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Ricky Gervais is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer from the United Kingdom.

He is best known for co-creating, co-writing, and starring in The Office, a British mockumentary sitcom.

Seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Rose d’Or thrice have been bestowed upon him.

He was included in the Time 100 list of the World’s Most Influential People in 2010. He’s recognised for his razor-sharp wit and unwavering support for animal rights.

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Best Ricky Gervais Quotes

Remember, no one can hurt your feelings without your permission. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I am not a wolf in sheep’s clothing, I’m a wolf in wolf’s clothing. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Relax. No one else knows what they’re doing either. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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Unlike religious people, I look at all religions equally. ~ Ricky Gervais.

If you’re surrounded by idiots, you’re the unpopular one and the odd one out because idiots don’t like smart asses. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I’m not from around these parts. I’m from a little place called England: we used to run the world before you. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I never think of myself as a celebrity – or even an actor, actually. I think of myself as a writer-director. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I don’t believe in about 2700 Gods. Christians don’t believe in 2699 Gods. They’re nearly as atheistic as me. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I’ve never worked out what the moral of Humpty Dumpty is. I can only think of: Don’t sit on a wall, if you’re an egg. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I can’t stand it. I can’t stand someone being embarrassed. I don’t know why. If someone slips over and the first thing they do is look around, I pretend I haven’t seen it. ~ Ricky Gervais.

You now have the least amount of time you’ve ever had, to do everything you’ve ever wanted to do. Enjoy your life. You only get one. ~ Ricky Gervais.

You see reality TV and it’s not reality TV. It’s contrived and everything is plotted and scripted nearly. Documentaries are the same and just as bad. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Of all the disciplines involved in making anything – TV, film or anything I do – the writing is the most valuable commodity. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I can’t find someone funny whom I don’t like. Hitler told great jokes. I didn’t find it funny at all. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Americans are brought up to believe they can grow up to be the president of the United States. Brits are told, It won’t happen to you. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Whether you understand they evolved over billions of years or believe that a God made them all one afternoon, please be kind to animals. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but if you believe in god, you’re wrong. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural deity from getting its feelings hurt. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Telling someone with depression to pull themselves together is about as useful as telling someone with cancer to just stop having cancer. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Growing up, the two things that made my blood boil were religious intolerance and animal cruelty. I’ve never understood it. I can’t stand to have an animal in pain. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Since there is absolutely no logical reason to assume there is an afterlife, I decided to make the life I have now as much fun as possible. ~ Ricky Gervais.

The next time someone is critical of you, just take a moment to consider their life. Then smile to yourself. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Beliefs do not change facts. Facts, if one is rational, should change beliefs. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Someone asked me what three things I would save if my house was on fire. I said my cat, my salamander and one of the twins. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I think everyone has the ability to be loved. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Your God is the best God. In fact, he’s the only God. All other Gods are ridiculous, made up rubbish. Not yours though. Yours is real. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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Remember, if you don’t sin, then Jesus died for nothing. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I never had a plan. I just sort of ambled along, doing exactly what I wanted every day of my life. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right. ~ Ricky Gervais.

There are so many films now where you know the story is a supporting role to the visual effects. ~ Ricky Gervais.

You are the result of billions of years of evolution. You will only live for a few years and will never exist again. Absolutely beautiful. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Even if it’s such a lowly art as TV, you’ve got to get stuff off your chest, because that’s what makes something different and original, your particular take on stuff. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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

You can’t censor stupidity. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I no longer needed a reason for my existence, just a reason to live. And imagination, free will, love, humor, fun, music, sports, beer, and pizza are all good enough reasons for living. But living an honest life – for that you need the truth. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I fought a bear once. But it started crying, so I let it off. ~ Ricky Gervais.

America champions the underdog. We champion the underdog until he’s not the underdog anymore, and he annoys us. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I’ve never been insulted by hateful satanists for not believing in their devil. Only by loving Christians for not believing in their God. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Being on the edge isn’t as safe, but the view is better. ~ Ricky Gervais.

It’s going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking. Or as Charlie Sheen calls it: Breakfast. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I love how people walk around with crucifixes, skullcaps, pointy hats, funny beards and then say ‘you should keep your atheism to yourself.’ ~ Ricky Gervais.

I’m a failed pop star. I always sneak a song into everything I do. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Where there’s a will – there’s a relative! ~ Ricky Gervais.

If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice. ~ Ricky Gervais.

It will be great to play a short, fat sweaty loser for a change. ~ Ricky Gervais.

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side! ~ Ricky Gervais.

Top Ricky Gervais Quotes

It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Piracy doesn’t kill music, boy bands do. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Suggesting I hate people with religion because I hate religion is like suggesting I hate people with cancer because I hate cancer. ~ Ricky Gervais.

The world is not entirely comic and it’s not entirely dramatic. You have a laugh and then someone finds a lump and you deal with that. Because that is what life is like. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I’ve never done anything for the common consensus. I do things to please me. If you are happy with something yourself, you become bulletproof. ~ Ricky Gervais.

You won’t burn in hell. But be nice anyway. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Never confuse your right to say what you believe with a right to never be disagreed with and ridiculed for saying what you believe. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Comedy is a medicine – a healing process that can help people get through difficult times and understand things better. ~ Ricky Gervais.

If you can laugh in the face of adversity, you’re bullet-proof. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Take a picture not a trophy This is how real men shoot animals. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Try something. And never be afraid to fail. That failure is useful too. It’s just another building block. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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Why buy a book when you can join a library? ~ Ricky Gervais.

A world without any lies at all is not a good world, because it’s artless and because there are no white lies, no flattery. ~ Ricky Gervais.

The best thing about being dead is that you don’t know about it. It’s like being stupid – it’s only painful for others. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I went to university with no money. I can’t understand a society that wouldn’t give a poor person the same opportunity as a rich person. ~ Ricky Gervais.

The truth doesn’t hurt. Whatever it is, it doesn’t hurt. It’s better to know the truth. ~ Ricky Gervais.

When you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It’s only painful and difficult for others. The same applies when you are stupid. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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. ~ Ricky Gervais.

That’s the amazing thing about life. You can just rub it out, like a blackboard, and start again. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Wearing cosmetics that were tested on animals makes you ugly on the inside. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Famous Ricky Gervais Quotes

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

People confuse the subject of the joke with the target of the joke, and they’re very rarely the same. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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. ~ Ricky Gervais.

The most important thing in comedy – apart from empathy, which I think is important even if disguised – is surprise. I like surprising people with the fact that something’s even a joke at all. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Celebrities make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on the computer. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I had great memories of growing up in a working class estate. I remember it being sunny all the time. So we’re putting that on screen. It’s not people wallowing in degradation. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I think comedy has to be an intellectual pursuit. It comes down to logic and analysis. As soon as it becomes emotional, it’s not comedy anymore. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Animals are not here for us to do as we please with. We are not their superiors, we are their equals. We are their family. Be kind to them. ~ Ricky Gervais.

When you get back into the editing suite in the cold light of day, the written stuff is better. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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, then sit back and say ‘I did that.’ ~ Ricky Gervais.

There’s a difference between a job and a career – if you’re the boss you don’t stop at six o’clock, you have to worry about everything all the time. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Being honest is what counts. To make the ordinary extraordinary is so much better than starting with the extraordinary. ~ Ricky Gervais.

The existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn’t. It’s not a matter of opinion. You can have your own opinions. But you can’t have your own facts. ~ Ricky Gervais.

If there is a God, why did he make me an atheist? ~ Ricky Gervais.

Thank you God for making me an atheist. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Ultimate Ricky Gervais Quotes

My philosophy? Have a laugh for as long as you can and don’t get run over. Or stabbed. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Real racist jokes or sexist jokes aren’t funny – not because they’re offensive, but because they’re not true. As soon as a joke is based on an untruth, it’s not funny. ~ Ricky Gervais.

She said, ‘I’m your biggest fan,’ and I said, ‘Who are you?’ She said, ‘Paris Hilton.’ ~ Ricky Gervais.

Be happy. It really annoys negative people. ~ Ricky Gervais.

I always chose all my friends on whether they were funny. What’s a better way to pass the time than laughing or smiling? ~ Ricky Gervais.

You do your own thing and you see if you survive. ~ Ricky Gervais.

A Christian telling an atheist they’re going to hell is as scary as a child telling an adult they’re not getting any presents from Santa. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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Mondays are fine. It’s your life that sucks. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Another Day. Gotta Keep It Together. Face The World. ~ Ricky Gervais.

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. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Body language is more powerful than words. ~ Ricky Gervais.

Opinions don’t affect facts. But facts should affect opinions, and do, if you’re rational. ~ Ricky Gervais.


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