Impressive Berle quotations

Milton Berle is an inspiration to every young person that wants to get into show business. Hard work, perseverance, and discipline: all the things you need...when you have no talent.

There was a time... when people didn't go out of their house on Tuesday night at eight o'clock because Milton Berle was on.

The only ones who like Milton Berle are his mother - and the public.

Like with Berle, he was always trying to steal the scene, get a little extra.


I think in my case, I had no choice but to have a good sense of humor.

I grew up with my dad, Danny Thomas, and George Burns and Bob Hope and Milton Berle and Sid Caesar and all those guys were at our house all the time and telling jokes and making each other laugh.

I think drag is universal, no matter who does it.

I mean, yeah, I am homosexual, but I think everybody likes to toy with their image. I love those guys. I love Milton Berle and Flip Wilson and all those people.

The choreographer for the Milton Berle show wanted me to audition. I walked away from that.

I'd seen all the great entertainers by the time I was 14 or 15.

My mother was artistic. My father was a bookmaker, so he had access to all those nightclubs, and he was smitten by certain artists, and we would go see them. We'd see comics like Sid Caesar and Milton Berle - those kind of artists - many of whom I worked with later in my life.