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#1. I can't find someone funny whom I don't like. Hitler told great jokes. I didn't find it funny at all.
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#2. Remember, being healthy is basically dying as slowly as possible.
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#3. For any of you who don't know, the Golden Globes are just like the Oscars, but without all that esteem. The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton. A bit louder, a bit trashier, a bit drunker, and more easily bought.
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#4. Take a picture not a trophy This is how real men shoot animals
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#5. Why buy a book when you can join a library.
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#6. Do this or you'll burn in hell.
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#7. You have to be 100% behind someone, before you can stab them in the back.
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#8. There's no difference between fame and infamy now. There's a new school of professional famous people that don't do anything. They don't create anything.
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#9. Suggesting I hate people with religion because I hate religion is like suggesting I hate people with cancer because I hate cancer.
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#10. A world without any lies at all is not a good world, because it's artless and because there are no white lies, no flattery.
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#11. The most important thing in comedy - apart from empathy, which I think is important even if disguised - is surprise. I like surprising people with the fact that something's even a joke at all.
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#12. Spirituality really lost its way when it became a stick to beat people with: 'Do this or you'll burn in hell.
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#13. I see Atheists are fighting and killing each other again, over who doesn't believe in any God the most. Oh, no..wait.. that never happens.
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#14. There was a nobility in poverty when I was growing up. My mom was poor but she was planting roses and she was cleaning the steps, you know what I mean. You didn't feel sorry for yourself.
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#15. We want to see a struggle. We want to see people falling over but getting themselves back up on their feet, and that's what's extraordinary- ordinary people and their struggle. There's nothing as interesting as real life out your window. You walk down the street for half an hour, I'll give you half an hour of drama.
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#16. I'm not from around these parts. I'm from a little place called England: we used to run the world before you.
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#17. Got a proper job at 28. Gave it up to try comedy at 38. Decided to get fit and healthy at 48. It's never too late. But do it now
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#18. I like big escapist films. It's odd because the type of comedian I am and the things I do when I'm writing and directing myself usually deal with the darker side of the human psyche and excruciating social faux pas. I often deal in taboos and the subjects I do as a stand-up are quite challenging. But my film roles have been much more fun and escapist.
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#19. People think "The Office" was improvised, but it's all on the page. We do that because what we found is that in the early days of "The Office," we went in with it sort of 80 percent scripted and we did some things and then we improv'd and we did - you know, and it gets a laugh on the floor because it's the first time they've heard it.
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#20. Most people sitting at home aren't cool, successful, witty Hollywood stars, but they all worry about what people think of them when they faux pas.
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#21. The best way to avoid criticism is never do anything ever. Or, do what you love, have a great life & let others spend their time criticising.
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#22. It breaks your heart when you throw something away, but it's what left that counts. It's like worrying about the bits of rock you have knocked off in order to make a beautiful statue. You've wasted half the rock, yeah, but it's the Venus di Milo!
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#23. I no longer needed a reason for my existence, just a reason to live. And imagination, free will, love, humor, fun, music, sports, beer, and pizza are all good enough reasons for living. But living an honest life - for that you need the truth.
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#24. Remember, when you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It is only painful for others.
The same applies when you are stupid.
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#25. That's what life is, it's the small struggles. You walk down the street for half an hour, you see half an hour of drama. You don't need convoluted plot lines. You don't need long-lost brothers. You don't need it's set on the future; it's set on the moon.
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#26. Hollywood is responsible for some of the greatest and worst movies of all time!
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#27. The service in L.A. is the best. You don't get sarcastic, surly, fed-up waiters and waitresses like you do in England. They're good at their job and they're there for the customer. The only depressing thing is a lot of them have written more screenplays than me.
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#28. I think sometimes you get given a good pile of goodwill, and it's whether you use it up in the first six months or spread it out over a career.
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#29. I think that's the fundamental thing - you can go anywhere you like as long as you're following a character that the audience likes and understands.
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#30. Your critics want you to be as unhappy, unfulfilled and unimportant as they are. Let your happiness eat them up from inside
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#31. I don't believe in about 2700 Gods. Christians don't believe in 2699 Gods. They're nearly as atheistic as me.
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#32. Where there's a will - there's a relative!
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#33. I think the social faux par is probably what most people fear ... more people fear public speaking than death and that's because we don't want to make a fool of ourselves. It's fundamental.
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#34. I've never done anything for the common consensus. I do things to please me. If you are happy with something yourself, you become bulletproof.
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#35. My favourite shows of the year are House of Cards, the Scandinavian versions of The Killing and The Bridge, and my guilty pleasure is everything MMA. Ultimate Fighter is amazing.
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#36. The world is bigger than all the parts. That's the important thing, and one thing can throw everything off kilter. And you must never let yourself off. You'll let yourself off by mistake. So you shouldn't do it consciously. You have to be above it all and just be very disciplined with it. Just be very disciplined with it.
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#37. A joke isn't yours. It's used and you don't know where it's been.
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#38. When someone thanks God, I don't get offended.
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#39. Avoid employing unlucky people - throw half of the pile of CVs in the bin without reading them.
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#40. My greatest hero is Nelson Mandela. What a man. Incarcerated for 25 years, he was released in 1990 and he hasn't reoffended. I think he's going straight, which shows you prison does work.
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#41. Thank you God for making me an atheist.
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#42. For every wacky postcard, there's a million people waiting to buy it, and for every $10 million of those things, there's one Rembrandt. Purposely, I think I want to aim at doing something that a lot of people won't like. I'm just worried that it looks like I've compared my work with Rembrandt. "Gervais says he's better than Rembrandt!".
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#43. Ignorance might be bliss for the ignorant, but for the rest of us it's a right fucking pain in the arse
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#44. I get so sick of people asking: "What's your demographic?" Or: "Oh we've got to aim this at ... " No, you have to aim it at you. You do the thing you would love ... make the thing you would love and be proud of. There's enough people in the world that, if you do that and do it well as a single vision, they'll go: "That's my favourite thing ever!"
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#45. You try to make characters you care about, and I think realism helps. Even though this is a high concept, the characters have got to be real.
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#46. I'm a failed pop star. I always sneak a song into everything I do.
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#47. Famous people are above the law,
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#48. I don't think humans are meant to be looked at when we're buying pants.
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#49. When you get back into the editing suite in the cold light of day, the written stuff is better.
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#50. People think that it's fun to meet celebrities - but what do you mean by "celebrity"? Someone you recognise? What are they famous for? It's people who've done something that are exciting.
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#51. I've always dabbled. I've always nearly written a book, I've always tried painting, I've always tried to make something out of ideas, really. It was never a plan. I never thought, Right. First I'll get famous, and then I'll do a book.
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#52. Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.
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#53. Wearing cosmetics that were tested on animals makes you ugly on the inside
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#54. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth ... Then he said, "Let there be light." Which means he made the entire universe in the dark! How fucking good is that? He's brilliant.
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#55. I'm quite squeamish, really. I'm philistine and unsophisticated - not because of my great discerning palate but other reasons. Some are moral grounds, some texture.
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#56. Unlike religious people, I look at all religions equally.
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#57. I always chose all my friends on whether they were funny. What's a better way to pass the time than laughing or smiling?
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#58. I still see myself as a bit of a cottage industry. Being in a room creating stuff and seeing if anyone wants it, as opposed to going to work for someone.
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#59. Know your limitations and be content with them. Too much ambition results in promotion to a job you can't do.
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#60. Sometimes I'll be confident and go into a shop and say, "Hello, yeah, all right," and then the next day, if someone looks at me or talks to me, I just don't know what to do. If you're walking down the street with a baseball cap, you might be fine. But if you're in a pub and you see someone look at you, you think the worst thing in the world now is if they come over. It's a really weird feeling.
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#61. Remember, no one can hurt your feelings without your permission
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#62. The grass isn't always greener on the other side!
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#63. The existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn't. It's not a matter of opinion. You can have your own opinions. But you can't have your own facts.
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#64. Atheism is a belief system",
is like saying "not going skiing, is a hobby.
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#65. I've never worked out what the moral of Humpty Dumpty is. I can only think of: Don't sit on a wall, if you're an egg.
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#66. She said, 'I'm your biggest fan,' and I said, 'Who are you?' She said, 'Paris Hilton.'
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#67. If you can't joke about the most horrendous things in the world, what's the point of jokes? What's the point in having humor? Humor is to get us over terrible things.
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#68. I feel that a lot of British comedy is often too bombastic, too obvious, dressing up and shouting and pulling funny faces.
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#69. You won't burn in hell. But be nice anyway.
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#70. I think doing something creative is the most important thing to me, and I think it's probably just good for the soul for anyone, whatever it is. You don't have to be a film director - you can do gardening or something - but I think everyone needs to create something.
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#71. I want to get all the nations of the world together, it doesn't matter what colour or creed, and I want to sit them down and say: "Guys, The Office is still available on DVD."
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#72. I know how much embarrassment hurts, and I love it as a theme because you can keep digging a hole. It's just an endless well, embarrassment.
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#73. Comedy is a medicine - a healing process that can help people get through difficult times and understand things better
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#74. You can just keep getting it worse until you have to pull back and let the audience breathe. But yeah, I really love digging.
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#75. As an atheist, I see nothing "wrong" in believing in a God. I don't think there is a God, but belief in him does no harm. If it helps you in any way, then that's fine with me. It's when belief starts infringing on other people's rights when it worries me. I would never deny your right to believe in a God. I would just rather you didn't kill people who believe in a different God, say. Or stone someone to death because your rulebook says their sexuality is immoral. It's strange that anyone who believes that an all-powerful all-knowing, omniscient power responsible for everything that happens, would also want to judge and punish people for what they are.
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#76. Basically, you deny one less God than I do. You don't believe in 2,999 gods. And I don't believe in just one more.
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#77. I'm basically a 'do unto others' type person. I don't have any religious feelings because I'm an atheist, but I live my life like there's a God. And if there was he'd probably love me.
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#78. You do your own thing and you see if you survive.
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#79. I'm not a film snob at all. I much prefer a really good Hollywood blockbuster than a thought-provoking art house movie because entertainment is sort of where it's at.
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#80. My physique is down to 20 years of eating cheese.
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#81. It always comes back to us - why are we here? Well, we just happened to be here, we couldn't choose it. The chance of us being born - that sperm hitting that egg - is 400 trillion to 1. We're not special, we're just lucky; and this is a holiday. We didn't exit for 14 and a half billion years. Then we got 80 or 90 years if we're lucky, and then we'll never exist again. So we should make the most of it.
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#82. That's the amazing thing about life. You can just rub it out, like a blackboard, and start again.
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#83. … Science is constantly proved all the time. You see, if we take something like any fiction, any holy book… and destroyed it, in a thousand years' time, that wouldn't come back just as it was. Whereas if we took every science book, and every fact, and destroyed them all, in a thousand years they'd all be back, because all the same tests would [produce] the same result.
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#84. Real racist jokes or sexist jokes aren't funny - not because they're offensive, but because they're not true. As soon as a joke is based on an untruth, it's not funny.
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#85. I'm a militant fundamentalist atheist. I'm going to get on a crowded train, unbutton my coat and say rational things. People will be hurt.
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#86. Since there is absolutely no logical reason to assume there is an afterlife, I decided to make the life I have now as much fun as possible.
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#87. America champions the underdog. We champion the underdog until he's not the underdog anymore, and he annoys us.
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#88. Next time someone tells me they believe in God, I'll say 'Oh which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? Ra? ... ' If they say 'Just God. I only believe in the one God,' I'll point out that they are nearly as atheistic as me. I don't believe in 2,870 gods, and they don't believe in 2,869.
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#89. Never fear the truth. No bad can come of discussing a true subject. No bad at all.
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#90. It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking. Or as Charlie Sheen calls it: Breakfast.
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#91. When I direct my own scripts, it's much easier as it's been in my head for a year already. What I love about this is having an idea and seeing it come to fruition onscreen. I would like to direct someone else's script one day, but I might not get round to it before I die - you can't legislate for being hit by a bus!
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#92. Mondays are fine. It's your life that sucks.
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#93. It's a privilege to be in such a great category of people and ... I don't believe in God, so I'd like to thank dogs. Dogs have given me everything.
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#94. I think what makes us human is those choices - whether to tell the truth or not.
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#95. You see reality TV and it's not reality TV. It's contrived and everything is plotted and scripted nearly. Documentaries are the same and just as bad.
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#96. Your God is the best God. In fact, he's the only God. All other Gods are ridiculous, made up rubbish. Not yours though. Yours is real.
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#97. Even if it's such a lowly art as TV, you've got to get stuff off your chest, because that's what makes something different and original, your particular take on stuff.
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#98. Same sex marriage isn't gay privilege, it's equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes. Like churches don't.
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#99. The simple fact is, offense is taken, not given,
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#100. Try something. And never be afraid to fail. That failure is useful too. It's just another building block.

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