Dick Cavett Quotes

17 Dick Cavett quotes:

"There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?"
"Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself."
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"To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is."
"Show people tend to treat their finances like their dentistry. They assume the man handling it knows what he is doing."
"If your parents never had children, chances are... neither will you."
"Can you picture yourself at the age 60 doing what you do now?"
"Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club. If the comic is doing badly it's painful, and if the comic is doing brilliantly, it's extremely painful."
"Once I left out what I then considered my best line because there was a suspected column rat in the house."
"Every student of comedy should see Dame Edna at least twice."
"For some reason, I was accepted by the rock folk. Maybe they understood that they and I were on the same side of the Richard Nixon question."
"I don't think anyone ever gets over the surprise of how differently one audience's reaction is from another."
"I think I'd be pretty easy to write for."
"I'm not sure why writing for others became harder. Probably a reluctance to give away anything you might conceivably use yourself caused a block. I did it, but it remained hard when it had once been easy."
"If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either."
"It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear."
"The Nixon administration kept a nasty eye on our show... Cops would come by - often just in time to see the act they wanted to see."
"That was a real contribution to television, ... It was pointed out to me after the show by a terribly distressed gentleman. He checked everything. It's as if he checked the lyrics for 'Tea for Two' and failed to check that. I don't know if they had lyrics with them, but he didn't hear it."

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