Quotations About / On: FUNNY

  • 11.
    My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1904). Father Keegan, in John Bull's Other Island, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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  • 12.
    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.)
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  • 13.
    Funny thing is, there ain't gonna be no boxing championships this year.
    (Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster), From Here To Eternity, to the dead Prewitt (Montgomery Clift), 1953.)
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  • 14.
    When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1921). The He-Ancient, in Back to Methuselah, "As Far as Thought Can Reach," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 5, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
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  • 15.
    It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddie them on a screen.
    (Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell), A Clockwork Orange, as he is forced to view violent films in an attempt to cure him of criminal behavior (1971).)
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  • 16.
    Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1906). Dr. Colenso Ridgeon, in The Doctor's Dilemma, act 5, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
  • 17.
    I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.
    (Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. Guardian (London, March 23, 1992).)
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  • 18.
    I'm funny how? I mean funny like I'm a clown, like I amuse you? I make you laugh, like I'm here to fuckin' amuse you?
    (Nicholas Pileggi, U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci), GoodFellas, trying to menace fellow mobster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) in a restaurant (1990).)
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  • 19.
    It is not funny that a man should be killed, but it is sometimes funny that he should be killed for so little, and that his death should be the coin of what we call civilization.
    (Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), U.S. author. The Simple Art of Murder, Atlantic Monthly, Boston (Dec. 1944, repr. 1950).)
  • 20.
    Being a parent is such serious business that we dare not take it too seriously. Children are inherently funny. So are parents. We all are at our funniest when we are desperately struggling to appear to be in control of a new situation.
    (Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Parent and Child, introduction (1991).)
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