Bertie Carvel quotes

  • Like most parents, I've been stumped by homework, the big questions, such as: 'What is the point of geography - the pilot always knows where we are going?'. Answer: 'If you didn't know any geography, people would think you were an American, and you wouldn't be able to put them right because you wouldn't know where they live.'

  • Facts are what pedantic, dull people have instead of opinions.

  • Once a leader delegates, he should show utmost confidence in the people he has entrusted.

  • Universities are not here to be mediums for the coercion of other people, they're here to be mediums for the free exchange of ideas.

  • Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every printed word implies to hundreds of thousands of people: 'There is change. Look, today's fantastic story is tomorrow's fact.

  • Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.

  • OK, the rule is, you can [make love to] an elephant if you want to, but if you do you can't cover the circus.

  • Today I am in control because I want to be. I have my fingers on the switch, but have lived a lifetime ignoring the control I have over my own world. Today is different.

  • There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don't discuss my private life.

  • If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it's always cool. The kids are amazing.