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Graham Norton Quotes and Sayings

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I bet Maurice Gibb's heart monitor was singing the tune of Stayin' Alive.
- Graham Norton

I don't think I've got bad taste.
I've got no taste.
- Graham Norton

Basically, I'm a really bad interviewer.
I love meeting celebrities, but then I get a bit bored.
Once you meet them you thing, 'really,
what an ordinary person'.
- Graham Norton

The only people who are desperate to go on the show
are people we're desperate not to have on the show.
- Graham Norton

 

I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off,
so I ended up doing live comedy.
- Graham Norton

My ambition was to stop waiting tables.
That was how I measured success: finally,
I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent,
and that was by being a stand-up comic.
Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.
- Graham Norton

The people I want are very famous and very rich,
and all I can offer them is a bit of exposure on TV and a bit of cash,
so it's a miracle we get any guests at all.
But we have been very lucky.
- Graham Norton

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All my day is spent dealing with other people.
When I come home I like it to be empty.
The presence of others in my house kind of annoys me.
I love coming home and shutting the doors.
I feel brain dead.
I'm relatively available, but not to live with.
- Graham Norton

My mobile rang around lunchtime one day,
and it was George Michael.
He wanted to come in on Friday.
We were like, 'okay, if that's what you want'.
And he was a very good guest.
That's a real exception to the rule.
- Graham Norton

In terms of language, yeah we get bleeped and blurred and things,
but in terms of content, I would probably say we're
getting away with more here than we could get away with in Britain.
And that surprised us so much!
- Graham Norton

Let your sympathies and your compassion
be always with the under dog in the fight -
this is magnanimity;
but bet on the other one - this is business.
- Mark Twain

Afraid? Me? A man who's licked
his weight in wild caterpillars?
Afraid? You bet I'm afraid!
- Groucho Marx

You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly,
but I bet you ain't never seen a DONKEY fly!
- the movie Shrek (2001)

C++ and Java, say, are presumably growing faster than plain C,
but I bet C will still be around.
- Dennis Ritchie

I've got the brain of a four year old.
I'll bet he was glad to be rid of it.
- Groucho Marx

I think that many of my ideas are correct,
but I'll bet you, before my death other discoveries
will be made that will prompt me to alter various ideas
I have about human evolution.
- Donald Johanson

I bet some of you feel sorry for me.
Well don't.
Having an artificial leg has its advantages.
I've broken my right knee many times and it doesn't hurt a bit.
- Terry Fox

You should never bet against anything in science at
odds of more than about 1012 to 1.
- Ernest Rutherford

Never bet on baseball.
- Pete Rose

If you find an Australian indoors, it's a fair bet
that he will have a glass in his hand.
- Jonathan Aitken

I'm a great lover, I'll bet.
- Emo Philips

But I don't bet the farm on any of those possibilities,
either.
I'm also preparing, intelligently, to walk away from this,
and walk away from it happy to have had the experience.
- Michael Shanks

I bet you think an egg is something you casually order
for breakfast when you can't think of anything else.
Well, so did I once, but that was before the egg and I. - Claudette Colbert

The race is not always to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong,
but that's the way to bet.
- Damon Runyon

You bet I arrived overnight.
Over a few hundred nights in the Catskills,
in vaudeville, in clubs and on Broadway.
- Danny Kaye

When I try to get work in the US all they say is that I need to lose weight -
but I bet they never said that to Mae West.
- Charlotte Church

I played a lot of tough clubs in my time.
Once a guy in one of those clubs wanted to bet me $10 that I was dead.
I was afraid to bet.
- Henny Youngman

The husbands, who sometimes have another family who's grown,
are going, Now I can spend time with my baby.
Oh yeah, I bet your other family is really thrilled.
- Jackie Collins

I'm not a gambling-man.
I have never bet a dollar in all my life.
- John Forsythe

Leroy bet me I couldn't find a pot of gold at the end,
and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough.
- Rita Mae Brown

In politics, nothing happens by accident.
If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Life is a gamble, at terrible odds -
if it was a bet you wouldn't take it.
- Tom Stoppard

A man's gotta make at least one bet a day,
else he could be walking around lucky and never know it.
- Jim Jones

Drugs are a bet with your mind.
- Jim Morrison

I'll bet your father spent the first year of your life
throwing rocks at the stork.
- Irving Brecher

We must have courage to bet on our ideas,
to take the calculated risk, and to act.
Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
- Maxwell Maltz

It's never paid to bet against America.
We come through things, but its not always a smooth ride.
- Warren Buffett

I am not normally a betting person, but I say that
putting your money on the American people is about
as close to a sure bet as you are going to get.
- Blanche Lincoln

Forget the lottery.
Bet on yourself instead.
- Brian Koslow

Fellow made me a $10 bet I couldn't quit,
and I haven't had a drink since.
At the time I needed the $10.
- Foster Brooks

Why do we need another station where everyone has a
gun? We already have BET.
- Greg Giraldo

One way to stop a runaway horse is to bet on him.
- Jeffrey Bernard

I bet the worst part about dying is the part where
your whole life passes before you.
- Jane Wagner

I'll continue to fight for school choice and home schooling.
Do I believe in accountability? You bet I do.
- Charlie Crist

I bet I made close to 20 tackles because nobody on
either side knew what they were doing.
- Merlin Olsen

Well, I had said to my friends, it's going to be good,
but I bet it's going to be cheesy in a way.
And I didn't think that at all.
It's so good and was just so funny.
- Brittany Snow

What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be,
I bet that my Redeemer liveth.
- Samuel Butler

Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not,
then why should this country bet billions on global
warming predictions that have even less foundation?
- Thomas Sowell

About 10 years ago, I took some vocal lessons.
I'll bet that helped.
I got a tape of exercises that the girl gave me,
which I don't do anymore, but they were good.
And I don't smoke.
- Dan Hicks

I love tennis with a passion.
I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said
he was up for it but he never called back.
I bet I could make him run around.
- Boris Johnson

Television studios bet the farm on reality shows,
where they didn't need any actors and movie studios
had no plans for any quality movies that required the presence of me.
- Alfre Woodard

If you have debt I'm willing to bet that general clutter
is a problem for you too.
- Suze Orman

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night,
I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.
- Bill Watterson

When you make a bet, you're saying something.
- Al Alvarez

Heaven knows where I'll end up - but it's a safe bet
that I'll never be at the top of anything!
Nor do I particularly care to be.
- H. P. Lovecraft

Why the hell can't people just write nice happy stories
about people having happy sex? That's what I want,
and I bet a whole bunch of other people want it too.
- Phil Foglio

The race may not always be to the swift nor the victory to the strong,
but that's how you bet.
- Damon Runyon

Boxing, for me, it's the beginning of all sports.
I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight,
so I think that's something innate in all of us.
- Omar Epps

I think he had a wake-up call.
It's a different kind of race, and I think maybe he
didn't take it quite as seriously as he might have,
but you can bet he learned a lot of lessons.
- Frank Shorter

The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip.
- Henny Youngman

What in heaven's name is strange about a grandmother
dancing nude? I'll bet lots of grandmothers do it.
- Sally Rand

I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue
us for calling him "father."
- Will Rogers

I've never been one to bet on the weather.
- Paul Getty

When I retire I'm gonna bet on Wolves drawing every game.
I'll be a multi-millionaire!
- Paul Ince

I am convinced that nothing we do is more important
than hiring and developing people.
At the end of the day you bet on people,
not on strategies.
- Larry Bossidy

Faith is not contrary to the usual ideas,
something that turns out to be right or wrong,
like a gambler's bet.
- Joanna Russ

But honestly, if you do a rigorous survey of my work,
I'll bet you'll find that biology is a theme far more
often than physical science.
- David Brin

I'll bet Shakespeare compromised himself a lot;
anybody who's in the entertainment industry does to some extent.
- Christopher Isherwood

Well, I think everybody's a little jealous of the Vietnam Wall,
even people from wars that already have good monuments.
You have a monument like the Wall and nobody ever forgets your war,
you can bet on that.
- Bruce Jackson

Often the difference between a successful man and a
failure is not one's better abilities or ideas,
but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas,
to take a calculated risk, and to act.
- Maxwell Maltz

To sum up, the position we took was that since we didn't
know the internal situation in Iraq nor Saddam Hussein,
that our best bet was to take counsel from the people
who did know him and who did deal with him.
- Brent Scowcroft


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