"I think that money spoils most things, once it becomes the primary motivating force."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."John Cleese on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."John Cleese on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."John Cleese on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."John Cleese on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."John Cleese on Mark Twain
"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."