„I actually was class clown, but I don't know how that happened because I've never been considered an outwardly funny person — as the people in this room will attest.“
— Janeane Garofalo comedian, actress, political activist, writer 1964
standup performance, date unknown
„I'm a very outgoing person. I'm always happy, I'm one of those people who are always smiling. If somebody described me to somebody else, they'd say the kid with the curly hair with the big smile on his face. I get along with everybody.“
— Corbin Bleu American actor, model, dancer, producer, and singer-songwriter 1989
„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
„At parties, sometimes, for a laugh, I introduce myself - people say 'What do you do?' and I say 'I'm Aled Jones, its all gone wrong for me. No, look, I've still got it! (drunken bawl) I'M WALKING THROUGH THE AIIIIIIR, HAAAAAAHAHAHA.'
Ch. 19, 32:55“
— Bill Bailey English comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter and author 1964
„People would be tunneling under the street to avoid you. They'd go "Oh, man — is that happy guy still out there?“
— Jim Carrey Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer 1962
Context: Imagine if you could actually be that happy? That would be powerful, man. People would be tunneling under the street to avoid you. They'd go "Oh, man — is that happy guy still out there?
— Taubie Kushlick South African actor and director 1910 - 1991
„He's always been the person who's made me laugh most. He uses humour in a very disarming way. I've seen how people enjoy his company and have always envied that, and have wanted to aspire to that.“
— Jack Whitehall British comedian, television presenter and actor 1988
Whitehall, about his father Michael Hattenstone, Simon (14 December 2013), "Comedians and their parents: Jack Whitehall and father Michael" https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2013/dec/14/jack-whitehall-michael-whitehall-backchat, The Guardian. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
„I don't feel I'm old. I just feel I'm me. And I've always been a happy person. I love the human race. I love my work. I love the world—I've been around it four times, you know. And I'm a believing person. I believe in God, even though I can't see him. You can't see the air in this room, right? But take it away and you're dead. And I believe there's something for us after we die. The world isn't wasteful. It keeps going on and I think we do too.“
— Lillian Gish American actress 1893 - 1993
As quoted in Lillian Gish : Her Legend, Her Life (2002) by Charles Affron, p. 353
„Lionel: I've been getting a lot of calls about you, Marge. People just love your no-pressure approach.
Marge: Well, you know what we say: the right house for the right person.
Lionel: I'm going to let you in on a little secret. The right house is the house that's for sale. And the right person is anyone.“
— Phil Hartman Canadian American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist 1948 - 1998
„The only way I've been practicing my whole life, to live my life is to be responsible for what I do. I don't know how to be responsible for what every black male did, I don't know. And yes, I am gonna say that I'm a thug, that's because I came from the gutter and I'm still here! I'm not saying I'm a thug because I wanna rob you or rape people and things. I'm a business man, I mean, you know I'm a business man because you find me at my places of business.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„Hey, you know something people?
I'm not black,
But there's a whole lots a times
I wish I could say I'm not white.“
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
"Trouble Every Day".