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" Your reputation is still the most important thing that you've got. "
" I love UFC, vigilante films, and any acts of merciless heroism. "
" Sometimes being old is used as an insult, which is bizarre because, if you're lucky, that's literally going to happen to you. It's a strange thing to gloat about: being born recently. "
" People now live their lives like an open wound to be famous - they do bad things because they're rewarded for it. "
" If you spend your days doing what you love, it is impossible to fail. So I go about my days trying to bring something into the world that wasn't in the world before. And then everyone gets furious about it. And then I sit back and say, 'I did that!' "
" I don't mind what people say about me as long as it's an opinion or the truth. If someone says, 'He's the worst comedian in the world,' that's fine. If someone says, 'His face makes me want to punch the TV,' that's fine. But if they say, 'Oh, and I know for a fact he hunts squirrels,' I go: no, no, no... that's a lie. "
" I really just want to make Karl Pilkington the new messiah. "
" I haven't had my teeth fixed, I haven't had a hair transplant. I haven't had a skin peel, tummy tuck. I've done literally nothing. "
" I am myself sometimes, and I do state my opinions, but not in a comedy routine and not in my character. There always has to be some sort of layer to it. "
" How many times have we seen reality celebrities fall from grace - often through no fault of their own - and then go on a show like 'Celebrity Big Brother' and say, 'I want to show the public a different side of me.' And I'm screaming at the telly going, 'This is not therapy. This is voyeurism!' "
" All of my friends are oddities. "
" Comedy is easy for me, but with drama, I don't know... it's still the Holy Grail. "
" I don't know why other people are concerned about other people's lives that much. "
" If I was a research scientist, I'd want people to say, 'You know what, he's a great research scientist, that Ricky Gervais. He's really good, really good.' You know, I'd go to award ceremonies for research scientists and go, 'Yeah, I really worked hard, yeah.' It's brilliant. "
" Humor is to get us over terrible things. "
" You can be watching the greatest film in the world, and if you hear your neighbor getting into a fight, you're at the window. "
" The second series is always my favourite as a writer/director; you can hit the ground running... so that's fun. "
" Luckily, even when people are shouting lies, the truth is undamaged. Science doesn't matter what you believe. "
" I'm an optimist. "
" I do the Golden Globes because they say I can say what I want. I wouldn't have that at the Oscars. "
" Oh, let's face it: I hate everything in others. "
" It's funny because I was offered film parts the first week after 'The Office' went out. I was sent a script, and I said, 'Who's the lead?' They said, 'We want you to be.' And I said: 'Well, who's going to go and see that? You want John Cusack.' "
" I always do a little bit of improv. I did some of 'The Office,' a tiny bit in 'Extras,' a bit more in 'Derek.' "
" I remember asking my mum when I was about 13, 'Why are my brothers and sister so much older than me?' And she just said, 'You were a mistake.' And I laughed. "
" The only thing that really depresses me is animal cruelty. "
" I think all art - even one as lowly as making jokes about celebrities - is there to make a connection. "
" I am not a wolf in sheep's clothing, I'm a wolf in wolf's clothing. "
" I think comedies should be short. I don't want to be self-indulgent; I don't want a two-hour comedy. "
" Even I can't talk about myself for an hour. "
" I'm a fang-toothed, blob-nosed, slouchy slob. "
" I've got re-addicted to normal people, which is the loveliest thing to write about. "