Quotations About / On:
' Look around you and then laugh at yourself. After all, you are as funny as you will ever get.'
Hustle and bustle! But, life is funny at times.
I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know. I mean, how can you tell?
(Andy Warhol (1928-1987), U.S. Pop artist. Quoted in Vogue (New York, March 1, 1970).)
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 armsbut he's funny.
(Sterling Ford (1883-1939), U.S. comic actor. Quoted in Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography, ch. 10 (1964).
Said of Charlie Chaplin.)
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
(Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Astral America," America (1986, trans. 1988).)
Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?
(Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. Life and Thought in America, ch. 1 (1972).)
People here are funny. They work so hard at living, they forget how to live.
(Robert Riskin (1897-1955), U.S. screenwriter. Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, commenting on New Yorkers (1936).)
Its a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing—nothing.
(Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Amram, in Moses Man of the Mountain, ch. 2, J.B. Lippincott (1939).)
When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful.
(François Truffaut (1932-1984), French film director. letter, Jan. 15, 1980. Letters (1989, French edition, 1988).)
That's funny. That plane's dustin' crops where they ain't no crops.
(Ernest Lehman (b.1920), U.S. screenwriter. Alfred Hitchcock. Man on highway (uncredited), North by Northwest, comment to Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), as the two men wait alone on an open stretch of highway (1959).
Line of dialogue allegedly written by Hitchcock.)