"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot."
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"Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself."
"Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act."
"Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith."
"A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book."
"Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred."
"The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth."
"My routines come out of total unhappiness. My audiences are my group therapy."
"There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl."
"Though it make the unskillful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve."
"The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel."
"I'm comfortable being old... being black... being Jewish."
"A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar."
"Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner."
"To be scared is sensible, to be comfortable is suicidal."
"Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will."
"You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers."
"What one has, one ought to use: and whatever he does he should do with all his might."
"We would rather have one man or woman working with us than three merely working for us."
"The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it."
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