quote by A. A. Gill

Is it a particularly British trait to so utterly adore truly appalling men, from Tony Hancock through to Steptoe and Alf Garnett, Captain Mainwaring, Rigsby, Del Boy, Victor Meldrew and on to David Brent from The Office. The most deeply adored characters are all simply vile.

— A. A. Gill

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If David Brent is the best thing that I ever come up with, then so be it.

What are you supposed to do, time the best thing you do for just before you die?

I've played myself before this ["Brent Spiner"] - and I've played myself since, for that matter - and playing yourself one of the most difficult characters you can play, 'cause God knows most of us don't know who that is.

If I've only got a career if I bring David Brent back, you can have it.

To be fair to David Brent, he wants to be famous for doing something, for being a musician, but he's just not good enough.

Brent Weinbach made [Gangster Party Line].

I guess I saw it when it first came out. And that is so goddamn funny to me. The guys are real dudes and they're not good, but they're also good enough.

The character of Brent Spiner. We certainly collaborate on the concept of that, but he basically writes the script, then it's sort of a combination of his voice and my voice.

I just don't think the Bob Costas, Joe Buck - I don't think that the people that rise to the highest - Jim Nantz, Mike Tirico - need a schtick. I just think Brent Musburger is really good.

Or as an ook comth of a litel spir, So thorugh this lettre, which that she hym sente, Encressen gan desir, of which he brente.

Brent Berlin and Paul Kay in Basic Color Terms demonstrate exhaustively and empirically, the very simple thesis that anywhere in the world, as a language develops and acquires names for color, the colors always enter in the same order. The most primitive are black and white. Then red. Then either green or yellow.

... there are a lot of shredders in country music - Redd Volkaert, Brent Mason, Dan Huff .. and guys like that

Lean against the edge, sweetheart. I'm falling off."--Brent Greene

We cuss them because we're not good enough for them.

We hate them because they wouldn't look at us, couldn't be bothered to give us an interview. I guess there's a Trent & Brent in every city, in every field. I didn't make it and I don't belong, so I'll just go through life hating them.

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