25 Inspirational Graham Norton Quotes

25 Inspirational Graham Norton Quotes

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Graham Norton is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, actor, author, and commentator based in the United Kingdom. He is a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show and an eight-time award winner, overall. He also presents on BBC Radio 2 and is the BBC television commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Below are Inspirational Quotes From Graham Norton:


  1. “I don’t think you should have to try to be nice, I think most people are nice. I think being cheerful and nice is just a politeness.” Graham Norton


  1. “Where I get bored is when I show up for a shoot and they want me to wear a feather boa. Too obvious a thing for a poof on the telly to do.” Graham Norton


  1. “Basically, I’m a really bad interviewer. I love meeting celebrities, but then I get a bit bored. Once you meet them you thing, ‘really, what an ordinary person.” Graham Norton


  1. “Do I have more depth than I’m given credit for? No!” Graham Norton

5. “I’m actually quite self-sufficient, so it might look as if there isn’t room for anyone in my life. That isn’t entirely the case.” Graham Norton


  1. “If it was possible for me to adopt, I probably would, but no one’s going to let me adopt.” Graham Norton


  1. “All my day is spent dealing with other people. When I come home I like it to be empty. The presence of others in my house kind of annoys me. I love coming home and shutting the doors. I feel brain dead. I’m relatively available, but not to live with.” Graham Norton


  1. “In terms of language, yeah we get bleeped and blurred and things, but in terms of content, I would probably say we’re getting away with more here than we could get away with in Britain. And that surprised us so much!” Graham Norton


  1. “I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off, so I ended up doing live comedy.” Graham Norton

10. “The only people who are desperate to go on the show are people we’re desperate not to have on the show.” Graham Norton


  1. “Those years between drama school and getting onto the stand-up circuit were pretty lean.” Graham Norton


  1. “I do get pleasure from very inconsequential things, like shopping for clothes.” Graham Norton


  1. ‘My mobile rang around lunchtime one day, and it was George Michael. He wanted to come in on Friday. We were like, ‘okay, if that’s what you want’. And he was a very good guest. That’s a real exception to the rule.” Graham Norton


  1. “I think the word is adult!” Graham Norton

15. “A comedian’s a comedian. They’re a very kind of cynical bunch. I guess that’s why I like them.” Graham Norton


  1. “Occasionally the state of the planet can knock me off my perky perch.” Graham Norton


  1. “I spent a long time working in restaurants and making no money. It was very character-building, but I think it could have been built in a shorter time.” Graham Norton


  1. “Forty freaked me out. I didn’t see it coming. My life was in a state of chaos – I was moving jobs and moving house – and it just hit me like a ton of bricks.” Graham Norton


  1. “If you’d told the young Graham Norton that I’d one day have this amount of money, I’d have assumed it would have come from a lottery win.” Graham Norton

20. “All these people I interview are worth ten times what I’m worth.” Graham Norton


  1. “The people I want are very famous and very rich, and all I can offer them is a bit of exposure on TV and a bit of cash, so it’s a miracle we get any guests at all. But we have been very lucky.” Graham Norton


  1. “My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.” Graham Norton


  1. “One of the great things about being gay and out is that the papers couldn’t care less about your love life.” Graham Norton


  1. “I always say I’d rather be miserable by myself than unhappy in a relationship.” Graham Norton

25. “I have nothing to say about my childhood. It was a perfectly pleasant upbringing – it’s not like it was unhappy or anything.” Graham Norton

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