Quotes by John Oliver

Quotes by John Oliver

Basically, Amazon is the industry trend setter. They're the Michael Jackson of shipping: They're the best at what they do, everyone tries to imitate them, and nobody who learns a third thing about them is happy that they did.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, WarehousesAmazon

That twerking pig may actually be the perfect embodiment of the entire Brexit situation. It's in motion already, we're all powerless to stop it and it is impossible to look away.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Brexit IIBrexit

Threatening the British by saying there will be only salt and vinegar on the table, is like threatening the French by saying there will only be wine and baguettes, or threatening the Swiss by saying there'll only be chocolate and Nazi gold.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Brexit IIFrance, England & Great Britain, Switzerland

David Cameron announced he is stepping down in the wake of a vote, which should make me happy, but it doesn’t. It’s like catching an ice cream cone out of the air, because a child has been hit by a car. I’ll eat it! But it’s tainted somehow.

John OliverBrexit

Accusing America of creating Venzuela's crisis is about as fair as accusing O.J. Simpson of murdering Princess Diana. I'm not saying it would be completly out of character, it just happens to not be true in this particular instance.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, VenezuelaAmerica

It's interesting how your feelings on sueing the government can change a lot, based on who is saying it. It's like how, 'I'm getting off here', is a fine thing for someone to say, if they're standing next to the door of a train. But it's a rude thing to say, if they are masturbating on that same train.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, State Attorneys General

Calling Facebook a toilet is a little unfair to toilets. Because they make shit go away, whereas Facebook retains shit.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, FacebookFacebook

Our main story tonight concerns Facebook, the worst place to wish Happy Birthday to a friend, other than a funeral.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, FacebookFacebook

Trade. The basic system of barter exchange that you have to do really carefully or you'll end up with Dwight Howard.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Trade

[..] to an infamous story about a pubic hair in a coke can. Which is the most disgusting thing you could possibly discover in a coke can - other than Pepsi.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Workplace Sexual HarassmentCola

Senior citizens, the people who stay active by playing shuffleboard, going on walks or performing their hit-song 'I can't get no satisfaction' in front of packed arenas around the world.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Guardianship

Generally, Balls are to the human body what 'Starz' is to a cable package: It comes with it, we understand that, but it's not nice to look at and nobody really knows what to do with it.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Guardianship

The NRA, a group that feels about guns, the way the rest of us feels about Nutella. A little is good, more is better and you can tell me it's bad for me all you like, but you will pry it from my cold dead hands.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, NRA TVGun-Control

America ist the country that gave you Star Wars, you're welcome. And scientology, we're sorry about that. Sometimes what's great and terrible about us is just impossible to seperate.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Trump vs. The WorldAmerica

His approach is 'America first!' Foreign affairs is like sex. If you loudly announce that you will always come first, you're going to have trouble finding partners.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Trump vs. The WorldDonald Trump

During WWII, we rushed into developing nuclear weapons, because we were trying to defeat the nazis, who - fun fact - pretty much all Americans agreed were bad at the time.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Nuclear Waste2017

Like Channing Tatum, North Dakota suddenly turned out to be a lot more interesting, once it was covered in oil.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, North Dakota

Abstinence is a healthy choice, that many teens will make. Either by choice, or, as I can attest, by circumstance.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Sex EducationYouth, Sex

Prison sentences are a lot like penises. If they're used correctly, even a short one can do the trick... is a rumor I have heard.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Mandatory Minimums

Home improvement stores are a lethal combination of everything that can ruin a relationship: Spending money, reconciling tastes, long-term planning and fluorescent lighting.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Home Depot Commercial

9 out of the top 10 drug makers spent more on marketing, than they did on research. Drug companies are a bit like highschool boyfriends. They're much more concerned with getting inside you, than being effective once they're in there.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, Marketing to DoctorsHigh School

The only problem is, Budweiser is one of FIFA's key sponsors. And they sell a product they reflexivly insist on calling 'beer'.

John Oliver in Last Week Tonight, World Cup ExcitementBeer