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A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
~ Ernest Hemingway | ( American Writer. ) | 1898-1961 | Comedy
quotes Division : American writers   
     
And I did laugh sans intermission an hour by his dial. O noble fool, a worthy fool, motley's the only wear.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Comedy
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.
~ Paul Goodman | (American author, poet and critic. ) | 1911-1972 | Comedy
quotes Division : Critics   
     
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 | (American director, actor and comedian. ) | 1935-? | Comedy
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
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 | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Comedy
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.
~ Woody Allen | (American director, actor and comedian. ) | 1935-? | Comedy
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
The perception of the comic is a tie of sympathy with other men, a pledge of sanity, and a protection from those perverse tendencies and gloomy insanities in which fine intellects sometimes lose themselves. A rogue alive to the ludicrous is still convertible. If that sense is lost, his fellow-men can do little for him.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Comedy
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Though it make the unskillful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Comedy
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
~ Fred A. Allen | (American comedian. ) | 1894-1956 | Comedy
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
We mustn't complain too much of being comedians, it's an honorable profession. If only we could be good ones the world might gain at least a sense of style. We have failed, that's all. We are bad comedians, we aren't bad men.
~ Graham Greene | ( English writer. ) | 1904-1991 | Comedy
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers