Quotations on Funny

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Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed.
- Prince Andrew
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Friends, Queen, Question)

I like smart, funny, self-deprecating men.
- Jules Asner
(Keywords: Men, Funny, Self)

I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn't that funny? The tables have turned.
- Kristen Bell
(Keywords: Love, Funny, Tomorrow)

I wasn't even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse.
- Michael Bergin
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Time, Drugs, Man)

My company is known for being funny as well as moving. You get a bit of everything in these shows. I think people know they're going to have a surprising experience.
- Matthew Bourne
(Keywords: Experience, Funny, People, Being, Company)

I made a supreme effort not to do that thing that parents do, which is to bore people without children to death by going on and on about how funny their children are, so there's none of that hopefully.
- Jo Brand
(Keywords: Death, Funny, People, Children, Effort, Parents)

In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny - an experience I've never had in America!
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Keywords: Experience, Funny, Thought, First)

I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it's funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid.
- Sophia Bush
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Home, End, Friends)

There's a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don't write a boring story about a boring place.
- Tim Cahill
(Keywords: Death, Funny, Being)

To be able to make a good living in a challenging medium like soap operas is great. The best is that I get to act and am rewarded for it. And the people I work with are great. Funny, intelligent, hard working. They're all great to be around.
- David Canary
(Keywords: Work, Funny, People, Act, Living)

I am always drawn to men that are funny. I do not know why. But I am always drawn to people that are struggling with parts of themselves... But it's like in the end, there has to be confidence.
- Vanessa Carlton
(Keywords: Men, Funny, People, Confidence, End)

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.
- Dominic Chianese
(Keywords: Anger, Funny, Father, Son, Fire, Temperament)

It's funny looking at yourself. You know how it is when you look back at old pictures? It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14.
- Jennifer Connelly
(Keywords: Age, Funny, Old, Talking, Walking)

I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Keywords: Wisdom, Funny, Writers)

Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters.
- Dakota Fanning
(Keywords: Love, Funny, Daughters, Play)

It's so funny how my name has always been such a big deal. When I was growing up, my family was always moving. I had to meet new people all the time. And they'd laugh.
- Calista Flockhart
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Time, People, Growing up, Name)

I love playing a dad. It's hard to find family dramas that are genuinely funny.
- Peter Gallagher
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Love, Dad)

Yes, he wanted me to do Funny Games before, which I didn't want to do because the film was very theoretical - the way people experience violence on screen. There was very little space for fiction, it was more like a sacrifice for the actors than anything else.
- Isabelle Huppert
(Keywords: Experience, Funny, Sacrifice, People, Actors, Fiction, Film, Games, Space, Violence, Want)

I'm half Jewish, I'm half black, I look in-between. I dress funny. I play all these different styles of music on one record. It's like, What is he doing?
- Lenny Kravitz
(Keywords: Music, Funny, Dress, Play)

I'm the youngest in my family, and everyone is very funny, and I was always trying to keep up with them. I just loved making people laugh.
- Lisa Kudrow
(Keywords: Family, Funny, People, Trying)

It's a funny thing about me. I don't have any interest in food most of the time now, although when I was a kid I was always hungry.
- Alan Ladd
(Keywords: Food, Funny, Time, Interest, Now)

We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to.
- Jerry Lawler
(Keywords: Sports, Funny, Entertainment, Listening, World)

Politicians... talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief. They're so awful, they're really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics.
- Paul Lynde
(Keywords: Dad, Politics, Funny, Grief, Hate, Lies, Politicians, Talk, Thinking)

I went swimming the other day and my wife was watching and she said, 'You know, it's funny, it's when you've got no clothes on, no one recognizes you.' I said, 'What are you saying? That I should do more love scenes?'
- Eddie Marsan
(Keywords: Love, Funny, Wife, Clothes, Day, Saying)

I guess now that I think back, I used to play priest and be a funny priest. I don't know, I grew up in such a Catholic family that I kind of liked to test the boundaries a little bit and I think I had fun watching my mom laugh.
- Jenny McCarthy
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Mom, Now, Play)

I'm 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I'm playing right where I'm supposed to be. I'm comfortable with that, but in the same breath I'd do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I'd do it.
- Eddie Murphy
(Keywords: Age, Funny, Kids, Right)

My dad loved to laugh. He was very funny and very silly.
- Mike Myers
(Keywords: Dad, Funny, Silly)

There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there'd be something I'd miss that was funny in the future. If there's a chance I'm going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that.
- Dave Navarro
(Keywords: Experience, Funny, Thought, Chance, Direction, Future, Negativity, Tomorrow, Want)

I've always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other, particularly my two brothers and myself, when my father was upset with something you'd want to make sure in some way you made him laugh. Because when he didn't laugh, you were in trouble!
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Father, Brothers, Comedy, Want)

People just don't laugh when their family is violated, and you don't shrug it off. You band together and you defend together. It's a funny, primitive instinct.
- Phillip Noyce
(Keywords: Family, Funny, People, Instinct)

No, writing musicals is the hardest thing in the world. And it was really funny, because I remember when the South Park movie came out, there were some critics that said, 'Well it's obvious that in order to get it to be 90 minutes they filled some time with music.'
- Trey Parker
(Keywords: Time, Funny, Music, Obvious, Order, World, Writing)

I love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say, it's like this - the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man.
- Oliver Platt
(Keywords: Love, Funny, Thought, American, Man, Song)

Funny you mention my dinner parties when I have just suggested that inviting close friends over to share a meal with candlelight and wine at your table could be a form of religious experience for some people. To me it's a form of sacrament.
- Sally Quinn
(Keywords: Experience, Funny, People, Friends, Religious, Wine)

Carol Burnett was particularly funny. She swore for the first time on television on Larry Sanders.
- Garry Shandling
(Keywords: Time, Funny, First, Television)

Kyle Baker's work is really funny, but it's also got a very clear vision.
- Bill Sienkiewicz
(Keywords: Work, Funny, Vision)

I love New York. I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow countrymen and what they've done. I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny, have a distraction.
- Ben Stiller
(Keywords: Love, Funny, People, Chance)

I think 'Saturday Night Live', starting in the 1970s, really gave women an outlet to be funny. A lot of those women went on to have film careers, from Kristen Wiig now to Tina Fey and Gilda Radner.
- Emma Stone
(Keywords: Women, Funny, Careers, Film, Night, Now)

I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business.
- Wanda Sykes
(Keywords: Business, Funny, Family)

I believe, in a funny way, the job of the novelist is to be out there on the fringes and speaking for an experience that has not really been spoken for.
- Donna Tartt
(Keywords: Experience, Funny, Job)

My family's always been really funny. I feel like comedy's hard. I feel like it's so important.
- Christine Taylor
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Comedy)

Movies these days have made killers into funny people. What's that all about? I've got kids and family and friends, and I don't like bad things. I don't think they're funny, and it's irresponsible to make movies that don't show you how that's not good.
- Billy Bob Thornton
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Movies, People, Friends, Kids)

I was the class clown at school, but at home, my family wasn't very funny.
- Carrot Top
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Home, Class, School)

Why would they have gone to the trouble to hire the best comedy writers in the business to write funny material for us to play straight, if the children in our audience were the only audience.
- Burt Ward
(Keywords: Business, Funny, Children, Comedy, Play, Trouble, Writers)

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
- William Arthur Ward
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Funny, Heart)

I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy. It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience; what things are funny and not.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Keywords: Experience, Funny, Comedy, Psychology)

The townspeople outside the reservations had a very superior attitude toward Indians, which was kind of funny, because they weren't very wealthy; they were on the fringes of society themselves.
- James Welch
(Keywords: Society, Funny, Attitude)

I'm opening up my heart to the idea of dating. It's funny - my friends would always come to me for romantic advice. I know nothing, and things have changed since I was dating in high school! I'm really trying hard to spend this time working on myself.
- Olivia Wilde
(Keywords: Dating, Funny, Time, Heart, Idea, Advice, Friends, Nothing, Romantic, Trying)

I don't mean to sound - I don't want it to come out funny, but I don't like show business. I love - I love acting in films. I love it.
- Gene Wilder
(Keywords: Love, Business, Funny, Acting, Sound, Want)

I think we're the only jokeless show on television. I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines. It's not a joke show. There are funny lines and funny moments but again the comedy is born of the human experience and awkward pauses are a great part of what it is to be human.
- Rainn Wilson
(Keywords: Experience, Funny, Comedy, Moments, Television)

I know some people say I can be funny. But there is always a deeper meaning to what I say. I am a socialist at heart and have the interests of the poor in mind. When people see how I manage to work my way out of tough situations, it gives them hope in their own life.
- Lalu Prasad Yadav
(Keywords: Life, Work, Funny, People, Heart, Hope, Meaning, Mind, Poor)



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