"I like making films about old people because they are repositories of amazing stories that they tell well. And they're incredibly good telly."
"Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be."Ian Hislop on Angelina Jolie
"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results."Ian Hislop on George S. Patton
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."Ian Hislop on Harry S. Truman
"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."Ian Hislop on Les Brown
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."Ian Hislop on Conan O'Brien
"I'd always assumed that I would die at about the same age as my dad - he was 45. I am five years in credit now. I can't get my head around the fact that I am older than he was - ever."
"My mother was a terrific force in my life. Wartime-generation woman, hadn't gone to university but should have done. Was very funny, very verbal, very clever, very witty."
"All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more, that everyone's given up."