Striking Thoughts from Ricky Gervais

I just finished watching an episode of Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, Piers was interviewing a comedian I’ve always enjoyed, Rick Gervais. There was an interesting exchange towards the end that I found really striking. Emphasis below by me.

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Ricky Gervais: Work hard and then you can have a laugh, then you can have a drink.

Piers Morgan: Indeed.

PM: Do you get to enjoy the fruits of your hard work, do you think?

RG: No, I enjoy the hard work. That’s what I enjoy. I wake up and it’s a privilege that I can have an idea. Nothing gives me an adrenaline rush like an idea.

What a privilege that I can have an idea and start working on that. So no, ever never take that for granted.

As long as I try my best and I’m proud at what I did, I can’t ask for anything else.

And bob dylan said, a man can consider himself a success if he wakes up in the morning, goes to bed at night and in between does what he wanted.

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Transcript acknowledgment:

http://www.livedash.com/transcript/piers_morgan_tonight/4998/CNN/Thursday_January_20_2011/550521/

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  1. the capitalist

    I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

    – Henry David Thoreau –

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