"If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."John Cleese on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."John Cleese on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."John Cleese on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."John Cleese on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."John Cleese on Winston Churchill
"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."