quote by Anjelica Huston

I'm not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor.

— Anjelica Huston

Simplistic Slapstick quotations

A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally.

Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick. The trick is to have fun while you are performing it.

Sometimes you don't want to be a slapstick clown in order to convey a funny perception of the world.

My nan used to look after me in the summer holidays and she had a cat with one eye. It used to walk into walls and tables. I used to think it was hilarious. It was a slapstick cat.

Dying is a matter of slapstick and pratfalls.

The ageing process is not gradual or gentle. It rushes up, pushes you over and runs off laughing. No one should grow old who isn't ready to appear ridiculous.

History is merely a list of surprises... It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.

Please — a little less love, and a little more common decency.

Imagine (if you dare) a whimsical marriage of Lord Dunsany and S.

J. Perelman, and you have something approaching the tales of Rhys Hughes, filled with gaudy colour, slapstick, puns, fantastic creatures, and the occasional unexpected chill. Hughes' world is a magical one - and his language if the most magical thing of all.

I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, "Please - a little less love, and a little more common decency."

I think I love humor in poetry, but not that slapstick cheap easy humor, but that uncomfortable, "did she say that out loud?" kind of humor.

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

At times we were criticized for doing too much slapstick.

I don't believe in mild comedy, and neither does Lucy.

I didn't understand Southland Tales script at all! Is there a single word to describe it? Cacophony? It's celebrity meets pornography meets politics - it's unlike anything I've ever seen in my life. And slapstick humor, communism; I mean, what doesn't it have? It's crazy. I didn't go to Cannes, but I guess the first cut was three and a half hours or something?

When you're doing comedy, you're not trying to be funny.

I think things are funny when the character is taking it totally seriously. I think when people are winking, it becomes slapstick, it becomes something else.

I like both slapstick and contradiction. Like philosophers.

I think that fact alone levels everything.

Slapstick amazes me, the folly of humans today, the Ponzi schemes, giving birth to eight babies at once, it's amazing... And I know, it's horrible to have your money stolen and all that, but those are amazing stories.

People still talk about a British sense of humour, or French slapstick or how the Germans have no sense of humour - and it's just rubbish. I do strongly feel that we are all the bloody same.

I'm pretty slapstick in my life but nobody sees that.

You get typecast. I'm from New York and I have a sh*t-detector that's outspoken. I'm very streetwise and the producers detect that. So they get me on a movie and kill me. I go into their offices and I'm sure when I leave they say, 'You know, he'd be great to kill'. I've been killed every way you can imagine.

I can do comedy but it's a certain type.

I'm not a physical comedy guy. I'm not Will Ferrell - there's just this crazy and get naked and run through the thing screaming. That's just not my style; my style is drama or - I'm not slapstick.

I always think of "Popeye" and "Barney Google" as quintessential comic strips in that old rollicky, slapstick way we've sort of lost.

I like broad comedy. If I had an idea tomorrow for a film that was all slapstick and broad comedy, and it was an idea that interested me, I would not hesitate to do it because I enjoy watching these kinds of film.

The music of Gavin Bryars falls under no category.

It is mongrel, full of sensuality and wit and is deeply moving. He is one of the few composers who can put slapstick and primal emotion alongside each other. He allows you to witness new wonders in the sounds around you by approaching them from a completely new angle. With a third ear maybe.

Painting, by its nature, cannot provide an object of simultaneous collective reception... as film is able to do today... And while efforts have been made to present paintings to the masses in galleries and salons, this mode of reception gives the masses no means of organizing and regulating their response. Thus, the same public which reacts progressively to a slapstick comedy inevitably displays a backward attitude toward Surrealism.

Chris Farley, I was a huge fan of his growing up.

I would love to do something kind of slapstick and funny, maybe where I could change my look even a little bit.

Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go looking for it, and I think it can often be poisonous.

If you can do no good, at least do no harm.

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