"I have never wanted to be famous, as such - fame is a by-product."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Steve Coogan on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Steve Coogan on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Steve Coogan on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Steve Coogan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Steve Coogan on Ambrose Bierce
"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 am of the very last generation who didn't have computers at school. As we grow old we'll become something of an aberration."
"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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