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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Eric Idle on comedy, funny, life, humor, satire, absurd, pun, writing, acting, theories and freedom.

6 Famous Eric Idle Quotes With A Pinch Of Humor

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Eric Idle is an acclaimed English entertainer, comedian, actor, author and composer. He studied English at the University of Cambridge where he gained popularity as an entertainer. He started off his career by writing comedy sketches which were well appreciated by the masses. He further collaborated with his college mates to form the first most notable sketch of his career titled ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’. This encouraged him to write more successful sketches for this newly formed comedy group. Although, these sketches were written in obsessive language but it had the ability of knitting completely different characters in one thread. After the group disbanded he started off his solo career as a radio host for BBC. He also proved his mettle on television by creating the popular ‘Rutland Weekend Television’ show. Thereafter, he tried his hands in production and produced a mocking documentary titled ‘All You Need is Cash’ collaborating with his former band mates and SNL colleagues. He continues to fascinate the masses with his work, writings, books and thoughts. Read on the quotes and sayings by Eric Idle which aim to teach a few important lessons of life in a humorous way.

Life doesn't make any sense, and we all pretend it does. Comedy's job is to point out that it doesn't make sense, and that it doesn't make much difference anyway.

- Eric Idle

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will make me cry by myself in a corner for hours.

- Eric Idle

Know what I mean? Eh, eh, Nudge nudge, Say no more?

- Eric Idle

Always look on the brighter side of life

- Greedy Bastard Diary, Eric Idle

The room was rococo. I had a strong sense of gilt.

- The Road to Mars: A Post-Modem Novel, Eric Idle

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will make you go into a corner by myself and cry for hours.

- Eric Idle