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Gilda Radner Quotes and Sayings

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Comedy is very controlling - you are making people laugh.
- Gilda Radner

I'd much rather be a woman than a man.
Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes,
and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.
- Gilda Radner

I can always be distracted by love, but eventually
I get horny for my creativity.
- Gilda Radner

Life is about not knowing, having to change,
taking the moment and making the best of it,
without knowing what's going to happen next.
- Gilda Radner

 

Adopted kids are such a pain - you have to teach them how to look like you.
- Gilda Radner

I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
- Gilda Radner

I wanted a perfect ending.
Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme,
and some stories don't have a clear beginning,
middle and end.
- Gilda Radner

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Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily.
- Gilda Radner

You feel completely in control when you hear a wave
of laughter coming back at you that you have caused.
- Gilda Radner

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the
only tragedy is to allow part of us to die -
whether it is our spirit,
our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
- Gilda Radner

I'm so full I can't hear.
- Gilda Radner

The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity.
No matter what hap- pens, whether the cancer never
flares up again or whether you die,
the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.
- Gilda Radner

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

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

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

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

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

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain,
comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
- Erma Bombeck

The best comedy I ever did was when people didn't know who I was.
- Chevy Chase

All the jokes in my films, the comedy,
they're not me, I just try to hold a big mirror up to us.
- Yahoo Serious

After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution,
songs became part of the story, as opposed to just
entertainments in between comedy scenes.
- Stephen Sondheim

I want to do drama, light comedy, the whole range.
- Bobby Darin

Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and
the world always needs a clown and some people have
no taste at all and any clown will do.
- Marc Maron

If you work at comedy too laboriously,
you can kill what's funny in the joke.
- Richard Russo

It proved to me, though, that comedy is so much harder.
- Jenna Elfman

My family's always been really funny.
I feel like comedy's hard.
I feel like it's so important.
- Christine Taylor

The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
- Moliere

I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first.
- David Walliams

The person I have admired the most in comedy terms would be Eric Morecambe,
who is my total hero.
- Dawn French

I get all of my comedy from CNN.
- Rob Corddry

I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy...
It's a tightrope to stay true to the character,
true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen.
- Ben Kingsley

To me, comedy is a great occupation because I don't
really worry that much about what other people think of me.
- Joe Rogan

It's that I wasn't suited to do the kind of comedy
that these people were coming to hear -
mainstream comedy.
- Larry David

Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside.
- Ernst Lubitsch

Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life,
because it's so bloody difficult to write.
- Michael Caine

Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to
have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh,
and that's definitely a challenge.
- Jenna Elfman

First of all, to defend my work, I had to believe that
I am doing a totally silly,
stupid, innocent comedy.
- Milos Forman

The only honest art form is laughter,
comedy.
You can't fake it...
try to fake three laughs in an hour -
ha ha ha ha ha -
they'll take you away,
man.
You can't.
- Lenny Bruce

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

I'm a big fan of Albert Brooks, Nichols and May.
I'd like to follow in their footsteps and do comedy films.
- Illeana Douglas

I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren't funny.
- Brendan Fraser

Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.
- Warren Mitchell

I used to write bits and pieces of comedy material
for various comics that were at the Windmill...
as well as my film job, I was under contract,
I was allowed to do that and everything.
- Val Guest

Every movie I do, or when I'm on the sketch comedy show,
I don't really get into it until I have an outfit or
something funny with my head or face or something.
- Kel Mitchell

I want to write a book which is the history of comedy.
- John Cleese

You can't always go by the book, even in comedy.
- Alan Bates

Don't get me wrong, there are sometimes if I go and
see a really funny comedy,
that I wished I had smoked a joint.
I'll be honest with you.
That's the truth.
- Stephen Baldwin

And you can't hide in a comedy scene either.
You have to give in to the scene and commit.
- Jennifer Garner

At times we were criticized for doing too much slapstick.
I don't believe in mild comedy, and neither does Lucy.
- Desi Arnaz

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

When I left school I was full of angst,
like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy.
- Matt Lucas

All I need to make a comedy is a park,
a policeman and a pretty girl.
- Charlie Chaplin

And then also I think it's harder for women because
comedy is so opposite of being ladylike.
- Wanda Sykes

I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim.
What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star.
- Arlene Dahl

It doesn't look great if you cancel the reigning Best Comedy Program,
you know, you're gonna take a hit from a...
from sort of a public relations standpoint.
- Will Arnett

It takes intelligence to make real comedy,
and it takes a reality base to create all that little
stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.
- Chris Tucker

Yeah, well I've always played comedy.
My background is musical comedy theatre and that's
really where my training is.
As an actor, that's my training.
- Christopher Walken

When I tried to branch out into comedy,
I didn't do very well at it, so I went back to doing
what I do naturally well,
or what the audience expects from me -
action pictures.
- Sylvester Stallone

To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy.
- Elayne Boosler

The real reason for comedy is to hide the pain.
- Wendy Wasserstein

A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's
also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired
of being encouraged to go always for laughs.
- Alexander Payne

Especially when you deal with comedy,
you have got to be really honest because it's the honesty
and the spontaneity that causes people to chuckle,
that catches people.
- Austin Peck

I'd like to do a romantic comedy.
- Aaron Eckhart

You're at the top of your game if you do comedy.
- Hector Elizondo

Most modern comedy is crap.
- Adrian Edmondson

With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story,
that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy.
I wanted to do the opposite.
- Bill Pullman

I've played comedy before but not that much.
I mostly do get drawn to darker material.
- Natasha Richardson

I really enjoy comedy.
It's a real challenge.
- Ted Levine


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