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Quotes of the day: Barry Humphries

Published Sunday, February 16, 2014 @ 5:53 PM EST
Feb 16 2014

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John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (b. February 17, 1934) is an Australian comedian, satirist, artist, and author. Humphries is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. He is also a film producer and scriptwriter, a star of London's West End musical theatre, an award-winning writer and an accomplished landscape painter. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


Australia is an outdoor country. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that's only a recent development.

Barry Humphries is a Division of the Barry Humphries Group.

If you're going to advertise a farewell tour it's got to be good.

Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores.

My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.

My parents were very pleased that I was in the army. The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more.

New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human.

The best jokes are often only understood by one other person.

The past is so reliable, so delightful and the best place to live.

There are some people who ask for an autograph and then ask who you are.

There is no more terrible fate for a comedian than to be taken seriously.

To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one's mother. There's something a little unhealthy about it.

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