If you want to be happy for a short time, get drunk happy for a long time, fall in love; happy forever, take up gardening.
I'm an armchair kind of guy, especially when it's raining, which it always is and always will be.
Reading the play at home, however fulfilling, can never be the vivacious experience that Shakespeare intended.
Obviously I am not bothered about men's fashion - is anyone, apart from Jonathan Ross?
I've always been interested in art.
I see my large nose, like half an avocado. I broke it falling downstairs when I was six, and it now resembles a large blob of play-dough.
I read 'Crime and Punishment' years ago and don't recall the details of it, but I do retain a strong sense of the creeping paranoia and panic.
I find it hilarious that there are academics who try to analyse chemical changes in the brains of students while exposing them to gags.
I am 54 and age is slowly writing itself on my face.
I abhor nothing more than bumping into someone I know on the Tube.
Every generation of children has its private hero.
Comedy ages quicker than tragedy, to the extent that we can't know if the 10 commandments may originally have been 10 hilarious one-liners.
My sister-in-law believes that few narratives are so tightly constructed that you can't skip boring bits and still keep abreast of what's going on.
Ninety-eight per cent of laughter is nothing to do with jokes, which do not deserve to bear the weight of all the funny stuff in the world.
The outfits come and go but there is a constant that I like about the catwalk model: the snotty expression.
The real change that paintings undergo is in the perceptions of the viewer.
The history of the relationship between comedy and swimming is short indeed. Of course it is always funny when someone falls into water, but that's about it.
The best way to prepare for a night out with a Shakespearean tragedy is to do a bit of reading up in the afternoon, eat a light supper - perhaps Welsh rarebit - and then arrive early to do some stretching exercises in the foyer before curtain-up.
Global warming, the ongoing destruction of the planet, Third World debt, the uselessness of the railways, the takeover by the corporations, the scary George Bush person: all these things are important and should be animating me into outrage. Yet somehow they do not.
I couldn't really see the point of having lunch unless it started at 1:00 and ended a week later in Monte Carlo.
My eyebrows could do with a trim.
Listening to Chris Moyles on Radio 1 is the most miserable thing any human being can do, but attending awards ceremonies isn't far behind.
The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, colour and nuance.
About every four years, someone says to me, 'I've got a friend who looks exactly like you.' What can you say to this?
Acting in a stage play is like working the evening shift in an office.
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