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Quotations About / On: FUNNY

  • 21.
    It's funny how you never meet a parent who rushes his child. That's what other parents do. All we are doing is reacting to our child's "natural" ability.
    (Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent . . . in Spite of Your Children, ch. 2 (1995).)
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  • 22.
    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).)
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  • 23.
    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 (1883-1939), U.S. comic actor. Quoted in Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography, ch. 10 (1964). Said of Charlie Chaplin.)
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  • 24.
    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).)
  • 25.
    The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
    (James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. Included in Clifton Fadiman, I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Certain Eminent Men and Women of Our Time (1939). Forum and Century (June 1939).)
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  • 26.
    Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that.... Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist and novelist. Nell, in Endgame, p. 20 (1958).)
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  • 27.
    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).)
  • 28.
    A funny business, a woman's career. The things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again when you get back to being a woman.
    (Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-1993), U.S. director, screenwriter. Margo Channing (Bette Davis), All About Eve (1950).)
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  • 29.
    It's a funny thing about men, you know. They all start life being boys. I wouldn't be surprised if some of these senators were boys once.
    (Sidney Buchman (1902-1975), U.S. screenwriter. Jefferson Smith (James Stewart), Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, during his filibuster (1939).)
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  • 30.
    It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down.... Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "Spiritualism," All Things Considered (1908).)
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