Paul O'Grady Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

I like a Blackpool breakfast me - 20 ciggies and a pot of tea.

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

Comedy your funny bone is formed in childhood.

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.

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.

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.

I like working with kids; they keep you going.

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

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

Noel Coward said work is more fun than fun but then he didn't work in the Bird's Eye factory packing frozen fish fingers nine hours a day did he?

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

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

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

What was I drinking last night? Furniture polish?

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

Times are hard and friends are few

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.

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