‘As we journey through life…’

I recently borrowed a book from my Grandpa; the book in question is ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue: The Best of Forty Years’. It’s a round up of some of the jokes, puns and games throughout the running of the show.

I started reading it while visiting my Grandpa, having not heard of the show before, and was laughing at almost everything, so I asked to borrow it. I had been enjoying it to much, that I even looked on the Radio4 listings – strangely enough, a new series had just started the Monday prior, so I started listening to it as well. It’s a great show and I highly recommend it!

Anyway, I finished the book last week, and on the back page is a memorial to the original host – Humphrey Lyttleton – and there is a quote from him, which reads:

‘As we journey through life, discarding baggage along the way, we should keep an iron grip, to the very end, on the capacity for silliness. It preserves the soul from desiccation.’

– Chairman Humph


Of all the quotes I have ever read or heard, this is my favourite and the one to which I can relate the most. Silliness is definitely something that makes life that much easier. I don’t know who I’d be without it and I miss it when it’s temporarily hiding.

I hope you all like this quote as much as I do, and that you, too, can relate to the message.


Mel x


  1. Hannie says:

    Life is so serious all the time that a bit of silliness is needed whether that’s dancing with strangers at weddings or pretending to ride round the house on an imaginary horse just for the sake of it.