Terry Jones quotes

  • What really alarms me about President Bush's 'War on Terrorism' is the grammar. How do you wage war on an abstract noun? How is 'Terrorism' going to surrender? It's well known, in philological circles, that it's very hard for abstract nouns to surrender.
    -- Terry Jones

    #War #Circles #Political

  • Short or long to Goblin City? The straight way's short But the long way's pretty...
    -- Terry Jones

    #Cities #Long #Way

  • Sarah: That's not fair! Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?
    -- Terry Jones

    #Labyrinth #Wonder #Bases

  • Ludicrous concepts…like the whole idea of a 'war on terrorism'. You can wage war against another country, or on a national group within your own country, but you can't wage war on an abstract noun. How do you know when you've won? When you've got it removed from the Oxford English Dictionary?
    -- Terry Jones

    #Country #War #Oxford

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

    #People #Passionate #Window

  • It took 200 years for the Crusaders to create [this] Muslim fanaticism. It was the exact imitation of Christian intolerance.
    -- Terry Jones

    #Christian #Years #Imitation

  • I can direct things but I can't write. My memory is going, so I struggle for words.
    -- Terry Jones

    #Memories #Struggle #Writing

  • What is meant by: "We mustn't give in to the terrorists"? We gave in to them the moment the first bombs fell on Afghanistan.
    -- Terry Jones

    #Giving #Bombs #Firsts

  • Wild Thing made their hearts sing. But he couldn't top everything.
    -- Terry Jones

    #Heart #Hockey #Nhl

  • Saying We will destroy terrorism is about as meaningful as saying: We shall annihilate mockery.
    -- Terry Jones

    #Meaningful #Terrorism #Mockery

  • Why do I feel so exercised about what we think of the people of the Middle Ages? ... I guess it's because so many of their voices are ringing vibrantly in my ears - Chaucer's, Boccaccio's, Henry Knighton's, Thomas Walsingham's. Froissart's, Jean Creton's... writers and contemporary historians of the period who seem to me just as individual, just as alive as we are today. We need to get to know these folk better in order to know who we are ourselves.
    -- Terry Jones

    #Thinking #Order #Voice

  • The Romans did not see [the tale of Romulus, Remus and the she-wolf] as a charming story; they meant to show that they had imbibed wolfish appetites and ferocity with their mother's milk.
    -- Terry Jones

    #Mother #Milk #Stories

  • 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

    #Strong #Groups #Burning

  • Pinterest may have more travel intent data than any other site, so many people are pinning where they want to be.
    -- Terry Jones

    #Data #People #May

  • It's a great time to book vacation travel for the winter, .. After the first of the year, airplanes are empty, resorts are empty, and they are very excited to get early bookings.
    -- Terry Jones

    #Book #Airplane #Winter

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

    #Today