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Eric Idle Quotes

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The Minister of Transport issued this appeal to motorists:
Can anyone give him a lift to Leicester?
- Eric Idle

You look just like you!
- Eric Idle

To me, the musical is best when it's a musical comedy.
So if you have a very, very funny show,
and very good, funny songs, that's what the musical does best.
- Eric Idle

I like the idea of being out there regularly with an
audience and with a funny gang of people.
That's what I grew up with - doing television,
doing shows every week.
- Eric Idle


 

No day of my life passes without someone saying the
words 'Monty Python' to me.
It's not bad.
- Eric Idle

I think the special thing about Python is that it's a writers' commune.
The writers are in charge.
The writers decide what the material is.
- Eric Idle

We've discovered that the less we do,
the more money we make.
- Eric Idle


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I love being an older comic now.
It's like being an old soccer or an old baseball player.
You're in the Hall of Fame and it's nice,
but you're no longer that person in the limelight on
the spot doing that thing.
- Eric Idle

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We seek to emphasize those practical things that we have in common.
- Australian Prime Minister John Howard

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,
people will eventually come to believe it.
- Joseph Goebbels (Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany)

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the
minister as much to marry them as they have to pay
a lawyer to get them a divorce.
- Claire Trevor

My main mission when I became Prime Minister,
was to keep Singapore going and Singapore has been kept going.
So, I'm happy with what I've done for Singapore.
- Goh Chok Tong

In all my activities as Armament Minister I never once visited a labor camp,
and cannot, therefore, give any information about them.
- Albert Speer

The Prime Minister of India, at a meeting that I co-chaired a few months ago,
stated that any development that is not sustainable is not development.
- Maurice Strong

I worked with a group of people who argued day and night -
professors,
officials, the Minister of Finance -
but there were decisions that I had to make.
- Shimon Peres

It is evident that not all people that have the confidence
of the prime minister are the same ones that have the
confidence of the head of state.
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

It was announced as a French victory by the French Minister of War.
I did not see any sign of victory but only the retreat
of the French forces engaged in the battle.
- Philip Gibbs

True, some land was bought by a few Cabinet Ministers.
They bought the land.
No minister, to my knowledge acquired land which was meant for resettlement.
- Robert Mugabe

The whole of the situation of the Conservative Party
today springs from that night when they dismissed the
best prime minister the country had had since Churchill.
- Denis Thatcher

I'm not a minister, I'm not a philosopher,
I'm not a politician, I'm in another category.
- Sun Ra

The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick
by which the nation measures its morals.
- Jimmy Swaggart

One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked
much harder at his law studies,
is now Prime Minister.
- Alex Cox

My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother.
She took me to a different church every Sunday,
and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward.
- Esther Williams

A wartime Minister of Information is compelled,
in the national interest, to such continuous acts of
duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig.
- Claud Cockburn

Do not suffer any man to baptize or minister unto you,
unless God has spoken unto him by the voice of his servants,
and authorized him to minister in his name.
- Orson Pratt

I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire
to become a minister transformed itself into a wish
to lead the more militant life of missionary,
by a slow process or suddenly.
- Pierre Loti

I'm simply saying that there are advantages in sending
a skilled diplomat who can always say,
'I'll get back to you on that, Mr. Minister'.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

First, I was Bavarian State Minister of Justice,
and after the ministries of justice in the various
states were dissolved I became Reich Minister without portfolio.
- Hans Frank

I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as
of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis.
- Boris Johnson

You cannot name a Canadian prime minister who has done
as many significant things as I did,
because there are none.
- Brian Mulroney

I'm a minister, and I serve as a minister in addition
to being a university professor.
- Tony Campolo

It is not right for any country, for any president,
for any prime minister to act as a prefect on the affairs of Zimbabwe.
- Levy Mwanawsa

My oldest son, Gary, is a seasoned minister and travels
with me for ministers' conferences.
- David Wilkerson

I was on leave from local and regional politics,
as long as I was a Minister.
- Emma Bonino

The best sermon is preached by the minister who has
a sermon to preach and not by the man who has to preach a sermon.
- William Feather

There are in most states one or two ministers of war,
one of whom is the minister of naval affairs.
- Fredrik Bajer

Once, when a British Prime Minister sneezed,
men half a world away would blow their noses.
Now when a British Prime Minister sneezes nobody else
will even say 'Bless You'.
- Bernard Levin

Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be
known for its generosity of spirit.
And so it is.
- Kim Campbell

I have never tried to fiddle my role as leader of the city of Sheffield,
as an MP or as a minister.
- David Blunkett

No minister ever stood, or could stand,
against public opinion.
- Robert Peel

I am called repeatedly and insidiously prime and sole minister.
- Robert Walpole

In Downing Street they called me 'Boss'.
Civil servants would always call me 'Prime Minister'.
- Tony Blair

The main essentials of a successful prime minister
are sleep and a sense of history.
- Harold Wilson

I was a member of the Politburo for seven years,
a foreign minister.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Blues means what milk does to a baby.
Blues is what the spirit is to the minister.
We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt,
our souls have been disturbed.
- Alberta Hunter

I think the Prime Minister has embarked on a journey
and he has no idea where he's taking us.
- John Hewson

My ministry's always been one of social activism.
I think a responsible minister must be at some levels
involved in the social order.
- Al Sharpton

Of course I'd have loved to be Prime Minister.
But I'm not nursing a grievance.
- Kenneth Clarke

The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when
there is a criminal investigation of the department.
That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government.
- Jack Layton

I want to try and do as much as I can as an actor.
So far I think I've done pretty well with being a minister's son.
And now I know I'm pretty darn good at playing a woman too.
- Barry Watson

In 1995 the whole political situation was very complicated.
I was the first deputy prime minister,
and at the same time I had very low influence in the government.
- Anatoly Chubais

If your only objective is to be popular,
you're going to be popular but you will be known as
the Prime Minister who achieved nothing.
- Brian Mulroney

I do not rule out the possibility of being prime minister of India one day,
but there is still time.
- Lalu Prasad Yadav

Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance,
and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness,
and their art.
- George Henry Lewes

An interim government was set up in Afghanistan.
It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women's Affairs.
Man, who'd she have to show here ankles to to get that job?
- Tina Fey

Being prime minister is a lonely job...
you cannot lead from the crowd.
- Margaret Thatcher

On the same day I was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada,
I announced the most sweeping reform ever undertaken
in the structure of our federal government.
- Kim Campbell

You see, I was the son of a baptist minister.
- DeForest Kelley

I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid;
my father was a minister.
101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.
- Denzel Washington

If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me,
I could not last as a Defense Minister one week.
- Moshe Dayan

When I was three, I wanted to be four.
When I was four, I wanted to be prime minister.
- Jeffrey Archer

If the prime minister really believes it,
he must be the only person left who thinks that the
recent bombs in London had no connection at all with his policy in Iraq.
- Kenneth Clarke

I'd be prouder still to say I was Canada's 10th woman prime minister.
- Kim Campbell

A minister has to be able to read a clock.
At noon, it's time to go home and turn up the pot roast
and get the peas out of the freezer.
- Garrison Keillor

My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9,
and I later became a Baptist minister,
which I am today.
- Al Sharpton

My grandmother was a minister as well,
which was not that common in the 1930s.
- Colin Firth

No, I've never truly been a minister.
- Little Richard

I have never been bribed as a Prime Minister.
- Kamisese Mara

I am not a newcomer, you know, so I want to be judged
for what I did when I was prime minister last time
in Italy and president of the European Commission for more than five years.
- Romano Prodi


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