Craig Ferguson

“Gillette--The best a man can get."

I stared at the screen. What happened to me? I was meant to be one of those guys, vigorous and athletic and successful and, most of all, American. I was going to walk on the moon, be a movie star or a rock got or a comedian. I was going to have an amazing life and kids with Helen and die like Chaplin a thousand years from now in my Beverly Hills mansion surrounded by my adoring family, with the grieving world media standing by. Instead, I was just another show-business mediocrity. A drunk who shat his pants and ran for help.

My life had been careless and selfish. Pleasure in the moment was my only thought, my solitary motivation. I had disappointed whoever had been foolish enough to love me, and left them scarred.

I was a very long way from being the best a man can get.”


Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
Read more quotes from Craig Ferguson


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Quotes
My Quotes
Add A Quote

This Quote Is From

American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot by Craig Ferguson
18,216 ratings, average rating, 1,341 reviews
Open Preview


Browse By Tag

More...