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Sid Caesar quotes

Quotations from Sid Caesar

  • Humor is like food. You have to have it every day.
  • The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.
  • Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
  • In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.
  • If you listen to a language for 15 minutes, you know the rhythm and song.
  • The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one.
  • When I did comedy I made fun of myself. If there was a buffoon, I played the buffoon.
  • The things I see now on TV and in movies are so outlandish. Kids doing rude things with pies! And the language that they use! It’s being outrageous for the sake of being outrageous. I can’t watch it. It turns me off.
  • After all those years of doing a live, hour-and-a-half show every week, I’ve got nothing more I need to prove.
  • Every language has its own music.
  • We need laughter very, very badly. Especially in this country. We have so much news being thrown at us. We need something to say, “Hey, wait a minute, let’s hold on here. There’s a life, you know, to live and to be enjoyed.


Computer nerd by day, professional clown on evenings and weekends (Raynbow), who combines the two by maintaining a bunch of websites dedicated to the history and performances of clowning, such as Free Clown Skits, and comedy such as Best Clean Funny Jokes.
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