Michael Palin

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The use of the word "just" by an Australian means that whatever it is you have to do, it will not be easy, as in "Just pull that sword out of the stone" or "Just split that atom."

Michael Edward Palin (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor and television presenter most famous as one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python, and as a presenter of travel documentaries.


Contrary to what the politicians and religious leaders would like us to believe, the world won’t be made safer by creating barriers between people.
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.
  • There are many ways of seeing the world. You can hang upside down from a meteor, volunteer to be the fourth stage of a three-stage rocket, or simply get in a balloon and keep going. But if it's sheer, unadulterated discomfort you're looking for, just stay on land.
  • I wish them a long and happy life. If it's as long as their wedding, I'm sure they'll be fine.

Ripping Yarns (1976 - 1979)[edit]

Co-written with Terry Jones
  • Tomkinson: What are these?
    Mother: Shoe trees, dear...
    • "Tomkinson's Schooldays"
  • It's not a model if it's full-size. It's a ice-breaker!
    • "Tomkinson's Schooldays"
  • I've got a false lip.
    • "Murder on Moorstones Manor"


  • Nuns with banners!

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