Favorite Quotations ~  Comedy Keeping a Journal You Love

"Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself--with a smile." ~ J. B. Priestley

Charlie Chaplin

Comedy is the last refuge of the non-comformist mind. ~ Gilbert Seldes

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. ~ Charlie Chaplin

Comedy is acting out optimism. ~ Robin Williams

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. ~ Peter Ustinov

Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. ~ Steve Martin

Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you. ~ Mel Brooks

Comedy is the kindly contemplation of the incongruous. ~ P. G. Wodehouse

Comedy is tragedy plus time. ~ Carol Burnett

Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.~ Steve Martin

Great comedy calls large matters into question. ~ Penelope Gilliatt

Timing is the essence of life, and definitely of comedy. ~ Bob Hope

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. ~ Jean de La Bruyère

Life is a tragedy when seen in close up, but a comedy in long shot. ~ Charlie Chaplin

What a fine comedy this world would be if one did not play a part in it. ~ Denis Diderot

I’ll make fun of anybody. We’re all about falling down and going boom on camera. ~ Stephen Colbert