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Terry Jones

Jones in May 2007
Born Terence Graham Parry Jones
(1942-02-01) 1 February 1942 (age 74)
Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Alma mater St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Occupation

Writer
actor
comedian
film director
presenter
poet
historian
author

Years active 1966–present
Known for Monty Python
Spouse(s) Alison Telfer (m. 1970; div. 2012)
Anna Söderström (m. 2012)

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 don't think you need religion.
Some people are passionate about aisles, others about window seats.
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
Medieval learning was really advanced.
I'd always thought that if Python was going to go on at all, it'd be nice to get into storylines.
Terry Jones
We will definitely not burn the Koran, no. Not today, not ever.
I'd like something that peels potatoes really quickly – that would be wonderful.
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 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
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
It doesn't worry me what anyone says, except when publicity hurts others.
Terry Jones
I'm cheerfully optimistic about life. Optimism is very important!
I like fantasy.
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.
Terry Jones
Fatherhood is wonderful.
I like my stories once removed.
I'm a good cook; one of my specialities is reindeer and potato pie.
I've never been good at improvising.
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
You know, I've never thought of myself as a comedian.
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