Terry Jones quotes

Born
1 February 1942 Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

Died.
21 January 2020.

Occupation
Actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, director.

Terry Jones was a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter and film director. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

I like my stories once removed.
– Terry Jones

I don’t think you need religion.
– Terry Jones

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.
– Terry Jones

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.
– Terry Jones

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

Fatherhood is wonderful.
– Terry Jones

Every age sort of has its own history. History is really the stories that we retell to ourselves to make them relevant to every age. So we put our own values and our own spin on it.
– Terry Jones

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

Some people are passionate about aisles, others about window seats.
– Terry Jones

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.
– Terry Jones

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

Medieval learning was really advanced.
– Terry Jones

I like fantasy.
– Terry Jones

I’ve never been good at improvising.
– Terry Jones

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

I’d like something that peels potatoes really quickly – that would be wonderful.
– Terry Jones

You know, I’ve never thought of myself as a comedian.
– Terry Jones

It doesn’t worry me what anyone says, except when publicity hurts others.
– Terry Jones

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.
– Terry Jones