Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Biography

Author Profession: English comic, actor
Born: February 01, 1942
Age: 74 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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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.

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.

I like my stories once removed.

I've never been good at improvising.

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

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.

Fatherhood is wonderful.

I don't think you need religion.

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

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

Medieval learning was really advanced.

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

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.

I like fantasy.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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