Noel Fielding quotes:

  • Goth Juice... The most powerful hairspray known to man. Made from the tears of Robert Smith.

  • I always wanted to travel around and see lots of America, I'd never been to Boston, I'd never been to San Francisco even, so I'm quite excited to just go the places.

  • I've had a really weird day, some joker threw bamboo in the penguin enclosure. They all vaulted out. It was a nightmare, it took me all morning to get them back in.

  • Yeah? Rock 'n' Roll is fast, you know. If all goes according to plan I could be in rehab next thursday. Tuesday week I'll be living on an island with a small Indian boy.

  • My nan used to look after me in the summer holidays and she had a cat with one eye. It used to walk into walls and tables. I used to think it was hilarious. It was a slapstick cat.

  • Imagine that, a poncho sombrero combo, I'll be off my tits on happiness.

  • When you're famous you can't go to Topshop. Even when I disguise myself in a moustache, baseball cap, sunglasses - the full Madonna kit - it doesn't work: my stupid face is too big

  • The tie's a multi purpose accessory, y'know, belt, school boy, Rambo.

  • Science teachers and the mentally ill, that's all Jazz is for.

  • I've got it all in here ultra violets, flying saucers, strawberry bootlace come on get involved..

  • All my friends got dogs and cats for Christmas, and I got a starfish called Roy. I used to take him down to the park on a lead.

  • I find it depressing that people think you have to be on drugs to watch [my stuff], that's a cop out, use your brain, use your imagination.

  • When I'm 70 I might be a man in a park just wandering around, speaking in tongues with kids throwing bread at me.

  • I don't hate Coldplay to be cool I genuinely hate Coldplay.

  • When I was 13 I told my dad I'd rather kill myself than do an ordinary job. He vaguely muttered something about how I'd need to earn a living somehow, but he's been totally behind me, forking out money he didn't really have to send me to university. Every other comedian I've met had to fight their parents to be allowed to do this but mine have been brilliant.

  • I think I should be in a film called 'Space Shrews'. Where I go to space. With a load of shrews. And nothing really happens. We just get out and have a lolly and then come back. But it'll be a musical the ship will be built out of my own hair.

  • You know the black bits in bananas? Are they tarantulas eggs?

  • It's impossible to be unhappy while wearing a poncho!

  • Englishmen do like to get in a dress, any excuse.

  • I don't think I'd have done comedy if I was born eighty years ago I'd have been a lord. Shooting people that were on my land With a wig, yeah. And some crisps.

  • I couldn't have invented crisps. ... I don't really want to be known as the man who invented crisps. ... I invented apples. ... I invented pandas, and caps. I invented soil.

  • Kids have no problem with weirdness. You say, Theres a fox over there made of goose fat they go yeah right, What does he do? And you say it eat encyclopedias they say GREAT! They never at any point go no thats just silly So I have to respect kids and a lot of time for kids"

  • No means yes in grasshopper language.

  • Reality depresses me. I need to find fantasy worlds and escape in them.

  • I could get an audience into my world and if you can do that, they'll go with you not all the way, but a lot of the way.

  • I did work in a bakery for one day. But the boss went off and when he came back I was lying on the floor eating cakes.

  • I don't pick stuff up I knock stuff down!

  • I don't really like jokes in a way. I mean gags are fine but I like weird moments where what you have isn't really a joke, just tiny moments.

  • I had always drawn, every day as long as I had held a pencil, and just assumed everyone else had too"¦Art had saved me and helped me fit in"¦Art was always my saving grace"¦Comedy didn't come until much later for me. I've always tried to combine the two things, art and comedy, and couldn't make a choice between the two. It was always my ambition to make comedy with an art-school slant, and art that could be funny instead of po-faced.

  • I never did that badly with women when I wasn't on telly, but it's a bit out of control now. Women try it on with me more than I'm comfortable with. It's strange, because I think I look like a troll wearing a woman's wig backwards.

  • I visited a friend in Leicester recently. It was 4am and we all ran around in a circle, six of us. It's the most fun I've had since i was seven. And I thought: it's not about drink, or drugs, or fancy clubs. It's about running around in your socks, changing direction in a front room in Leicester.

  • I'd have to do unannounced gigs because your fans will laugh at everything because they know what you do already. What you really want is a neutral audience that isn't too harsh - a good comedy crowd - but that don't know necessarily what you're doing.

  • I'd like to punch out a really old lady. There'd be no repercussions.

  • If you're going to be a good standup, or a successful standup, or a standup who can work for money, you have to eliminate the possibility of dying quickly.

  • I'm a mischievous drunk.

  • I'm going to name drop like an idiot now, but Bono rang me up once, right? I don't know how he got my number, but I, ever so stupidly, and obviously thought it was one of my mates mocking about. So I was like, "Yeah, whatever." And it was him, but I even went to him, "That's not even a good Irish accent!"

  • In comedy, you see yourself as a newcomer and then you realize you've been doing it for 18, 20 years, which is ridiculous.

  • It's very difficult once you've been on telly because people know what you do. They give you a little bit of grace but then they're harsher if you're not funny, so you have to be funny.

  • Last time you bring me pie, I cut into it, with my tiny pie cutter, and millions of birds flew out hitting me in the eyes and the temples... it was a trick pie!

  • My mum and dad are both really funny. My granddad's really funny, my uncle's really funny, everyone's really funny. You have to be quick, otherwise you get roasted. Everyone takes the piss quite a lot. You have to be really sharp.

  • Never try and go on a solo mission on your own.

  • Some people have a fear of being on stage. I have a fear of coming off it.

  • That's the authentic punk dance. It's like a child dizzy on lemonade.

  • There was a big age difference between me and my brothers - about 10 years - so I was an only child for a long time. I used to hang out a lot on my own. I played a lot of weird games with a lot of imaginary people. I guess it's kind of roleplaying...

  • There's not enough psychedelic stuff on TV. I want the world to be a bit weirder than it is. I hate reality, so I hate reality TV. But I love Columbo.

  • There's something amazing about tea. It's good before a meal, after a meal, when drunk, when taking drugs, while playing football and after being called a poof in the street.

  • They call me the confuser. Is he a man... is he a woman? Ooh, I'm not sure if I mind.

  • Things are different in the fantasy world Towels are different in the fantasy world Shows are different in the fantasy world Dancing's different in the fantasy world Unicorns No, they're the same Everything's different in the fantasy world

  • This is not a dress. This is a sacred robe of the ancient psychedelic monks.

  • Trousers can never be too tight. You have to go through a couple of days of pain, then everything stretches out.

  • We got everythin' we need here. We got Baileys, creamy, and, um... everythin' good. I'll get ya another Baileys

  • When I was 14, I saw someone getting their face and wrists slashed with a knife in a pub in Catford. Nobody lifted a finger. That's when I realised that violence wasn't funny. At all.

  • When I was a little kid I always wanted to be ginger. My best friend was ginger and he was pretty cool.

  • When I was a little kid I wanted to be Face. I thought, cos I had blond hair and he did too, that when I grew up I'd look like him.

  • When I was a really young child, I felt like I could see fairies. I was convinced there were fairies in my grandmother's garden.

  • When I was three or four, I was really good at drawing and painting, and everyone used to say, "You're going to go to art college." I didn't really know what that meant.

  • When you're a kid and someone's an artist, you think of Leonardo da Vinci. You don't think that's a job; you just think of a man with a beard painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

  • When you're quite young, your imagination's quite free.

  • You must have stuck a finger up your arse at least once.

  • When you start, it's not to do with the material so much. It's more to do with how you can control a crowd and make friends with an audience and sell your brand of humor.

  • You can't just go gay, its not like buying a ladder.