You know, the funny thing about Lorne and that show is that, you can go over one million things, but in a business of bean counters, he still likes to laugh at small things and creates a show around it.

— Colin Quinn

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I think Helen of Troy must have been pretty hot.

She got two countries going crazy for 10 years over her.

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I know nowadays the common wisdom is to celebrate diversity as long as you don't point out that people are different.

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I'm just another guy who thinks he's smarter than he is, in a long line of them.

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Humanity is a crazy contradiction. I accept us for who we are. We're not that great. Every time we take a step forward we go back to the same primitive behavior. We're meant to be this way. It's not our fault, it's just who we are.

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The ancient Greeks were the first ones to say an unexamined life is not worth living. They don't tell you of course what we found out, an examined life not that fascinating either.

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The earth is a used Kleenex on the universe's nightstand.

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I get the impression the English kings were witty, for some reason.

I feel like all you had was your wit.

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I would say most comedians have a very cynical worldview of the way the world can work. It's almost like if you didn't, you couldn't be a comedian.

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Marie Antoinette was funny, I'm sure she was just misinterpreted.

You know the 'Let them eat cake' line. She seems like she was kind of funny, like a Chelsea Handler or Kathy Griffin type.

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The Senate was holding hearings on deceptive sweepstakes practices.

These companies target the elderly, making them think they're going to get a bunch of money, when in reality they never see any of it. The most popular of these scams is called Social Security.

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I used to love the election season'cause it's kind of fun.

Everyone makes a big sport out of it with all these different news stories and everything. I like it better now that everybody knows all the candidates from the past 15 years. But it does get really ugly. It's ugly and it's pugilist.

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The thing that drives me crazy is when comics say 'I have low self-esteem.

' No you don't. You're standing on stage asking people to pay. You don't play an instrument. You want people to pay to hear what's in your mind. You don't have low self-esteem. You might have other problems.

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About Colin Quinn

Quotes 43 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Comedian
Birthday October 16

Well... you know, I would wake up with a terrible hangover in a jail somewhere and worst part was that I would not know why I was there.

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New York Stat agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed three decades ago by inmates swept up in the bloody 1971 revolt at Attica prison. The settlement will be paid in the form of chocolate bars and packs of Newports that can be picked up in the commissary.

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Everybody's got a different sense of humor. It's just different styles.

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I think if you try to tailor your act to anybody, you end up with an act that doesn't work anyway.

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I'm quietly becoming New York's premiere actor.

People don't understand. They have me pigeon-holed as a comedian.

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I feel most empires fell when they started to act human, but then look at Russia. They kept a pretty strong hand, and they fell from Afghanistan alone because Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires. I guess you just can't sustain it.

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A weird sort of awareness set in, like, 'Wow.

My stand-up isn't just separate from everything else I do anymore.' With Twitter and Face book, everything is universal that everything everybody says gets seen.

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You can't make money on Broadway. You make nothing. You maybe make like $1,350 a week after you pay out all the producers.

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I don't know any comedian who tailors his act to his audience.

Maybe people say they do, but I can't even imagine them.

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Everybody's funny in different ways.

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So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence, I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes in each office and situation.

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For the most part, comedians are pretty friendly with each other.

They always say they badmouth each other, but most of the time, they're friends. We're the only ones that can really stand our type of humor.

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I always wanted to write as much as perform.

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I love people, I love studying people more than history.

So whatever situation I see, then I look at, what were the people like, more than history itself.

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I write all the time - I write poetry, I love to write.

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My name has zero value.

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What I love about comedians is their instinct is always to go against the grain.

Their whole existence is pointing out the elephant in the room. Already you can see audiences are pushing back, but we're the ones who really can take it more than anybody.

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I think everyone should own six guns, even though I don't own any.

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I think I identify more with the smart guy, but most people might take umbrage at that. I like to think of myself as a real thinker, but I suppose people might beg to differ.

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The only people who like to live alone more than comics are priests.

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People say history is boring, and that is true because people are boring.

We haven't changed since time began. We're still the same.

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People's - most people's job is talking about the future or like money not even in the present tense. It's not even paper.

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I've been to Japan, I've been to China, I've been to Africa, I've been to the Middle East, I've been to Europe a little bit. I've never been to South America.

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People say history was written by the winners. No, it wasn't. It was written by the bullies.

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My stand-up act? I combine the fact that the world is a violent place with the fact that each person is responsible for the situation they are in.

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Everybody says before reviews come out, 'Oh, reviews don't matter,' just in case they're bad; everyone want to brace themselves.

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It was tumultuous, it was crazy, but I would not trade it for anything.

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He is very dry but also very funny... I think people tend to feel odd when I do my act. Unless you are an ironic person, it's not a good place for you to be.

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It’s sad. Marxism didn’t work. Communism didn’t work. Capitalism doesn’t work. Nothing works. Even democracy doesn’t work. Democracy-the greatest form of government and we have two choices for who’s our leader. In fascism you only have one choice. That’s great. We have one more choice than the worst form of government.

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Somehow, it was so happy a time. Those early days of comedy are when you get addicted to it.

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