Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest - then we can all die laughing.
Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?
What I appreciate is acknowledging to the audience that I think they have brains.
I've always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.
I guess that's one of the reasons that you do it - work all the time - because it's sort of a high to find something that really works.
Many times I sit back and say, 'I can't believe that this is my life!' Other times, I feel self-satisfied. I mean, there's a lot to be proud and thankful for but, nonetheless, it's just a life!
I was always drawn to more the social-expression-of-culture types.
Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.
When I was 9 or 10, I had a ten-cent business: I would walk your dog for a dime, go to the store for a dime, empty your garbage for a dime - and then I could use the money to buy tricks at the magic store.
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else.
I guess if people couldn't profit from war I don't think there would be war.
What if it's boring - or if it's not boring, it might be too revealing, or worse, it might be too revealing and still be boring.
If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?
But there are too many people that make so much money at the cost of lives of other humans and for no reason but to make the money.
I think my politics are just inclined to be empathetic and humanistic. I grew up with so many different kinds of people with different politics, different religion, no religion, no politics, education, no education, and I was infatuated with all of them.
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.
I especially love 'Web Therapy' and I did 'Eastbound and Down' too. I had a lot of fun doing that.
If you read a lot of books, you're considered well-read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well-viewed.
If I had known what it would be like to have it all - I might have been willing to settle for less.
I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.
Creating characters is just another way to express a type and put that type to use.
You know being relevant or coming up with something interesting, funny to say about what's current is just as hard as it might ever be depending on the serendipity of it all.
I grew up in a time when women didn't really do comedy. You had to be homely, overweight, an old maid, all that. You had to play a stereotype, because very attractive women were not supposed to be funny - because it's powerful; it's a threat.
I never officially came out in any kind of really public way. I just always lived very simply and openly, but the press has never made a big fuss about me or said anything to me.
You don't really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice. Everybody I know who got married, they say it really makes a difference. They feel very, very happy about it.
I mean yes to act out something or take chances in the performance is one thing. But in terms of a camera, whatever's captured is captured so that's a little more daunting.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
The problem with winning the rat race is you're still a rat.
It's my belief we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.