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Vivian Stanshall (1943 – 1995)


Born Victor Anthony Stanshall, was an English singer-songwriter, painter, musician, author, poet and wit, best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, for his surreal exploration of the British upper classes in Sir Henry at Rawlinson End, and for narrating Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.
Vivian Stanshall
Mercifully, Henry hit him with the soft end of the pistol.
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This unasked-for jollity in the middle of an English afternoon left Sir Henry shivering with a red passion, his face a crumpled tissue on which a lobster might well have wiped its bottom.
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It was a great party until someone found the hammer.




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The gutters leaked like secrets, and the rain rained rain like rain...
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Viv Stanshall? I didn't know that.
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Do you know what a palmist once said to me? She said: WILL YOU LET GO!
Vivian Stanshall
Like the shock of fondling a raw sausage, blindfold, at a gay party ...
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Five years ago I was a four-stone apology today I am two separate gorillas.
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And, looking very relaxed, Adolf Hitler on vibes. Nice!
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A pale sun poked impudent marmalade fingers through the grizzled lattice glass, and sent the shadows scurrying, like convent girls menaced by a tramp.
Vivian Stanshall
Vivian Stanshall, about three o'clock in the morning, Oxfordshire, 1973, goodnight...




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Why can't I be different and original, like everybody else?
Vivian Stanshall
You got a light, mac? No...but I've got a dark brown overcoat.
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... gauzes of filmy Fellini ...
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If I had all the money I've spent on drink I'd spend it on drink.
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Gentlemen, I am a bulldog, and you will find my bark is worse!
Vivian Stanshall
I don't know what I want, but I want it NOW!
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Frankly, once I've eaten a thing, I don't expect to see it again.
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I've never met a man I didn't mutilate.
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Wrestle poodles...and win!


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