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Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. - Jean de la Bruyere


The actors today really need the whip hand. They're so lazy. They haven't got the sense of pride in their profession that the less socially elevated musical comedy and music hall people or acrobats have. The theatre has never been any good since the actors became gentlemen. - Henri Matisse


God writes a lot of comedy, the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. - Garrison Keillor


The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy. - Oscar Wilde


We are a nation that has always gone in for the loud laugh, the wow, the belly laugh and the dozen other labels for the roll them in-the-aisles. This is the kind of laugh that delights actors, directors and producers, but dismays writers of comedy because it is the laugh that often dies in the lobby. - James Thurber


It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is. - Jack Lemmon


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


We participate in a tragedy. At a comedy we only look. - Aldous Huxley


While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot. The judge had suggested I get my act together, and I took him seriously. - Tim Allen