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Picture quote by Charlie Chaplin about life

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

Picture quote by Aristotle about art

Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life. ⏤ Aristotle

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The world is a tradgedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

Horace Walpole, author

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

Dr. Seuss, author

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

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

Charlie Chaplin, actor

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.

Mel Brooks, comedian

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

James Thurber, comedian

Comedy, your funny bone, is formed in childhood.

Paul O'Grady, comedian

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

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

Erma Bombeck, humorist

The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can

Lenny Bruce, comedian

For a comedy to work, magic has to happen.

Bradley Cooper, actor

We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

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

Erma Bombeck, humorist

Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.

Will Durst, writer

Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.

Sid Caesar, actor

Comedy is a tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett, actress

My routines come out of total unhappiness. My audiences are my group therapy.

Joan Rivers, comedian

There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy. Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops, and you're the one who has to fix it!

Jon Stewart, entertainer

Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.

Christopher Fry, playwright

You can't study comedy; it's within you. It's a personality. My humor is an attitude.

Don Rickles, comedian

Comedy is only as stupid as you are smart.

Brian Celio, novelist

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).

Dawn Powell, writer

Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration.

Martin Freeman, actor

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

George Jean Nathan, editor

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.

Angela Carter, novelist

As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.

Moliere, playwright

Making people laugh is magic. I feel like if you have humility, then you can do anything in comedy.

Amanda Seyfried, actress

If you play it straight it's funny - the best comedy is always played straight down the middle. The adjustment is understanding from the screenplay that a moment is hilarious.

Tom Hiddleston, actor

My comedy does not come from a place of deep cynicism, and I tend to play characters who are naive in some way.

Anna Faris, actress

There's nothing more difficult to do than comedy.

Robert Evans, director

I want to see Bob Dylan do sketch comedy. I'm a huge Bob Dylan fan.

Bradley Whitford, actor

I am desperate to do a comedy now.

Tom Hiddleston, actor

All the parts I get offered are character and comedy parts, and I probably wouldn't get them if I had a different face. So I'm glad I have a comedy face.

Mackenzie Crook, actor

I feel really grateful that I am in comedy, and I love doing it.

Anna Faris, actress

Dark comedy is very difficult. You have to bring the audience in and push them away at the same time.

Pierce Brosnan, actor

I'm a pretty funny guy, and I would love to do a comedy with a bunch of funny guys - movie-star guys, where they could help me through it.

LeBron James, basketball player

Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.

Benito Mussolini, prime minister

I was never really comfortable doing comedy. Though it was good the first couple of years, there were problems, and it became a stifling experience. I was happy it ended.

Rick Schroder, actor

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.

Garrison Keillor, writer

Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.

Mo Rocca, writer

There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl.

Joan Rivers, comedian

But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine.

Jerry Zucker, director

Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.

Warren Mitchell, actor

Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.

Marty Feldman, comedian

This hiatus coming up I'm looking at a comedy because I need the balance.

Khandi Alexander, dancer

Comedy is surprises, so if you're intending to make somebody laugh and they don't laugh, that's funny.

Norm MacDonald, actor

I think it would be harder for me not to write comedy because the comic view of things is the one that comes most naturally to me.

Richard Russo, novelist

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.

Woody Allen, director

Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and the world always needs a clown and some people have no taste at all and any clown will do.

Marc Maron, entertainer

Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance.

Mel Brooks, comedian

I've been doing comedy longer than I haven't been doing comedy, as I was performing for three years before I even got on 'The Tonight Show.' There's truly nothing like it; it's intense and exhilarating, even though it looks so casual.

Steven Wright, comedian

After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes.

Stephen Sondheim, composer

Talent grips us. We are overtaken by the beauty of Michelangelo's sculpture, riveted by Mariah Carey's angelic voice, doubled over in laughter by the comedy of Robin Williams, and captivated by the on screen performances of Denzel Washington.

John C. Maxwell, clergyman

All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.

Will Ferrell, comedian

A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal.

Will Ferrell, comedian

I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage. That was the only thing that interested me, along with learning the craft and working, and just being in productions with people.

Robin Williams, comedian

It's easier to play a dim character, for me, because I have a natural bent for comedy. It's not intrinsic for me to be crafty, so I would have to go outside for a source of origin. I think of myself as pretty dim.

Stephen Root, actor

Saturday Night Live is such a comedy boot camp in a way, because you get to work with so many different people who come in to host the show and you get thrown into so many situations and learn how to think on your feet, so filmmaking actually feels slow, in a good way.

Will Ferrell, comedian

My family's always been really funny. I feel like comedy's hard. I feel like it's so important.

Christine Taylor, actress

In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly.

Matt LeBlanc, actor

Our first gig was a battle of the bands. We did 45 minutes of comedy and never played a note - and we won!

Cheech Marin, comedian

I wear so many disguises on the show that only a real comedy fan might spot me.

Paul Putner, comedian

In the process of looking for comedy, you have to be deeply honest. And in doing that, you'll find out here's the other side. You'll be looking under the rock occasionally for the laughter.

Robin Williams, comedian

If I had to perform in a comedy club I would bomb; I would be trying too hard.

Henry Rollins, musician

I think the hardest thing to do in the world, show-business-wise, is write comedy.

Carol Burnett, actress

When I left school I was full of angst, like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy.

Matt Lucas, actor

I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first.

David Walliams, actor

Comedy is acting out optimism.

Robin Williams, comedian

If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.

Tina Fey, comedian

I think that comedy really tells you how it is. The other thing about comedy is that - you don't even know if you're failing in drama, but you do know when you're failing in comedy. When you go to a comedy and you don't hear anybody laughing, you know that you've failed.

Carl Reiner, actor

Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.

Robin Williams, comedian

I started in action, and then I went to comedy school.

Dwayne Johnson, actor

My comedy is different every time I do it. I don't know what the hell I'm doing.

Adam Sandler, actor

While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot. The judge had suggested I get my act together, and I took him seriously.

Tim Allen, comedian

I did six Broadway shows, and I noticed there weren't many female comedians. When I went to a dancing audition, there were 1,000 girls. And there were three jobs. So I said I'll just try comedy. And I loved it.

Rita Rudner, comedian

I'm a comedian, for God's sake. Viewers shouldn't trust me. And you know what? They're hip enough to know they shouldn't trust me. I'm just doing stand-up comedy.

Dennis Miller, comedian

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.

Bryant H. McGill, poet

Comedy is easy for me, but with drama, I don't know... it's still the Holy Grail.

Ricky Gervais, writer

I started being a comedy fan when I was, I'm going to guess, like 5 or 6 years old.

Demetri Martin, comedian

My preference is for people who can do sketch comedy or situational comedy, where it's not a joke, but it's telling a story.

Carol Burnett, actress

My real name is Scott Thompson. I could have gone by that name, but when I started doing comedy I thought I needed to go by something that has a little more of a hook.

Carrot Top, comedian

I take my fun very seriously, whether it's playing the drums or acting in comedy bits. The need to be disciplined about it, and not take it lightly, and not be too casual, is something I take deeply to heart.

Max Weinberg, musician

You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.

Elliott Erwitt, photographer

I find comedy easy, and I find drama exciting and tantalising.

Ricky Gervais, writer

I never thought of myself in comedy at all... I loved going to the theatre and seeing people wearing beautiful clothes come down the staircase and start to dance.

Imogene Coca, actress

I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy.

Linda Fiorentino, actress

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, playwright

But comedy I'd love to do as much as humanly possible.

Ben Kingsley, actor

I am myself sometimes, and I do state my opinions, but not in a comedy routine and not in my character. There always has to be some sort of layer to it.

Ricky Gervais, writer

In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.

Wislawa Szymborska, poet

I started writing this feature comedy in New York - a Chris Farley vehicle. The script was decent. When I got to LA, I met some new friends in film school and had them read my script and give me notes.

David Steinberg, comedian

To me, comedy is a game.

Demetri Martin, comedian

I feel that the work that I have done in the comedy arena, is priceless in terms of what I learned, timing, everything that these incredibly talented performers were generous enough in teaching me.

Khandi Alexander, dancer

I like comedy, I love it very much, I love laughing.

Khandi Alexander, dancer

I love good comedy. I don't like bad comedy.

Michael Dorn, actor

I started to do a study on how not to do stand-up comedy. Yeah, it's lonely work. You die, you die alone. It's you, the light, and the audience. If you win, you win big. If you lose, you lose big time.

Jim Varney, actor

I can cry at the drop of the pin. But comedy is hard for me; it's the timing.

Moira Kelly, actress

All the jokes in my films, the comedy, they're not me, I just try to hold a big mirror up to us.

Yahoo Serious, director

Someone I've always admired is Catherine O'Hara... I think she's one of the best actresses in the country, not only comedy. I just think she's just a step aside from everybody, she's just wonderful.

Fred Willard, comedian

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