Woody Allen

(1935 / The Bronx, New York City, New York)

Woody Allen Quotes

  • ''Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun.''
    Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. Quoted in Graham McCann, Woody Allen: New Yorker, ch. 2 (1990). Boris (Allen), Love and Death, directed and scripted by Woody Allen (1975).
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  • ''I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.''
    Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. Guardian (London, March 23, 1992).
  • ''I've never been an intellectual but I have this look.''
    Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. International Herald Tribune (Paris, March 18, 1992).
  • ''Right now it's only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea.''
    Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker, actor, and Marshall Brickman (b. 1941), U.S. screenwriter. Man at Tony Lacey's party, Annie Hall (1977).
  • ''I finally had an orgasm and my doctor told me it was the wrong kind.''
    Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker, and Marshall Brickman, screenwriter. Woody Allen. Polly (Tisa Farrow), in Manhattan (film) (1979). repr. In Four Films of Woody Allen (1982).
  • ''I don't want to achieve immortality through my work ... I want to achieve it through not dying.''
    Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. Quoted in Edward Lax, Woody Allen and his Comedy, ch. 12 (1975).
  • ''Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.''
    Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. Quoted in Graham McCann, Woody Allen: New Yorker, ch. 4 (1990).
  • ''I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception. I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said "no."''
    Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. Quoted in Woody Allen: Clown Prince of American Humor, ch. 2, B. Adler and J. Feinman (1975).
  • ''Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.''
    Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. "The Early Essays," Without Feathers (1976).
  • ''I'm not the heroic type. I was beaten up by Quakers.''
    Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker, and Marshall Brickman, screenwriter. Victor Shakapopolis (Woody Allen), in Sleeper (film) (1973).

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