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Peter Cook
(1937-1995) born on
Nov 17
English actor, comedian. He won a Tony for "Beyond the Fringe," 1963; his films included "The Wrong Box," 1966.
         
   
F
I managed to get through the mining exams - they're not very rigorous, they only ask you one question, they say 'Who are you?' and I got seventy-five per cent on that.

R
There's terrific merit in having no sense of humour, no sense of irony, practically no sense of anything at all. If you're born with these so-called defects you have a very good chance of getting to the top.
A
I am very interested in the Universe - I am specializing in the universe and all that surrounds it.
N
I've always been after the trappings of great luxury. But all I've got hold of are the trappings of great poverty. I've got hold of the wrong load of trappings, and a rotten load they are too, ones I could have very well done without.
K
All in all I'd rather have been a judge than a miner. And what is more, being a miner, as soon as you are too old and tired and sick and stupid to do the job properly, you have to go. Well, the very opposite applies with the judges.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Penquin Dictionary Modern Humorous Quotations," by Fred Metclaf, 1986.
R: In "Beyond the Fringe. . . and Beyond," by Ronald Bergan, pt. 4, 1989.
A: "Beyond the Fringe."
N: In "The Penquin Dictionary Modern Humorous Quotations," by Fred Metclaf, 1986.
K: In "The Penquin Dictionary Modern Humorous Quotations," by Fred Metclaf, 1986.
   


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