Quotations on Silly

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If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Time, Death, Successful, Books, Self, Silly, Writing)

Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror where you see a guy in car and then there's the bad guy in the back seat. It's infantile to rely on that for telling a story. That's like going to bed and thinking there's a monster under your bed. It's silly.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Car, Bed, Horror, Silly, Thinking)

It's silly to say it about a tennis player, but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany. And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Germany, Heroes, Needs, Silly, Tennis)

The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular.
- E. T. Bell
(Keywords: Doubt, Pretty, Pursuit, Quest, Silly, Vice)

I said, I'm on this TV show and I love doing it, but I don't want to be known always as the silly "Scrubs" guy... So part of me was like, You know what? Life's short. Let's go for it.
- Zach Braff
(Keywords: Love, Life, Silly, Want)

Actually I consider myself a superficially normal looking person who has a vast collection of bizarre silly porn hidden in his basement, as all normal looking people do, and I'm keeping it hidden from everyone in the world except those few people with access to the Internet.
- Chris A. Bridges
(Keywords: People, Bizarre, Internet, Silly, World)

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown
(Keywords: Friendship, Letters, Needs, Silly, Weather)

What am I doing in this silly showbiz life? I do wonder that sometimes.
- Saffron Burrows
(Keywords: Life, Silly, Wonder)

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Father, Gods, First, Myths, Satisfaction, Silly, Woman)

My father said, If you want to do acting, you have to be successful, which is a silly thing to say.
- Diane Cilento
(Keywords: Father, Successful, Acting, Silly, Want)

I would never withhold information about the murder of my man Biggie, or anybody else. It's just silly and ridiculous. The accusations are just flying out. All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music.
- Puff Daddy
(Keywords: Life, Music, Accusations, Flying, Information, Man, Murder, Silly, Trying)

My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed, but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it. It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote.
- Judy Davis
(Keywords: Career, Silly, Trouble)

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
- Democritus
(Keywords: Men, Trust, Prudence, Silly, Worth)

I have had time to analyze my feelings. I am certain that they are totally neurotic, sexist, silly, and a big waste of time.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Time, Feelings, Silly, Waste)

I suddenly realized that the fellow who didn't show up was getting about fifty-times more money than I was getting. So I thought, 'this is silly,' and became an actor. I certainly never thought I'd wind up in motion pictures. That was far beyond anything I'd ever dreamed of.
- Glenn Ford
(Keywords: Money, Thought, Actor, Silly, Wind)

I turned down a movie this summer because it was nine weeks in Vancouver and my oldest daughter is 14. I've got four more summers with her. I'm not giving away nine weeks of her summer to go do a silly movie.
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Keywords: Daughter, Giving, Silly, Summer)

I don't want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.
- Greta Garbo
(Keywords: Men, Nothing, Sense, Silly, Want)

Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.
- Arthur Golden
(Keywords: Women, Girls, Hair, Old, Silly, Want)

Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women - that somewhere along the line they'll turn into a monster. That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen.
- Salma Hayek
(Keywords: Men, Women, Chance, Silly, Theory)

Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born.
- Horace
(Keywords: Mountains, Mouse, Silly, Will)

My singing wasn't horrible, but my dancing really made it look silly. It's not like I'm a horrible singer that can't sing. But I don't have the consistency or the presentation skills that a good performer has.
- William Hung
(Keywords: Consistency, Dancing, Silly, Singing)

But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles.
- Neil Innes
(Keywords: Old, Silly, Song, Titles)

I've had women tell me that when their daughters see them taking care of themselves, and being defined from within, and thinking for themselves instead of thinking about that silly culture out there, it's powerful modeling.
- Naomi Judd
(Keywords: Women, Being, Care, Culture, Daughters, Silly, Thinking)

I actually made an effort to reject acting, to shove it out of my body, because I didn't want my kids to have an actress as a mother-to have, like, a silly person.
- Lisa Kudrow
(Keywords: Mother, Acting, Body, Effort, Kids, Silly, Want)

I am classified as an idol in Hong Kong and in Asia.
- Taylor Lautner
(Keywords: Love, Action, Books, Fans, Now, Silly, Want)

In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly.
- Matt LeBlanc
(Keywords: Comedy, Silly, Wind)

At an early school, when I was about 5, they asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Everyone said silly things, and I said I wanted to be an actress. So that was what I wanted to be, but what I was, of course, was a writer.
- Tanith Lee
(Keywords: School, Silly, Writer)

Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent years the silly business of divination by dreams has ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.
- Arthur Machen
(Keywords: Business, Dreams, Science, Now, Silly, Years)

I like giving people something they don't want to miss the next time. It's a show with little twists and turns and curves. It has me being silly and stupid and compassionate and completely deep.
- John Mayer
(Keywords: Time, People, Being, Deep, Giving, Silly, Want)

Sometimes those fears creep into the back of your head, but then you slap yourself and think, 'Oh, woe is me! People actually like me.' What a silly thing to worry about. This is a huge opportunity, and I'm excited.
- Ben McKenzie
(Keywords: People, Opportunity, Silly, Worry)

I always thought that it was kind of silly that a baseball card could be worth so much money.
- Matthew Modine
(Keywords: Money, Thought, Baseball, Silly, Worth)

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
- Christopher Morley
(Keywords: Day, Mind, Reading, Silly, Thinking)

And I thought, when I have kids, that's the sort of well told, silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to. But it was an amazing experience. And I think Shrek is a real classic, a fairy tale classic.
- Mike Myers
(Keywords: Experience, Thought, Fun, Kids, Silly, Want)

It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.
- John von Neumann
(Keywords: Technology, Computer, Limits, Pretty, Silly, Sound, Years)

I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat.
- Anna Quindlen
(Keywords: Husband, Bible, Being, First, President, Public, Saying, Silly, states, United, Washington)

It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.
- Ronald Reagan
(Keywords: Home, Christmas, Country, Silly, Talking, Vietnam, Will, Years)

If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.
- Red Skelton
(Keywords: Heart, Purpose, Chance, Day, Feeling, Silly, Smile)

We learned a verse of this and that and we were having fun with the songs. Tommy would make up stories to go along with them and I would yell at him, 'Hey, stupid, that's not right,' and he was like a silly kid trying to impress.
- Dick Smothers
(Keywords: Fun, Right, Silly, Songs, Trying)

I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days. I'm one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun - my children are horrified!
- Danielle Steel
(Keywords: People, Children, Lying, Silly, Summer, Sun, Weather)

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens
(Keywords: Poor, Silly, Spring)

There's this expression called postmodernism, which is kind of silly, and destroys a perfectly good word called modern, which now no longer means anything.
- Twyla Tharp
(Keywords: Expression, Now, Silly, Word)

People ask 'do you make a conscious effort not to swear?' - if you're doing silly stuff you're not tempted to put swearing in. All the comics from my childhood, who were funny without swearing, were the people that influenced me. What I do is quite traditional anyway.
- Tim Vine
(Keywords: Funny, People, Childhood, Effort, Silly, Swearing)

With silly stuff, it's seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it's because I'm nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke.
- Tim Vine
(Keywords: People, Confidence, Silly, Want)

There is no such thing as an unreasonable question, or a silly question, or a frivolous question, or a waste-of-time question. It's your life, and you've got to get these answers.
- Marcia Wallace
(Keywords: Life, Answers, Question, Silly, Waste)

At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don't. This was a prank, and a silly one. I'm focused on my work.
- Anthony Weiner
(Keywords: Change, Time, Work, Financial, Class, Court, Debt, Games, Interest, Middle class, Silly, Want)

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate - A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells
(Keywords: Age, Life, Fate, Old, Silly, State, Years, Youth)

Sounds so silly, but I want to accomplish getting my kids through college.
- Treat Williams
(Keywords: College, Kids, Silly, Want)

People like to pigeonhole and say, Well, I'm a Washington insider, and you know, that's quite silly. What does that even mean?
- Bob Woodward
(Keywords: People, Silly, Washington)

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