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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

For a comedy to work, magic has to happen.

Bradley Cooper, actor

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

Lenny Bruce, comedian

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

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

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

Don Rickles, comedian

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

Sid Caesar, actor

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

Joan Rivers, comedian

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

Christopher Fry, playwright

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 a tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett, actress

Comedy is only as stupid as you are smart.

Brian Celio, novelist

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

Amanda Seyfried, actress

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

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

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

George Jean Nathan, editor

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

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

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

Norm MacDonald, 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

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

Benito Mussolini, prime minister

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

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

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

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

Bradley Whitford, actor

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

Joan Rivers, comedian

Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.

Marty Feldman, comedian

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

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

Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration.

Martin Freeman, actor

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

I am desperate to do a comedy now.

Tom Hiddleston, actor

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

There's nothing more difficult to do than comedy.

Robert Evans, director

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

Pierce Brosnan, actor

Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.

Mo Rocca, writer

Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.

Warren Mitchell, actor

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

Khandi Alexander, dancer

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

Jerry Zucker, director

Golf was my first glimpse of comedy. I was a caddy when I was a kid. I was on the golf course rather than being in lessons, but I can play better now than I could then.

Bill Murray, actor

There is a universality to comedy.

Simon Pegg, comedian

You can't always go by the book, even in comedy.

Alan Bates, actor

To me, comedy is just twisting reality. It's commenting or observing or twisting life.

Steven Wright, comedian

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'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

The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.

Aaron Allston, novelist

I don't really know of the Jewish tradition of comedy, only the Jewish tradition of not keeping your mouth shut. Complaining about all that is hard, unfair or ridiculous in life-having strong feelings, and not being able to suppress them. That, to me, is Jewish.

Fred Melamed, actor

Up until 'Bridesmaids,' the general consensus was that women preferred comedy a bit softer.

Judd Apatow, director

I always loved comedy but I didn't start formally until I was in college.

Ana Gasteyer, 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

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

I'd like to do a romantic comedy.

Aaron Eckhart, actor

Comedy is acting out optimism.

Robin Williams, comedian

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

Robin Williams, comedian

Harpo Marx looks like a musical comedy.

Walter Kerr, critic

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

There's always been physical suffering in comedy.

Don Martin, cartoonist

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

Ricky Gervais, writer

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

Ricky Gervais, writer

I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don't realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side.

Parker Posey, actress

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

People like the comedy more when they care about the characters.

Judd Apatow, director

I enjoy doing everything, comedy and drama. I just look for the characters really and what they offer.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, actor

I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight.

Will Ferrell, comedian

I think comedies should be short. I don't want to be self-indulgent; I don't want a two-hour comedy.

Ricky Gervais, writer

Fox came to us with the concept for ICE AGE and they came to us with the first draft of the script. They also gave us a mandate to make it into a comedy from what was previously a rather dramatic action concept.

Chris Wedge, director

I've avoided doing a network comedy, because I wouldn't get my own way. Even though it would get more viewers, it wouldn't be mine.

Ricky Gervais, writer

I like grown-up comedy, where it's about character and attitude and life as opposed to obvious gross-out and jokes.

Ricky Gervais, writer

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

Doug Motel makes 'conscious comedy'. He makes me laugh, and he makes me think.

Marianne Williamson, author

I would say that fifty percent of my show is killer comedy.

Davy Jones, musician

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

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

Christine Taylor, actress

I've always loved pure, silly slapstick comedy. It always makes me laugh.

Kenneth Branagh, 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

I thought comedy would be the hardest thing I could do, and if I could do that, I could do anything.

Rodney Carrington, comedian

The male image has been so pulled down by situation comedy in the last 15 years, it is frightening. I don't like what has happened to the American male.

Bill Bixby, actor

A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired of being encouraged to go always for laughs.

Alexander Payne, director

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

In the West audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero.

Chow Yun-Fat, actor

You can think of Hollywood as high school. TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors, and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.

Owen Wilson, actor

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, actor

I just watched a ton of comedy and saw a ton of different styles, and eventually you think, 'Oh, yeah, I could be like that.'

John Mulaney, stand-up comedian

I do comedy shows. I make fun of myself, first of all.

Steve Burton, actor

It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.

Chris Tucker, actor

I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off, so I ended up doing live comedy.

Graham Norton, celebrity

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

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

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