The best Quotes by Terry Gilliam

The best Quotes by Terry Gilliam

Terrence Vance Gilliam (born 22 November 1940) is a British filmmaker, comedian, animator and actor. He gained stardom as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe alongside John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Graham Chapman.

I've given up asking questions. l merely float on a tsunami of acceptance of anything life throws at me... and marvel stupidly.
Television and the media are everywhere and they are taking over so powerfully. They don't shut up for a second. So you are unable to think.
Terry Gilliam's flying circus (2006)
I don't do drugs. I've got enough bizarre chemicals floating around in my head. I'm just naturally like this.
Mai 1998
Because I dislike being quoted I lie almost constantly when talking about my work.
Gorillaz virtually changed my wife... sorry, I mean, life... no, actually, it was my wife.
I just like the fact I can make a film which might give comfort to some people who think they are the only crazy person in the world and suddenly they see there are two crazy people in the world.
Fantasy isn't just a jolly escape: It's an escape, but into something far more extreme than reality, or normality. It's where things are more beautiful and more wondrous and more terrifying.
In the end, people have to learn to live together. That is what I didn't like about America - it is so homogeneous. I like places where there are people who are different culturally, physically, in every way. And I like to see how they succeed in living together.
Terry Gilliam's flying circus (2006)
We took up the offer with the BBC, and that was Monty Python's Flying Circus. I didn't have to submit my ideas to the group. I used to turn up on the days we recorded with a can of film under my arm, and in it went.
I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country... dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
Hyperbole is something I'd better avoid.
I want this on my tombstone:
Here lies Terry Gilliam
He giggled in awe.

Quotes about Terry Gilliam

They all welcomed me with open arms and immediately put my fears to rest. John Cleese was rather flirty; Michael Palin seemed rather shy; Terry Jones was very jolly; Eric Idle was a tiny bit aloof; Graham Chapman was very polite and Terry Gilliam was very loud and a bit manic.

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No day of my life passes without someone saying the words "Monty Python" to me. It's not bad.
We've discovered that the less we do, the more money we make.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.
The Minister of Transport issued this appeal to motorists: Can anyone give him a lift to Leicester?
You look just like you!
Ah, devil ether. It makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early Irish novel. Total loss of all basic motor function. Blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue. The mind recoils in horror, unable to communicate with the spinal column.
We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
We can't stop here! This is bat country!
There's no right, there's no wrong, there's only popular opinion.
Jeffrey Goines in 12 Monkeys
Oh, wouldn't it be great if I was crazy? Then the world would be okay.
James Cole in 12 Monkeys
Ted: "It's freezing out there. Where's your coat?"
Robin: "Ted, I'm Canadian. I don't need a coat. This kind of weather is nothing for me."
Marshall: "Yeah. This is like a spring day back in Minnesota."
Marshall Eriksen in How I Met Your Mother - Season 4 Episode 11
Minnesota, I love you snow much!
Minnesota Forecast. Today: Sun. Tomorrow: Snow. Next Day: Tornado, probably.
Minnesota girls - the kind of girl you can take home to meet your mom, but can outdrink your dad.
You can leave Minneapolis, but it will never leave you.
I like Hollywood. I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.
What's brown and sounds like a bell? Dung!
Colonel: "Watkins, why did you join the army?"
Watkins: "For the water-skiing and the travel, sir. Not for the killing, sir. I asked them to put it on my form, sir: 'no killing'."
Colonel: "Watkins, are you a pacifist?"
Watkins: "No, sir. I'm not a pacifist, sir. I'm a coward."
I loved every minute of Python and owe so much to them.
Carol Cleveland - June 2014
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
The human race should just slow down and think about what it is doing.
What really alarms me about President Bush's "War on Terrorism" is the grammar. How do you wage war on an abstract noun? How is "Terrorism" going to surrender? It's well known, in philological circles, that it's very hard for abstract nouns to surrender.
There are many people in the country today who, through no fault of their own, are sane. Some of them were born sane. Some of them became sane later in their lives.
Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
You'll never see a Lamborghini commercial in TV again. People who are able to afford a Lamborghini have better things to do than watching TV.
One original thought is worth 1000 meaningless quotes.

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