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Harvey Korman Quotes and Sayings

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Although in Abbott and Costello, and straight man was first.
That's a very interesting concept.
- Harvey Korman

You have to have a certain persona to be a star,
you know, and I don't have that.
I'm a banana.
- Harvey Korman

Then I got out of the service, and I was going to be a Shakespearean actor.
- Harvey Korman

I played Hamlet, I played Chekhov and Ibsen and all the classics.
- Harvey Korman

 

I wish there was something that - I get all those wonderful
letters and wonderful acknowledgments,
and I wish I could be more appreciative of what I do.
But it's hard for me.
- Harvey Korman

I went to the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago.
- Harvey Korman

I'm not a star.
- Harvey Korman

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But there's a lot of 50's and a lot of boomers and
a lot of kids in their 30's that grew up with us.
- Harvey Korman

And I went to New York and died; for 10 years I walked those pavements.
I can't think of New York without feeling uncomfortable
and feeling like a failure.
- Harvey Korman

I mean, we had on our show, we had marriages,
divorces and other stuff going on.
And that was just me.
- Harvey Korman

I got canceled in the middle of making the pilot.
- Harvey Korman

Funny is when you're serious.
- Harvey Korman

And it's tough traveling.
You know, the hotels and the airports and all that.
That part, eating and getting around to the hotel room and then going on.
- Harvey Korman

You asked what is the secret of a really good sketch.
And it is a sketch is a small play.
It's got a beginning, and a middle and an end.
It should have a plot; it should have the characters,
conflict.
It is a little play.
And in it, will be funny stuff.
- Harvey Korman

They say it's good but I didn't know what I was doing
until I got into the suit and they put the moustache on me,
and somehow, when I got all the drag on,
it came out.
It was the most amazing thing.
I'm truly extraordinary.
- Harvey Korman

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

I don't believe in the after life,
although I am bringing a change of underwear.
- Woody Allen

What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him,
I believe - as with the Holy Spirit -
He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
- Benny Hinn

Although prepared for martyrdom,
I preferred that it be postponed.
- Winston Churchill

Personally, I'm always ready to learn,
although I do not always like being taught.
- Winston Churchill

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary,
although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably
have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
- Don Van Vliet

I love food and I love everything involved with food.
I love the fun of it.
I love restaurants.
I love cooking, although I don't cook very much.
I love kitchens.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes,
like when his pants are too tight.
But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.
- Liv Tyler

I am always ready to learn
although I do not always like being taught.
- Winston Churchill

Our blood will turn from red to blue,
although our money is but new.
- Walter Annenberg

Most of us feel overburdened by information,
although I would say the overloaded feeling comes more
from coordinating all of the information and responding to it.
- David Rose

Although native Africans domesticated some plants in
the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa,
they acquired valuable domestic animals only later,
from the north.
- Jared Diamond

It was pretty much the way that it was when I first read it,
although one exception would be that some ideas that
I had were also incorporated into the script.
- Chiaki Kuriyama

I do not read newspapers.
I do not watch television.
I am not interested in current events,
although I will occasionally discuss them if other
people want to discuss them.
- Diane Wakoski

Yeah, the material's been good so far,
although I'm sure there's got to be a drought coming someday.
- John Goodman

You realize that the first Bryan Ferry album was pretty
good although at the time it seemed a bit cheesy.
- Robyn Hitchcock

Although there has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity,
the hermeneutic question today seems to us a new one.
- Paul Ricoeur

We never stop reading, although every book comes to an end,
just as we never stop living, although death is certain.
- Roberto Bolano

And although I like to relax and have fun,
my passion is my work.
- Benjamin Cohen

Although his crusade in 1957 occurred at a time in
our nation's history when race divided all,
Reverend Graham refused to preach in segregated audiences.
- Jerry Moran

Although black and white Americans live,
work, and learn together now, there is still injustice in America.
- Kathleen Sebelius

Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful
companion if you have him all to yourself,
his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
- Charles Dickens

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children.
Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Although charismatic, James Dean is no Harrison Ford.
In the majority of his movies, sooner or later he got
the crap beaten out of him.
- Dean Koontz

I live a very quiet life, although I'm very urban and a diehard New Yorker.
- Armand Assante

Songwriting is different from music,
although I don't deny now that it would be nice to
have a little more background in music theory.
- Neil Diamond

I'm a lot luckier than most people, although I used
to look at it the other way around-that so many people seemed luckier than me.
- Dana Hill

Although my dad Harry is the manager of West Ham,
we get on very well.
- Jamie Redknapp

It's fun to do voiceover work, although you still have to act.
But it doesn't involve memorizing lines,
and you don't have to dress up.
- Stephen Root

Actually, I've had very little classical training,
although I love listening to classical music very much.
- Benny Green

Although Dorothy in Blue Velvet was humiliated and hurt by men,
basically I could react to how she felt.
- Isabella Rossellini

Although I've said a million times that I'm not a horror writer,
I do like horror.
- Dean Koontz

Although mountains may guide migrations,
the plains are the regions where people dwell in greatest numbers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its
participants and the people they serve,
we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans.
- Cliff Stearns

I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing
that God ever created on earth -
certainly greater than sex,
although sex isn't too bad either.
- Harold Pinter

I do very few standards.
Hardly any.
Other people's tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes,
for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington
tunes that are well known.
- Mose Allison

Warhol's images made sense to me, although I knew nothing
at the time of his background in commercial art.
To be honest, I didn't think about him a hell of a lot.
- Barbara Kruger

The process of creating is related to the process of
dreaming although when you are writing you're doing
it and when you're dreaming,
it's doing you.
- Robert Stone

All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.
- Thomas Kempis

I've never been resigned to ready-made ideas as I was to ready-made clothes,
perhaps because although I couldn't sew,
I could think.
- Jane Rule

A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot,
he will never flatter his country in any respect.
- Francois Fenelon

Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all
behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.
- Black Kettle

Although I am basically self taught,
I consider Debussy my teacher -
the most important elements are colour,
light and shadow.
- Toru Takemitsu

Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal,
as soon as they put it on you, that's it;
your career is over.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

People are approaching electronic levels in music;
although not all of it happens to tickle my fancy.
- Gerry Mulligan

And I'm walking along and we're laughing,
kidding, joking, and see he understood the leader,
the one we called the leader, had some knowledge of English,
although limited.
- Betty Hill

Journalists do not live by words alone,
although sometimes they have to eat them.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel.
There is no longer the kind of control that Mao used
to have-there have been deep fundamental changes in society.
- Jung Chang

Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder,
the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.
- Martha Beck

Although they can do it all the time,
you know, they're far better than me,
on a musically, on a theoretical music level.
You know, they're out of my league.
- Eric Clapton

Sometimes because a woman is beautiful,
she's not encouraged to be more, although she may have so much more to offer.
- Susan Anton


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