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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Michael Palin on travel, music, love, art, funny, comedy, humor, argument, religion, belief, family, equality, poverty and writing.

12 Great Quotes By Michael Palin That Will Make You Laugh

Quick Facts

Famous As
Comedian, Actor

Born On
05 May 1943 AD

Born In
Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Age
74

Michael Edward Palin is a popular English actor, television presenter, writer and come-dian. He had been a part of ‘Monty Python’, the renowned comedy group and is widely regarded as one of the best comedians in the modern era. Palin started off his career in mid 1960s. Before ‘Monty Python’, Palin had been a part of shows like ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’, ‘Ken Dodd Show’ and ‘The Frost Report’. However, it was with the comedy group ‘Monty Python’ that Palin gained recognition. Thereafter, they performed on BBC, theatres and films. Some of the most well-known performances of Palin for the group include ‘The Fish Slapping Dance’, ‘Argument Clinic’, ‘Dead Parrot Sketch’, ‘Bicycle Repairman’ and ‘The Lumberjack Song’ among others. Other than that, Palin has also been a highly influential actor, travel writer and a travel documentary maker during his distinguished career. He has won the ‘BAFTA Award’ for best actor in a supporting role for the film ‘A Fish Called Wanda’. He remains to be one of the most respected actors in Britain. We have compiled the most memorable utterances and quotations by the distinguished actor. Read through the quotes and thoughts by Michael Palin that will make you day.

We read poems from the Oxford Book of Twentieth Century Verse. Neil insisted on spilling wine over my carpet.

- Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988, Michael Palin

I feel this evening that I am too hopelessly and happily corrupted by the richness of London life to ever be right for Dorset, or vice-versa.

- Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988, Michael Palin

My parents have been married forty-two years. I wonder how many of those were happy.

- Diaries: The Python Years, Michael Palin

The Buddhist version of poverty is a situation where you have nothing to contribute.

- Himalaya, Michael Palin

I enjoy writing, I enjoy my house, my family and, more than anything I enjoy the feeling of seeing each day used to the full to actually produce something. The end.

- Diaries: The Python Years, Michael Palin

Night falls over Machu Picchu to the sound of Abba's 'Dancing Queen'.

- Full Circle, Michael Palin

Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future.

- Michael Palin

NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!

- Michael Palin

Listen -- strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

- Michael Palin

I am very cautious of people who are absolutely right, especially when they are vehemently so.

- Diaries: The Python Years, Michael Palin

Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life

- Michael Palin

You can't get a suit of armour and a rubber chicken just like that. You have to plan ahead.

- Michael Palin