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.

— Terry Jones

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The Romans did not see [the tale of Romulus, Remus and the she-wolf] as a charming story; they meant to show that they had imbibed wolfish appetites and ferocity with their mother's milk.

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Some people are passionate about aisles, others about window seats.

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Sarah: That's not fair! Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?

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Wild Thing made their hearts sing. But he couldn't top everything.

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We are, of course, now against any other group burning Qurans.

We would right now ask no one to burn Qurans. We are absolutely strong on that. It is not the time to do it.

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We will definitely not burn the Koran, no. Not today, not ever.

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I don't think you need religion.

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I'd like something that peels potatoes really quickly - that would be wonderful.

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Ludicrous concepts…like the whole idea of a 'war on terrorism'.

You can wage war against another country, or on a national group within your own country, but you can't wage war on an abstract noun. How do you know when you've won? When you've got it removed from the Oxford English Dictionary?

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It took 200 years for the Crusaders to create [this] Muslim fanaticism.

It was the exact imitation of Christian intolerance.

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It's a great time to book vacation travel for the winter, .

. After the first of the year, airplanes are empty, resorts are empty, and they are very excited to get early bookings.

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I can direct things but I can't write. My memory is going, so I struggle for words.

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About Terry Jones

Quotes 33 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Comedian
Birthday October 16

I spent my earliest years in Colwyn Bay in north Wales with my mother and grandmother, while my father was stationed with the RAF in India.

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Pinterest may have more travel intent data than any other site, so many people are pinning where they want to be.

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Fatherhood is wonderful.

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I don't think people who have children are acting selfishly or unselfishly.

Having a child who'll be loved, to parents who love each other, is the important thing.

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I've got a soft spot for Theatr Colwyn because my granddad used to run the Colwyn amateur dramatic society in the 1930s.

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The funny thing about history is that we imagine that people didn't laugh in the old days, but of course they did, at stupid things.

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I'm a good cook; one of my specialities is reindeer and potato pie.

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I'm cheerfully optimistic about life. Optimism is very important!

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Saying We will destroy terrorism is about as meaningful as saying: We shall annihilate mockery.

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I've been very lucky to have been able to act, write and direct and not have to choose just the one thing.

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Every age sort of has its own history.

History is really the stories that we retell to ourselves to make them relevant to every age. So we put our own values and our own spin on it.

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You know, I've never thought of myself as a comedian.

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It doesn't worry me what anyone says, except when publicity hurts others.

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Medieval learning was really advanced.

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What is meant by: "We mustn't give in to the terrorists"? We gave in to them the moment the first bombs fell on Afghanistan.

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I've never been good at improvising.

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I like my stories once removed.

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Short or long to Goblin City? The straight way's short But the long way's pretty.

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We think of medieval England as being a place of unbelievable cruelty and darkness and superstition. We think of it as all being about fair maidens in castles, and witch-burning, and a belief that the world was flat. Yet all these things are wrong.

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I'd always thought that if Python was going to go on at all, it'd be nice to get into storylines.

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