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Steve Harvey Quotes and Sayings

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I'm a comedian first.
I've learned how to act.
I just draw on life experiences and that's how I've learned.
I didn't take classes or anything.
I don't need no classroom.
- Steve Harvey

My mother raised me in the church.
I was not allowed to stay home on Sunday;
there was no option.
I sang in the choir all the way up until I went to college.
- Steve Harvey

I don't want to be 60 years old standing on stage telling some jokes.
I want my life to mean something.
- Steve Harvey

Comedians walk out, get a feel for the crowd.
If it's not going good, we change directions.
If we got to drag your momma into this thing,
we will.
Whatever we got to do.
- Steve Harvey

 

Hollywood is run by people who sit up in their executive office,
who are not connected to Mississippi,
Alabama, Chicago, South Carolina.
They know nothing about that, they don't go to church,
and they make their decisions about what they think is right.
- Steve Harvey

God lets you be successful because he trusts you that
you will do the right thing with it.
Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time,
because people get there and they forget how they got it.
- Steve Harvey

I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out
where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
- George Carlin

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God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
- Voltaire

A comedian's body is funny as well as his mind being funny,
his whole personage is funny.
- Bobby Darin

When I did Comic Relief, I did it to be on the show;
it's a badge of honor as a comedian to do that show.
- Drew Carey

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work.
He wasn't afraid of silence.
He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
- Bob Newhart

Dick Van Dyke was my first idol.
He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown,
but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability.
- Douglas Wood

My greatest hope was to get discovered as a comedian and get on a sitcom.
- Steve Buscemi

I was considered by my peers to be a good comedian.
So that's all I ever strived to do was get some recognition from my peers.
- Ron White

The pressure to being a comedian is being funny,
but I've given that up, so there is no pressure whatsoever.
- Gilbert Gottfried

The average comedian is kind of an observer looking
at everyday things that everyone could relate to and
then trying to find the exaggeration in those things.
- Aries Spears

I wanted to do a show based on what my life would be
like if I had never become a comedian.
- Drew Carey

I'm a comedian, for God's sake.
Viewers shouldn't trust me.
And you know what? They're hip enough to know they shouldn't trust me.
I'm just doing stand-up comedy.
- Dennis Miller

You say you're a comedian, you always have to be on guard.
- Anthony Anderson

When I told my friends I was going to be a comedian,
they laughed at me.
- Carrot Top

When I tell people I'm a comedian they say,
'Oh, are you funny?' I say, 'No, it's not that kind of comedy.'
- Susan Sarandon

I was stuck in the benefits of being a known comedian.
- Andrea Martin

The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at
him before he opens his mouth.
- George Jean Nathan

I think my speeches are hilarious.
I think I'm a natural comedian, but I like denying
people the chance to laugh.
I want to deny you the relief of the punchline.
- Lydia Lunch

Richard Pryor is, in my mind, the most honest comedian.
He bared his soul to people.
I think that's why everybody loved him so much.
- Joe Rogan

It's good to be funny when you are a comedian.
- George Lindsey

There really is no Johnny Carson anymore.
There is no one place a comedian can appear and explode.
- Tom Leykis

I was influenced by every comedian I ever saw work.
That's the only way you learn how to do it.
- Bob Newhart

My goal is just to become a better comedian.
- Ron White

In a more intellectually rigorous age,
I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all.
I would just be a topical comedian.
- Rory Bremner

I was an actor before becoming a comedian.
- Shelley Berman

The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh,
at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.
- Lenny Bruce

Comedians and impressionists used to be two different
showbiz animals entirely,
but now there's no such thing as a comedian who doesn't do impressions.
- John Podhoretz

Being a comedian, people tell me stuff they shouldn't tell their therapist.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Inside was the second LP album of a comedian's performance before an audience.
- Shelley Berman

Dick Gregory was a great comedian who went and got arrested,
did hunger strikes, protests.
It never hurt his career to be outspoken.
- Joe Rogan

I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer,
writer and director.
- William Shatner

Up North you are holding your own.
Everyone considers themselves a comedian.
- Johnny Vegas

I would probably be a teacher if I weren't a comedian.
- Brad Garrett

I didn't really want to be a comedian.
- Allan Carr

I think Flip Wilson is a brillant comedian.
- Bobby Darin

I guess I still feel that I'm a comedian;
if I had to pick one thing that I feel like I could do,
it would be that.
That doesn't mean that I like it, but I feel that's what I am.
- Larry David

I'm glad Reagan is president.
Of course, I'm a professional comedian.
- Will Durst

As much experience, education and awareness as one
can attain is important for a comedian.
- Shelley Berman

I'm not a comedian.
I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion.
- Anthony Anderson

Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then
I could be an example that Christians can also have fun.
- Victoria Jackson

I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character,
the less the audience cares - like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes.
- Neil LaBute

I didn't plan on being a comedian.
I didn't plan on getting married and I didn't plan on having kids,
but I did all those things.
- Rodney Carrington

The idea of a Japanese comedian was not only a rarity,
it was non-existent.
- Pat Morita

I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up
comic and acting Shakespeare -
in fact,
unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to
be able to play Hamlet properly.
- Ian Mckellen

I wanted to make a living, but I really was not interested in money at all.
I was interested in being a great comedian.
- Larry David

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

Sometimes, as a comedian, a line will come to you,
that is so beautiful, so perfect, that you think:
I did not create this line.
This line belongs to all of us.
Surely this is a line of God.
- Russell Brand

Chevy Chase and Bill Murray - we thought those guys were funny.
We love Bill Murray, but we didn't think they were right for Airplane!
because it would step on the joke if there was a known comedian.
- David Zucker

We are living in the machine age.
For the first time in history the comedian has been
compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material
to compete with the machine.
Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
- Fred Allen

I think, first of all, you need to love what you're doing,
and then this helps in the comedian for its part in
everything-but the moment you enjoy what you're doing,
you try to express yourself, to find your way,
and every time is different, of course.
- Cecilia Bartoli

I was with a famous comedian when a young fan walked
up and asked for an autograph.
The comedian blew him off.
I'll never forget the look on the young boy's face.
He was devastated.
- Louie Anderson

The violence or the vaudeville style of comedy is a technique all by itself.
You get up there, and you are a comedian,
and you're doing one thing.
That is, you're going to make the audience laugh.
- Leslie Nielsen

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

John was the smartest and most amazing comedian I've ever worked with.
I think more than teaching me about acting or comedy,
he taught me about life and the love of people and respect of people.
- Kaley Cuoco

There was this whole middle time that only Chris Rock came out of,
you know, 10 years ago it was Chris and a few other people,
but that's about it.
Chris is in a class of his own; I don't see another
comedian who I put in high regard as him.
- Bob Saget

Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people,
and obviously comedy has something to do with that.
I've been a producer and led people.
Also, being a comedian, you're under pressure.
- Al Franken

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank


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