Our favourite Victoria Wood moments

We choose some of our favourite quotes from the much-loved comedian and actress

With Victoria Wood and the cast of Dinnerladies
Victoria Wood and the cast of Dinnerladies
Comedian and actress Victoria Wood has passed away at the age of 62, you can read our full story on her death here.

"For a long time, I thought coq au vin was love in a lorry."

Victoria Wood

"Everyone I meet is gay, married or crackers."

Victoria Wood

"Sometimes I think that being widowed is God's way of telling you to come off the pill."

Mrs Overall, Acorn Antiques

On making people laugh: "I think it’s perfectly valid to go out and get laughs. I think it’s a lovely thing to do actually, it’s a lovely life-affirming job: you go out and you make people laugh. I think that’s great. Who wouldn’t want to do that? As long as you do it well, I don’t think there’s any problem."

Victoria Wood

"We'd like to apologise…"

Victoria Wood

"This is my daughter. Born Christmas Eve so we called her Brenda."

Petula, Dinner Ladies

Sexual harassment at work… is it a problem for the self-employed?

Victoria Wood

The Ballad of Barry and Freda (Let's Do It)

"I’ve got a degree; does that mean I have to spend my life with intellectuals? I’ve also got a life-saving certificate, but I don’t spend my evenings diving for a rubber brick with my pyjamas on."

Victoria Wood

On being called a national treasure by David Cameron: "Everyone’s a national treasure these days; you can’t move for them," she told the Daily Mail. "But there should only ever be one at a time. For years, it was Dame Thora Hird. After she died, it was going to be Judi Dench, but then Joanna Lumley saved the Gurkhas so she got the gig."

Victoria Wood

"Foreplay is like beefburgers – three minutes on each side."

Victoria Wood

On acting: "Acting is not my favourite thing. I don't like wearing costumes and wigs. I suppose you can do it without costumes and wigs, but then I'd just be playing myself and there wouldn't be any point."

Victoria Wood in an interview with the Telegraph, 2011

— Victoria Wood CBE (@VictoriaWoodUK) 20 April 2016