‘Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents’.
‘I’ve learnt that through life you just get on with it. You’re going to meet a lot of dishonest people along the line and you say good luck to them. I hope they live in comfort. Then I start sticking more pins in their effigies’.
‘My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons’.
‘I am a mixture of idealist and realist’.
‘If you don’t have humour, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now’.
‘My acting range has always been something between the two extremes of ‘raises left eyebrow’ and ‘raises right eyebrow.’’
‘The wonderful thing about age is that your knees don’t work as well, you can’t run down steps quite as easily and obviously you can’t lift heavy weights. But your mind doesn’t feel any different’.
‘We all have a responsibility in life to do what we can to help those less fortunate’.
‘You should make something. You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what it is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening-everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, ‘I did that.’’
‘Honour is a gift a man gives himself. You can be as good as anyone that ever lived. If you can read, you can learn everything that anyone ever learned. But you’ve got to want it.’
‘People confuse the subject of the joke with the target of the joke, and they’re very rarely the same.’
‘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.’
‘If you are threatened or offended by people disagreeing, challenging or even ridiculing your faith, your faith can’t be that strong.’
‘The only route to success is hard work. If you didn’t work hard I don’t think it counts as success.’
Disclaimer – I do not own the photo, it is from: http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/02/ricky-gervais-agrees-to-help-fan-get-a-dog-but-only-if-its-a-rescue/