Michael Palin Quotes.

1. "12.00 midnight: whilst soaking in my bath I hear a distant shout. "I'm going to bed, but I don't necessarily have to go alo-o-ne." It's Dr Chapman in the passage. He repeats the line three times, like someone selling scrap iron and it recedes along the corridor."
- Michael Palin, Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988

2. "We read poems from the Oxford Book of Twentieth Century Verse. Neil insisted on spilling wine over my carpet."
- Michael Palin, Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988

3. "...go all the way to Sun Alliance to Chancery Lane, only to be told that they wouldn't insure my new house because of my profession. "Actors...and writers...well, you know." ..I couldn't help feeling something of a reject from society as I walked out again into Chancery Lane...my solicitor cheerfully informs me that several big companies, including Eagle Star won't touch actors. The happy and slightly absurd ending to this story is that I finally find a willing insurer in the National Farmers' Union at Huntingdon."
- Michael Palin, Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988

4. "Talk to a Dutch journalist for an hour. He has 38 questions."
- Michael Palin, Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988

5. "The Buddhist version of poverty is a situation where you have nothing to contribute."
- Michael Palin, Himalaya

6. "You can't get a suit of armour and a rubber chicken just like that. You have to plan ahead."
- Quote by Michael Palin

7. "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"
- Quote by Michael Palin

8. "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."
- Quote by Michael Palin

9. "NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!"
- Quote by Michael Palin

10. "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."
- Quote by Michael Palin

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