"It is more interesting to be compared to someone famous, because it lets you gauge what perceptions people have about your appearance."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Arthur Smith 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."Arthur Smith on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Arthur Smith on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Arthur Smith on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Arthur Smith on Ambrose Bierce
"I am 54 and age is slowly writing itself on my face."
"It was Julie Burchill who decreed that, beyond a certain age, a man should not be seen in a leather jacket."
"Reading the play at home, however fulfilling, can never be the vivacious experience that Shakespeare intended."
"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 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."