Paul O'Grady - Quotes

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If I wanted your opinion, I'd slap it outta ya.

If I wanted your opinion, I'd slap it outta ya.

I don't live with people, that's why my relationships last. I'm not romantic. Even when I was a teenager if somebody asked if they could hold my hand I'd say, - no, it's not heavy, I can hold it myself, thank you'.

I don't live with people, that's why my relationships last. I'm not romantic. Even when I was a teenager if somebody asked if they could hold my hand I'd say, - no, it's not heavy, I can hold it myself, thank you'.

I don't like awards ceremonies. I'd sooner go to the pub with mates I've known for years. ---->>>

I make a wonderful cure-all called Four Thieves, just like my mum did. It's cider vinegar, 36 cloves of garlic and four herbs, representing four looters of plague victims' homes in 1665 who had their sentences reduced from burning at the stake to hanging for explaining the recipe that kept them from catching the plague. ---->>>

Times are hard and friends are few. ---->>>

Channel 4 are a great bunch of people to work with and the crew are lovely. Working at ITV was like being in the court of Caligula. ---->>>

Every week I have a disaster in my kitchen. The fire alarm goes off repeatedly. But it doesn't stop me being adventurous. ---->>>

I am quite happy to take a cut. You've got to, if you want to work and continue working. ---->>>

I dress up as a middle-aged prostitute and do a game show. ---->>>

I love looking after animals. I find it very enjoyable. ---->>>

It's become normal for me to walk on set as Popeye, Frankenstein or an Elf or even a chicken. ---->>>

The worst drivers are women in people carriers, men in white vans and anyone in a baseball cap. That's just about everyone. ---->>>

I don't want to sit until I'm 90 with people running around after me. I'm not one for sitting on the couch. ---->>>

I enjoyed school - although I ran away on the first day. I'd reminded the teacher that it was nearly time for 'Watch With Mother' on TV.

I enjoyed school - although I ran away on the first day. I'd reminded the teacher that it was nearly time for 'Watch With Mother' on TV.

I know it's a cliche, but I didn't want to work in an office. ---->>>

I'd rather do community service than sit and write a load of Christmas cards.

I'd rather do community service than sit and write a load of Christmas cards.

I don't want to sound like Catherine Cookson but I've worked since I was eight, with a paper round and in a fruit and veg shop. Taking a pay cut won't demotivate me, not at all. It's not about money in the first place. It's about the job. ---->>>

I was a really picky eater as a child. Because I was obsessed by Popeye, my mum and aunts would put my food in a can to represent spinach and we'd hum the Popeye tune and then I'd happily eat it. ---->>>

I was born late - what my mother calls the last kick of a dying horse. There's three of us children, but I'm 13 or 14 years younger than my brother and sister. ---->>>

I went to work for the Civil Service. I'd wanted to work for the Ministry of Defence because I had some far-fetched idea that it had something to do with the Avengers, but I ended up in Social Security. ---->>>

My primary school teacher once poured a bottle of curdled school milk forcefully down my throat. Then I threw it up all over her suede shoes. I'd rather have drunk from the spittoon in Barney's barber shop. ---->>>

You can draw the character out of pets, and you can make them your friends, but they are animals, and they have to be allowed to live the lives of animals. ---->>>

I go in the butchers and there's not a lot of meat I can eat these days, with having all the animals. ---->>>

Comedy, your funny bone, is formed in childhood. ---->>>

I can eat beef, provided it's minced in disguise. I couldn't eat a gammon steak. Forget it. ---->>>

I was Popeye mad when I was a kid, and I'd eat spinach until the cows came home. ---->>>

I don't go for glamour roles. ---->>>

I like to travel, and I would love to be fluent in at least four languages. ---->>>

I like working with kids; they keep you going. ---->>>

I only like doing live telly. It's great because you go in and do it and then go home. No edit, no retakes. ---->>>

I still consider myself working class. I know my circumstances have changed dramatically since I was growing up back in Birkenhead. ---->>>

I've got four dogs, eight chickens, 10 sheep and six pigs. ---->>>

Taking a pay cut won't demotivate me, not at all. It's not about money in the first place. It's about the job. ---->>>

When my dog Buster died, I couldn't get over it. I was in bits. ---->>>

Writing is such a solitary existence, and I can only do it late at night. ---->>>

I think it's bad for fellas when they lose their mothers. Mine was such a character. Oh it was sad, really sad. And, with her gone, the family home was gone, so what was left of any roots I had were completely dug up.

I think it's bad for fellas when they lose their mothers. Mine was such a character. Oh it was sad, really sad. And, with her gone, the family home was gone, so what was left of any roots I had were completely dug up.

I'm not a businessman. I could pack it in, but I like work. I don't want to sound like Catherine Cookson, but I've worked since I was eight, with a paper round and in a fruit and veg shop. ---->>>

Mum and Dad died of heart problems, my grandparents died of it, my sister has had mini strokes, my brother has had a heart attack - it's genetic; there's nothing I can do. ---->>>

The person I always enjoy having a meal with is Cilla Black. I might not see her for months, but then I'll pick her up at her flat, and we'll go to a restaurant, and it's like I've seen her that morning. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 06-14, 1955
Birthplace: Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
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Occupation: Comedian

Paul James O'Grady, MBE (born 14 June 1955) is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio disc jockey. He achieved fame using his comedic drag queen character, "Lily Savage", and later became well known for presenting TV programmes as himself, such as The Paul O'Grady Show. Born to a working-class Irish migrant family in Birkenhead, he attended Blessed Edward Campion Secondary Modern School, in Claughton Village, Birkenhead, Cheshire (now Merseyside) (wikipedia)