„I never want to do material that makes people laugh at the expense of making other people feel bad - not to say I'm not guilty of that at times. …“
Stephanie Bouchard (February 15, 2007) "Pasty-faced and proud of it - Comedian Jim Gaffigan brings his 'Beyond the Pale Tour' to Merrill Auditorium", Portland Press Herald, Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc., D10.
Контексте: I do kind of aspire to do comedy that appeals to a wide range of audiences and doesn't divide people. I never want to do material that makes people laugh at the expense of making other people feel bad - not to say I'm not guilty of that at times.... I try and make humor out of the really important issues of the day, like Hot Pockets and elevators and not wanting to get out of bed.
„If you can say something that's funny or do something that's ridiculous, it'll make people laugh. So many people struggle with dark thoughts, depression, and internal pain. I'm not an expert on it, but I know that if I'm ever feeling down, if someone can make me laugh, it really is a cure to those thoughts.“
— Джош Дан American musician 1988
— Douglas Hurd British Conservative politician and novelist 1930
Hurd takes on prison reform trust http://www.independent.co.uk/news/hurd-takes-on-prison-reform-trust-1283200.html (15 January 1997)
„I like joy; I want to be joyous. I want to smile and I want to make people laugh. And that`s all I want. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.“
— Doris Day American actress, singer, and animal rights activist 1922 - 2019
„It's odd. Fifty percent of me feels it's the right time to be closing this. The other 50 percent of me is saying it's more than a show. It's a group of people that love each other. It's a group of people that come together every day trying to make America laugh, and what better thing is there to do than that?“
— Matthew Perry (actor) American actor 1969
On the end of the television program Friends – Susan Young (May 6, 2004) "Adios, amigos: ' Friends ' signs off after a decade of good times", Alameda Times-Star.
„I feel more alive when I'm writing than I do at any other time--except maybe when I'm making love.“
— May Sarton American poet, novelist, and memoirist 1912 - 1995
„There are writers who exist to confirm people's feelings about themselves and to make them feel comforted or not alone. That's the opposite to what I do. I'm presenting people with unacceptable or hostile characters, and my desire is to make them understood.“
— Nicola Barker English novelist 1966
Interview in The Observer http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,2067715,00.html 29 April 2007
„Sometimes if you go to see a very, very, happy movie, a Hollywood movie, you can walk out of the movie and feel very depressed because it's so false. And other times you see a very depressing movie and it makes you feel good, happy because you've seen something real. You've seen something that talks to you and says that your bad feelings are legitimate. And then you can go further with that and say, "Well, this bad feeling is good, and this good feeling is bad, but is it good to feel bad and is it bad to feel good?" I'm concerned with feelings. And sometimes when I feel good, I'll write something very negative because I have the strength to do it. But when I really, really feel very bad, what I want to do is make myself feel better, so I'll write something happier.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Quotes from interviews
„I want to always be an interloper. I never want to feel like I'm a guy who is embraced by the people who are putting me on the air. I want to feel like I broke into the studio and took over and made them mad. If I'm not doing that, I'm not doing my job.“
— Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956
Larry King Live interview (2010)
— Ricky Gervais English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter 1961
At Piers Morgan Tonight, 2011
„The people who’ve done well within the [Hollywood] system are the people whose instincts, whose desires [are in natural alignement with those of the producers] — who want to make the kind of movies that producers want to produce. People who don’t succeed — people who’ve had long, bad times; like [Jean] Renoir, for example, who I think was the best director, ever — are the people who didn’t want to make the kind of pictures that producers want to make. Producers didn’t want to make a Renoir picture, even if it was a success.“
— Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985
Quoted in The Orson Welles Story.
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 до н.э.
— Zooey Deschanel American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter 1980
On her song "Me and You" on Volume Two (2010), in an interview with Evan Schlansky in " On Record : Zooey Deschanel of She & Him http://www.americansongwriter.com/2010/03/on-record-zooey-deschanel-of-she-him/" at American Songwriter (18 March 2010).
Контексте: I think a lot of what motivates me songwriting-wise is — this might sound silly — but, when I listen to a song that I love, it kind of makes me feel better. I think that’s the impetus behind everything I write; I want to make people feel better, whether it’s myself, or a friend, or whoever. I don’t know how to say this without sounding corny or banal, but I know a lot of people who are very hard on themselves. So this is sort of a cheerleading lullaby.
„Oftentimes, when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps. -Lemony Snicket“
— Daniel Handler, книга The Wide Window
The Wide Window (2000)
„I want to make a difference with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
As quoted in You Must Remember This (1975) by Walter Wagner, p. 175
As quoted in ...
„Life's too short to pretend and play games like that. I want to spend my time hanging out with people who make me feel good about myself. People who make me happy.“
— Gena Showalter American writer 1975
Источник: Alice in Zombieland
„I just don't know what to do with my time
I'm so lonesome for you it's a crime
Going to the movie only makes me sad
Parties make me feel as bad
When I'm not with you
I just don't know what to do“
— Hal David American lyricist 1921 - 2012
Song I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
„“So you’re saying, people not only may not want to hear a thing that’s true, that sometimes they make sure other people can’t either?”
“Yeah. Not all people, and not all the time, but yeah.”“
— Lawrence M. Schoen American writer and klingonist 1959
Источник: Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard (2015), Chapter 7, “Parental Disappointment” (p. 85)