"The Meaning of Life" quotes

The Meaning of Life poster
The comedy team takes a look at life in all of its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Director: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
Writer: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, musical
Year: 1983
MetaScore: 72/100
ImdbRating: 7.5
BoxOffice: $14,929,552
Released: 31 Mar 1983
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award1 win & 2 nominations total

72 Clips

Now a word of advice You may find that you suffer for some time - The Meaning of Life 00:18
Now a word of advice You may find that you suffer for some...
Some energies have a spiritual source which act upon a person's soul - The Meaning of Life 00:28
Some energies have a spiritual source which act upon a...
Listen I can't give it to you now It says 'In the event of death ' - The Meaning of Life 00:11
Listen I can't give it to you now It says 'In the event of...
Good evening Would you care for something to talk about - The Meaning of Life 00:10
Good evening Would you care for something to talk about
Any idea how it happened - The Meaning of Life 00:09
Any idea how it happened
How can we all have died at the same time - The Meaning of Life 00:28
How can we all have died at the same time
Is there something wrong with the food - The Meaning of Life 00:24
Is there something wrong with the food
The MO says we can stitch it back on if we can find it immediately - The Meaning of Life 00:15
The MO says we can stitch it back on if we can find it...
What's the point of all this hoax - The Meaning of Life 00:17
What's the point of all this hoax
Is life just a game - The Meaning of Life 00:21
Is life just a game
Why are we here - The Meaning of Life 00:21
Why are we here
Hey look - The Meaning of Life 00:20
Hey look
What is life What is our fate - The Meaning of Life 00:17
What is life What is our fate
Now lads let's move - The Meaning of Life 00:16
Now lads let's move
As the sun set slowly in the west - The Meaning of Life 00:21
As the sun set slowly in the west
Do you think it's all for the good of the country - The Meaning of Life 00:15
Do you think it's all for the good of the country
Bon and the usual brown ales - The Meaning of Life 00:08
Bon and the usual brown ales
Do please share your little joke with the rest of us - The Meaning of Life 00:05
Do please share your little joke with the rest of us
Who The Grim Reaper - The Meaning of Life 00:18
Who The Grim Reaper
Arthur Charles Herbert Runcie MacAdam Jarrett - The Meaning of Life 00:19
Arthur Charles Herbert Runcie MacAdam Jarrett
Isn't it frightfully good to have a dong - The Meaning of Life 00:11
Isn't it frightfully good to have a dong
Hindu Taoist Mormon - The Meaning of Life 00:18
Hindu Taoist Mormon
Leave it to us What's that for - The Meaning of Life 00:12
Leave it to us What's that for
What we're looking for and this is no more than an educated guess - The Meaning of Life 00:19
What we're looking for and this is no more than an educated...
Merci Gaston I haven't finished - The Meaning of Life 00:28
Merci Gaston I haven't finished
Boy move over there I'm warning you - The Meaning of Life 00:30
Boy move over there I'm warning you
Yes Hello Can we have your liver - The Meaning of Life 00:20
Yes Hello Can we have your liver
And barefaced flattery - The Meaning of Life 00:36
And barefaced flattery
Yes Yes More apparatus please Nurse - The Meaning of Life 00:15
Yes Yes More apparatus please Nurse
Now Carter - The Meaning of Life 00:12
Now Carter
Sex sex sex Where were we - The Meaning of Life 00:35
Sex sex sex Where were we
Now two boys have been found rubbing linseed oil - The Meaning of Life 00:35
Now two boys have been found rubbing linseed oil
And it went wherever I did go - The Meaning of Life 00:06
And it went wherever I did go
They haven't said much about the meaning of life so far have they - The Meaning of Life 00:09
They haven't said much about the meaning of life so far have...
Oh shit It's Mr Creosote - The Meaning of Life 00:04
Oh shit It's Mr Creosote
Hello and welcome to The Middle of the Film - The Meaning of Life 00:26
Hello and welcome to The Middle of the Film
I used to work in the Academie Fran aise - The Meaning of Life 00:36
I used to work in the Academie Fran aise
Yes well the thing is Sergeant I've got a bit of a problem here - The Meaning of Life 00:13
Yes well the thing is Sergeant I've got a bit of a problem...
I'm so sorry - The Meaning of Life 00:08
I'm so sorry
Et maintenant would monsieur care for an aperitif - The Meaning of Life 00:34
Et maintenant would monsieur care for an aperitif
But of course warfare isn't all fun Right Stop that - The Meaning of Life 00:35
But of course warfare isn't all fun Right Stop that
Do all philosophers have an 'S' in them - The Meaning of Life 00:35
Do all philosophers have an 'S' in them
Yes During the night old Perkins got his leg bitten sort of off - The Meaning of Life 00:35
Yes During the night old Perkins got his leg bitten sort of...
The mill's closed There's no more work - The Meaning of Life 00:36
The mill's closed There's no more work
And spotteth twice they the camels before the third hour - The Meaning of Life 00:35
And spotteth twice they the camels before the third hour
O Lord please don't burn us - The Meaning of Life 00:36
O Lord please don't burn us
I see you have the machine that goes 'ping ' This is my favorite - The Meaning of Life 00:13
I see you have the machine that goes 'ping ' This is my...
Good afternoon sir and how are we today - The Meaning of Life 00:09
Good afternoon sir and how are we today
What do I do Nothing dear You're not qualified - The Meaning of Life 00:06
What do I do Nothing dear You're not qualified
You see that - The Meaning of Life 00:36
You see that
Anyone got anything they'd rather be doing - The Meaning of Life 00:27
Anyone got anything they'd rather be doing
Anyone got anything they'd rather be doing - The Meaning of Life 00:30
Anyone got anything they'd rather be doing
Hey I didn't even eat the mousse - The Meaning of Life 00:05
Hey I didn't even eat the mousse
Take you away - The Meaning of Life 00:19
Take you away
I just can't go on I'm no good anymore - The Meaning of Life 00:30
I just can't go on I'm no good anymore
That went wherever I did go - The Meaning of Life 00:10
That went wherever I did go
Be quiet Englishmen You're all so fucking pompous - The Meaning of Life 00:11
Be quiet Englishmen You're all so fucking pompous
Okay Thank you - The Meaning of Life 00:34
Okay Thank you
Shut up Shut up you American - The Meaning of Life 00:37
Shut up Shut up you American
You talk and you talk and you say - The Meaning of Life 00:34
You talk and you talk and you say
Finally monsieur a wafer thin mint - The Meaning of Life 00:05
Finally monsieur a wafer thin mint
All right settle down settle down - The Meaning of Life 00:37
All right settle down settle down
So just listen - The Meaning of Life 00:19
So just listen
And what are you doing this morning It's a birth - The Meaning of Life 00:15
And what are you doing this morning It's a birth
Better than staying home isn't it - The Meaning of Life 00:16
Better than staying home isn't it
Yes I suppose so - The Meaning of Life 00:34
Yes I suppose so
You're a Catholic the moment Dad came - The Meaning of Life 00:26
You're a Catholic the moment Dad came
But when one considers the meaning of life - The Meaning of Life 00:37
But when one considers the meaning of life
Whenever life gets you down Mrs Brown - The Meaning of Life 00:36
Whenever life gets you down Mrs Brown
Good evening ladies and gentlemen - The Meaning of Life 00:36
Good evening ladies and gentlemen
Is it a boy or a girl - The Meaning of Life 00:07
Is it a boy or a girl
Well it's nothing very special - The Meaning of Life 00:36
Well it's nothing very special

Cast

Chairman - Graham Chapman
Fish #2 - John Cleese
Window Washer - Terry Gilliam
Gunther - Eric Idle
Window Washer - Michael Palin
Beefeater Waitress - Carol Cleveland
Chadwick - Simon Jones
Mrs. Williams - Patricia Quinn
Nurse #1 - Judy Loe
Victim #2 (Cheerful Severed Head) - Mark Holmes
Mrs. Moore - Valerie Whittington
Wife of Guest #2 - Angela Mann
Brown's Son - Peter Lovstrom
Diner Eating Howard the Fish - George Silver
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Sydney Arnold
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Guy Bertrand
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Andrew Bicknell
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Ross Davidson
Old Lady (segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Myrtle Devenish
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Tim Douglas
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Eric Francis
Cornered Executive who Jumps (segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Matt Frewer
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Billy John
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Russell Kilmister
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Peter Mantle
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Len Marten
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Peter Merrill
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Cameron Miller
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Gareth Milne
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Larry Noble
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Paddy Ryan
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Leslie Sarony
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - John Scott Martin
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Eric Stovell
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Wally Thomas
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Jack Armstrong
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Robert Carrick
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Douglas Cooper
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - George Daly
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Chick Fowles
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Terry Grant
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Robin Hewlett
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Tommy Isley
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Juba Kennerley
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Anthony Lang
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - John Murphy
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Terry Rendell
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Ronald Shilling
(segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance") - Albert Welch
Dancer - Luke Baxter
Dancer - Paul Bourke
Dancer - Bonnie Bryg
Dancer - Geoff Davids
Dancer - Sandra Easby
Dancer - Jane Eve
Dancer - Dawn Gerrard
Dancer - Heavon Grant
Dancer - Laura James
Dancer - Maddie Loftin
Dancer - Paul Madden
Dancer - Helen Mason
Dancer - Sue Menhenick
Dancer - Kerri Murphy
Dancer - Tammy Needham
Dancer - Garry Noakes
Dancer - Trudy Pack
Dancer - Wanda Rokicki
Dancer - Peter Salmon
Dancer - Timothy Ward
Student Doctor - Lynne Hazelden
Dancer - Jane Leeves
School Boy in Chapel - Keith Macey
Passerby - Gerald Paris
Themselves - Monty Python
Mr. Bloke - John Simpkin
Restaurant Diner - Guy Standeven
Topless Pursuer - Carole Anne Stevenson
Restaurant Patron - Reg Thomason
Restaurant Diner - Cy Town
Branded Man in Dungeon Room - Fred Wood
Dancer -