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Old 26.02.2011, 00:37
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Spike Milligan quotes

Just been watching the genius on TV

Here are some of his one-liners...



"A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree."

"All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy."

"And God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected."

"And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, and the earth brought forth grass and the Rastafarians smoked it."

"Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?"

"Contraceptives should be used on all conceivable occasions."

"For ten years Caesar ruled with an iron hand. Then with a wooden foot, and finally with a piece of string."

"How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven."

"I can speak Esperanto like a native."

"I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge."

"I shook hands with a friendly Arab. I still have my right arm to prove it."

"I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke."

"I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine."

"I'm a hero with coward's legs."

"I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens."

"In India a farmhand was caught in the act with his cow. He said he had bad eyesight and thought it was his wife."

"Is there anything worn under the kilt? No, it's all in perfect working order."

"It was a perfect marriage. She didn't want to and he couldn't."

"It's all in the mind, you know."

"Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery."

"Money couldn't buy friends, but you get a better class of enemy."

"My Father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic."
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Old 26.02.2011, 02:37
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Re: Spike Milligan quotes

On Spike Milligan's grave in Winchelsea it reads "Duirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite", Gaelic for "I told you I was ill." The church would not allow it in English.
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Old 26.02.2011, 08:48
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Re: Spike Milligan quotes

My favourite Spike Milligan poem

If I were a glow-worm
I don't think I could be glum,
Cause how can you be grumpy
When the sun shines out your bum?
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Old 26.02.2011, 12:14
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Re: Spike Milligan quotes

I remeber seeing him receive an award at a comedy event on TV about 10 years ago ( I can't remember the exact details of the award; something like 'lifetime service to the comedy industry'). A message was read out, sent from Prince Charles saying how big a fan he was of Spike, that he was a comic genius, blah, blah, blah. After the message had been read in full, Spike waited a beat then said, 'grovelling little bastard!'.
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Old 26.02.2011, 12:29
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My fave: "Cliches are the handrail of a crippled mind"
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Re: Spike Milligan quotes

Genius! Barking mad, but a comic genius.

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Old 26.02.2011, 18:35
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Genius! Barking mad, but a comic genius.
That is in Spike's house.

Some years ago a friend of mine was there at a fairly formal meeting with his wife and several other people. About half way through the meeting Spike appeared at the patio dors wearing a grubby old mac, making faces at the people in the meeting.
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We have Silly Verse for Kids at home somewhere, must dig it out. One of the funniest books I ever read was his WW2 memoirs, Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall.
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I must go down to the sea again,

To the lonely sea and the sky.

I left my vest and socks there;

I wonder if they're dry?

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