"Japanese food makes me feel particularly good."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."David Mitchell on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."David Mitchell on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."David Mitchell on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."David Mitchell on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."David Mitchell on Benjamin Franklin
"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."
"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."
"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."