"I am of the very last generation who didn't have computers at school. As we grow old we'll become something of an aberration."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Steve Coogan on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Steve Coogan on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Steve Coogan on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Steve Coogan on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Steve Coogan on Bill Gates
"I'm just attracted to playing people who are ostensible unlikable. That's not to say that there's something in there that makes you care. It might be that you just find them so awful that you just can't stop watching, like a car crash."
"I have never wanted to be famous, as such - fame is a by-product."
"Actually, bizarrely, in America, I get more appreciation from the odd, unusual stuff I've done, almost because I'm not, if you like, famous in America as I am in England."
"The trick is always to write in pairs because if at least two people find it funny, you've immediately halved the odds of it not being funny."
"If you are a great dramatic actor then you often don't know if people are enjoying your stuff at all because they are sitting there in silence. But with comedy it's a simple premise. If it's funny, people laugh. If it's not, they don't."
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