Talk:Peter Cook

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  • I've learned from my mistakes and I'm sure I can repeat them exactly.
  • I think I ran out of ambition at 24... Indolent. I see nothing wrong with that.
  • I went to the University of Life and was chucked out.
  • My biggest regret in life is saving David Frost from drowning.
    • He is also reported to have called Frost "the bubonic plagiarist".
  • Playing rugby at school I once fell on a loose ball and, through ignorance and fear, held on despite a fierce pummelling. After that it took me months to convince my team-mates I was a coward.
  • The most ordinary thing like appearing on Clive James fills me with panic, I don't much enjoy being on television. I'd rather be sarcastic to myself. I'd rather do it for a few people socially, but it would be a bit rude to take up a collection after dinner.
  • There's terrific merit in having no sense of humour, no sense of irony, practically no sense of anything at all. If you're born with these so-called defects you have a very good chance of getting to the top.
  • Tragically I was an only twin.