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I don't claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway,
by Adrian Edmondson

I don't claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway,
but I think there's a basis to them,
and that's why they're more popular than other TV comedies.
There's a basis of truth in them, a gut feeling.
- Adrian Edmondson

We had so much fun in Ghana and they are really lovely people.
- Adrian Edmondson

I've always had a kind of visual eye,
and it was a pleasant exercise for that.
- Adrian Edmondson

Richie and Eddie couldn't exist without each other.
They're two halves of the same person.
- Adrian Edmondson

 

From the stage I've seen people of all ages absolutely
roaring at really good toilet humour.
- Adrian Edmondson

I'm waiting for the time when I fail -
because we all fail -
and I'm ready,
I'll take up carpentry.
- Adrian Edmondson

I've never played a hero before so I jumped at the chance.
- Adrian Edmondson

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We have never been strictly political,
only strictly funny.
- Adrian Edmondson

A lot of people are obsessed with looking cool.
They feel they have to look after their image.
- Adrian Edmondson

I remember once having to stop performing when I thought
an elderly man a few rows back from the front was actually
going to die because he was laughing so hard.
- Adrian Edmondson

On stage, we just want to generate hysteria.
We don't care about looking cool or posing.
- Adrian Edmondson

Performers like Tommy Cooper, who are always getting things wrong,
are much more endearing than comedians who are sassy and smart.
- Adrian Edmondson

You're entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy.
- Adrian Edmondson

We only have one agenda, which is to make 'em laugh their pants off.
Unless they are girls, of course, when it is to make
them laugh their bras off so we can get a quick look.
- Adrian Edmondson

Most modern comedy is crap.
- Adrian Edmondson

It's definitely time to stop.
We're getting too old.
We both realised that the show wasn't as engaging as it used to be.
We were starting to look a bit ridiculous.
- Adrian Edmondson

It only works because we still amuse each other.
After we have been working with other people,
it is so refreshing to laugh unreservedly when we are back together again.
- Adrian Edmondson

Even though we work in the same field,
we have an intense private life away from our professional lives.
- Adrian Edmondson

The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing,
and we laugh at our own jokes.
- Adrian Edmondson

There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour -
people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them -
but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag.
- Adrian Edmondson

People expect us to be different, but we're not.
We're very similar people, and it's because we're so
similar and close to each other that we make each other laugh -
in fact we make each other laugh more than we make anyone else laugh.
- Adrian Edmondson

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I make no claim to be an authority on writing or illustrating for children.
- Hugh Lofting

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are
equal in any respect are equal in all respects;
because men are equally free,
they claim to be absolutely equal.
- Aristotle

Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift.
Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.
- Kwame Nkrumah

I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
- Dick Dale

I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work.
- Harold Ramis

Birth on U.S.
territory has never been an absolute claim to citizenship.
- Phyllis Schlafly

We can live our own lives in a way that does not bring
reproach on the principles we claim to support.
- Jesse Helms

I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to
other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor.
- Theodore Bikel

Back then when Chomsky and Herman wrote,
the left, myself among them, all knew that something
terrible was happening in Vietnam,
though most now claim to remember otherwise.
- James Donald

I don't really trust men who claim they are not interested in porn.
- Moby

Those who dare to interpret God's will must never claim
Him as an asset for one nation or group rather than another.
- Robert Runcie

There are no black conservatives.
Oh, there are neoconservatives with black skin,
but they lack any claim to blackness other than the biological.
They have forgotten their roots.
- Stephen Carter

Some even claim that I'm a terror, a dictator and they're right.
- Lou Reed

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths,
but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

Of course, conservatives always claim to be against judicial activism.
- Michael Kinsley

His claim to his home is deep, but there are too many ghosts.
He must absorb without being absorbed.
- Willie Morris

The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity
and freedom is a ridiculous lie.
- L. Neil Smith

Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word,
if there is such a thing.
- J. L. Austin

Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages
by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that
Americans don't want to do the jobs.
- Dana Rohrabacher

That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred
from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

For a long time I thought I was a poet,
but that's a high title to claim.
- Philip Pullman

If your contribution has been vital there will always
be somebody to pick up where you left off,
and that will be your claim to immortality.
- Walter Gropius

Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe
in their particular political solutions,
then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.
- Thomas Sowell

I make no claim to being a business genius.
You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value.
- Nat King Cole

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism.
They have a distorted understanding of the traditional
values they claim to defend.
- Christopher Lasch

So far as the economic condition of society and the
general mode of living and thinking were concerned,
I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution.
- Simon Newcomb

There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the
discovery of exceptions to the rules.
- Paul Eldridge

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested,
and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all.
This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Mickey Mouse...
is always there-he's part of my life.
That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame.
- Annette Funicello

My most resolute opponents believe that I am too visible,
that I am a little too alive, that my name echoes too
much in the texts which they nevertheless claim to be inaccessible.
- Jacques Derrida

I'm not certain that the BBC can claim to be making
a wide enough range of distinctive programmes to make the case convincingly.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

I haven't had a stationary home since going with the circus,
but since my parents lived in Lafayette about 25 years
ago and my sister lives here now,
I always claim it as home.
- Emmett Kelly

I sometimes truly despair at ever being meaningfully
altered and affected by the things I claim are so important to me.
- Olympia Dukakis

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim,
is one of the liberal arts.
It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.
- Edward Levi

If you can work and if you're offered a job and you don't take it,
you cannot continue to claim benefits.
It will be extremely tough.
- David Cameron

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this
century may claim over all previous centuries.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Now obviously the propositions of the system have reference
to matters of empirical fact;
if they did not,
they could have no claim to be called scientific.
- Talcott Parsons

Words without deeds is an affront to the principle
that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values
we as public servants claim to love.
- Jon Corzine

I could not claim them because I was not supposed to be flying in combat.
- Adolf Galland

The materialistic point of view in psychology can claim,
at best, only the value of an heuristic hypothesis.
- Wilhelm Wundt

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

If any man claims the Negro should be content...
let him say he would willingly change the color of
his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city.
Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
- Robert Kennedy


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