Alan Davies Quotes
Alan Roger Davies (/?de?v?s/ day-viss; born 6 March 1966) is an English stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He has played the title role in the BBC mystery drama series Jonathan Creek since 1997. He has been a permanent panellist on the BBC panel show QI from 2003, only missing one episode in the D series because he did not want to miss his favourite football team, Arsenal, playing in the Champions League final the evening of recording. He did however make an appearance through pre-recorded material, which ended with him being 'teleported' to the match as he tested his buzzer
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The thing I'd really like to see is the old London Bridge, with all the old buildings around it like Shakespeare's Globe. I'd like to walk along that. Don't worry, I won't get drunk and fall in.
My favourite restaurant is the Thai Corner Cafe on St Paul's Road. We go there all the time. I shouldn't really mention it - I don't want it to be chock-a-block.
I like pubs too, but it's hard for me to go and get proper bladdered in the way I used to. I don't want to moan about being recognised but I do get a bit of grief sometimes.
I dont drive around London much. Any journey around Islington involves hundreds of speed bumps that seem to tear the bottom of your car off.
I'm quite a curious person. I don't mind being the one who doesn't know things, a role I often play in QI.
I'm more inclined to linger in the science pages of 'The Week' magazine. But my principle obsessions are still watching sitcoms and football.
The one I remember is going into London, as it was for us in Essex, on New Year's Eve in 1981. There were four of us and we'd had a few lagers on the way. One of my mates threw up in the Tube and then stood up and fell over in it. We thought it was the funniest thing we'd ever seen.
The principle that light can be in two places at the same time is absolutely extraordinary.
I liked the idea of all of humanity fitting inside a sugar cube because more than 99.9% of matter is space.
“There's a lot to do when you're a kid - spiders to catch, girls to poke in the eye - stuff to be getting on with.”
“He had a fool proof plan for not getting a job - In the event of an interview wear flip-flops.”
“I could not get far enough down the food chain to talk to him... I had to grunt like an ape to keep the conversation going.”