Quotations About / On: FUNNY

  • 21.
    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).)
  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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).)
  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    I know what Germans are. They are a funny people. They are always choosing someone to lead them in a direction which they do not want to go.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943.)
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  • 30.
    It is funny the two things most men are proudest of is the thing that any man can do and doing does in the same way, that is being drunk and being the father of their son.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 2 (1937).)
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