"I took religion much too seriously, however, and its overall effect was depressing. I would have really liked to discard it, but somehow I couldn't."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Jack Dee on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Jack Dee on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Jack Dee on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Jack Dee on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Jack Dee on Albert Camus
"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."