Jimmy Carr quotes

  • The tragedy for comedians is there's nothing more they want than to be liked. We desperately seek approval. It's almost like a personality disorder you can do as a job.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Jobs #Personality #Comedian

  • British scientists have demonstrated that cigarettes can harm your children. Fair enough. Use an ashtray!
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #Children #Use

  • When I was a kid I had an imaginary friend and I used to think that he went everywhere with me, and that I could talk to him and that he could hear me, and that he could grant me wishes and stuff. And then I grew up, and I stopped going to church.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Kids #Thinking #Church

  • See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Rohypnol
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #Evil #Comedy

  • If only Africa had more mosquito nets then every year we could save millions of mosquitoes from dying needlessly of aids
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Years #Dying #Mosquitoes

  • When people come over to my house for dinner, I always have a vegetarian option. They can make do, or they can **** off!
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #People #House #Dinner

  • I didn't plan to be the rude middle-class comedian. You write a certain type of joke that you find funny, and mine happen to be often rude. Yes, it's juvenile, but that's me.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Writing #Class #Rude

  • The first few weeks of joining Weight Watchers, you're just finding your feet.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Feet #Joining #Weight

  • I like to write a joke without any fat on it.The shorter the better. I cater for people with ADD, basically.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Writing #People #Add

  • I do realise that when I laugh, it sounds like a seal is being molested.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Laughing #Sound #Realising

  • I pay what I have to and not a penny more.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Pay #Pennies

  • Remember to never answer a phone during sex, even if you hilariously answer with 'I can't talk now, I'm going into a tunnel'.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Sex #Tunnels #Phones

  • I am trying to release endorphins here. I am not preaching to you - I am trying to make you laugh.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Laughing #Trying #Release

  • Even if you're doing the national insurance awards, there's still that excitement when you wonder who is going to win, er, best premiums.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Winning #Awards #Excitement

  • How many airports are there in the world?
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Airports #World

  • I think the idea that death is not the end, that your dog's just gone to live on the farm, is limiting. Thoughts like that prevent you from making the most of the time that you have.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Dog #Thinking #Ideas

  • Throwing acid is wrong... in some people's eyes.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Eye #People #Acid

  • I used to buy lottery tickets every week until I realised you could watch it on TV for nothing.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Watches #Tvs #Tickets

  • A lady with a clipboard stopped me in the street the other day. She said, 'Can you spare a few minutes for cancer research?' I said, 'All right, but we won't get much done.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Cancer #Done #Research

  • A surprising amount of my jokes sound very implausible but are true.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Sound #Surprising #Jokes

  • As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Marketing #Firsts #Comedy

  • The bigger the audience, the better with comedy.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Comedy #Bigger #Audience

  • It is such a social thing, laughing. Two thousand people in a room laughing is such a great buzz and they tend to laugh much more in a group.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Two #People #Laughing

  • You never want to be the grumpy guy, although I do have quite a grumpy face.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Guy #Want #Faces

  • I love those people who do story-telling and who ramble on, but I don't do that, I tell jokes - the sort of jokes that anyone really could tell in the pub.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #People #Stories #Pubs

  • You go, well you can't joke about race. Well if you're from a different race and that's your experience of the world and you want to talk about that, then fine. Or you can't talk about disability, but disabled comics can talk about that.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Race #Different #World

  • There's things that I couldn't joke about but other people could.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #People #Jokes

  • After a gig I always head back to the hotel, remembering granny's words of wisdom. I cancel the late-night pizza and watch the Jonathan Ross show instead.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Night #Words Of Wisdom #Watches

  • I'm obsessed with TV. How wrong our parents were when they said we should only watch an hour a day. Stop wasting your time reading books.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Book #Reading #Parent

  • Yes, I have this crazy honk of a laugh.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Crazy #Laughing

  • It's so clear cut with a comedian - you have that reflex action, whereby you laugh or you don't. And so you either love us or you simply cannot see why people are laughing.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Cutting #People #Laughing

  • My girlfriend bought a cook book the other day called 'Cheap and easy vegetarian cooking'. Which is perfect for her, because not only is she vegetarian...
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #Girlfriend #Book

  • I'm not worried about the Third World War. That's the Third World's Problem.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #War #World

  • When someone close to you dies, move seats.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #Moving #Comedy

  • A big girl once came up to me after a show and said "I think you're fatist." I said "No, no. I think you're fattest."
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #Girl #Thinking

  • My girlfriend said she wanted me to tease her, so I said "Alright, fatty."
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #Girlfriend #Comedy

  • Like most of the world's population I'm into coffee, my perfect weekend would start with a pint of coffee.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Coffee #Weekend #Perfect

  • I did a gig in the U.S. once for the homeless. I said 'It's nice to see so many bums on seats.'
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #Nice #Gigs

  • I don't think it's any coincidence that I lost my religious faith and 'manned up' in the same year. I was described somewhere as a lapsed Catholic, which is funny because I'm not going back! I want to achieve things rather than live life in an animalistic way.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Life #Religious #Thinking

  • I was a Christian. I didn't want to have sex before marriage, I was a bit uptight and not very self-confident. I was a virgin until I was 26.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Christian #Sex #Self

  • Boxers don't have sex before a fight. Do you know why that is? They don't fancy each other...
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Sex #Fighting #Boxers

  • If we're all God's children, what's so special about Jesus?
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Jesus #Children #Special

  • Let's face it, the gene pool needs a little chlorine.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Needs #Littles #Faces

  • People with Tourettes.....What makes them tick?
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #People #Comedy

  • I don't see myself as offending people.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Offending #People

  • I think that comedians, more than any other type of celebrity, have to keep their humour and keep their feet on the ground. If they start taking themselves too seriously, they're heading for a fall.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Fall #Thinking #Feet

  • My father always used to say, "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger," - 'til the accident.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #Father #Stronger

  • TV's not the same buzz. If someone tells you three million people watched the show last week, that's good but, when you walk out in front of 1,000, you think, 'Oh my God, this had better be good'.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Thinking #People #Three

  • Jokes spread around the world and embed themselves in our shared culture; the most resonant of them get lodged in the language in the same way as clichés or old wives' tales do.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Wife #Culture #World

  • But what's true about comedians is that we've all got a huge hole in our personality. In a room of 3,000 people, we're the one person facing in the opposite direction - yet we have this overwhelming desire to be liked.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Opposites #People #Personality

  • I think being successful in comedy is being funny and making jokes - anything beyond that is the icing on the cake.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Successful #Thinking #Cake

  • No matter how much you give a homeless person for tea... you never get that tea.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #Giving #Tea

  • If I'm at home for the weekend - and that is almost never - I tend to get twitchy at about eight o'clock in the evening because my body clock is timed to go on stage. I don't know what to do with myself.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Home #Weekend #Eight

  • I'm not being condescending, I'm too busy thinking about far more important things you wouldn't understand.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Funny #Thinking #Important

  • I saw that show, 50 Things To Do Before You Die. I would have thought the obvious one was 'Shout For Help'.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Saws #Helping #Obvious

  • I worry about my nan. If she's alone and falls, does she make a noise? I'm joking, she's dead.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Fall #Worry #Doe

  • All comedians are a bit attention-seeking and I'm no different. Anyone with the audacity to want to be listened to for an hour and a half must be.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Comedian #Different #Audacity

  • I was in the South of France. I saw a Brownie on a school trip. She was holding up a book. It said on the front 'rough guide'. I thought: 'Yeah' she's not a looker.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Book #School #Saws

  • More people are going out to comedy shows than they were before.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #People #Going Out #Comedy

  • I go around the country and do a simple gag like, 'The property ladder is now a snake' and get a real laugh.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Country #Real #Simple

  • I was in love with the idea of being in love with a woman way before I was actually in love with one.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Being In Love #Ideas #Way

  • Women were quite terrifying until I was older. I think that's partly down to confidence.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Thinking

  • Staying in luxury hotels still gives me a kick, especially Oulton Hall in Yorkshire. I'd stay in a hotel for the breakfast and room service.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Luxury #Giving #Room Service