"I did not become successful in my work through embracing or engaging in celebrity culture. I never signed away my privacy in exchange for success."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Steve Coogan 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."Steve Coogan 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."Steve Coogan on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Steve Coogan on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Steve Coogan on Winston Churchill
"I'm just attracted to playing people who are ostensible unlikable. That's not to say that there's something in there that makes you care. It might be that you just find them so awful that you just can't stop watching, like a car crash."
"I am of the very last generation who didn't have computers at school. As we grow old we'll become something of an aberration."
"I have never wanted to be famous, as such - fame is a by-product."
"Actually, bizarrely, in America, I get more appreciation from the odd, unusual stuff I've done, almost because I'm not, if you like, famous in America as I am in England."
"The trick is always to write in pairs because if at least two people find it funny, you've immediately halved the odds of it not being funny."