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People expect us to be different, but we're not.
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison


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