"My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Graham Norton on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Graham Norton on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Graham Norton on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Graham Norton on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Graham Norton on Winston Churchill
"It's amazing how I can just ramble on for hours, isn't it? And so unentertaining or uninteresting. But I can ramble on for hours. It's a sort of terrible gift, isn't it?"
"I'm often dating people, but I don't say it because you sort of know it won't last long."
"My parents grew up working class, but in that way that working class families do, they spent a fortune on education to better me."
"The people I want are very famous and very rich, and all I can offer them is a bit of exposure on TV and a bit of cash, so it's a miracle we get any guests at all. But we have been very lucky."
"Straight men just can't imagine the bliss of being in a relationship with someone who finds farting as funny as they do."