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Sid Caesar Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Humor

When we could split the screen, it was like 'Wow!'.
- Sid Caesar

The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot.
The guy who invented the other three,
he was a genius.
- Sid Caesar

The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably
reminds the other fellow of a dull one.
- Sid Caesar

 

In between goals is a thing called life,
that has to be lived and enjoyed.
- Sid Caesar

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

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

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

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

You're entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy.
- Adrian Edmondson

What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.
- John Lithgow

It seems like when I first started, people got into
comedy because they wanted to be good comedians.
- Wanda Sykes

Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because
you are in the hands of the editor after the fact.
I am hoping I can do some more soon,
I enjoy doing comedy.
- Tim Roth

In tragedy every moment is eternity;
in comedy,
eternity is a moment.
- Christopher Fry

I'm trying to make sure that there's comedy as well as sadness.
It makes the sadness more memorable.
- Rick Moody

I want to see Bob Dylan do sketch comedy.
I'm a huge Bob Dylan fan.
- Bradley Whitford

Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field.
- Jerry Stiller

Life is a comedy for those who think...
and a tragedy for those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

Right now, I'd like to just continue on a series where
I am doing good work with a balance of comedy and drama.
That and do occasional features and movies.
- Mario Lopez

Now people want what the movie was about,
which is violent comedy.
And that's really what The Aristocrats is based on -
what will a family do out of desperation.
- Bob Saget

I can cry at the drop of the pin.
But comedy is hard for me; it's the timing.
- Moira Kelly

I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity
to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows.
I had also done a little disc jockeying.
- Casey Kasum

I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way
I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy.
- Ben Stiller

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

People know me.
I'm not going to produce any cartwheels out there.
I'm not going to belong on Comedy Central.
I'll always be a tennis player, not a celebrity.
- Pete Sampras

I think if I have any kind of unique gift,
it's more in the comedy area than it is in the dramatic area.
- Susan Sullivan

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

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

I think it would be harder for me not to write comedy
because the comic view of things is the one that comes most naturally to me.
- Richard Russo

When Kubrick decided to go the black comedy route with his movie,
he thought of me to give it that flavor.
- Terry Southern

My theory is, if you can do comedy and you can be in
a scene with someone like Brad Garrett and hold your own,
you've really got a future in this business.
- Faith Ford

It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.
- Alan Thicke

Comedy is second nature for me.
- Anthony Anderson

This is my chance to get out there and appease the
fans of my music as well as show people that I do do
standup comedy because a lot of people don't know that's where I started.
- Nick Cannon

What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people
laugh without making them puke.
- Steve Martin

The development of the comedy club industry destroyed
the uniqueness and intimacy of the profession but it
also created jobs for comics and bred some great performers.
- Marc Maron

I would love to do a comedy spoof, like a Spinal Tap kind of thing.
- Matthew McGrory

You can't get all of your news from Jon Stewart,
especially since it's a comedy show.
- Joe Klein

An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama,
but not necessarily vice versa.
- Desi Arnaz

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

The male image has been so pulled down by situation
comedy in the last 15 years,
it is frightening.
I don't like what has happened to the American male.
- Bill Bixby

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

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

Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler
and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric.
But if you can bring these people down with comedy,
they stand no chance.
- Mel Brooks

I'm trying my hand at writing.
I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO,
a half hour comedy and a miniseries.
- Charles S. Dutton

I'm traveling the world, ripping rooms apart with my stupendous comedy.
- Todd Barry

I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon.
- Kato Kaelin

Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited.
- John Cleese

Jerry Bruckheimer creates comedy, he just doesn't realize because he's a turd.
- Trey Parker

We are in desperate need of a well-done romantic lesbian comedy.
- Jill Bennett

There's got to be structure and great comedy.
When you start with that, everything else falls into place.
- Aries Spears

I'd really been wanting to do a television series.
I was looking for a comedy.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn

I think comedy's something you can't learn.
It's an instinct, which makes it rather elusive.
- Julie Walters

I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have
another idea that you're chasing along with romantic comedy.
- James L. Brooks

Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you.
- Mel Brooks

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
- Angela Carter

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

You never heard of a comedy team that didn't fight,
did you?
- Bud Abbott

In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved.
Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
- Wislawa Szymborska

To me, the musical is best when it's a musical comedy.
So if you have a very, very funny show,
and very good, funny songs, that's what the musical does best.
- Eric Idle

It was just at the end of the golden era of BBC comedy,
which was fantastic.
- John Leeson

We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.
- Aldous Huxley

Comedy is just to me, maybe it's a natural knack,
if I can see where the joke is in the writing and I
can see where the setup is and I can tell this is the way to make it.
- Matt LeBlanc

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely.
Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes,
comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
- Woody Allen

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

I never thought of myself in comedy at all...
I loved going to the theatre and seeing people wearing
beautiful clothes come down the staircase and start to dance.
- Imogene Coca

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

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


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