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The young man who’s had the Guggenheim fortune behind him all his life – he can hire all the authorities on the subject to teach…
I turned down ‘Some Like It Hot.’ See how smart I am? I felt I couldn’t bring anything funny to it. The outfit was funny.…
I tell young comics, ‘Do you want this badly enough? It’s there. But you have to go get it. And if you think I’m going…
A lot of people resent that I’ve been in someone’s life for 50 years. Why shouldn’t people have an affection for me and what I’ve…
Don’t you understand how dramatic it is to be a comic? To be a fool, to get people to laugh at this show-off? Milton Berle…
People think I’m against critics because they are negative to my work. That’s not what bothers me. What bothers me is they didn’t see the…
I really am opinionated, but not for long. I have found myself coming off of what I think of something because the guy I’m talking…
If I found the cure for dystrophy tomorrow, I would do a telethon in four weeks for acute pain that in this country is a…
A woman doing comedy doesn’t offend me, but sets me back a bit. I, as a viewer, have trouble with it. I think of her…
I’ve had the greatest respect for my work in this country by Americans. Critics have no brains.
If you’re an old pro, you know how well you’re doing when you’re doing it, and your inner government spanks you if you’re not doing…
I need the applause.
When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.
I never tell an audience what they can expect. I never have and I never will. I’m an entertainer for 75 years.
I get paid for what most kids get punished for.
People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.
I don’t want to be remembered. I want the nice words when I can hear them.
When I hit around 65, 66, I started to feel tremendous worth and incredible personal esteem. I was becoming very cognisant of my contribution to…
I never got a formal education. So my intellect is my common sense. I don’t have anything else going for me. And my common sense…
I have some very personal feelings about politics, but I don’t get into it because I do comedy already.
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