Jerry Stiller Quotes


19 Jerry Stiller quotes:



"Anne hated the idea of putting me down in front of the audience."
"Anne is very forgiving. She doesn't care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances."
"Being on a sitcom stops me from getting Alzheimer's."
"Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field."
"During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one."
"I ask myself why I do it. Maybe it's to prove I'm still around. It takes a lot out of my body. I'm not an NBA player anymore. At my age, very few people can handle it."
"I don't let my feelings out. The audience brings out the part of me that wants to be funny. Maybe I want to be like that very deep down."
"I don't think my judgment is that good. I don't know what is funny."
"I loved the idea of touching base with an audience."
"I shave without using shaving cream."
"I still haven't hit what I do best yet."
"I've been around the block a lot and I've had a merry trail for 55 years."
"It can make you sad to look at pictures from your youth. So there's a trick to it. The trick is not to look at the later pictures."
"Money is sensual."
"My father and mother-I figured if I could make them laugh, they'd stop fighting. I stole all their material."
"Never go for the punch line. There might be something funnier on the way."
"Some of the routines come back very easily. We do it off the top of our heads."
"The worst thing in this business is to be thought of as a no-talent."
"We managed to hang in there. Today when people get married there's a tendency to run away when things get tough. There is a lot of strength in hanging together."



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