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Quote: Stephen Fry

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fav-1107‘Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the world’s full octave.’

‘Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.’

‘It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.’

‘It only takes a room of Americans for the English and Australians to realise how much we have in common.’

‘They are just 100 per cent bear, whereas human beings feel we’re not 100 per cent human, that we’re always letting ourselves down. We’re constantly striving towards something, to some fulfilment.’

‘My life, at least, is divided between writing and performing and mixtures of the two.’

‘An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.’

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Quote: John Cleese

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john-cleese‘He, who laughs most, learns best.’

‘The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way, often to a not very good idea which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting.’

‘If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.’

‘I have several times made a poor choice by avoiding a necessary confrontation.’

‘I think that money spoils most things, once it becomes the primary motivating force.’

‘A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.’

‘I’m not saying Obama is right on everything. Of course not. He may be wrong on a number of things. But what I do know is that he behaves like a very, very sane man almost all the time.’

‘Now most people do not want an ordinary life in which they do a job well, earn the respect of their collaborators and competitors, bring up a family and have friends. That’s not enough anymore, and I think that is absolutely tragic – and I’m not exaggerating – that people feel like a decent, ordinary, fun life is no longer enough.’

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Quote: Hugh Laurie

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‘People will survive, and they will find happiness. Happiness only comes when you’re not looking for it.’

‘Acting is largely about putting on masks, and music is about removing them.’

‘I think pain is a very – it’s an extremely hard thing to empathize moment to moment. And you often don’t remember your own pain, you know, that moment that you broke a limb or you burned yourself or, I think, this is a common thing that women talk about with childbirth, that the memory of the pain is hard to summon up and relive, thankfully.’

‘Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800 pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it’s badly translated, hard to figure out.’

‘Humility was considered a great virtue in my family household. No show of complacency or self-satisfaction was ever tolerated. Patting yourself on the back was definitely not encouraged, and pleasure or pride would be punishable by death.’

‘I get anxious about a lot of things, that’s the trouble. I get anxious about everything. I just can’t stop thinking about things all the time. And here’s the really destructive part – it’s always retrospective. I waste time thinking of what I should have said or done.’

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Quote: Ricky Gervais

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gervais‘You should make something. You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what it is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening-everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, ‘I did that.’’

‘Honour is a gift a man gives himself. You can be as good as anyone that ever lived. If you can read, you can learn everything that anyone ever learned. But you’ve got to want it.’

‘People confuse the subject of the joke with the target of the joke, and they’re very rarely the same.’

‘There’s no difference between fame and infamy now. There’s a new school of professional famous people that don’t do anything. They don’t create anything.’

‘If you are threatened or offended by people disagreeing, challenging or even ridiculing your faith, your faith can’t be that strong.’

‘The only route to success is hard work. If you didn’t work hard I don’t think it counts as success.’

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Quote: Sandra Bullock

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Sandra‘I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good’.

‘I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we’re supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else’s idea of our happiness – what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, ‘Just be happy – go be a cobbler or go live with goats.’’

‘I’ve been on the floor and I’ve been heartbroken. I didn’t know how I was going to stand up. But I just gave it time’.

‘I’ve made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them’.

‘Uniqueness was something my mother pounded into me’.

‘I don’t think we spend enough time in silence, just realizing what’s floating around in our noggin’.

‘I have no desire to maintain a lifestyle. I am a horrible celebrity. If I am out in public I dress like a pig’.

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Disclaimer: I do not own the picture, it is from: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/sandra-bullocks-shiny-hair-secret-2011108

Quote: Russell Brand

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Russell_Brand‘I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can’t be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people.’

‘It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you.’

‘No-one really feels self-confident deep down because it’s an artificial idea. Really, people aren’t that worried about what you’re doing or what you’re saying, so you can drift around the world relatively anonymously: you must not feel persecuted and examined. Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you.’

‘Everyone has their own mantra.’

‘I don’t mind having a reputation as a serious and spiritual person. I think that would be a nice reputation to have.’

‘Sometimes, as a comedian, a line will come to you, that is so beautiful, so perfect, that you think: I did not create this line. This line belongs to all of us. Surely this is a line of God.’

‘Honesty has always been an integral part of my operation, really.’

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Quote: Robin Williams

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‘I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.’

 Flubber-robin-williams-30952881-2048-2560‘Good people end up in Hell because they can’t forgive themselves.’

‘You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.’

‘A nuclear bomb is a man’s way of saying, ‘I’m gonna fuck up the earth.’ A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills. They’d make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while… That’s why there should be a woman president, there would never be any wars. You know this, it’s the truth. There would never be a war; just every twenty-eight days: some severe negotiations.’

‘Death is nature’s way of saying, “your table is ready.”‘

‘You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars.’

‘She is not perfect. You are not perfect. The question is whether or not you are perfect for each other.’22142-robin-williams-637x0-1

‘I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.’

‘No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.’

‘You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.’

‘What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.’

‘The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery.’

‘I left school and couldn’t find acting work, so I started going to clubs where you could do stand-up. I’ve always improvised, and stand-up was this great release. All of a sudden, it was just me and the audience.’

‘I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage. That was the only thing that interested me, along with learning the craft and working, and just being in productions with people.’

‘In America they really do mythologise people when they die.’

‘I love kids, but they are a tough audience.’

Rest in Peace Robin Williams. It was a shock this past week to find out such a great man had died. It was such terrible news for people all around the world to wake up to and my love goes to his family in this difficult time.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the photos, they are from: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/robin-williams/images/30952881/title/flubber-photo and http://www.purepeople.com/article/mort-de-robin-williams-il-etait-atteint-de-la-maladie-de-parkinson_a145966/1#lt_source=external,manual