Gilda Radner Quotes
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Best 36 Quotes by Gilda Radner – Page 1 of 2
“Adopted kids are such a pain – you have to teach them how to look like you.”
“Comedy is very controlling – you are making people laugh.”
“Did I become an entertainer because my father died and I wanted to be what he loved? I don't know.”
“Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily.”
“Fame changes a lot of things, but it can't change a lightbulb.”
“Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to.”
“I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.”
“I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity.”
“I don't miss 'Saturday Night Live'. I feel less of a need for the fulfillment that performance used to give.
I don't have to do everything right away. As long as I can walk and jump, I'll still perform, but I no longer feel such a compulsion.”
“I grew up in front of a television. I guess I'll grow old inside of one.”
“I had been a fan of Gene Wilder's for many years, but the first time I saw him in person, my heart fluttered – I was hooked. It felt like my life went from black and white to Technicolor.”
“I think clothes should make you feel safe. I like clothes you want to go to sleep in.
I sometimes stand in front of a mirror and change a million times because I know I really want to wear my nightgown.”
“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.”
“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
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“I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships.”
“In our show we know, if we're not getting a response, you see it in our face. We either do something to get a laugh, or the audience is in on it with us.”
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“You get some success. You run into some walls... it's how tenacious you are, how irrepressible, how ultimately optimistic and tenacious you are about it that will determine your success.”
“It's always something.”
“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.”
“Never let a gynecologist put anything in your nose.”
“Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.”
“Sportswriting is fascinating – descriptions of the opponents and the details of an event in which someone is going to win and someone is going to lose.
Life is much longer and more complicated, and the outcomes are less clear-cut.”
“The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity.
No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.”
“There is no real security except for whatever you build inside yourself.”
“We were married in the south of France because Gene loved France. If he could have been born French, he would have been – that was his dream.”
“When Gene makes a movie, the people who work on it have such a love for him that the set is always a happy place.”
“When the journalists asked Gene, Why didn't you marry the beautiful girl in 'The Woman in Red'? he would always reply, I did!”
“While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.”
“You feel completely in control when you hear a wave of laughter coming back at you that you have caused.”
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It's Always Something Quotes
“Comedy was about what was wrong with the world — people laughed because something was too big, or too small, or too much, or not enough.
Quirks and exaggerations were the essence of parody. Irony and discomfort the grist for humor.”
“Don’t look for perfect endings, but allow not knowing to lead you to a deeper appreciation of life, so that you get your joy back on the way to an outcome that remains to be revealed.”
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