"You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."John Cleese on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."John Cleese on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."John Cleese on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."John Cleese on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."John Cleese on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"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."
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