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I always say I'd rather be miserable by myself than unhappy in a relationship.
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'm actually quite self-sufficient, so it might look as if there isn't room for anyone in my life. That isn't entirely the case.
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.
Some people think they're depressed and they go to the doctor and want pills. And you just think: 'You hate where you live, you've lost your job, your boyfriend has dumped you, could all this be why you're depressed?'
A comedian's a comedian. They're a very kind of cynical bunch. I guess that's why I like them.
I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off, so I ended up doing live comedy.
I've so exceeded what I ever wanted to do.
Britain's such a twisted, weird little place.
I am camp. Lots of gay men can't cope with their campness. They are in denial about it.
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.
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 have nothing to say about my childhood. It was a perfectly pleasant upbringing - it's not like it was unhappy or anything.
I loved Lucille Ball growing up.
Straight men just can't imagine the bliss of being in a relationship with someone who finds farting as funny as they do.
I do get pleasure from very inconsequential things, like shopping for clothes.
I don't think I've got bad taste. I've got no taste.
If you'd told the young Graham Norton that I'd one day have this amount of money, I'd have assumed it would have come from a lottery win.
Those years between drama school and getting onto the stand-up circuit were pretty lean.
Where I get bored is when I show up for a shoot and they want me to wear a feather boa. Too obvious a thing for a poof on the telly to do.
Do I have more depth than I'm given credit for? No!
I think the word is adult!
My life could have been so grim... really, really grim.
Occasionally the state of the planet can knock me off my perky perch.
The BBC will always be attacked by whoever is in government. It is that George Bush thing of 'If you're not with us you are against us.'
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