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  1. Picture quote by Charlie Chaplin about life

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


  2. 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

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

Dr. Seuss

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

Jean De La Bruyere

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

Mel Brooks

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

James Thurber

Comedy, your funny bone, is formed in childhood.

Paul O'Grady

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

Ernest Hemingway

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

Erma Bombeck

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

Lenny Bruce

For a comedy to work, magic has to happen.

Bradley Cooper

We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.

Aldous Huxley

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Erma Bombeck

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

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

Sid Caesar

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

Christopher Fry

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

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

Don Rickles

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

Joan Rivers

Comedy is a tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.

Angela Carter

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

Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration.

Martin Freeman

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

Amanda Seyfried

Comedy is only as stupid as you are smart.

Brian Celio

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

George Jean Nathan

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

Moliere

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

Jerry Zucker

Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.

Marty Feldman

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

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

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

Pierce Brosnan

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

I am desperate to do a comedy now.

Tom Hiddleston

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

Joan Rivers

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

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

Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.

Mo Rocca

There's nothing more difficult to do than comedy.

Robert Evans

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

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

Khandi Alexander

Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.

Warren Mitchell

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

Norm MacDonald

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

Anna Faris

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

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

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

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

Benito Mussolini

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

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

Bradley Whitford

A pleasant comedy, which paints the manners of the age, and exposes a faithful picture of nature, is a durable work, and is transmitted to the latest posterity. But a system, whether physical or metaphysical, commonly owes its success to its novelty; and is no sooner canvassed with impartiality than its weakness is discovered.

David Hume

Directors, like actors, get typecast. And because I've had great success with comedy and horror and TV shows, that's basically what I'm kind of offered.

John Landis

I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy... It's a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen.

Ben Kingsley

Well my biggest dream is to be in a romantic comedy.

Izabella Scorupco

I love a good laugh as well, I think that's so important in life, which is probably why I've dabbled in comedy writing as well as horror. I think if you can make someone laugh or smile it's the most special thing in the world.

Paul Kane

It's a director's job to tell a story and he's very well versed in telling stories with a bit of comedy in them and keeping the pace of the movie right and that's exactly what he did. He was observant of a world he didn't understand but he told a wonderful story.

Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Fifteen years before I became a screen actor, I was in the theatre. A lot of my work was comedy, which I loved doing. It's harder.

Ben Kingsley

I think it's because my comedy is in your face, and it comes from a place that's real.

Wanda Sykes

I had a flair for comedy and could give a sustained performance.

Jessie Matthews

Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.

John Guare

The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same - dupe, fox, straight, like burlesque skits - the repetition through the ages is comedy.

Dawn Powell

I don't like to be entertaining. I don't like the feeling of being entertaining. If there was a musical or a comedy that was not just for entertainment but was rooted in something I could relate to on a real level, then I think I would do it.

Ryan Gosling

Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.

Paul Goodman

I think people are always looking for a good comedy.

Catherine Keener

Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside.

Ernst Lubitsch

The guy has baggy pants, flat feet, the most miserable, bedraggled-looking little bastard you ever saw; makes itchy gestures as though he's got crabs under his arms -- but he's funny.

Sterling Ford

When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.

Robert De Niro

More people are going out to comedy shows than they were before.

Jimmy Carr

My favorite work is The Full Monty because I got an Oscar for it. But it was really hard work at the time. Sometimes comedy is not a bundle of laughs to actually do.

Anne Dudley

The perception of the comic is a tie of sympathy with other men, a pledge of sanity, and a protection from those perverse tendencies and gloomy insanities in which fine intellects sometimes lose themselves. A rogue alive to the ludicrous is still convertible. If that sense is lost, his fellow-men can do little for him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You know, comedy's hard. With drama, you have a responsibility to the emotional truth, but with comedy, you have emotional truth and you have technique on top of it.

Julianne Moore

Especially with a comedy, you've got the clear cut goal of trying to make a scene funny. It's not like drama where you're trying to achieve some kind of emotion or trying to further the story along. You're trying to figure out what's the funniest way to do something.

Luke Wilson

I like to play different types roles, but I'd like to do a comedy next.

Jonny Lee Miller

In ten minutes, I'm thinking, 'OK, you know what? I love these guys. They're really smart, they're really good, they've got a good sense of comedy, under their guidance, I think maybe this could come out OK.' But I didn't like the part.

Eugene Levy

If I get a hard audience they are not going to get away until they laugh. Those seven laughs a minute -- I've got to have them.

Ken Dodd

I think my strongest suit is comedy. I certainly have limits in other areas.

Emma Caulfield

I want to put some effort into a bunch of different types of videos. I don't think I'm gonna do 'Man On The Street' messing with people, I don't think I'm gonna do over-the-top wacky comedy.

Andy Milonakis

With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story, that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy. I wanted to do the opposite.

Bill Pullman

I was doing stand-up at a restaurant and there was a chalkboard on the street out front. It said, Soup of the Day: Cream of Asparagus. Ellen DeGeneres.

Ellen DeGeneres

I like comedy. I would love to do comedy for a long time.

Sofia Vergara

When I was a student I was very, very ambitious, completely immersed in my comedy career. I never had that period of reckless hedonism that you should get out of your system in your youth.

Steve Coogan

Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.

Lita Grey Chaplin

I've always been drawn to discomfort and that limbo of unease you get between comedy and tragedy. Making people laugh one moment and the next making them feel really uncomfortable.

Steve Coogan

If you are a great dramatic actor then you often don't know if people are enjoying your stuff at all because they are sitting there in silence. But with comedy it's a simple premise. If it's funny, people laugh. If it's not, they don't.

Steve Coogan

It sounds gross to say that I like myself more. But not everyone likes themselves that much. Especially in the comedy world.

Chris Kattan

I'm not at all funny. I can do dark comedy pretty well, but straight-up comedy, I don't know. I'm much darker. I've been like that since I was 3 years old.

Rooney Mara

I think with comedy I get very sort of critical of myself and try and do the best I can and it doesn't come as second nature. I work at those kinds of films. It doesn't mean I can't do them - I've done two now, and I have a great time doing them, but I just find myself a little bit more neurotic.

Elisha Cuthbert

Our records, if you have a dark sense of humor, were funny, but our records weren't about comedy. They were about protests, fantasy, confrontation and all that.

Ice Cube

I'm a huge fan of 'Community'; it's, I think, one of the most brilliant comedy on television and has been for a long time.

Emma Caulfield

It's harder and harder to make a well-done romantic comedy these days because the conventions have been so played out.

Dana Fox

Religion theme aside, most of the time I'm in some sort of comedy and I'm a straight man and it's really just, let's wind this guy up and see him explode.

Colin Hanks

Today's comedian has a cross to bear that he built himself. A comedian of the older generation did an act and he told the audience, This is my act. Today's comic is not doing an act. The audience assumes he's telling the truth. What is truth today may be a damn lie next week.

Lenny Bruce

The bigger the audience, the better with comedy.

Jimmy Carr

People need to be peppered or even outraged occasionally. Our national comedy and drama is packed with earthy familiarity and honest vulgarity. Clean vulgarity can be very shocking and that, in my view, gives greater involvement.

Kenneth Williams

As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.

Jimmy Carr

'The Bill Engvall Show' is a comedy about a middle-class family in the Midwest. It's a great family show to watch if you want to laugh and unwind.

Nancy Travis

I'm drawn to a good story, really, as I hope most people are. For me, it's the story that's going to stay with you eventually, not necessarily the genre. I go to watch a film because of the story, not because it was a Western or a comedy.

Ryan Kwanten

I love comedy and I would write things to myself as an exercise in writing. I didn't do well for years, and I quit. I started to break down why I was afraid and started to look at people I admired, like Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Freddie Prinze, George Carlin and all.

George Lopez

I came home in the afternoon to sleep, and there was this e-mail from Comedy Central saying they were interested in having me be part of this new show called 'Jump Cuts'! So I called them right away, and the producer started laughing and said, 'We sent that e-mail one minute ago - you're so fast!'

Lev Yilmaz

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