Quotes of Comedian

“ A willing heart adds feather to the heel. ”

- Joanna Baillie

“ Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair. ”

- Arnold J. Toynbee

“ Writers are a little below the clowns and a little above the trained seals. ”

- John Steinbeck

“ I always loved comedy, but I never knew it was something you could learn to do. I always thought that some people are born comedians … just like some people are born dentists. ”

- Paul Reiser

“ The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds. ”

- Lenny Bruce

“ The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth. ”

- George Jean Nathan

“ 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

“ I'm glad Reagan is president. Of course, I'm a professional comedian. ”

- Will Durst

“ 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

“ Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. ”

- Will Rogers

“ When I told my friends I was going to be a comedian, they laughed at me. ”

- Carrot Top

“ God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. ”

- Voltaire

“ I remain just one thing, and one thing only — and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. ”

- Charlie Chaplin

“ You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty. ”

- Sacha Guitry

“ Just because Fate doesn't deal the right cards doesn't mean you should give up… it just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential. ”

- Les Brown

“ The best thing for being sad is to learn something. ”

- Theodore White

“ When I see professional clowns, mimes, or people that make balloon animals, I always think of their relatives and how disappointed they must be. ”

- Unknown

“ Our society, like decadent Rome, has turned into an amusement society, with writers chief among the court jesters - not so much above the clatter as part of it. ”

- Saul Bellow

“ Aristotle said , , , melancholy men of all others are most witty. ”

- Robert Burton

“ Great wits and valours, like great states, Do sometimes sink with their own weights. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ What the banker sighs for, the meanest clown may have — leisure and a quiet mind. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ The funniest line in English is ''Get it?'' When you say that, everyone chortles. ”

- Garrison Keillor

“ Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a "joke.". ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ To be comic is merely to be playful, but wit is a serious matter. To laugh at it is to confess that you do not understand. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Many would live by their Wits, but break for want of Stock. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Wit is well-bred insolence. ”

- Aristotle

“ As the sea-crab swimmeth always against the stream, so doth wit always against wisdom. ”

- Pythagoras

“ Those who object to wit are envious of it. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ Look, he's winding up the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike. ”

- William Shakespeare
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