Terence Alan Milligan was born on April 16th, 1918 in India and died of liver disease on 27th February 2002. He had once joked that a suitable headstone inscription would be “I told you I was ill” and that is indeed what is on his own gravestone. The words are, in a reference to his Irish ancestry, (and because the local Diocesan authorities thought it too lighthearted an inscription to be engraved in English), in Gaelic. The full version reads:
Love, Light, Peace “I told you I was ill”.
Spike Milligan, although he suffered with bipolar depression, was one of the funniest men to have ever lived and this post is in his honour. Below are some of his funniest quotes; I hope you enjoy them!
“Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?”
“I’m not afraid of dying. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
“Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.”
“The best cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.”
“I turned and rubbed my hands with glee. I always keep a tin of glee handy.”
“How long was I in the army? Five ft eleven.”
“I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge.”
And last but not least ;
“All men are cremated equally.”
“Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years.”