooking centre, which made the children's lunches for schools. "
" I have been in the business for 62 years. It's a match made in heaven. "
" I think people feel starved of nice, glamorous entertainment. They want to see costumes and gaiety and a singer; old-fashioned entertainment - it won't die easily. "