Jeremy Clarkson quotes

  • I'm sorry, but having an Aston Martin DB9 on the drive and not driving it is a bit like having Keira Knightley in your bed and sleeping on the couch.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Sorry #Sleep #Bed

  • Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Love #Car #Racing

  • This is the Renault Espace, probably the best of the people carriers. Not that that's much to shout about. That's like saying “Ooh good I've got syphilis, the BEST of the sexually transmitted diseases.”
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #People #Disease #Syphilis

  • Multi-tasking is the ability to screw everything up simultaneously.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Ability #Screws #Multi Tasking

  • A turbo: exhaust gasses go into the turbocharger and spin it, witchcraft happens and you go faster.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Faster #Witchcraft

  • If you are clinically insane, by which I mean you wake up in the morning, and you think you are an onion, this is your car, (about the BMW X3).
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Morning #Mean #Thinking

  • You're a car, but most of all, what you are, what you've become, is a mate. And that's what makes a car special. That's what makes a car great. You start to think of it as a person. You start to love it.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Thinking #Car #Special

  • Asking the front wheels of a car to do their normal job of steering while handling more than 170hp is like asking a man to wire a plug while juggling... penguins... while making love... to a beautiful woman while on fire, on stage... in front of the Queen. It's all going to go wrong.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Beautiful #Queens #Jobs

  • We all know that small cars are good for us. But so is cod liver oil. And jogging.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Oil #Car #Jogging

  • Do not cruise through red lights. Because if I'm coming the other way, I will run you down, for fun.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Running #Fun #Light

  • If the Scottish want to break away, I shall stand on Hadrian's Wall with a teary handkerchief, and say: 'Good riddance to the lot of you, and take your stupid bagpipes with you.'
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Wall #Stupid #Hadrian

  • This is a hard job. Change gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear, change gear, murder. That's a lot of effort in a day.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Jobs #Mirrors #Effort

  • If you go through the pearly gates backwards in a fireball, that's a cool way to die!
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Way #Backwards #Gates

  • Supercars are supposed to run over Arthur Scargill and then run over him again for good measure. They are designed to melt ice caps, kill the poor, poison the water table, destroy the ozone layer, decimate indigenous wildlife, recapture the Falkland Islands and turn the entire third world into a huge uninhabitable desert, all that before they nicked all the oil in the world
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Running #Islands #Ozone

  • I rang up Jay Kay, who's got one, and said: 'Can we borrow yours?' and he said, 'Yeah, if I can borrow your daughter, because it amounts to the same thing.'
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Daughter #Yeah #Said

  • I dish the dirt out and I can take it. But why should my mother and children have to take it?
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Mother #Children #Dirt

  • Being smarter than you look is better than looking smarter than you are.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Looks #Being Smart

  • Cows eat grass and silage. This is melting the ice caps and killing us all. So they need a new foodstuff: something that is rich in iron, calcium and natural goodness. Plainly they cannot eat meat so here is an idea to chew on. Why not feed them vegetarians?
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Ice #Ideas #Iron

  • The Suzuki Wagon R should be avoided like unprotected sex with an Ethiopian transvestite
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Sex #Wagons #Should

  • You have city centre pubs where men go to meet girls, not realising that all girls in city centre pubs have thighs like tug boats and morals that would surprise a zoo animal.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Girl #Zoos #Animal

  • The fact is that Britain is the most warlike nation on earth. In the history of armed combat, we are the only democracy to have declared war on another democracy - England versus Finland in the second world war, in case you're interested - and we're always at the front of the queue when Johnny Foreigner gets a bit uppity. Who stood up to the Kaiser? Who stood up to Adolf? And let's not forget the Argies. What other country would have sent its fleet halfway round the world and lost 250 men to protect a flock of sheep and some oil that might or might not be there? We're still at it.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Country #War #Men

  • All this health and safety talk is just killing me.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Safety #Healthy #Killing

  • Ambition is a very dangerous thing because either you achieve it and your life ends prematurely, or you don't, in which case your life is a constant source of disappointment. You must never have ambition.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Disappointment #Ambition #Life Is

  • Planet Earth thought it had £10. But it turns out we only had £2. Which means everyone must lose 80% of their wealth
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Mean #Earth #Wealth

  • If we build three million new houses by 2020, where will we grow all the stuff needed to feed the people who live in them?
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #People #House #Three

  • Does anyone really imagine for a moment that my wife gives two stuffs about global warming? She certainly did not appear to be all that bothered on Thursday evening when, during the great carbon-saving switch-off, I ran round the house furiously turning on every light, hair dryer, dishwasher and toaster.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Light #Hair #Two

  • Governments would rather spend their money on another bomber than education, and why do we fear black men when every bit of suffering in our lives has a Caucasian face attached to it?
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Fear #Men #Suffering

  • They are by far the worst drivers. They are spiteful, dithering, old and in the way. They should have their licences taken away.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Taken #Way #Offensive

  • ...it seemed appropriate that I should develop some kind of illness. This is a good idea when you are at a loose end because everything, up to and including herpes, is better than being bored.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Ideas #Bored #Kind

  • Column writing is like gas - it fills the available space.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Writing #Space #Columns

  • Let's be perfectly clear, shall we. The fox is not a little orange puppy dog with doe eyes and a waggly tail. It's a disease-ridden wolf with the morals of a psychopath and the teeth of a great white shark.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Dog #Eye #Sharks

  • Italy's youngsters complain, apparently, about having to live at home until they are 72 but that's because they spend all their money on suits and coffee and Alfa Romeos rather than mortgages.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Coffee #Home #Complaining

  • Speed focuses the mind. It cuts through the fog of drab everyday living and keeps us on our toes. Speed works. Speed saves lives. Speed is good. And we should have more of it, not less.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Cutting #Fog #Everyday

  • I started to realise that being impolite saves an awful lot of time and costs you nothing.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Cost #Awful #Realising

  • Ooh good I've got syphilis, the BEST of the sexually transmitted diseases.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Disease #Syphilis #Sexually

  • Sometimes I stagger even myself with my genius.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Genius #Sometimes

  • I'm having a nice cold pint and waiting for this to blow over.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Nice #Blow #Waiting

  • It was as relaxing as being tickled.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

  • Looking good in Italy is even more important than looking where you're going.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Important #Looking Good

  • The newest Ferrari of them all, the 458, the Italia. The GT3 was good, but nowhen near as good as this... almost nothing on Earth is as good as this... Set that something I've just told, involving Cameron Diaz... and some honey... then it comes that even that isn't as good as this.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Ferrari #Earth #Honey

  • I think it's a good idea to tie Peter Mandelson to a van. Such an act would be cruel and barbaric and inhuman. But it would at least cheer everyone up a bit.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Cheer #Thinking #Ideas

  • Like many men, I can never find anything that I'm looking for, even when I'm actually looking at it. In a fridge, I think milk is actually invisible to the male eye. And so, it turns out, are dirty great holes in the fence.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Dirty #Eye #Men

  • I mean its a weekly occurrence that somebody will complain that Top Gear was on last night - and you just sit back and wait for the complaints. But if you start to pay attention to everyones concerns, you end up with something bland and boring. So you sort of have to ignore everybody in order to do the show how we want to do it.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Mean #Night #Order

  • I don't think I am particularly funny. In fact, I know I'm not.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Thinking #Facts

  • I like to be loved by my children, and I quite like the Guardian hating me.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Children #Hate #My Children

  • I'm not capable of having an affair. You can ask my wife. I'm not physically capable.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Wife #Affair #My Wife

  • I have a pathological terror of falling through ice. I nearly drowned once. I fell off a boat and got a cramp, and was rescued by an oil-rig diver, a great bear of a man who simply leant into the water and scooped me out with one finger.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Fall #Men #Ice

  • The problem is that television executives have got it into their heads that if one presenter on a show is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed heterosexual boy, the other must be a black Muslim lesbian.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Boys #Blue #Black

  • When I was 16, I wanted to look like Lord Byron. It's not really a haircut so much as a hair-not-cut, but I've never changed it. It's a bit Byron, a bit Don Juan DeMarco and other things that I aspire to be.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Cutting #Hair #Looks

  • You take out an injunction against somebody or some organisation and immediately news of that injunction and the people involved and the story behind the injunction is in a legal-free world on Twitter and the Internet. It's pointless.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #People #News #Stories

  • Nothing can prepare you for the yawning chasm of time that passes in Canada before the healthcare system actually does any healthcare.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Yawning #Doe #Canada

  • This is perfect for India because everyone who comes here gets the trots.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Perfect #India

  • I'm not only in touch with my feminine side, I'm in touch with my gay side as well.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Gay #Sides #Feminine

  • If you're thinking of coming to America, this is what it's like: you've got your Comfort Inn, you've got your Best Western, and you've got your Red Lobster where you eat. Everybody's very fat, everybody's very stupid and everybody's very rude - it's not a holiday programme, it's the truth.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Stupid #Holiday #Thinking

  • Why is the forecast so bland? Why instead of 'stormy' don't they just say the sea's 'a frothing maelstrom of terror and hopelessness'?
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Sea #Maelstrom #Hopelessness

  • I therefore have to use The Force. And weirdly, this doesn't work very well. I don't understand why, because on the last census, I put my religion down as Jedi Knight...
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Knights #Use #Lasts

  • Mix an anorexic body with a heart made of pure fire and you are going to go with a savagery that's hard to explain.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Heart #Fire #Body

  • Koenigsegg are saying that the CCX is more comfortable. More comfortable than what BEING STABBED?
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

  • Then there’s the biggest problem of them all – the problem of being in an Audi TT when you are not called Angela. I do not know why it can be driven by only people named Angela, but that’s a fact and there’s nothing we can do about it. If you have a TT and you aren’t called Angela, you have the wrong car.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #People #Car #Facts

  • I don't understand bus lanes. Why do poor people have to get to places quicker than I do?
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #People #Poor #Lanes

  • Now we get quite a lot of complaints that we don't feature enough affordable cars on the show so we'll kick off tonight with the cheapest Ferrari of them all!
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Car #Ferrari #Tonight

  • I was reading The Mirror the other day and came across a letter from a reader who wrote, 'I was riding my bike to work when this red Ferrari pulled up next to me. Out of the window, Jeremy Clarkson shouted 'Get a car', and drove off.' What I actually said was, 'Get a car you hatchet faced, leaf-eating tw*t
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Reading #Mirrors #Car

  • It couldn't pull a greased stick out of a pig's bottom
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Pigs #Sticks #Bottom

  • This car is more fun than the entire French air force crashing into a firework factory.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Fun #Air #Car

  • The "public" seems to have bought into this belief that life can, and should, be run without risk, that all accidents are avoidable, and that death is something that only happens to people who eat meat and smoke.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Life #Running #People

  • Because drug dealers shoot each other in London, Norfolk farmers can't have guns to defend their homes. I mean, no one wants a gun - except at 4am when they hear a strange sound in the kitchen.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Mean #Home #Gun

  • Hollywood movies are designed for 15-year-old youths from North Dakota who, intellectually speaking, are on equal terms with a British zoo animal.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Zoos #Animal #Years

  • No, no, no. There's no such thing as cheap and cheerful. It's cheap and nasty & expensive and cheerful.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Car #Cheerful #Nasty

  • Racing cars which have been converted for road use never really work. It's like making a hard core adult film, and then editing it so that it can be shown in British hotels. You'd just end up with a sort of half hour close up of some bloke's sweaty face.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Editing #Car #Racing

  • I wore a groove in the kitchen floor with endless trips to the fridge, hoping against hope that I had somehow missed a plateful of cold sausages on the previous 4,000 excursions. Then, for no obvious reason, I decided to buy a footstool.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Bored #Kitchen #Sausage

  • Boredom forces you to ring people you haven’t seen for eighteen years and halfway through the conversation you remember why you left it so long. Boredom means you start to read not only mail-order catalogues but also the advertising inserts that fall on the floor. Boredom gives you half a mind to get a gun and go berserk in the local shopping centre, and you know where this is going. Eventually, boredom means you will take up golf.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Fall #Mean #Golf

  • Like every big organisation these days, the BBC is obsessed with the wellbeing of those who set foot on its premises. Studios must display warning notices if there is real glass on the set, and the other day I was presented with a booklet explaining how to use a door. I am not kidding.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Real #Feet #Glasses

  • She can take a year to read something, whereas I like a book that becomes more important in my life that life itself. When I was in the middle of 'Red Storm Rising' by Tom Clancy - which was not selected for the Man Booker shortlist - you could have taken my liver out and fed it to the dog. And I wouldn't have noticed.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Dog #Taken #Book

  • .. international hand of freindship. A cigarette
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Hands #Cigarette

  • Ecologically speaking, a spilt tanker load is like sticking a safety pin into an elephant's foot. The planet barely notices. After the Exxon Valdez accident in Alaska the oil company spent billions tidying up the coastline, but it was a waste of money because the waves were cleaning up faster than Exxon could. Environmentalists can never accept the planet's ability to self-heal.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Nature #Self #Elephants

  • I don't often agree with the RSPCA as I believe it is an animal's duty to be on my plate at supper time.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Believe #Animal #Plates

  • Tonight, the new Viper, which is the American equivalent of a sportscar in the same way, I guess, that George Bush is the equivalent of a President.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #President #Tonight #Way

  • Usually, a Range Rover would be beaten away from the lights by a diesel powered wheelbarrow.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Light #Would Be #Range

  • Americans are good at herding Bison. The end.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Bison #Ends

  • There are many rules for the elderly in the Highway Code. I have one too, and here it is: get a bloody move on.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Moving #Elderly #Highways

  • Some say he never blinks, and that he roams around the woods at night foraging for wolves. All we know is he’s called the Stig.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Night #Woods #Stig

  • Some say that he has no understanding of clouds, and that his ear wax tastes like Turkish Delight. All we know is he’s called the Stig.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Clouds #Understanding #Taste

  • Some say his droppings have been found as far north as York, and that he has a full size tattoo of his face, on his face. All we know is he’s called the Stig.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Tattoo #Faces #Size

  • The only person to ever look good in the back of a 4-seater convertible was Adolf Hitler
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Looks #Persons

  • It’s what non-car people don’t get. They see all cars as just a ton and a half, two tons of wires, glass, metal, and rubber, and that’s all they see. People like you or I know we have an unshakable belief that cars are living entities… You can develop a relationship with a car and that’s what non-car people don’t get… When something has foibles and won’t handle properly, that gives it a particularly human quality because it makes mistakes, and that’s how you can build a relationship with a car that other people won’t get.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Mistake #Two #Glasses

  • If you were to buy a [BMW] 6-series, I recommend you select reverse when leaving friends’ houses so they don’t see its backside.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Bmw #House #Leaving

  • Think of it as Angelina Jolie. You’ve heard she’s mad and eats nothing but wallpaper paste. But you would, wouldn’t you?
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Thinking #Mad #Heard

  • The Americans lecture the world on democracy and then won’t let me turn the traction control off!
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Democracy #World #Lectures

  • Whenever I’m suffering from insomnia, I just look at a picture of a Toyota Camry and I’m straight off.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Insomnia #Suffering #Looks

  • I’d like to consider Ferrari as a scaled down version of God.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Ferrari

  • In the olden days I always got the impression that TVR built a car, put it on sale, and then found out how it handled. Usually when one of their customers wrote to the factory complaining about how dead he was.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Car #Complaining #Factories

  • My epiglottis is full of bees!
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Bees

  • God may have created the world in six days, but while he was resting on the seventh, Beelzebub popped up and did this place.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #World #May #Six

  • Owning a TVR in the past was like owning a bear. I mean it was great, until it pulled your head off, which it would.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Mean #Past #Bears

  • The air conditioning in Lamborghinis used to be an asthmatic sitting in the dashboard blowing at you through a straw.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Air #Dashboards #Sitting

  • That [Pagani] Zonda, really! It’s like a lion in orange dungarees. Kind of fierce, but ridiculous all at the same time.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Orange #Lions #Ridiculous

  • Driving most supercars is like trying to manhandle a cow up a back staircase, but this is like smearing honey onto Keira Knightley.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Trying #Honey #Cows

  • When you've finished using a car, put the ***** seat back, so humans can use it afterwards.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Car #Use #Offensive

  • We live in the worst country in the world. At least we do for lazy, inefficient, office-bound police, whose response to an extraordinary rise in violent crime is to order more speed cameras.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Country #Order #Office

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