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The genius that is Karl Pilkington - Part 3


  1. On vampires: “If Dracula can’t see his reflection in a mirror, how come his centre parting is always so perfect?”
  2. On rising sea levels: “It’s nowt to do with the icebergs melting, it’s because there’s too many fish in it. Get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. Simple. Basic science.”
  3. On space exploration (again): “What was the rush to get to space? We landed a man on the moon before someone thought about putting wheels on a suitcase.”
  4. On getting something for nothing: “I like walking past the zoo, ‘cause you can see the top of the giraffes for free.”
  5. On cats: “Ginger cats are always fatter. It’s as if they’re unhappy about being ginger and turn to food.”
  6. On houses: "People who live in a glass house still have to answer the door."
  7. On extinction: "We'll all die out eventually. Humans will be gone. And all I'm saying is, when people worry about polar bears disappearing or whatever, it's like, 'Well that's
    life, things will come and go, we'll find new species."
  8. On social media: "Everyone is living for everyone else now. They're doing stuff so they can tell other people about it. I don't get all that social media stuff, I've always got other things I want to do - odd jobs around the house. No one wants to hear about that."
  9. On anatomy: "The other day I was thinking - because I get a lot of headaches - I was wondering whether the head should be where it is. Because, at the end of the day, it's probably the heaviest part of your body, right? And yet it's at the top as opposed to, I don't, dangling at the bottom somewhere."
  10. On life, the universe and everything: "They say it all started with a big bang. But, what I wonder is, was it a big bang or did it just seem big because there wasn't anything else drown it out at the time?"

The Genius that is Karl Pilkington - Part 2



  1. On his grievances: “What annoys me is how much land is being taken up by dead people.”
  2. On travelling: “You can be into travelling, but the world’s only so big, innit? So eventually you’re gonna run out of places to visit. Whereas biscuits… there’s loads of them.”
  3. On prayer: “That’s what praying is, really. A posh moan.”
  4. On stick insects: “Imagine being a stick insect, walking about, forvever going ‘Is that whatshisname?’ And you’d have to walk all the way up to the twig. ‘Oh no, it’s just a bloody twig again.’”
  5. On happiness: “Happiness is like a cake. Have too much of it – you get sick of it.”
  6. On convenience: “When anything’s done quickly it tends to be sort of shit. What’s done quickly that’s really good? Not much. Pot Noodle.”
  7. On jellyfish: “It’s 97% water or something. So, how much are they doing? Give ‘em another 3% and make ‘em water. That’s more useful.”
  8. On the pyramids: “It’s like a game of Jenga that’s got out of hand.”
  9. On the elderly: “You never see an old man having a Twix.”
  10. On dreams: “Your dreams should never be better than your real life. Unless you’re a sloth. Because then they’re asleep a lot, aren’t they?”

The Genius that is Karl Pilkington - Part 1

  1. On physics: “The earth is gonna fall down one day. We have too many heavy things on it.”
  2. On space exploration: “Neil Armstrong, that spaceman, he went to the moon but he ain’t been back. It can’t have been that good.”
  3. On the film Gremlins: “What were those things in the film Gremlins called?”
  4. On looks: “In a way, you’re better off being the ugly one, and you get to look at nice things. You’re looking at the nicer-looking people. Doesn’t matter about being ugly. How often do you look at yourself anyway?”
  5. On anatomy: “I reckon we’d get by okay if we had lobster hands.”
  6. On the Great Wall of China: “It’s not a Great Wall. It’s an alright wall. It’s the Alright Wall of China.”
  7. On the great questions: “Does the brain control you, or are you controlling the brain?”
  8. On dolphins: “Dolphins can’t get out of the water and they can’t stay under it. And people say they’re bright.”
  9. On expectations: “I expect the worst, so when it happens I’m prepared. Isn’t that the right way to live? Why else do we all wear seat belts?
  10.  On skiing: “Grow up. Stop messing about on hills.