25 Ricky Gervais Quotes That Will Make You Laugh, Think, And Maybe Go On A Twitter Rant


1. “If you can’t joke about the most horrendous things in the world, what’s the point of jokes? What’s the point in having humor? Humor is to get us over terrible things.”

2. “You found it offensive? I found it funny. That’s why I’m happier than you.”

3. “Being on the edge isn’t as safe, but the view is better.”

4. “People who criticize you have usually never achieved anywhere near what you have. Most of them would be too scared to even try. Keep going.”

5. “Enjoy life. Have fun. Be kind. Have worth. Have friends. Be honest. Laugh. Die with dignity. Make the most of it. It’s all we’ve got.”

6. “You have options. You can either continue to be miserable or you can just stop being angry at everyone and accept the way things are. Allow yourself to live.”

7. “Remember, when someone says ‘you’ve changed,’ it usually just means you’ve stopped living your life their way.”

8. “Mondays are fine. It’s your life that sucks.”

9. “If you spend your days doing what you love, it is impossible to fail.”

10. “You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what that is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening—everyone should create. You should do something and then sit back and say, ‘I did that.’”

11. “Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right.”

12. “Remember, happiness is the only success that matters and the one that your critics are most jealous of.”

13. “Got a proper job at 28. Gave it up to try comedy at 38. Decided to get fit and healthy at 48. It’s never too late. But do it now.”

14. “The best advice I’ve ever received is, ‘No one else knows what they’re doing either.’”

15. “Life is just a series of peaks and troughs. And you don’t know whether you’re in a trough until you’re climbing out, or on a peak until you’re coming down. And that’s it you know, you never know what’s round the corner. But it’s all good. ‘If you want the rainbow, you’ve gotta put up with the rain.’ Do you know which ‘philosopher’ said that? Dolly Parton. And people say she’s just a big pair of tits.”

16. “Telling someone with depression to pull themselves together is about as useful as telling someone with cancer to just stop having cancer.”

17. “No one wants to see cool people doing brilliantly. I want to see the struggle. That’s the fun bit.”

18. “You won’t burn in hell. But be nice anyway.”

19. “Remember, when you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It is only painful for others. The same applies when you are stupid.”

20. “The truth doesn’t hurt. Whatever it is, it doesn’t hurt. It’s better to know the truth.”

21. “Honor is a gift a man gives himself. You can be as good as anyone that ever lived. If you can read, you can learn everything that anyone ever learned. But you’ve got to want it.”

22. “Some of you are really smart. You know who you are. Some of you are really thick. Unfortunately, you don’t know who you are.”

23. “There’s no difference between fame and infamy now. There’s a new school of professional famous people that don’t do anything. They don’t create anything.”

24. “I am not a wolf in sheep’s clothing, I’m a wolf in wolf’s clothing.”

25. “Same sex marriage is not a gay privilege, it’s equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes. Like churches don’t.”