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Born: 1952-07-01
Profession: Comedian
Nation: Canadian
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My first jobs were all civil service. At 14, I worked for the Canadian National Railways. At 16, I worked for the Canadian Penitentiary Service.

Tags: Jobs, Service, Worked

My whole thing is to entertain, make people laugh and to forget about the real world for awhile.

Tags: Forget, Laugh, Real

Parodies of commercials are by no means new and have been popular going back to black-and-white TV shows of the '50s.

Tags: Means, Popular, Shows

People love gentle larceny.

Tags: Gentle, Larceny, Love

Politics has got too personal, too nasty, in Britain, as it has in America.

Tags: America, Personal, Politics

The entertainment business is not the be-all and end-all for me.

Tags: Business

There's huge, massive mother ships going up to the Yukon. They've been filmed and are on video.

Tags: Mother, Ships, Video

When I'm not acting, I'm writing, building an inventory of scripts. Even if they sit on the shelf, I just keep stacking them up.

Tags: Acting, Keep, Writing

You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle!

Tags: Motorcycle, Therapist

You know, I've sold a lot of bad movies in my time.

Tags: Bad, Movies, Time

You look at the floor and see the floor. I look at the floor and see molecules.

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Everyone fears the cut of the blade. It doesn't matter after that. I know the spirit survives as there is so much evidence of the survival of the personality in the afterlife.

Tags: After, Everyone, Matter

Folks have to pin me down because, for one thing, I don't have a laptop. I don't have an iPhone, and I refuse to carry them because they're immensely hackable.

Tags: Carry, Laptop, Refuse

I bought an island in 1987. It's in one of the lakes in Canada. I went around it in my boat and went to the real estate office and bought it. It's the best $65,000 I've ever spent. My family camp on it and we have great times there.

Tags: Best, Family, Great

I don't like people lying to me. I don't like people who don't return my calls. I don't like people who won't give me a straight answer. I don't like those kinds of people, and I've been vocal about it.

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I don't need fame any more. People are less interested in me in terms of celebrity. I'm happy to see a new generation being the media focus. I'm happy my day is done. It's over.

Tags: Done, Focus, Happy

I grew up on the edge of a national park in Canada - timberwolves, creeks, snow drifts. I really did have to walk home six miles through the snow, like your grandparents used to complain.

Tags: Home, Snow, Used

I live in a high rise with my family part of the year in New York and I don't know three quarters of the people in the building. We live in the same square-footage and I wouldn't know who they were.

Tags: Family, High, Year

My great-grandfather, Sam Aykroyd, was a dentist in Kingston, Ontario, and he was also an Edwardian spiritualist researcher who was very interested in what was going on in the invisible world, the survival of the consciousness, precipitated paintings, mediumship, and trans-channeling.

Tags: Interested, Invisible, Survival

The Right-wingers everywhere take themselves too seriously, whether in the U.S. or the U.K. And, by the way, so does the Left. The Left can take itself a little too seriously as well.

Tags: Seriously, Themselves, Whether

There's that old theory that humankind and this planet were seen as the centre of the universe. That was thrown away - how could we be so presumptuous? Well, I subscribe to that.

Tags: Away, Old, Universe

We have the most beautiful planet - the Rockies, the purple fields of the United States, the Lake District, the Pyrenees, the turquoise seas of the tropics.

Tags: Beautiful, Planet, United

Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it's incumbent upon us to.

Tags: America, Common, Enemy
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We must come to the point where we realize the concept of race is a false one. There is only one race, the human race.

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I had a slight touch of Tourette's, which means you talk to yourself and bark and cry out at night.

Tags: Night, Talk, Yourself

I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character.

Tags: Character, Love, School

Am I a trance medium? No. Have I got a gift psychically? Absolutely not. But I believe in the survival of consciousness after death.

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American Society for Psychical Research Journals were all around the house when I was a kid.

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And, I believe that if a man dies with a single penny still sitting in the bank, he's a fool.

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Certainly the format of ghostbusting lends itself to a videogame beautifully.

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Greetings and death to our enemies.

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'Groundhog Day' was one of the greatest comedies ever made.

Tags: Comedies, Greatest

Have I personally ever seen a ghost? Not one.

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Heaven to me is percussion and bass, a screaming guitar and a burbling Hammond B-3 organ. It's a soup I love being immersed in.

Tags: Guitar, Heaven, Love

Hollywood is in love with any kind of nostalgia that can prove itself to be commercial.

Tags: Hollywood, Love, Prove

Hygiene is important. That's one of my failings. So I'm always being called on that.

Tags: Failings, Hygiene

I accept sceptics, you've got to have challenges.

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I am a spiritualist, a proud wearer of the spiritualist badge.

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I could live on challah bread, the Jewish kosher bread, quite happily.

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I could sell used battery acid and make it fly.

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I get offers all the time from film makers, but they are unknown quantities. I don't go there and do experiments.

Tags: Film, Time, Unknown

I grew up on the edge of a national park in Canada - timberwolves, creeks, snow drifts.

Tags: Canada, National, Snow

I had a slight touch of Tourette's, which means you talk to yourself and bark and cry out at night. I find myself talking to myself sometimes.

Tags: Night, Sometimes, Yourself

I have this kind of mild nice-guy exterior, but inside my heart is like a steel trap.

Tags: Heart, Inside, Steel

I live in Canada in the summer and some time in the fall.

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I think I'm a narcoleptic. I could sleep on a railway track with a train running over me, in-between the rails.

Tags: Running, Sleep, Train

I'd make a bad preacher.

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I've always been a big fan of science fiction and of the worlds of the spiritual and the mystic.

Tags: Big, Science, Spiritual
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