I had a very happy childhood, happy teenage years and I was famous by the time I was 22. A charmed life.

— Rik Mayall

The most grateful Rik Mayall quotes that are little-known but priceless

I don't have moments of weakness. I'm Rik Mayall.


I was in a coma for five days - I was dead longer than Jesus before he was raised from the dead.


I was brought up to be a good boy and proud of myself so I suppress all the things about me that are bad.


Other people get moody in their forties and fifties - men get the male menopause. I missed the whole thing. I was just really happy.


I live on the limit, Vyvyan. The limit, because I'm a rider at the gates of dawn and I take no prisoners!


On stage you can group 200 people together and scare them or embarrass them or whatever. You can't do that on TV. You have to use the conventions, that's why Kevin (Turvey) works so well.

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