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Best Quotes About Comedy And Comedians

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A list of the best comedy and comedians quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous comedy and comedians quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic comedy and comedians quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about comedy and comedians?" and "What are inspirational comedy and comedians quotes?"

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    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

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    Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It's literary suicide. Erma Bombeck

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    Today's comedian has a cross to bear that he built himself. A comedian of the older generation did an act and he told the audience, This is my act. Today's comic is not doing an act. The audience assumes he's telling the truth. What is truth today may be a damn lie next week. Lenny Bruce

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    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

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    Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. Angela Carter

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

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    Though it make the unskillful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve. William Shakespeare

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    The perception of the comic is a tie of sympathy with other men, a pledge of sanity, and a protection from those perverse tendencies and gloomy insanities in which fine intellects sometimes lose themselves. A rogue alive to the ludicrous is still convertible. If that sense is lost, his fellow-men can do little for him. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    We mustn't complain too much of being comedians -- it's an honorable profession. If only we could be good ones the world might gain at least a sense of style. We have failed -- that's all. We are bad comedians, we aren't bad men. Graham Greene

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    Comedy naturally wears itself out -- destroys the very food on which it lives; and by constantly and successfully exposing the follies and weaknesses of mankind to ridicule, in the end leaves itself nothing worth laughing at. William Hazlitt

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    A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book. Ernest Hemingway

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    The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze, weigh, and clarify things in us which nettle us, or which we are outgrowing, or trying to reshape. Thornton Wilder

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

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    And I did laugh sans intermission an hour by his dial. O noble fool, a worthy fool -- motley's the only wear. William Shakespeare

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    The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel. James Thurber

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    Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear. James Thurber

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    Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. Charlie Chaplin

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