"I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."John Cleese on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."John Cleese on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."John Cleese on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."John Cleese on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."John Cleese on Abraham Lincoln
"He who laughs most, learns best."
"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."