Michael Palin Quotes

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Michael Palin Quotes

If I am seen as successful, its all the more reason not to change - not to lose track of friends, not to be driven everywhere, not to go and get away from the world. That, to me, is real success: enjoying what you do, but being the same person.
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I am very cautious of people who are absolutely right, especially when they are vehemently so.

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Night falls over Machu Picchu to the sound of Abba's 'Dancing Queen'.

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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.

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I feel this evening that I am too hopelessly and happily corrupted by the richness of London life to ever be right for Dorset, or vice-versa.

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It was a strange feeling going into a church I did not know for a service that I did not really believe in, but once inside I couldn't help a feeling of warmth and security. Outside there were wars and road accidents and murders, striptease clubs and battered babies and frayed tempers and unhappy marriages and people contemplating suicide and bad jokes, but once in St. Martin's there was peace. Surely people go to church not to involve themselves in the world's problems but to escape from them.

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We read poems from the Oxford Book of Twentieth Century Verse. Neil insisted on spilling wine over my carpet.

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I've always been blessed, or cursed, some might say, with an insatiable curiosity, a desire to find something out about a people and a place. That's where it all begins.

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I wanted to be an explorer, but gradually found the world had been explored and that there was nowhere left, really. Once they climbed Everest in 1953, when I was 10 years old, I thought, 'Well, that's pretty much it now.' But the idea of travelling and exploring and adventure was very strong.

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I will die, but not retire.

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The human race should just slow down and think about what it is doing.

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I am certainly more interested in interviewing than being interviewed. Sometimes you find yourself attacked from the start.

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Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future

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From my travels around the world I have seen how much damage and pollution is done by the careless disposal of waste. It is also evident that we in the West produce far more and throw away far more than the developing world, almost without thinking

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It's not a model if it's full-size. It's a ice-breaker!

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When in doubt, resort to animation.

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