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John Cleese Quotes and Sayings

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I find it rather easy to portray a businessman.
Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
- John Cleese

Related topics: Business

For me, the great problem growing up in England was
that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be,
and it was damn close to an old man with a beard.
- John Cleese

Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited.
- John Cleese

If God did not intend for us to eat animals,
then why did he make them out of meat?
- John Cleese

 

The thrill I got discovering Buster Keaton when I was
growing up was so exciting.
He was one of the greats.
- John Cleese

The English contribution to world cuisine -
the chip.
- John Cleese

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

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Wine is wonderful stuff.
But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
- John Cleese

I tend to have an odd split in my mind:
I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing
thing is OK and I'm happy with it,
then I put on my actor's hat.
- John Cleese

I want to write a book which is the history of comedy.
- John Cleese

A man will give up almost anything except his suffering.
- John Cleese

You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people
that life's about change.
- John Cleese

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

Who's ever going to write a film in which I get the girl? Me!
- John Cleese

I think that sometimes you do something that makes
a small group of people laugh,
which is all we were trying to do; we were just trying
to make each other laugh.
- John Cleese

God was treated like this powerful, erratic,
rather punitive father who has to be pacified and praised.
You know, flattered.
- John Cleese

But then acting is all about faking.
We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with.
- John Cleese

If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living
asking 'Do you want fries with that?'
- John Cleese

He who laughs most, learns best.
- John Cleese

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
- John Cleese

I can never do better than Fawlty Towers whatever I do.
Now I very much want to teach young talent some rules of the game.
- John Cleese

The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way,
often to a not very good idea which sparked off another
idea that was only slightly better,
which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that
they then said something which was really rather interesting.
- John Cleese

It seems astounding to me now that the video games
are perhaps as important as the movie themselves.
And people will spend 2 or 3 years obsessing about
the video game in exactly the same way that they'd
be obsessing about the movie if they were working on that.
- John Cleese

I can't tell you how scary it can be walking onto a
movie and suddenly joining this family,
it's like going to somebody else's Christmas dinner,
everyone knows everyone, and you're there and you're
not quite sure what you're supposed to be doing.
- John Cleese

If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better,
which makes you more open to my ideas.
And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make,
by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.
- John Cleese

I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker,
who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence
to have when I started in television.
He was also a great comic actor to learn from.
- John Cleese

When the target audience is American teenage kids,
you can have problems.
My generation prized really fine acting and writing.
Sometimes you have to go back to the basic principles
which underpin great visual comedy.
- John Cleese

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer PHOTO

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we will be quiet and ready enough,
we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
- Henry David Thoreau

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

To succeed, you need to find
something to hold on to,
something to motivate you,
something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Find your way with the certain and gentle light of forgiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- Rumi

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham


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