Michael Palin Quotes
'I always wanted to be an explorer, but - it seemed I was doomed to be nothing more than a very silly person.'
'One of the most important days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle'
Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
More about Michael Palin
http://www.pythonline.com/plugs/palin/index.shtml Python Bio
http://www.palinstravels.co.uk/ Palins travels
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Put three Englishmen on a desert island and within an hour they will have invented a class system - Alan Ayckbourn
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