Zitat des Tages von 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!
My life could have been so grim... really, really grim.
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.
Tolerance is forced on people in London.
The only people who are desperate to go on the show are people we're desperate not to have on the show.
I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off, so I ended up doing live comedy.
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.
I don't think I've got bad taste. I've got no taste.
I don't think you should have to try to be nice, I think most people are nice. I think being cheerful and nice is just a politeness.
I bet Maurice Gibb's heart monitor was singing the tune of Stayin' Alive.
I am camp. Lots of gay men can't cope with their campness. They are in denial about it.
If it was possible for me to adopt, I probably would, but no one's going to let me adopt.
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.
I am very quick to judge.
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'.
All my interesting stories are from before I was on television. Nothing interesting has happened to me since then. Maybe it's because the most interesting thing in my life is the show and that's on telly.
Straight men just can't imagine the bliss of being in a relationship with someone who finds farting as funny as they do.
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.
Well, certainly I think American television is - that's proper TV.
It's lovely to get one successful show - the chances of finding a second one are not so hot.
A comedian's a comedian. They're a very kind of cynical bunch. I guess that's why I like them.
I've so exceeded what I ever wanted to do.
All these people I interview are worth ten times what I'm worth.
I am really bad at actually interviewing people.
I spent a long time working in restaurants and making no money. It was very character-building, but I think it could have been built in a shorter time.
Occasionally the state of the planet can knock me off my perky perch.
It's amazing how I can just ramble on for hours, isn't it? And so unentertaining or uninteresting. But I can ramble on for hours. It's a sort of terrible gift, isn't it?
The BBC is a victim of its own independence.
I have nothing to say about my childhood. It was a perfectly pleasant upbringing - it's not like it was unhappy or anything.
I've heard other gay people say when they were growing up they felt 'foreign.' Growing up, I was able to label these feelings as: 'I'm a Protestant.' It wasn't until I left, I thought: 'Oh, those weren't Protestant feelings.'