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Rory Bremner Quotes

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I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education.
- Rory Bremner

In a more intellectually rigorous age,
I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all.
I would just be a topical comedian.
- Rory Bremner

If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage.
But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine,
is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it.
- Rory Bremner

Now I'm instantly nervous about the demands of doing a weekly column.
- Rory Bremner


 

When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty,
human rights and that sort of thing,
it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches
he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
- Rory Bremner

I am just fascinated by this reassurance from a menacing figure.
It is rather frightening.
- Rory Bremner

British politics is more nuanced.
Part of the problem with New Labour is that they are a moving target.
- Rory Bremner


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People may say that what I do is very clever,
but it's not really at all.
It's not Swift.
- Rory Bremner

Politics now is rather like going into Starbucks for a coffee.
- Rory Bremner

When I was growing up, there were just the three channels,
so as a nation we all sat down to the same meal at the end of the day.
Now there's been this explosion.
- Rory Bremner

My first public impression was my French teacher,
Derek Swift.
- Rory Bremner

I've no idea what they make of me.
People usually don't recognise themselves in an impression.
- Rory Bremner

I'm much more used to the TV shows, which are demanding
to write and perform but very fulfilling.
- Rory Bremner

So to recap: we may or may not be going to war with
Iraq because Saddam may or may not have weapons of mass destruction,
which he may or may not use, or pass to other terrorists
groups with whom he may or may not have links.
- Rory Bremner

I'm supposed to be the director of a television company,
but I've only ever seen that company as a vehicle for
making the kind of programmes we wanted to make,
getting our ideas on the screen.
- Rory Bremner

But let's be clear.
We're talking about a country where there's no opposition.
As leader he can ignore Parliament and -
sorry that's Tony Blair isn't it? Um,
so he doesn't even have to ask the country before he goes to war -
sorry that's still Tony Blair.
- Rory Bremner

I remember driving home one evening while they were
reviewing the papers on the radio.
One of the articles was about me separating from my wife.
It's a weird thing to listen to a news report about
the break-up of your marriage.
- Rory Bremner

Or the Department of Education and another ministry
were worried about duplication of effort,
so what did they do? They set up two committees to
look into duplication and neither knew what the other was up to.
It really is a world beyond parody.
- Rory Bremner

It is a weird thing, because most people tend to get
more conservative as they get older,
but I find myself going the opposite way.
I am sure that by the end I will be selling Marxist
pamphlets on the Holloway Road.
- Rory Bremner

We are rather in the position that used to exist at the BBC,
where you feel that you can pick up the phone to people
who are experts in their field and they will be very
favourably disposed to you and share their knowledge.
- Rory Bremner

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

You ask me if I keep a notebook
to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When I eventually met Mr. Right
I had no idea that his first name was Always.
- Rita Rudner

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

If I had known what it would be like to have it all -
I might have been willing to settle for less.
- Lily Tomlin

I wish I had the nerve not to tip.
- Paul Lynde

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes,
I had one thousand and sixty.
- Imelda Marcos

Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

My uncle Sammy was an angry man.
He had printed on his tombstone: What are you looking at?
- Margaret Smith

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe
that had the lion's heart.
I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
- Winston Churchill

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

When I took office, only high energy physicists
had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web...
Now even my cat has its own page.
- William J. Clinton

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance
and hypocritical humility.
I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

I think that people want peace so much
that one of these days government had better
get out of their way and let them have it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges


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