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Eric Idle

    Actor
    Whitman College, 2013

    Commencement Speech: “There’s No Time Like the Pleasant”

    “Learn to trust yourself. That’s very vital… Just stand with yourself. Remember, in his lifetime, Van Gogh sold only two paintings. I personally sold even fewer.”

     Life has a very simple plot: first you’re here and then you’re not.

    The rendition of his classic hit: “Always Look on the Bright Side of Love”

    More one-liners from Eric Idle’s speech here:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gillian-frew/17-funniest-lines-from-monty-python-star_b_3315378.html