"A life can get knocked into a new orbit by a car crash, a lottery win or just a bleary-eyed consultant giving bad news in a calm voice."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."David Mitchell on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."David Mitchell on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."David Mitchell on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."David Mitchell on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."David Mitchell on Steven Wright
"I think all writers of my age who are brought up on films probably by the age of 16 have seen many more films than they have read classics of literature. We can't help but be influenced by film. Film has got some great tricks that it's taught writers."
"In the 1970s and 1980s there was so little decent fiction for young people, but we're now in a golden age that shows no sign of fading. Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket are only three of the best known among a good number of equals."
"I've become a less brave traveller since I became a dad, but in the past I was more foolhardy than brave."
"If the human condition were the periodic table, maybe love would be hydrogen at No. 1. Death would be helium at No. 2. Power, I reckon, would be where oxygen is."
"Many children are natural fantasists, I think, perhaps because their imaginations have yet to be clobbered into submission by experience."