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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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 :: 10 Quotes of the Moment

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A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
~ Ernest Hemingway - [Comedy and Comedians]

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A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Comfort]

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And I did laugh sans intermission an hour by his dial. O noble fool, a worthy fool -- motley's the only wear.
~ William Shakespeare - [Comedy and Comedians]

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Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.
~ Warren Mitchell - [Comedy and Comedians]

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Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.
~ Paul Goodman - [Comedy and Comedians]

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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 and Comedians]

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Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
~ Christopher Fry - [Comedy and Comedians]

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Comedy naturally wears itself out -- destroys the very food on which it lives; and by constantly and successfully exposing the follies and weaknesses of mankind to ridicule, in the end leaves itself nothing worth laughing at.
~ William Hazlitt - [Comedy and Comedians]

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I always loved comedy, but I never knew it was something you could learn to do. I always thought that some people are born comedians ... just like some people are born dentists.
~ Paul Reiser - [Comedy and Comedians]

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I'm comfortable being old... being black... being Jewish.
~ Billy Crystal - [Comfort]

 

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