Rory Bremner Quotes


15 Rory Bremner quotes:



"My first public impression was my French teacher, Derek Swift."
"We are rather in the position that used to exist at the BBC, where you feel that you can pick up the phone to people who are experts in their field and they will be very favourably disposed to you and share their knowledge."
"I'm supposed to be the director of a television company, but I've only ever seen that company as a vehicle for making the kind of programmes we wanted to make, getting our ideas on the screen."
"When I was growing up, there were just the three channels, so as a nation we all sat down to the same meal at the end of the day. Now there's been this explosion."
"I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education."
"I'm much more used to the TV shows, which are demanding to write and perform but very fulfilling."
"I've no idea what they make of me. People usually don't recognise themselves in an impression."
"If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage. But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it."
"Or the Department of Education and another ministry were worried about duplication of effort, so what did they do? They set up two committees to look into duplication and neither knew what the other was up to. It really is a world beyond parody."
"When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty, human rights and that sort of thing, it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches he and Jack Straw made in 1994."
"I am just fascinated by this reassurance from a menacing figure. It is rather frightening."
"In a more intellectually rigorous age, I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all. I would just be a topical comedian."
"Now I'm instantly nervous about the demands of doing a weekly column."
"People may say that what I do is very clever, but it's not really at all. It's not Swift."
"I remember driving home one evening while they were reviewing the papers on the radio. One of the articles was about me separating from my wife. It's a weird thing to listen to a news report about the break-up of your marriage."



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