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“Cause if you shoot a bullet someone dies. If you drop a bomb many die. You hit a woman, love dies. But if you say the F-word... nothing actually happens.”
Richard Curtis
“Look at the sky. It’s not dark and black and without character. The black is, in fact deep blue. And over there: lighter blue and blowing through the blues and blackness the winds swirling through the air and then shining, burning, bursting through: the stars! And you see how they roar their light. Everywhere we look, the complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes.”
Richard Curtis
“Prime Minister: Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspision love actually is all around. ”
Richard Curtis
“Happiness isn't happiness without a violin-playing goat.”
Richard Curtis, Notting Hill
“No one likes it, apart from blind people, and I'm sure even they can sense it's profound ugliness as it passes by.”
Richard Curtis
“You know, a few months ago, I made a terrible mistake. I realized something, and instead of crushing the thought the moment it came I... I let it hang on, and now I know it to be true. And I'm afraid it's stuck in my head forever. These are the best days of our lives. It's a terrible thing to know, but I know it.”
Richard Curtis
“You see, that's the whole point of being in government. If you don't like something you simply make up a law that makes it illegal.”
Richard Curtis
“Baldrick, we are about as similar as two...dis-similar things in a pod!”
Richard Curtis
“I have to declare in all candor that no one interested in being published in our time can afford to be so naive as to believe that a book will make it merely because it's good.”
Richard Curtis
“It's not Jane Austen, it's not Henry James. But this writer, or writers, well, they're pretty damn good too.”
Richard Curtis
“We're all travelling through time together, everyday of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.”
Richard Curtis
“Baldrick: Have you got a plan, my lord?
Blackadder: Yes I have, and it's so cunning you can brush your teeth with it!”
Richard Curtis
tags: humour
“Yes, and this is mine. (Baldrick produces a single scruffy piece of paper.)

My magnificent octopus.”
Richard Curtis, Blackadder the Third: The Award-Winning BBC Comedy
“Percy, you are dismissed from my service."
"Me? Why, my lord?"
"Why? Because, Percy, far from being a fit consort for a prince of the realm, you would bore the leggings off a village idiot. You ride a horse rather less well than another horse would. Your brain would make a grain of sand look large and ungainly, and the part of you that can't be mentioned, I am reliably informed by women around the court, wouldn't be worth mentioning even if it could be. If you put on a floppy hat and a funny codpiece, you might just get by as a fool, but since you wouldn't know a joke if it got up and gave you a haircut, I doubt it. That's why you're dismissed."
"Oh, I see."
"And as for you, Baldrick..."
"Yes."
"You're out, too.”
Richard Curtis, Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty, 1485-1917
“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.”
Richard Curtis
“Why, on to the castle, to kill the royal family, and claim the throne that isn't mine by right!”
Richard Curtis, The Black Adder
“Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks!"
~ Richard Curtis ~”
Richard Curtis
“Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks!”
Richard Curtis
“I gave you three proofs of witchcraft. A cat that drinks blood! A horse that talks! And a man who propagates POODLES!”
Richard Curtis, Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty, 1485-1917
“The verdict of this court is that the accused are guilty of witchcraft. The maximum penalty the law allows is to be burned to death.However, in view of your previous good background I am disposed to be lenient. I therefore sentence you to be burned alive.”
Richard Curtis, Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty, 1485-1917


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