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  • My brother is the youngest member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. And I wouldn't let him cut my nails.

    Alan King, Chris Chase (1997). “Name Dropping”, p.59, Simon and Schuster
  • As a parent, I'd - I'd be a better father.

    Father   Parent  
  • Comedy is an amazing calling. Once you get that first laugh, it's hard to turn away. Then, of course, you're hooked and you have to learn how to survive in the business.

  • When I get up in the morning, I have to decide what I'm going to have for dinner or I can't get through the day.

    Morning   Dinner   Get Up  
  • If you keep yourself alive and current, funny is funny.

    Alive   Currents   Ifs  
  • You know you are getting old when people tell you how good you look.

    Birthday   People   Looks  
  • Eating takes a special talent. Some people are much better at it than others. In that way, it is like sex, and as with sex, it's more fun with someone who really likes it. I can't imagine having a lasting friendship with anyone who is not interested in food.

    Sex   Fun   Food  
  • My father helped me leave. He said, 'It's all out there, it's not here.'

    Father   Said  
  • I just never saw my mother in any other room but the kitchen. There were always pots going.

    Mother   Kitchen   Rooms  
  • Banks have a new image. Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker. If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?

    Funny   Marriage   Witty  
  • The ability to absorb a book and make someone else's words and story your own was exactly was I was doing on stage.

    Book   Stories   Stage  
  • The other day my house caught fire. My lawyer said, "Shouldn't be a problem. What kind of coverage do you have?" I said, "Fire and theft." The lawyer frowned. "Uh oh. Wrong kind. Should be fire OR theft."

    Fire   House   Lawyer  
  • My mother kept the house clean and we ate good. I didn't know we were poor until I started giving interviews.

    Mother   Giving   House  
  • A summary of every Jewish holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let's eat!

  • I had a sympathetic role in 'thirtysomething,' and in two weeks I'm going to do the role again. But in the movies, I just love the heavies. It's much more fun. Villains are a ball. People have been laughing at me for 50 years, so I love to sit in the back of the theater and listen to them hate me.

    Fun   Hate   Years  
  • We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke.

    Crime   Stage   Certain  
  • I don't mind being 65, but nobody is gonna tell me to come in at 5:30 to have the early bird special.

    Bird   Mind   Special  
  • My mother's sister was killed in a trolley car accident, so I was raised as one of eight with my sister and six male cousins.

    Mother   Cousin   Eight  
  • When I was in the hospital they gave me apple juice every morning, even after I told them I didn't like it. I had to get even. One morning, I poured the apple juice into the specimen tube. The nurse held it up and said, 'It's a little cloudy.' I took the tube from her and said, 'Let me run it through again,' and drank it. The nurse fainted.

  • That's the great thing about New Year's, you get to be a year older. For me, that wasn't such a joke, because my birthday was always around this time. When I was a kid, my father used to tell me that everybody was celebrating my birthday. That's what the trees are all about.

    New Year   Father   Kids  
  • As life's pleasures go, food is second only to sex. Except for salami and eggs. Now that's better than sex, but only if the salami is thickly sliced.

    Sex   Eggs   Pleasure  
  • The world is full of little dictators trying to run your life.

    Running   Trying   World  
  • My father was a dreamer - my hero. He was a smart, tough guy from Poland, a cutter of lady's handbags, an old socialist-unionist who always considered himself a failure. His big line was: 'Don't end up like me.'

    Father   Smart   Hero  
  • Larry David finds a way to make jokes about the Holocaust. It would never have occurred to me. And it was funny.

    Holocaust   Way   Jokes  
  • My son says I never tell stories about anyone who's living.

    Son   Stories   My Son  
  • Milton took vaudeville, which, if you look up 'vaudeville' in the dictionary, right alongside of it, it says 'Milton Berle' - and he made it just a tremendous party.

  • If you stop and think about it, nearly all great humor is at the expense of someone or something.

    Thinking   Expenses   Ifs  
  • Comedy is a reflection. We create nothing. We set no styles, no standards. We're reflections. It's a distorted mirror in the fun house. We watch society. As society behaves, then we have the ability to make fun of it.

  • I won't eat in a place that has suits of armor.

  • I'm only... I'm only unhappy when the reviews are bad, but give me a good review and I'm a... I'm just screaming all over the place with joy.

    Giving   Joy   Unhappy  
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