Quotes of Burlesque

“ The British, he thought, must be gluttons for satire: even the weather forecast seemed to be some kind of spoof, predicting every possible combination of weather for the next twenty-four hours without actually committing itself to anything specific. ”

- David Lodge

“ Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it. ”

- Lenny Bruce

“ You can parody and make fun of almost anything, but that does not turn the universe into a caricature. ”

- Bernard Berenson

“ The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be. ”

- George Santayana

“ Dance is very, very old. With Louis XIV at Versailles is where ballet started. ”

- Neve Campbell

“ I'm a great admirer of cartoons, because I can't do cartoons. ”

- Bruce McCall

“ You can parody almost anything. ”

- Bruce McCall

“ 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

“ If people don't want to go to the picture, nobody can stop them. Our comedies are not to be laughed at. ”

- Samuel Goldwyn

“ Comedy just seemed like the way in. ”

- Orlando Jones
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