Tim Vine's Quotes
Biography of Tim Vine
I sit in places like Costa Coffee in Banstead and write rubbish. I need a deadline. I think about the 44 tour dates and keep imagining standing in front of all these people. Then every day I write 15 jokes minimum.Tags: Coffee, Keep, Write
I'm not someone who gets to play The O2 and places like that, but that's the kind of rock and roll venue. The popularity of stand-up means that some people are getting to play rock star venues.Tags: Getting, Rock, Someone
My house is a bit like a teenager's bedroom. The kind of pictures you have hanging up on your wall say a lot about you. I've got ones of Evel Knievel, Elvis and Starsky and Hutch, signed by David Soul.Tags: House, Pictures, Soul
One of the things I like about when I tour sometimes is that occasionally you'll see a dad there with his 12-year-old son and they're both enjoying it.Tags: Dad, Sometimes, Son
People ask 'do you make a conscious effort not to swear?' - if you're doing silly stuff you're not tempted to put swearing in. All the comics from my childhood, who were funny without swearing, were the people that influenced me. What I do is quite traditional anyway.Tags: Effort, Funny, Put
People think that because of my act that I must have a really busy mind and I must be driven. I really am not. I quite like going outside and looking at spiders on a hedge in my garden and stuff.Tags: Busy, Looking, Mind
With silly stuff, it's seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it's because I'm nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke.Tags: Confidence, Laugh, Tell
Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese. And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother, Colin. Or my younger brother, Ho-Chan-Chu. But I think it's Colin.Tags: Brother, Dad, Family
So I said to the gym instructor: 'Can you teach me to do the splits?' He said: 'How flexible are you?' I said: I can't make Tuesdays.'Tags: Gym, Said, Teach
Velcro: what a rip-off.Tags: Velcro
Now, most dentist's chairs go up and down, don't they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought 'This is unusual'. And the dentist said to me 'Mr Vine, get out of the filing cabinet.Tags: Dentist, Said, Thought
So I rang up my local swimming baths. I said 'Is that the local swimming baths?' He said 'It depends where you're calling from.'Tags: Depends, Said, Swimming
I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I'll tell you what, never again.Tags: Again, Holiday, Tell
So I got home, and the phone was ringing. I picked it up, and said 'Who's speaking please?' And a voice said 'You are.'Tags: Home, Said, Voice
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice.Tags: Nice, Said, Today
I'll tell you what I love doing more than anything: trying to pack myself in a small suitcase. I can hardly contain myself.Tags: Love, Small, Trying
So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me 'Can you give me a lift?' I said 'Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it.''Tags: Car, Give, Great
I was at sea the other day and loads of meat floated past. It was a bit choppy.Tags: Bit, Past, Sea
Now you know those trick candles that you blow out and a couple of seconds.Tags: Blow, Couple, Trick
You see I'm against hunting, in fact I'm a hunt saboteur. I go out the night before and shoot the fox.Tags: Against, Fact, Night
As you get older you're told to be sensible, but it's important for writing if you're a comic that you're able to still access that childlike thing.Tags: Able, Older, Writing
Comedy covers such a wide range of different styles that I'm not really qualified to talk on all of them any more than anyone else is.Tags: Comedy, Else, Talk
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If you compulsively pun you are called a paronomasiac.Tags: Pun
If you do weave one-liners into a story, you have to have an overall story as well, otherwise it doesn't really count as narrative.Tags: Count, Narrative, Story
My DVD cellophane was put on by a psychiatrist. It was shrink-wrapped.Tags: Put
So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want a skip outside my house.' He said 'I'm not stopping you.'Tags: Building, House, Said