When I turned about 12 or 13 I realised that being funny wasn’t about remembering jokes. It was about creating them.

Paul Merton Funny Quote

When I wake up on a Monday morning and I realise I don’t have to go and work at the civil service I really think I’ve won.

Paul Merton Morning Quote

I looked at longevity in show business when I was about 13 and the people who seemed to have longevity were the ones who’d spent quite a bit of time learning about what they were doing before they made it.

Paul Merton Learning Quote