"Michael Palin decided to give up on his considerable comedy talents to make those dreadfully tedious travel shows. Have you ever tried to watch one?"
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."John Cleese on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."John Cleese on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."John Cleese on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."John Cleese on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."John Cleese on Saint Augustine
"He who laughs most, learns best."
"I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me."
"My compulsion to always be working has become less strong and my current business is purely down to this enormous alimony. If I wasn't doing this I'd be making documentaries about wildlife and other subjects that interest me."
"You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change."
"I just think that sometimes we hang onto people or relationships long after they've ceased to be of any use to either of you. I'm always meeting new people, and my list of friends seems to change quite a bit."
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