Richard Hammond quote

"You can stick a BMW badge on a dead cat - and people would still buy it."

Richard Hammond

Born: December 19, 1969

Occupation: Presenter

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All of us, each and every one, lives a life that is, in its own right, an epic.

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And to Mindy, I can only ever say a simple thank you. And dedicate the rest of my life to her.

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I like to think that my arrogance, impetuosity, impatience, selfishness and greed are the qualities that make me the lovable chap I am.

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For somebody who has injured their brain, every single thing they say and think will be the subject of their own questioning.

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I had post-traumatic amnesia, five-second memory, it happens as a result of brain injury.

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I would love to act. I probably won't make it to Hollywood at 42 years of age, but I'd love to act.

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This is just the happiest car in the world! I shall call it Oliver! Not that wed ever name a car on Top Gear. I wish I hadnt said that.

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Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat.

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At home I drive an old Land Rover.

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Unless I have been sorely misinformed, supermodels are powerless to resist a man with illuminated doorsills.

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No action hero is more closely associated with cars than James Bond.

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China Mieville

Someone came in all Starfleet badges today. Not on my shift, sadly.' 'Fascist,' Leon had said. 'Why are you so prejudiced against nerds?' 'Please,' Billy said. 'That would be a bit self-hating, wouldn't...

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Richelle Mead

Why on earth would you buy a car like this if you can't drive a stick? There are dozens of cars--new cars--that have automatic transmission. It'd be a million times easier." Adrian shrugged. "I like the...

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Christopher Walken

I remember that. I was talking to him and I said how great it would be if actors had a tail because I have animals and a tail is so expressive. On a cat you can tell everything. You can tell if they're...

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Marc Jacobs

You can go to Graff and buy a diamond that's flawless. You aren't going to be able to buy the same diamond at Fortunoff, but it's still a diamond you can enjoy. If fashion can allow you to have the Chanel...

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Jeremy Clarkson

If you were to buy a [BMW] 6-series, I recommend you select reverse when leaving friends’ houses so they don’t see its backside.

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Jim Norton

What a shock that a guy who makes $2 million a week behaves exactly like I would with $2 million a week. As far as I’m concerned, if you make $2 million a week and you don’t have a hooker in your hotel...

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I never buy anything unless I can fill out on a piece of paper my reasons. I may be wrong, but I would know the answer to that ...I'm paying $32 billion today for the Coca Cola Company because... If you...

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Patricia McPherson

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Vic Braden

My theory is that if you buy an ice-cream cone and make it hit your mouth, you can learn to play tennis. If you stick it on your forehead, your chances aren't as good.

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