165 Comical Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Comical Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. — Peter Ustinov

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The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. — H. P. Lovecraft

The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow. — Socrates

Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world. — Samuel Beckett

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

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

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. — Dr. Seuss

What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. — Steve Martin

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

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs. — Christopher Morley

Short Comical Quotes

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  • No. Not even in the face of Armageddon. Never compromise. — Alan Moore
  • Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused. — Darren Aronofsky
  • If you must make a noise, make it quietly. — Oliver Hardy
  • To live in society today is like living in one enormous comic-strip. — Jean-Luc Godard
  • Kid ... Comics will break your heart. — Sayings
  • Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups. — Stan Lee
  • I provide a little comic relief. — Anthony Anderson
  • Cheating on a quiz show? That's sort of like plagiarizing a comic strip. — Paul Scofield
  • I would love to do something like Austin Powers to show off my comic timing. — Uma Thurman
  • I don't laugh out loud at comics a lot. — Sayings

Top 10 Comical Quotes

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The copycat effects of media violence, similar to those previously attributed to westerns, radio serials and comic books, are easy to exaggerate. — Hugh Mackay

No. Not even in the face of Armageddon. Never compromise. — Alan Moore

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Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused. — Darren Aronofsky

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The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. — H. P. Lovecraft

When a comic becomes enamored with his own views and foists them off on the public in a polemic way, he loses not only his sense of humor but his value as a humorist. — Johnny Carson

It's not in the draftsmanship, it's in the man. Like I say, a tool is dead. A brush is a dead object. It's in the man. If you want to do it, you do it. — Sayings

If you must make a noise, make it quietly. — Oliver Hardy

Never draw anything you can copy, never copy anything you can trace, never trace anything you can cut out and paste up. — Wally Wood

I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books. — Matthew Vaughn

To live in society today is like living in one enormous comic-strip. — Jean-Luc Godard

Comical Image Quotes

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Comical quote by Darren Aronofsky

Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused. — Darren Aronofsky

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Kid ... Comics will break your heart. — Sayings

Comical quote by Anthony Anderson

I provide a little comic relief. — Anthony Anderson

Inspirational Comic Quotes

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In today's America He (Jesus) has moved from the central figure of world history to source material for late-night comics and pundits who would not dare treat other religious leaders with such disrespect. — David Jeremiah

If you want to see a comic strip, you should see me in the shower. — Groucho Marx

Growing up I never got into comic books at all. I didn't have any inspiration for it. — Scarlett Johansson

Dame Edna is that rarest sighting in our time of the absolute comic, an inspired personification of caprice whose comedy answered the primal call to take the audience for a tumble. — John Lahr

I have always sensed the exhilaration and independence of being self-propelled. Besides, you can jog while pushing a baby carriage. Maybe I'm a product of Wonder Woman comic books — Nina Kuscsik

The only Sundance [2011] film about cults that could actually have life as a cult film, THE WOODS has the greatest comic insight into why our current culture might inspire a search for meaning in the first place. — Karina Longworth

A cult classic... both a celebration of the unlimited potential of the comic book form, and a perfect melding of inspiring, iconoclastic imaginations. — Jim Jarmusch

I was really inspired by seeing self published zines and mini-comics: seeing someone else make work that was either really personal, or was just done entirely themselves. It really showed me what was possible for my own art, and I hope that my books will inspire readers in the same way. — Liz Prince

If you look at all the comic book films that have come since then, in terms of tone, in terms of look, even in terms of Danny Elfman's music for Batman, so many that followed have been inspired by that, specifically. It had a cultural impact worldwide. — Michael Uslan

If you can inspire a kid that's maybe the best part of being a comic book artist. — Marko Djurdjevic

Comic Book Quotes

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We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books. — Robert Maynard Hutchins

We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books. — Robert M. Hutchins

No, I'm not a comic book guy. I'm pretty fascinated with the subculture though and I do think that the world of comic books is such a natural transition into film. — Donal Logue

I don't think you ever outgrow your love for things that are bigger than life and more colorful than the average life. And somehow I feel that these comic book stories are like fairy tales for older people, because they have the same qualities. — Stan Lee

It's almost like these games are the modern day comic books, especially when you play Alone in the Dark. There's a real story that goes along with it and a movie seemed like the right kind of transition to make. — Christian Slater

The comic book world is so dangerous, you know what I mean? You say one thing and people - they're ravenous - they are very opinionated fans. But they're great fans. — Chris Evans

Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence. — Bill Maher

My hero in comic books is Jack Kirby: 'Spider-Man,' 'Fantastic Four,' 'Captain America,' Marvel Comics. He was really the basis for Marvel Comics. — Walter Mosley

Write. Write every day. Write honestly. Write something that doesn’t exist, and you wish did. Read. Learn. Study. Watch people. Listen to what they say, listen to how they say it and listen to what they do not say. Surprise yourself. Scare yourself. — Brian Michael Bendis

One of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me Superman did not exist. I was like what do you mean he's not real. And she thought I was crying because it’s like Santa Claus is not real and I was crying because there was no one coming with enough power to save us. — Geoffrey Canada

Comic Strips Quotes

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In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first. — George Carlin

In the dance, one finds the cinema, the comic strips, the Olympic hundred meters and swimming, and what's more, poetry, love and tenderness. — Maurice Bejart

Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist, but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty developed comic strip character. — Bill Griffith

Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria! — Bill Watterson

I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste. — Berkeley Breathed

I've always just loved drawing and loved cartoons. Growing up, I loved Disney films, I loved The Simpsons, and I was a big fan of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes and the way that they would have weird fantasy and then down-to-earth funny character comedy. — Alex Hirsch

I never storyboard. I hate it. I don't understand why so many directors want to make comic strips of their films. — Patrice Leconte

The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place with its own logic and life... I don't want the issue of Hobbes's reality settled by a doll manufacturer. — Bill Watterson

I started writing when I was 9 years old. I was like this weird kid who would just stay in my room, typing little funny magazines and drawing comic strips. — R. L. Stine

I hope some historian will confirm that I was the first cartoonist to use the word 'booger' in a newspaper comic strip. — Bill Watterson

Comic Art Quotes

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The pop artists did images that anybody walking down Broadway could recognize in a split second — comics, picnic tables, men’s trousers, celebrities, shower curtains, refrigerators, Coke bottles. All the great modern things that the Abstract Expressionists tried not to notice at all. — Andy Warhol

I felt the comics grew because they became the common man's literature, the common man's art, the common man's publishing. — Jack Kirby

The method of producing comics in Japan is very hectic, but it's also rewarding because it's possible to do both the story and art all by yourself. In this way, it's possibly to bring out one's individuality. If this idea appeals to you, I call on you to try drawing your own manga. — Akira Toriyama

It's not movies and it's not "fine art." The beauty of a comic is that it's clear, direct communication. My work is getting simpler and more cartoony because I'm much more interested in communication now than in any illustrative value. — Frank Miller

Satire is moral outrage transformed into comic art. — Philip Roth

Artists are not your art monkeys. They are your collaborators. They should be given all due consideration to follow their journey. — Sayings

Comics as art. I do comics as comics, and my opportunity to tell stories. Simple. Basic. Let the characters have the excitement, not the package. That's where I come from. — Jaime Hernandez

I love telling stories. And even in single images, I tend to have stories inside them. I've always loved film, but I was making drawings and paintings and photographs. And you put art and narrative together, and that really is comics. — Dave McKean

Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr. — Bill Griffith

Comics, at least in periodical form, exist almost entirely free of any pretense; the critical world of art hardly touches them, and they're 100% personal. — Chris Ware

Comic Con Quotes

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People dressed up like me, at the comic-con in San Antonio. It's very rewarding. — Bray Wyatt

I've never been to Comic-Con, but I'm certainly aware from this side of the Atlantic that it's a very important part of film marketing now, even when the films are not directly linked to a comic. — Alex Garland

Every time I go to Comic-Con, I'm jacked. I want to dress up and walk the floor and answer questions, because I'm excited about it. It's like making new friends. — Mae Whitman

We live in a bubble sometimes, and you can get out of touch with your fans. You go to the studio, you come home. But coming to Comic-Con is a real opportunity to connect with the people that made your show happen and are responsible for its continued success. It's really humbling. — Kunal Nayyar

Comic-Con has been an amazing experience. It's overwhelming, I have to admit, because of the lines and the crowds. — Kunal Nayyar

Comic-Con fans are so affectionate, and it's always a lovely way to start a new season. — Kunal Nayyar

You see people who are disenfranchised elsewhere coming to Comic Con and making lifetime friends. I love seeing the outcasts of society all bonding together. — Scott Aukerman

The difference between a GOP convention and Comic-Con is that the people at Comic-Con have a much firmer grasp of reality. — Bill Maher

If the people of Comic-Con ruled the world...then tomorrow would be invented every day. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

I think that, if the world was a bit more like Comic-Con, we'd all be a little happier. — Matt Smith

Comic-con Quotes

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I'm a geek who loves fashion. There's been a reinvention of the word geek. It means being passionate about anything that's under the radar or sort of frowned upon, like Comic-Con. — Kristen Bell

I think Hollywood has seen what fandom can do for a project. You can definitely see that when you go to Comic-con. — Felicia Day

My favorite part of Comic-Con? The groupies. Man, they have loose morals, really. Men, women, I'm just saying that it gets weird on Sunday night. No, that's sadly never happened. — Joss Whedon

I'm not a comic book guy. I've never been to Comic-Con. I don't know anything about that. It's a whole different world. — Scott Glenn

These people who come to Comic-Con and dress up - all across the country, the rest of the population who doesn't understand are scoffing at them. — William Shatner

The absolute favorite part of Comic-Con is seeing like a Mass Effect guy hanging out with a Sailor Moon, and they're just having a great time. Nerds, we love what we love with a passion and sometimes it's an angry passion, and to see that all sort of bleed out and everybody just connect. — Joss Whedon

I am a fan of the vampire shows, especially 'True Blood.' I'm obsessed with it. I got to meet the entire cast at Comic-Con and hang out with them. And that was awesome. I basically died and went to heaven. — Sayings

Comic-Con is nerd Christmas. People go wanting to have fun. — Chris Hardwick

I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn't that funny? The tables have turned. — Kristen Bell

I'm open to anything. I always pick projects based on their content. I mean, any time I get to be a part of something that's socially relevant, I'm always interested. And anything that makes me more of a rockstar at Comic-Con is fine by me. — Seth Green

Comic Relief Quotes

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The thing I thought about doing it was it's Comic Relief and you've got to be funny. So although I did try to sing properly it obviously has hilarious results when you can't sing. — Jo Brand

I'm an actor, and I don't look at myself as providing comic relief. I have done diverse and dark roles such as a psycho, murderer, and others in films such as 'Don', 'Eklavya' and '3 Idiots.' — Boman Irani

I didn't realize House would be the central character, more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally. I relish his wounded nature - the lameness, the scarred Byronic hero. — Hugh Laurie

With an endless assortment of children and animals living under one roof, there was always some absurd crisis that gave comic relief to my problems. — Sally Jessy Raphael

I'm sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work. My message is that it's OK to relax — Larry King

I did try when I wasn't doing the singing to do as much comedy as I could because I thought with Comic Relief you are duty bound to anyway. — Jo Brand

If I'm not mistaken, I think Data was the comic relief on the show. — Brent Spiner

We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can't decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight. — Dawn French

We're kind of the comic relief of this movie because most of the stories are very dark. And that's why these plays were so great, because it's such a dark, dark universe that it becomes funny because it's just too pathetic. — Caroline Dhavernas

I found a great deal of relief and excitement watching comics when I was very young. My grandmother was very into them and so was my grandfather. They had a profound effect on me, so I just found myself watching comedians on the after-school shows: Merv Griffin and that kind of stuff. — Marc Maron

Comic Book Guy Quotes

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Oh, loneliness and cheeseburgers are a dangerous mix. — Matt Groening

I'm not a comic book character. I'm not Indiana Jones or Bond, I'm a flesh and blood guy who is ageing and changing. I don't have to do what I did in '93. I couldn't do it and thank God. — David Duchovny

The world of comic book collecting is not a pretty place. For a bunch of guys who like good-over-evil stories, you sure meet a lot of morally bankrupt assholes. — Seth

I'm the biggest nerd - I love comic books and stuff like that! I don't have any friends who are actresses. I only had one girlfriend when I was growing up. Most of my friends were boys. I was such a tomboy. I enjoyed doing guy things. — Megan Fox

I'm not a comic book guy at all. — Darren Aronofsky

I wasn't really a big comic book guy, growing up. I watched cartoons, but the choices were a whole heck of a lot slimmer. — Adrian Pasdar

I grew up on comic books. 'X-Men' was my favorite team; Wolverine was my guy. At 8 years old, I dressed up as Wolverine with Adamantium claws that I made out of aluminum! — Brian Tee

I'm doing research for a large comic book on the Beat Generation guys - Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and those guys — Harvey Pekar

Ive never really been a big sci-fi guy or a big comic book guy. — Sendhil Ramamurthy

Alan Moore does have a sheen of class. He's a smart guy, and I'm sure there was a metaphoric level, I'm not denying that, but let's face it. the main reason he was doing a super-hero comic was because he was working for a super-hero comic book company. — Chester Brown

Comedic Quotes

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I have comedic things in my stuff, but I don’t consider myself a comedian. I’m just a YouTuber, I guess just a personality. — Ryan Higa

No matter what I have to say, I'm still trying to say it in comedic form. — Harold Ramis

I'm always the guy on tour that tries to get guys chatting and a lot of banter back and forth so I definitely feel that a lot of bodybuilders have that comedic side in them, they're just a little bit more introverted. — Phil Heath

I'd probably be better in an action role and even a more comedic role as I find myself pretty hilarious. — Phil Heath

I'd rather get a good clean laugh with good material, than an easy laugh by swearing or shocking. That's not clever or comedic, anybody can get a laugh that way, it's too easy. — Jim Dale

As the 1960s began, a new breed of Hollywood leading lady was emerging. She was elegant, international, and wonderfully comedic. — Maureen O'Hara

If you look at anything, there are always comedic moments. — Bradley Cooper

When you are honest in your comedy, you have to acknowledge the world that you're in. Through a comedic voice you're talking about what needs to be talked about, whether it's race relations or politics or anything that's happening on a global or an American scale. — Trevor Noah

We're all real people with moments of intense honesty and pathos and humanity. We all experience that, whether you're comedic or not. — Bob Odenkirk

I love any comedic zombie movies. — Atticus Shaffer

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I want to make people think, and I don't want to come across like I am egotistical or that I want to change people's thoughts. I don't believe that as a comic I can convert anyone's opinion. I think I can maybe make someone look in one direction or the other but I can't make a religious person stop believing in God. — Jim Jefferies

But I couldn't draw as fast as she requested. Thus, I tried to create the worst abomination of a comic that I could, so as to make her not want comics anymore. That abomination, my friends, was Happy Noodle Boy. — Jhonen Vasquez

The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion. — Pedro Almodovar

My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky. — Alan Moore

I'm going to take over on the Techno Comics so I'm going to be dealing in the children's merchandising type department. But that's just setting it up and having somebody run it. — Majel Barrett

It was commonplace for colleagues to write comic poetry to each other, predicting the manner in which they might die. — Oliver Burkeman

Todd Glass has amazing energy on stage. Dave Attell is one of my favorites because he's a one liner comic who is always incredibly in the moment with the audience. As for newer people, I think Adrienne Iapalucci writes some great, dark jokes and Sean Patton has a hilarious voice on stage. — Anthony Jeselnik

My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next. — Nora Ephron

And I've always loved commercials. I like working out how to organically weave a brand's message into the writing process. It's like an improv show, where comics ask the audience to throw out a word and a skit is built around it. — Jason Bateman

I just didn’t want to be pigeonholed as an 'ethnic comic' or an 'Asian comic.' I just wanted to be on the same playing field as everyone else. — Aziz Ansari

Children read to learn - even when they are reading fantasy, nonsense, light verse, comics or the copy on cereal packets, they are expanding their minds all the time, enlarging their vocabulary, making discoveries - it is all new to them. — Joan Aiken

We don't apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don't get it, then don't watch us. — Joan Rivers

My platform has been to reach reluctant readers. And one of the best ways I found to motivate them is to connect them with reading that interests them, to expand the definition of reading to include humor, science fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, wordless books, audio books and comic books. — Jon Scieszka

If a comic comes out on the scene and it's really knock-out brilliant, the community is pretty good about getting the word about good newcomers. — Scott McCloud

This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con. I've done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I've done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I've done them numerous times. — Kristen Bell

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