All my life, whenever I get bummed, nervous, anxious or sad, I use comedy and music to get me through.
I am a guy who talks about bacon and escalators. Stand-up comedy is very much a conversation. It's very personal, stylistically.jim gaffigan
Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est. Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over. SeeAugustus 42:48.
The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.
If folly leads each man into a blindness where he is lost, the madman, on the contrary, reminds each man of his truth; in a comedy where each man deceives the other and dupes himself, the madman is comedy to the second degree: the deception of deception; he utters, in his simpleton's language which makes no show of reason, the words of reason that release, in the comic, the comedy: he speaks love to lovers, the truth of life to the young, the middling reality of things to the proud, to the insolent, and the liars.
The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
comedy, I imagine, is harder to do consistently than tragedy, but I like it spiced in the wine of sadness.Bernard Malamud
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est. (Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over.)Ludwig van Beethoven
It's like in most parts of America, where there was industry and there is no longer; there is cynicism mixed with sarcasm and some optimism. That's how my background influenced my comedy.jim gaffigan
I don't believe that lack of intelligence and appreciation for lowbrow comedy go hand-in-hand necessarily.jimmy kimmel
But you have to recognize the fact that, critically, Jimmy is great at what he does, and I think he's doing some of the best comedy in late night. I'm a very big fan.jimmy kimmel
... the judge in the Saddam trial appears to be wearing comedy specs and moustache.eddie mair
If future society assumes the contours foretold by Marxism, if the jungle of our cities turns to the polis of man and the dreams of anger are made real, the representative art will be high comedy. Art will be the laughter of intelligence, as it is in Plato, in Mozart, in Stendhal.George Steiner
The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.james thurber
Last night's fierce-eyed Don Giovanni, sung by Vytautas Juozapaitis, was a lean and hungry predator (...) Mozart's dark comedy has been realised with grandeur.vytautas juozapaitis
Before seeing Truffaut 's Small Change, I was afraid it was going to be one of those simple, natural films about childhood which I generally try to avoid I'm just not good enough to go to them. But this series of sketches on the general theme of the resilience of children turns out to be that rarity a poetic comedy that's really funny.Pauline Kael
A long, exact, and serious comedy; In every scene some moral let it teach, And, if it can, at once both please and preach.Alexander Pope
Sit the comedy out, and that done, when the Play's at an end, let the Curtain fall down.
Henryson's greatness is most plainly to be seen in the range of general principles and ideas which informs his poetry and which allows it to encompass tragedy and comedy alike. He is the most Shakespearian of the early Scottish poets.
Talking of the comedy of 'The Rehearsal', he said 'It has not enough wit to keep it sweet.' This was easy;he therefore caught himself, and pronounced a more rounded sentence; 'It hasnot vitalityenoughtopreserve it from putrefaction.'
comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.james thurber
comedy is like a sweet. On auspicious occasions and during celebrations sweets are always offered. We offer a unique flavour.
selected by Nanobug 2004 comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. ~ Peter Ustinov