Quotation Explorer - 'Comedy'

Comedy is tragedy plus time. - Carol Burnett
I'm actually way more funny now, because I'm hungry... If comedy comes from pain, I should be funnier now than I ever was. - Seth Rogen
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole
Comedy should provoke! It should blast through prejudices, challenge preconceptions; comedy should always leave you different than when it found you. - Duckman (Jason Alexander)
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. - Erma Bombeck
I have my own stories. A few are known and some untold. Be a tragic one or a comedy one, stories are meant to end at a certain point. Stories... teach us whether we are the option or we are comparing. - Upasana Banerjee
The best comedy on earth shows up when an immoral person talks about the morals! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Once you can laugh at your own weaknesses, you can move forward. Comedy breaks down walls. It opens up people. If you're good, you can fill up those openings with something positive. Maybe... combat some of the ugliness in the world. - Goldie Hawn
I love America and I hate it. I'm torn between the two. I have two conflicting visions of America. One is a kind of dream landscape and the other is a kind of black comedy. - Bono
Comedy is acting out optimism. - Robin Williams
The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and he must be no simpleton who plays the part. - Miguel de Cervantes
The best kind of comedy to me is when you make people laugh at things they’ve never laughed at, and also take a light into the darkened corners of people’s minds, exposing them to the light. - Bill Hicks
Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. - Jean Racine
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks
Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat. - Peter Sellers
There are so many different ways lives work out, so many stories, and every one of them is precious: full of joy and heartbreak, and a fair amount of situation comedy. - Sean Stewart
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks
Comedy is not the opposite of darkness, but its natural bedfellow. Pain makes laughter necessary; laughter makes pain tolerable. - Mindy Greenstein
There could be no dearth of comedy as long as there is hypocrisy in the people's life. - Anuj Somany
A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home. - Abraham Lincoln
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. - Charlie Chaplin
The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it. - James Thurber
The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same—dupe, fox, straight, like burlesque skits—the repetition through the ages is comedy. - Dawn Powell
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious - Peter Ustinov
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. - Sholem Aleichem
A life without trouble and tragedy is boring and not a plot for comedy. - Debasish Mridha
Good taste is the enemy of comedy. - Mel Brooks
Intellectual despair is a subject for comedy. - Marty Rubin
Slap-stick comedy is really funny, unless you're the one getting slapped with the stick. - Carroll Bryant
Music and comedy are so linked. The rhythm of comedy is con­nected to the rhythm of music. They’re both about creating tension and knowing when to let it go. I’m always surprised when somebody funny is not musical. - Conan O'Brien
The only thing that can be said with an absolute certainty by seeing the behaviour of a vast majority of the people on the Earth is that an invisible Almighty is a big lover of watching the comedy activity. - Anuj Somany
Applaud my friends, the comedy is over...[on his death bed] - Ludwig van Beethoven
People in blind love throw away common sense, conscience and comedy from the life. - Amit Kalantri
I think comedy as an art involves the audience as a participant as much as is involves the artist. - Craig Ferguson
Doing comedy for a living is, in a lot of ways, like a pony and a camel trying to escape from the zoo. It’s a ridiculous endeavor and has a low probability of success, but most importantly, it is way easier if you’re with a friend. - Amy Poehler
When someone who is known for being comedic does something straight, it' s always 'a big breakthrough' or a 'radical departure.' Why is it no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy? Are they presuming comedy is easier? - Carol Burnett
Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. - Steve Martin
To me, comedy is a great occupation because I don't really worry that much about what other people think of me. - Joe Rogan
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot - Charlie Chaplin
Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult.
some stories are sudden like an inhale, some are overcoming like the tides, some, we name mistake, some are called lessons. Stories...tragic, romantic, comedy. We make them, they make us . - Upasana Banerjee
The truth is that there is no real comedy without telling the audience the truth. - Anuj Somany
A comedy that has been divide in two can never be Restored - Jun Mochizuki
Mankind is immortalin the comic perspective not by virtue of man's subjugation of naturebut by virtue of man's subjection to it. The "fall" in tragedy ends indeath; the fall in comedy ends in bed, where, by natures's arithmetic,one and one make a brand new one. - Rose A. Zimbardo
But history does repeat itself; that is the comedy and the crime of history. Men learn nothing. Times change. Scenes change. Names change. But passions are the same. - Carlos Fuentes
According to the rules of comedy, your suffering will be funny after an undetermined length of time. Maybe not while you're having your gangrenous leg sawed off, watching your home burn down or learning how to be intimate with your cellmate, but, in the big scheme of things, soon. - Chuck Lorre
There are a lot of questions I keep asking myself about why I do comedy. I guess I laugh to keep from crying. And I guess if you ever get me crying, I might not stop. This is the way I look at tragedy or else I'll cry. - Bob Newhart
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it...try to fake three laughs in an hour -- ha ha ha ha ha -- they'll take you away, man. You can't. - Lenny Bruce
Hell is so bloody thing, but with Lucifer from Lucifer series, hell is like comedy. - Deyth Banger
Tragedy is actually untimely comedy - Adhish Mazumder
Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est.(Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over.)[Said on his deathbed] - Ludwig van Beethoven
Comedy is nothing more than tragedy deferred. - Pico Iyer
The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel. - James Thurber
Making fun of homosexuality, should not be considered comedy. - Mekiah Johnson
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