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All I can say about life is, 'Oh God, enjoy it!'
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As an actor, you generally want to see the other actor's face.
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Comedians are never really on vacation because you're always at attention... that antenna is always out there.
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Continuing to do stand-up is always a challenge because the audiences and the environments in which you work very often differ.
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Doormen are kind of invisible, people don't know their names. They just say, Thank you, or Good morning. I'd never thought about doormen before. They're a vanishing breed. More electronic doors are being introduced.
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Doormen, I generally recognize with just a, Hello. Have a nice day.
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Every new routine I have ever written and performed probably occurred extemporaneously. Then after you have fleshed it out and tried it out in front of a number of audiences and it works, you put it down on paper.
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Funny is funny is funny.
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I can't remember the last live-action, non-animated Christmas movie.
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I didn't need the elf outfit to play an elf; I could just play an elf.
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I don't have a stack of scripts.
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I don't know how many sacred cows there are today. I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor. That's kind of regrettable.
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I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.
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I feel more comfortable in comedy.
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I had seen Reese in Election and thought she was incredible. Then I saw her in Legally Blonde. I read the script, I liked the way it was written. It was a chance to work with Reese.
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I had to learn how to attack a drunk. His wife will punch him in the side and tell him to shut up.
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I met my wife, Jenny, through comedian Buddy Hackett. He set us up on a blind date and then we got married.
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I think everyone probably starts out sounding like someone else, but gradually you develop your own sound.
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I think there are still words you can't use in family entertainment that you can use in a sitcom today.
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I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that. Don't rush into adulthood, it isn't all that much fun.
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I was influenced by every comedian I ever saw work. That's the only way you learn how to do it.
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I was never a Certified Public Accountant. I just had a degree in accounting. It would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.
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I was pleased to be in the company of the previous recipient, Richard Pryor, the first one who I think was the most appropriate choice for the first Mark Twain Award.
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I went in for about six months writing ad copy. I was fired from that. Then another guy and I did a kind of poor man's Bob and Ray kind of radio show. I decided to stick it out and see what happened.
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I wouldn't want that man as my psychologist.
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I'm most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don't have that, you really don't have very much.
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I'm very open to the up-and-comers.
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I've been a very lucky actor.
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I've done more than I thought I was ever going to do. I've had a very long and very satisfying career.
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It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way. There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it.
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It's getting harder and harder to differentiate between schizophrenics and people talking on a cell phone. It still brings me up short to walk by somebody who appears to be talking to themselves.
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It's the laughter. The money, too, was more than I was making as an accountant.
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Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work. He wasn't afraid of silence. He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
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Jack Benny, George Burns, I would examine how they worked.
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Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
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One of the first things that you learn as a stand-up is, you're the boss. It's your stage, and don't screw with me because I'll make you look bad, which I had to do, because you wind up with drunks and loud people.
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One of the messages Reese wanted to get across was that one person can make a difference if they stick it out and stand up for what they believe in.
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The best advice I could give someone trying to get into the comedy field is to take advantage of every opportunity you have to work to hone your skills.
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The first time I got up in front of an audience was terror, abject terror, which continued for another four or five years. There still is, a little bit.
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The only thing I have never done is a Broadway play. I'm not sure I have the discipline necessary to do a Broadway play. I know it holds a fascination for certain actors.
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The taboo subjects have become fewer and fewer with television. There w never touch in the '70s.
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There's a lot of cynicism. Let's really enjoy Christmas, with all that's going on in the world.
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This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I'm not about to screw with it now.
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To be considered for American Masters from those humble beginnings, it just really is, you've come a long way baby. Let's just say that.
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We presumed a certain intelligence on the audience, that they knew something about Sir Walter Raleigh, or about Abraham Lincoln, or the Wright Brothers.
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When I started out in 1960, I thought it might possibly last a couple of years. I never expected it to last 42. I take great satisfaction in that longevity.
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You never know when you'll come upon something and it's going to be fodder for new material.
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You should have a value system. You can win if you stick with your value system.
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