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Spike Milligan was a brilliant writer, comedian, poet, actor and highly quotable wit. He was born in India to an Irish father and English mother. He took Irish citizenship in 1962 because the British Government declared him stateless.

He was one of the mainstays of British radio and television comedy for more than 50 years. He wrote the popular radio series, The Goon Show – a favourite with Prince Charles – as well as several accounts of his war time experiences with book titles such as Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall.

A razor sharp wit to the very end

He had a razor sharp wit that stayed with him until the end. He asked that his gravestone should bear the words: I told you I was ill. The church authorities wouldn’t allow such an epitaph so a compromise was reached with the phrase being written in Irish instead. He was buried with the Irish flag wrapped around his coffin.

He remains a hero to the modern day generation of alternative comedians.

Spike Milligan quote. All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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I’m a hero with coward’s legs.
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Spike Milligan quote. Money couldn't buy friends but you get a better class of enemy. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Is there anything worn under the kilt? No, it’s all in perfect working order.

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After Puckoon I swore I’d never write another book. This is it.
Spike Milligan, Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall

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Spike Milligan quote. Are you going to come quietly or do I have to use earplugs? Image copyright Ireland Calling

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It was a perfect marriage. She didn’t want to and he couldn’t.
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Spike Milligan quote. It's all in the mind you know. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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My Father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.

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Spike Milligan quote. Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I'll draw a sketch of thee. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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