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English Actor, b.1959

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“No collection of people who are all waiting for the same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation. Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“My advice to anyone adapting a novel is that once they've read it and learnt to understand it, then they must throw it away and never look at it again!”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Most of my stand-up comedy is about being a small, scared, neurotic individual among the billions of other small, scared, neurotic individuals that make up the mass which is us. I always think the first target of a stand-up comic should be themselves-we all share our weaknesses, and it's fun to use them as a source of comedy.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We've all got to look at ourselves, start with yourself, that's all you can do. I believe that we can act responsibly as a group, it's just that there are vested interests telling us not to bother.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Most of my work isn't directly autobiographical. It tends to be an amalgam of things I've seen and heard and thought and conversations I've had.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away, which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Even if it sounds pretentious, which it isn't-I've found it artistically challenging to produce a monologue that is filled with laughter and ideas. It's a tough thing to pull off, but satire is better if it has conviction behind it.”

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