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John Cleese quotes: While you're being creative, nothing is wrong. There's no such thing as a mistake, and any drivel may lead to the breakthrough. While you're being creative, nothing is wrong. There's no such thing as a mistake, and any drivel may lead to the breakthrough.
John Cleese quotes: Students who laugh more- learn more. Students who laugh more earn more. Students who laugh more- learn more. Students who laugh more earn more.
John Cleese quotes: It's a plastic surgeon you need, not a doctor It's a plastic surgeon you need, not a doctor
John Cleese quotes: There's something about watching an animal that puts you in contact with where we came from and what we're still a part of. There's something about watching an animal that puts you in contact with where we came from and what we're still a part of.
John Cleese quotes: Cats are very intelligent at all the things that cats need to be intelligent about. Cats are very intelligent at all the things that cats need to be intelligent about.
John Cleese quotes: Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited. Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited.
John Cleese quotes: Laughter destroys any divisions between people. Laughter destroys any divisions between people.
John Cleese quotes: The Americans all love 'The Holy Grail', and the English all love 'Life Of Brian', and I'm afraid on this one, I side with the English. The Americans all love 'The Holy Grail', and the English all love 'Life Of Brian', and I'm afraid on this one, I side with the English.
John Cleese quotes: One minute, I was saying, "Hello, Mr. Bunny!" and smiling at its sweet little face and funny floppy ears. The next, the fucker savaged me. One minute, I was saying, "Hello, Mr. Bunny!" and smiling at its sweet little face and funny floppy ears. The next, the fucker savaged me.
John Cleese quotes: I think that money spoils most things, once it becomes the primary motivating force. I think that money spoils most things, once it becomes the primary motivating force.
John Cleese quotes: John Cleese ... he cannot sing and keeps a locked piano in his room to prove it. John Cleese ... he cannot sing and keeps a locked piano in his room to prove it.
John Cleese quotes: Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like ... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all. Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like ... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
John Cleese quotes: I think we're all born with a sense of humor. Creativity is another thing though. I think we're all born with a sense of humor. Creativity is another thing though.
John Cleese quotes: Yes, I know it's easy to make fun of the organised churches, but has it occurred to anyone to wonder why it's so easy? Yes, I know it's easy to make fun of the organised churches, but has it occurred to anyone to wonder why it's so easy?
John Cleese quotes: If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play
John Cleese quotes: I have a tendency sometimes to get too logical with what I'm writing, just because I want it to be kind of perfect. I have a tendency sometimes to get too logical with what I'm writing, just because I want it to be kind of perfect.
John Cleese quotes: It was not fair and therefore unworthy of my respect. It was as simple as that. It was not fair and therefore unworthy of my respect. It was as simple as that.
John Cleese quotes: The Americans are just more enthusiastic and more likely to engage in hyperbole. The Americans are just more enthusiastic and more likely to engage in hyperbole.
John Cleese quotes: Whose fault is it, then? Dennis Compton's (Basil Fawlty) Whose fault is it, then? Dennis Compton's (Basil Fawlty)
John Cleese quotes: Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating. Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.
John Cleese quotes: What I've always wanted to do is be as funny as possible. What I've always wanted to do is be as funny as possible.
John Cleese quotes: Life is a terminal disease, and it is sexually transmitted. Life is a terminal disease, and it is sexually transmitted.
John Cleese quotes: Creativity is not a talent; it's a way of operating. Creativity is not a talent; it's a way of operating.
John Cleese quotes: Tension is wonderful for making people laugh. Tension is wonderful for making people laugh.
John Cleese quotes: I love having different cultures around, but when the parent culture kind of dissipates, you're left thinking, 'Well, what's going on?' I love having different cultures around, but when the parent culture kind of dissipates, you're left thinking, 'Well, what's going on?'
John Cleese quotes: Manuel will show you to your rooms - if you're lucky. Manuel will show you to your rooms - if you're lucky.
John Cleese quotes: The French have so many civil wars, they can win one now and again. The French have so many civil wars, they can win one now and again.
John Cleese quotes: When we hold a World Championship for a particular sport, we invite teams from other countries to play as well. When we hold a World Championship for a particular sport, we invite teams from other countries to play as well.
John Cleese quotes: To be creative you must create a space for yourself where you can be undisturbed ... separate from everyday concerns. To be creative you must create a space for yourself where you can be undisturbed ... separate from everyday concerns.
John Cleese quotes: I want to write a book which is the history of comedy. I want to write a book which is the history of comedy.
John Cleese quotes: I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive. I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
John Cleese quotes: Give your mind as long as possible to come up with something original. Give your mind as long as possible to come up with something original.
John Cleese quotes: Oh, I could spend my life having this conversation - look - please try to understand before one of us dies Oh, I could spend my life having this conversation - look - please try to understand before one of us dies
John Cleese quotes: Filming is like a long air journey: there's so much hanging around and boredom that they keep giving you food. Filming is like a long air journey: there's so much hanging around and boredom that they keep giving you food.
John Cleese quotes: Most of the bad taste I've been accused of has been generic bad taste; it's been making fun of an idea as opposed to a person. Most of the bad taste I've been accused of has been generic bad taste; it's been making fun of an idea as opposed to a person.
John Cleese quotes: The most creative people have this childlike facility to play. The most creative people have this childlike facility to play.
John Cleese quotes: The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip. The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
John Cleese quotes: A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people. A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.
John Cleese quotes: I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that's to get rid of all my other desires. I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that's to get rid of all my other desires.
John Cleese quotes: Sense of humor is so much more subjective than anyone believes. Sense of humor is so much more subjective than anyone believes.
John Cleese quotes: I was a terrible dancer. I dance like an Englishman. I was a terrible dancer. I dance like an Englishman.
John Cleese quotes: What is absurd is not the teachings of the founders of religion, it's what followers subsequently make of it. What is absurd is not the teachings of the founders of religion, it's what followers subsequently make of it.
John Cleese quotes: My hovercraft is full of eels. My hovercraft is full of eels.
John Cleese quotes: So . . . suddenly there were no tapes of The 1948 Show. It was no more. It was an ex-series. So . . . suddenly there were no tapes of The 1948 Show. It was no more. It was an ex-series.
John Cleese quotes: I think it takes a long time, as you get older, to realize just how crazy the world is, just how ridiculous it all is. I think it takes a long time, as you get older, to realize just how crazy the world is, just how ridiculous it all is.
John Cleese quotes: In Britain, girls seem to be either bright or attractive. In America, that's not the case. They're both. In Britain, girls seem to be either bright or attractive. In America, that's not the case. They're both.
John Cleese quotes: If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat? If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
John Cleese quotes: A man will give up almost anything except his suffering. A man will give up almost anything except his suffering.
John Cleese quotes: It's only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve. It's only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve.
John Cleese quotes: The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there ... Not the other way around! The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there ... Not the other way around!
John Cleese quotes: It's not the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand. ~ Brian Stimpson, Clockwise It's not the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand. ~ Brian Stimpson, Clockwise
John Cleese quotes: Come to me. I want to plow you like a Calgary driveway at Christmas. Come to me. I want to plow you like a Calgary driveway at Christmas.
John Cleese quotes: If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that?' If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that?'
John Cleese quotes: We don't know where we get our ideas from. What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops. We don't know where we get our ideas from. What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops.
John Cleese quotes: If you wish to kill yourself but lack the courage to, I think a visit to Palmerston North will do the trick, If you wish to kill yourself but lack the courage to, I think a visit to Palmerston North will do the trick,
John Cleese quotes: Only a few things in life matter a little. The rest don't matter at all. Only a few things in life matter a little. The rest don't matter at all.
John Cleese quotes: We moved back to the Raffles', then back to Devon (to Horrabridge, where I saw a spider so big I could hear its footsteps). We moved back to the Raffles', then back to Devon (to Horrabridge, where I saw a spider so big I could hear its footsteps).
John Cleese quotes: Always start where the energy is. Always start where the energy is.
John Cleese quotes: OTTO. Apes don't read philosophy.WANDA. Yes they do, Otto. They just don't understand it. OTTO. Apes don't read philosophy.
WANDA. Yes they do, Otto. They just don't understand it.
John Cleese quotes: What's the bleedin' point? What's the bleedin' point?
John Cleese quotes: Other people, you know, put a latex rubber on, you know, to become sexually excited. There's so much I don't understand. Other people, you know, put a latex rubber on, you know, to become sexually excited. There's so much I don't understand.
John Cleese quotes: It's easier to be creative if you've got other people to play with. It's easier to be creative if you've got other people to play with.