Fred Allen Quotes

38 Fred Allen quotes:

"We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion."
"An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match."
"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary."
"The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi."
"Imitation is the sincerest form of television."
"A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better."
"Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year."
"I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin."
"A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on."
"Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent."
"I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars."
"The advertising world had space men in it before spacemen existed."
"The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference."
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"It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals."
"Television is the triumph of machine over people."
"The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret."
"I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement."
"Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you."
"I have just returned from Boston. It is the only sane thing to do if you find yourself up there."
"What's on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement?"

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