Terms Of Service
Quote Of The Day
Terms Of Service
Top 10 John Oliver Quotes
Cite this page
Find John Oliver on:
John Oliver Quotes
It's a great time to be doing political satire when the world is on a knife edge.
I think puns are not just the lowest form of wit, but the lowest form of human behavior.
As any Brit will understand, things get a little easier when you don't have to be number one any more. Really, the fall of an empire is not as bad as everyone thinks. It's like retirement. People fear retirement, but it can turn out be rather pleasant.
Being a Mets fan is like lending someone a lot of money and you just know that you'll never get paid back.
It's exciting to have a role in anything that's Claymation, just because you're always intrigued by what a clay wizard version of yourself would be.
I do one accent - my own. I can make it louder or quieter. That is the sum total of my vocal range. I thought I could do an American accent until I tried it in front of an American - the expression of horror is still burnt onto my retinas.
There are so many low points with stand-up. You are perpetually humiliated, so it doesn't really matter anymore. I don't have any dignity left to lose. An audience can't hurt you anymore when you've been completely dismantled.
Campaign ads are the backbone of American democracy if American democracy suffered a gigantic spinal injury.
There is no greater anesthetic than sport.
I have occasionally - if ever I do interviews that are difficult or nerve-wracking - I take my wife's dog tags and have them in my pocket because it's a very quick way to realize that what I'm doing is not that important. It's not really worth getting stressed about because it's not, you know, war.
View the list
The moment I accept that there's an artistic, redeeming quality in puns, I have a horrible feeling I'll get hooked.
People are friendlier in New York than London.
I've made so many people angry that they kind of blur into one unpleasant memory of people staring at you with somewhere between passive aggression and active aggression.
I wanted to be a soccer player. I knew that couldn't happen.
I did sketch comedy, but I never did improv. So I've just tried to learn as I go.
There is an inherent hope and positive drive to New Yorkers.
Australia turns out to be a sensational place, albeit one of the most comfortably racist places I've ever been in. They've really settled into their intolerance like an old resentful slipper.
I can't relax. I find vacations problematic.
I knew I was going to go into the field and make fun of people to their faces. I knew what I was getting into.
Stand-up comedy seems like a terrifying thing. Objectively. Before anyone has done it, it seems like one of the most frightening things you could conceive, and there's just no shortcut - you just have to do it.
I would never heckle someone. That's why I think I'm so interested in someone that would.
The British media is sinking down, as the American news media has lowered the bar for all of humanity. British news media is definitely trying to stoop down to that level. Everyone is stooping to the lowest common denominator.
When you've married someone who's been at war, there is nothing you can do that compares to that level of selflessness and bravery.
The disconnect between America and its military is shocking.
People in Britain see Richard Quest as a kind of an offensive cartoon character.
If you work on a comedy show, your basic form of communication is teasing. That's generally how we speak to each other: you communicate the information between the lines of insulting sentences.
Load more quotes
Quote Of The Day
Top 100 Quotes
BQ on Facebook
BQ on Twitter
BQ on Pinterest
BQ on Google+
BQ on Instagram
Quote Of The Day Feeds
Quote of the Day Email
© 2001 - 2019 BrainyQuote