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My comedy is different every time I do it.
by Adam Sandler

My comedy is different every time I do it.
I don't know what the hell I'm doing.
- Adam Sandler

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

 

Well, we're living in a material world,
and I'm a material girl...
or boy.
- Adam Sandler

I shouldn't be near Vegas and have money in my pocket.
- Adam Sandler

I'm 31 now.
I think I'm beginning to understand what life is,
what romance is, and what a relationship means.
- Adam Sandler

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I sang a song at my sister's wedding.
My mother forced me into that, too.
But that one felt all right.
- Adam Sandler

I still get very scared when I step in front of a live audience.
- Adam Sandler

I don't like being out in public too much.
I don't like going to bars.
I don't like doing celebrity stuff.
- Adam Sandler

The problem with me, as far as getting married and having a family,
is that my comedy is so important to me.
So I don't know if I'll ever be as good a dad as my dad.
- Adam Sandler

I mean, I look at my dad.
He was twenty when he started having a family,
and he was always the coolest dad.
He did everything for his kids, and he never made us
feel like he was pressured.
I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.
- Adam Sandler

Chemistry can be a good and bad thing.
Chemistry is good when you make love with it.
Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.
- Adam Sandler

Well I have a microphone and you don't so you will
listen to every damn word I have to say!
- Adam Sandler

I do love the films I've done in the past.
I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and
we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that.
- Adam Sandler

Sir one more comment like that and I will strangle
you with my microphone wire!
- Adam Sandler

We just bought this house.
It's too big.
It's like 400,000 square feet, or something.
We got an indoor lake and ski slope in the house!
It's just too big.
- Adam Sandler

Most of the stuff I do on the show comes out of me
just trying to make my friends laugh.
- Adam Sandler

When I was younger and did a stand-up gig,
it would take me two weeks to recover.
Sometimes I'd get so panicked that I would stutter.
- Adam Sandler

I think the reason I don't read is because,
when I'm reading, I feel like I'm missing out on something else.
You know, What are my friends doing? Where's my girlfriend?
- Adam Sandler

I don't think about that.
I wasn't a kid growing up saying one day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech.
That wasn't on my mind.
So what I do is the best work I can do.
- Adam Sandler

I'm not looking to get away from anything.
I like what I've done.
I like what I get to do and I enjoy working with my friends.
I loved those movies, but this is incredible.
- Adam Sandler

When I got into this, I never thought about reviews.
I never thought about what people would say about me,
I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor,
and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.
- Adam Sandler

This character feels so much like my brother.
He has two children.
He has a wife.
He works with me.
He chooses to stay in New Hampshire because he wants
his kids to grow up in the school they started with.
He doesn't want them to lose friends.
He is his family's hero.
- Adam Sandler

My movies just kind of sneak up on you.
I don't have to worry too much about what everybody is going to say.
Anyway, I really don't pay attention to what the world says about my movies.
I just care about what my buddies think.
- Adam Sandler

To be honest with you, when I got into this I never thought about reviews.
I never thought about what people would say about me.
I was just a young guy who was excited to become a
comedian and an actor and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.
- Adam Sandler

When I'm up there, and I know the show's coming to a close,
in my head I'm saying to myself, Oh man,
you gotta get off and be a normal person again.
That's what I don't like so much.
- Adam Sandler

You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how
many women you sleep with,
some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,'
start whispering that you're gay.
If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it,
but I'm not.
- Adam Sandler

Doing Saturday Night Live definitely affects my relationship
with my girlfriend and with my family,
because you feel so much pressure to do well that night.
But I think everyone's grown to accept that and so
they give me my space at the show.
- Adam Sandler

I don't know who I touch and who I don't.
I work hard trying to make people laugh.
I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up.
I don't have any secrets.
I don't know the reasons I've been so well received.
- Adam Sandler

I'm not comfortable being around too many people.
I don't like being out in public too much.
I don't like going to bars.
I don't like doing celebrity stuff.
So most of the characters I play are people who don't
always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.
- Adam Sandler

It definitely has learning a lesson about the way you're living your life.
I wouldn't compare our movie to that,
but it has a structure where it's about a man who doesn't
appreciate all that he has and finds out at the end
that life has been great and he has to enjoy that.
- Adam Sandler

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

Comedy keeps the heart sweet.
- Mark Twain

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

Comedy has to be based on truth.
You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
- Sid Caesar

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself -
with a smile.
- J. B. Priestley

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
- Peter Ustinov

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up,
but a comedy in long-shot.
- Charlie Chaplin

I wanted to write something that would be a comedy
in the sense of making people feel happier when they
finish it than they did when began it.
- Neil Gaiman

Dying is easy; comedy is hard.
- Donald Wolfit

You know, comedy's hard.
With drama, you have a responsibility to the emotional truth,
but with comedy, you have emotional truth and you have technique on top of it.
- Julianne Moore

I'd love to do acting, but it'd definitely have to be comedy.
I can't do serious.
It's completely beyond me.
- Allan Carr

I'm also doing a special for Comedy Central called Autobiography.
It's going to be a spoof of Biography.
- Kathy Griffin

I always loved comedy but I didn't start formally until I was in college.
- Ana Gasteyer

Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy.
He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
- Lita Grey Chaplin

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and
the girl I play in that is very warm,
very sweet.
- Salma Hayek

Women and minorities have excelled beautifully in comedy,
but very few women are the lead in a drama.
- Sharon Gless

You can think of Hollywood as high school.
TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors,
and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.
- Owen Wilson

There seems to be more comedy for comedy's sake.
- Todd Barry

To be perfectly honest, drama is a lot simpler than comedy.
- Nikki Cox

Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Comedy is so hard; it's so much harder than drama.
The pacing of it, the energy of it.
- Josh Lucas

Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn't be able to survive.
- Garry Shandling

I wear so many disguises on the show that only a real
comedy fan might spot me.
- Paul Putner

I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival.
- Robert Englund

I'd like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson.
I admire her as an actress so much.
I love her.
And I didn't know it until recently that her whole
career started in comedy.
- Gene Wilder

Dark comedy is very difficult.
You have to bring the audience in and push them away at the same time.
- Pierce Brosnan

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy
is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
- Bryant H. McGill

We were the only ones interested in comedy.
Everybody else wanted to be Martin Scorsese.
- Matt Stone

The day of the wedding went like these things generally do,
full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy.
- Janet Street-Porter

I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off,
so I ended up doing live comedy.
- Graham Norton

I was never really comfortable doing comedy.
Though it was good the first couple of years,
there were problems, and it became a stifling experience.
I was happy it ended.
- Rick Schroder

And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy.
The Exorcist not only ended that career,
it expunged all memory of its existence.
- William Peter Blatty

There was so long from when we did the pilot and then
when the show was eventually picked up by Comedy Central -
and,
in fact, we had to shoot the pilot twice.
- Thomas Lennon

Oh, well, my first love is comedy or singing and dancing.
- Dick Van Dyke

I think you can tell the human condition better through comedy.
- Hector Elizondo

There is a universality to comedy.
- Simon Pegg


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