51 Inspiring Ricky Gervais Quotes That Will Make You Think

“Beliefs do not change facts. Facts, if one is rational, should change beliefs.”

“Opinions don’t affect facts. But facts should affect opinions, and do if you’re rational”

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

“When I see a headline ‘Guess who’s going out with who?’ I don’t guess, and I don’t click.”

“Nothing’s As Good If You Don’t Share It.”

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

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

“I think doing something creative is the most important thing to me, and I think it’s probably just good for the soul for anyone, whatever it is. You don’t have to be a film director – you can do gardening or something – but I think everyone needs to create something.”

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

“You’re Like A Troll On Twitter. Just Because You’re Upset, Everyone Has To Be Upset.”

“People confuse the subject of the joke with the target of the joke, and they’re very rarely the same.”

“If you can laugh in the face of adversity, you’re bullet-proof.”

“Never confuse your right to say what you believe with a right to never be disagreed with and ridiculed for saying what you believe.”

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… Then he said, “Let there be light.” Which means he made the entire universe in the dark!”

“People have let me down in the past. I’ve loved something, and it’s become a disgrace. I’d rather start again.”

“The world is bigger than all the parts. That’s the important thing, and one thing can throw everything off kilter. And you must never let yourself off. You’ll let yourself off by mistake. So you shouldn’t do it consciously. You have to be above it all and just be very disciplined with it. Just be very disciplined with it.”

“It Is Everything. Being In Love, I Mean.”

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

“Honour 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.”

“If you try to please everyone you’ll please no one.”

“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.”

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

“Be happy. It really annoys negative people.”

“Famous people are above the law.”

“Another Day. Gotta Keep It Together. Face The World.”

“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.”

“Humanity Is A Plague. We’re A Disgusting, Narcissistic, Selfish Parasite, And The World Would Be A Better Place Without Us.”

“We only do what we think is good and what we’re happy with. I’d rather have something that’s completely mine fail than something succeed that I’m not proud of.”

“I never think of myself as a celebrity – or even an actor, actually. I think of myself as a writer-director.”

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

“Unlike religious people, I look at all religions equally.”

“I think everyone has the ability to be loved.”

“We’re All Screwed Up In One Way Or Another. It Sort Of Makes You Normal.”

“A Society Grows Great When Old Men Plant Trees Whose Shade They Know They Shall Never Sit In.”

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

“That’s the other thing I learned that day, that the truth, however shocking or uncomfortable, in the end leads to liberation and dignity.”

“You Can’t Feel Sorry For Yourself. You’ve Got To Keep Going.”

“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.”

“I Feel Like I Should Help The People Who Helped Me.”

“I think sometimes you get given a good pile of goodwill, and it’s whether you use it up in the first six months or spread it out over a career.”

“Good People Do Things For Other People. That’s It. The End.”

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

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

“Why Should You Be Embarrassed About Being Honest And Saying Something Nice?”

“If your boss is getting you down, look at him through the prongs of a fork and imagine him in jail.”

“Hope Is Everything.”

“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.’”

“What’s the point in having humor? Humor is to get us over terrible things.”

“Opinions don’t affect facts. But facts should affect opinions, and do, if you’re rational”

“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.” “We’re Not Just Here For Us, We’re Here For Others.”

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