"I tend not to trust people who live in very tidy houses. I know that on the surface there is nothing wrong with a person being well-ordered and disciplined. Nothing, except that it leaves the impression of that person having lived in the confines of a stark institution which, although he or she has long since left, remains within."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Jack Dee on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Jack Dee on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Jack Dee on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Jack Dee on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Jack Dee on Golda Meir
"The jokes are great but what really matters for a comedian is his performance, his whole attitude, and the laughs that he gets between the jokes rather than on top of the jokes."
"There were a few teachers who just did not like me because of my face. Once, I was told to stand in the corner until I cheered up. The attitude was, 'Oh, for God's sake, what's the matter with him?' But it's just a natural expression."
"I'm just part of a tradition of people who aren't pleased. I would never think anyone else who has the same attitude was getting it from me. I'd just think they're... sensible."
"But I like going to church. If you've been brought up in the Church of England, it feels like visiting an elderly relative. And I think it's important that part of the kids' education is knowing about the Bible."
"Maybe I fear things going wrong so much that I pre-empt them by not getting excited about them when they appear to be. going well."