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Tim Matheson Quotes and Sayings

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With comedy, you really want to work things out beforehand.
- Tim Matheson

I like real stories.
- Tim Matheson

For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fraternity
system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty,
then isn't this an indictment of our educational institutions
in general? I put it to you,
Greg - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society?
- Tim Matheson

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

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

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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

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

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

Harpo Marx looks like a musical comedy.
- Walter Kerr

You just make sure you don't screw it up.
It's going to work as long as you don't mess it up.
Hopefully you have plenty of those moments in a big comedy.
- Harold Ramis

Unless you're Jack Lemmon or Cary Grant,
there are few guys who can do comedy and drama.
- Steve Guttenberg

I'll probably stick to comedy for the time being.
I mean, a great piece of work is a great piece of work,
and I'm up for good work anytime.
But I do love comedy!
- Jenna Elfman

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

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

I don't want to sit and cry for an hour in a movie.
I'd rather have an action or a comedy.
- Noah Hathaway

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

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

All the parts I get offered are character and comedy parts,
and I probably wouldn't get them if I had a different face.
So I'm glad I have a comedy face.
- Mackenzie Crook

A straight factor is important in any comedy,
because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it.
- Jason Bateman

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

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

Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.
- Mo Rocca

And if you can offer an explanation as to why it doesn't
work then you've got to the whole root of comedy.
- Denis Norden

It's hard enough to write a good drama,
it's much harder to write a good comedy,
and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy.
Which is what life is.
- Jack Lemmon

The kinds of shows that seem to work now,
the comedy shows, are those which require very little attention.
They're superficial and I like articulate comedy.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Most modern comedy is crap.
- Adrian Edmondson

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

I basically did comedy there for about a year,
and then moved to New York.
If I had it to do over again, I would have booked myself
on the road for at least a year.
- Todd Barry

Comedy is ridiculously hard.
And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right,
it's not funny.
- Julianne Moore

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

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

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

Sometimes I wonder how I got into comedy at all.
- Don Adams

I like comedy, I love it very much, I love laughing.
- Khandi Alexander

This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels.
The characters are very Indian.
I decided that I wanted to do a comedy,
so this was just the right one.
- Ismail Merchant

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

Comedy is so hard to do, so it was very cool to do dead pan humor.
- Brittany Daniel

Because it's uncensored cable, I think we'll be able
to do the kind of sketch comedy that really hasn't been seen before.
We can actually finish jokes.
- Aries Spears

When you are the lead in a romantic comedy,
you have to worry about people really liking you.
- Morris Chestnut

I think it's because my comedy is in your face,
and it comes from a place that's real.
- Wanda Sykes

I've known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with
him on the Burnett show for 11 years.
I guess you could say we're about as close as you can
get to being a comedy team.
- Tim Conway

There is a universality to comedy.
- Simon Pegg

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

Yet there are some people - Steve Allen would dissect comedy forever;
he's a really funny guy,
but he would love talking about comedy.
I'm doing it right now and you all seem bored.
- Bob Saget

The Comedy Store in LA, it's a really loose room and
it's really dark and creepy and a great place to explore
your own thoughts onstage.
- Joe Rogan

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

I did sketch comedy for years.
I've always enjoyed it.
- Jamie Farr

It is really hard to do comedy; it takes a lot of energy and focus.
It's rather like music: It's a lot of hitting notes precisely.
- Christine Baranski

I love sketch comedy.
My real goal is to do something with Albert Brooks.
That would be my fantasy.
I stay up night and day thinking up stuff he might find funny.
- Illeana Douglas

I learned everything that I know about comedy and about
show business and a lot about life from Carl.
- Dick Van Dyke

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

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

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

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

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

Yes, they allowed us to play around a lot because,
like we said, the director's such a good comedy director.
- Kevin McDonald

You can (be a middle-aged comic) if you work very hard at it,
because comedy is really hard.
- Andrew Denton

I am a big fan of the TV series Taxi which combined
comedy and pathos better than any other show I've seen.
- Douglas Wood

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

While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot.
The judge had suggested I get my act together,
and I took him seriously.
- Tim Allen

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

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

Blonde is dumb comedy, red hair is smart,
sexy comedy.
- Lisa Kudrow

Comedy is unusual people in real situations;
farce is real people in unusual situations.
- Chuck Jones

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

At those times I got into...
I suppose you call it a rut.
I used to do comedy, comedy, comedy and I suddenly
thought I ought to break away from this somehow.
- Val Guest

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

There's always been physical suffering in comedy.
- Don Martin


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