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Rory Bremner Quotes and Sayings

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People may say that what I do is very clever,
but it's not really at all.
It's not Swift.
- Rory Bremner

In a more intellectually rigorous age,
I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all.
I would just be a topical comedian.
- Rory Bremner

Politics now is rather like going into Starbucks for a coffee.
- Rory Bremner

British politics is more nuanced.
Part of the problem with New Labour is that they are a moving target.
- Rory Bremner

 

I am just fascinated by this reassurance from a menacing figure.
It is rather frightening.
- Rory Bremner

When I was growing up, there were just the three channels,
so as a nation we all sat down to the same meal at the end of the day.
Now there's been this explosion.
- Rory Bremner

I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education.
- Rory Bremner

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If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage.
But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine,
is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it.
- Rory Bremner

Now I'm instantly nervous about the demands of doing a weekly column.
- Rory Bremner

I'm much more used to the TV shows, which are demanding
to write and perform but very fulfilling.
- Rory Bremner

I've no idea what they make of me.
People usually don't recognise themselves in an impression.
- Rory Bremner

When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty,
human rights and that sort of thing,
it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches
he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
- Rory Bremner

My first public impression was my French teacher,
Derek Swift.
- Rory Bremner

It is a weird thing, because most people tend to get
more conservative as they get older,
but I find myself going the opposite way.
I am sure that by the end I will be selling Marxist
pamphlets on the Holloway Road.
- Rory Bremner

We are rather in the position that used to exist at the BBC,
where you feel that you can pick up the phone to people
who are experts in their field and they will be very
favourably disposed to you and share their knowledge.
- Rory Bremner

I remember driving home one evening while they were
reviewing the papers on the radio.
One of the articles was about me separating from my wife.
It's a weird thing to listen to a news report about
the break-up of your marriage.
- Rory Bremner

Or the Department of Education and another ministry
were worried about duplication of effort,
so what did they do? They set up two committees to
look into duplication and neither knew what the other was up to.
It really is a world beyond parody.
- Rory Bremner

So to recap: we may or may not be going to war with
Iraq because Saddam may or may not have weapons of mass destruction,
which he may or may not use, or pass to other terrorists
groups with whom he may or may not have links.
- Rory Bremner

I'm supposed to be the director of a television company,
but I've only ever seen that company as a vehicle for
making the kind of programmes we wanted to make,
getting our ideas on the screen.
- Rory Bremner

But let's be clear.
We're talking about a country where there's no opposition.
As leader he can ignore Parliament and -
sorry that's Tony Blair isn't it? Um,
so he doesn't even have to ask the country before he goes to war -
sorry that's still Tony Blair.
- Rory Bremner

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 PHOTO

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

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

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 PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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)

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

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

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

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

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

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

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

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

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

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

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker


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