John Cleese Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old John Cleese quotes, John Cleese sayings, and John Cleese proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Laughter connects you with people. It's almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you're just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy. John Cleese
A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people. John Cleese
The open mode is a mood in which curiosity for its own sake can operate, because we're not under pressure to get a specific thing done properly. We can play. John Cleese
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. John Cleese
A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people. John Cleese
Comedy always works best when it is mean spirited. John Cleese
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. John Cleese
A satisfied customer — we should have him stuffed! John Cleese
Once we've made a decision, we are efficient only if we go through with it decisively, undistracted by doubts about its correctness. John Cleese
Tension is wonderful for making people laugh. John Cleese
A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people. John Cleese
It’s only on the brink that people find the will to change.  Only at the precipice do we evolve. John Cleese
The very essence of playfulness is an openness to anything that may happen, the feeling that whatever happens, it's okay... you're either free to play, or you're not. John Cleese
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. John Cleese
The most creative people have this childlike facility to play. John Cleese
The most creative people have this childlike facility to play. John Cleese
The most creative people have learned to tolerate the slight discomfort of indecision for much longer and so, just because they put in more pondering time, their solutions are more creative. John Cleese
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that's to get rid of all my other desires. John Cleese