Monty Python Quotes

Monty Python Quotes by Joe Flaherty, Mark Gatiss, Russell Howard, Brent Sexton, Alessandro Nivola, Sanjeev Bhaskar and many others.

That was sort of the ‘Second City’ approach, which was try to be intelligent and assume your audience is intelligent. We were influenced by ‘Monty Python,’ too, which would have philosophers in a wrestling match.
Joe Flaherty
‘Monty Python’ is now more recognised by the films than by the TV series.
Mark Gatiss
‘Monty Python’ was never on TV in the U.K. when I was a kid.
Russell Howard
I come home from work, and depending on the day or depending on what was going on, if I needed to adjust, I’d just meditate or play guitar or watch some ‘Monty Python.’
Brent Sexton
I’d grown up loving English films. I was a huge Monty Python fanatic as a kid.
Alessandro Nivola
I was greatly influenced by ‘The Goons’ and ‘Monty Python’ reconstituting what comedy was – it could come from a funny word, not just a set up and a pay-off. I liked the zaniness; they were satirical, slightly saucy and very literary in their references.
Sanjeev Bhaskar
I’d loved ‘Monty Python’ and ‘The Young Ones,’ so making something like that for our own generation would have been amazing.
Richard Herring
‘Monty Python And The Holy Grail’ is a hugely important movie to me. I remember watching it for the first time on cable when I was about 13 years old.
James Gunn
‘Dead peasants insurance’ is a term that sounds as if it comes straight out of Monty Python. If only that were true.
John Lanchester
I just don’t know when we all decided that if it doesn’t fit in a Happy Meal box, it’s not for kids. I remember flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz, and I grew up watching Monty Python. I think that kids can handle a lot more than we give them credit for, especially when it comes to the absurd.
Gore Verbinski
The Goons were always one of our favourites; we always felt we were in that tradition – Goons, Monty Python, Peter Cook, Vic and Bob, Spike Milligan. We felt we were part of that lineage, but in England, it wasn’t happening like that. There was a brand of comedy like ‘The Office,’ which was very real.
Noel Fielding
Science was always a passion, but I also loved ‘Monty Python’ and ‘The Young Ones,’ and I discovered the Footlights comedy club at university, where a lot of those people got their start. I had a go and loved it immediately. After that, I just couldn’t stop writing sketches, and it all took off from there.
Ben Miller
I would really like to do a movie. Schedule-wise I don’t know when exactly, but I think it would be great to do a Portlandia movie. Some of my favorite television shows have done it and they’ve been great. Like Monty Python. I think it would be great.
Fred Armisen
No day of my life passes without someone saying the words ‘Monty Python’ to me. It’s not bad.
Eric Idle
I was pretty much a child of ‘Monty Python.’ I grew up loving that type of humor and even structured a lot of humor in the same fashion.
Michael Jai White
Most ‘Monty Python’ fans are, of course, baby boomers, who have long been a nostalgic lot and are growing more so as they totter toward old age.
Terry Teachout
When I was in my late teens, I discovered ‘Fawlty Towers’ and ‘Monty Python,’ and they still make me laugh.
Shaun Evans
But as a kid, I loved ‘Monty Python.’ My Dad was a devout watcher. We used to watch it when we ate dinner!
Wes Bentley
As a kid I would watch ‘SCTV,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Monty Python’ and ‘The Kids in the Hall,’ and be amazed that these guys got to be different people every week. It spoke to the acting side in me.
Will Sasso
My dad is into movies, and they let me watch movies. I was obsessed with Monty Python when I was in preschool – I don’t know why.
Charlie Tahan
Growing up, I watched shows such as ‘Blackadder’ and ‘Monty Python’ with my parents.
Mathew Baynton
I always look at ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’ They talked about how they wrote this movie with horses, and then they realized that horses are super-expensive and time-consuming. ‘Why don’t we just change it to coconuts?’ That’s part of my process.
Jonathan Krisel
As a little kid when I would watch ‘Monty Python’… that would just blow me away because it was just so silly and absurd, but so intelligent, and I loved that.
Reggie Watts
The label ‘wife of the prime minister’ is like a giant signboard pointing at my head from a Monty Python sketch. But I am not Mrs. Prime Minister. I’m a human being.
Margaret Trudeau
I love the humor of ‘Monty Python.’ I always remember being so impressed by how violent ‘Monty Python’ are, actually, when you look at what they do. Terry Gilliam has a great way of kind of proposing violence.
Miguel Sapochnik
Comedy. It was just huge in my house. Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all those James Bond movies were highly regarded.
Mike Myers
Monty Python never directly said, ‘We’re liberals’ – they just did their sketches, and you had to figure it out. Generally, they were anti-establishment, of course, making fun of the people in power. I think, comedians, that’s their job – pointing out what other people might not notice and going, ‘Yoo-hoo, over here.’
Dana Carvey
I love the English. My God, they brought us ‘Benny Hill,’ ‘Monty Python,’ ‘The Office,’ Neville Chamberlain.
Seth MacFarlane
I love Monty Python, Black Adder, Fawlty Towers. I’m a huge fan of British comedy.
Isla Fisher
‘Monty Python’ became my religion when I was 10. It led me out of the depths of darkness. I loved ‘The Goodies,’ too, and ‘The Two Ronnies.’ I watched those shows on the public television station in Chicago.
Bob Odenkirk
I prefer the finesse of French humour. English humour is more scathing, more cruel, as illustrated by Monty Python and Little Britain.
Helen Mirren
I’m a prankster with a Monty Python sense of humor that somehow gets misrepresented in those tacky supermarket publications as bratty, snotty, and rude.
Catherine Oxenberg
I grew up a huge fan of The Three Stooges and Monty Python, so somebody getting slapped in the face with a fish, or falling out of a chair, or running into a door, or tripping over their own feet and eating it, is all stuff I find really, really funny.
Thomas Sadoski
As a teenager, I loved ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ and ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,’ and I lived to watch ‘Monty Python.’
Catherine O’Hara
At the end of Season Four of ‘Mr. Show,’ instead of doing another season, everyone just thought they wanted to go and do a movie. Kind of like Monty Python. Monty Python went right into ‘And Now For Something Completely Different,’ and everyone kind of compared ‘Mr. Show’ to Monty Python.
Scott Aukerman
Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge, and half of them came from Oxford. But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two headed tradition of doing comedy, of doing sketches, and that kind of thing.
Rowan Atkinson
Like many nerdy youngsters I spent much of my childhood listening to Monty Python records, learning them verbatim, fittingly parroting them.
Richard Herring
You can start any ‘Monty Python’ routine and people finish it for you. Everyone knows it like shorthand.
Robin Williams
The whole idea of creating saints, it’s pure ‘Monty Python.’ They have to clock up two miracles.
Richard Dawkins
I like that feeling of discombobulation that comes in creating an absurd world that doesn’t make sense. ‘Monty Python’ does a good job of it; ‘Bugs Bunny,’ too.
Reggie Watts
I think I was the only person in my experimental film class doing comedy. But my sense of humor and a lot of comedy that I love is quite surreal and strange, you know? You could argue that ‘Monty Python’ is experimental film. It just happens to be really funny.
Andy Samberg
Monty Python has such a huge following… myself included.
Merle Dandridge