"He who laughs most, learns best."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."John Cleese on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."John Cleese on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."John Cleese on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."John Cleese on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."John Cleese on Dalai Lama
"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."
"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."