The Best Carl Reiner quotes

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Carl Reiner is a pioneer of television, theater and film. He was the first to produce a live show in front of an audience which he called The Dick Van Dyke Show. Carl has won nine Emmy Awards and one Academy Award for his contribution to comedy. His movies include The Jerk, All Of Me and Waiting For Guffman.
Carl’s life story is so inspiring because he got his start as a writer for comedian Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows from 1954-1956.

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About Carl Reiner

birth of the author

March 20, 1922

death of the author

June 29, 2020

education of the author

School Of Foreign Service

college of the author

Alma Mater:
Georgetown University

occupation of the author

Actor, Comedian, Director, Screenwriter, Author And More.

date of the author

Years Active:

medium of the author

Stand-Up, Film, Television, Theatre

genre of the author

Observational Comedy, Black Comedy, Deadpan, Surreal Humor, Sketch Comedy, Satire And More.


Everybody wants to laughโ€“you know that. They need to laugh… people need to laugh. โ€” Carl Reiner

If you can get a laugh out of a name, you’re ahead of the game. โ€” Carl Reiner

Inviting people to laugh with you while you are laughing at yourself is a good thing to do. You may be a fool but you’re the fool in charge. โ€” Carl Reiner

The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh. โ€” Carl Reiner

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Every morning, I would actually look at the obituaries before I had breakfast. And as a joke I said if I was not in it, I would have the breakfast. โ€” Carl Reiner

A fellow who has a funny bone can learn to hone his skills, but I don’t think you can develop a funny boneโ€“you either have it or you don’t. And by the wayโ€“when you get it, we don’t know it. โ€” Carl Reiner

Inspiring Phrases From Carl Reiner

The key to longevity is to interact with other people. โ€” Carl Reiner

Id like to acknowledge three people who early on knew Mel Brooks was one of the funniest people in the world: Sid Caesar, me, and Mel Brooks. โ€” Carl Reiner

I’ve seen the invention of television and performed on television even before my family owned one. โ€” Carl Reiner

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I only please myself. I figure I’m just one of many people. I’m not that different from anybody else and I don’t have great languageโ€“I’m very ordinary. โ€” Carl Reiner

I’m an entertainer and I entertain people and they entertain me back by asking questions. And some of them I answer. โ€” Carl Reiner

People ask me where I get my vitality, and to tell you the truth, I don’t have a clue. โ€” Carl Reiner

There’s nothing more satisfying than having an idea and seeing it through to find out that, not only did you like it, but the audience and critics all seemed to agree. โ€” Carl Reiner

Various Statements From Carl Reiner

It’s like a bird. If he knew what he was doing, he would fall. โ€” Carl Reiner

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I served in World War II in our fight to defeat fascism. โ€” Carl Reiner

An attitude will give you heft. โ€” Carl Reiner

The death of your beloved is the hardest time of all. โ€” Carl Reiner

My father was a watchmaker and an inventor. I saw him working in the house every day. The work ethic, I got from him. He worked hard and he never complained about it. โ€” Carl Reiner

The Dick Van Dyke Show’ was my labor of love. When asked the best thing I ever didโ€“that was it. I wrote it originally for myself. โ€” Carl Reiner

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A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. โ€” Carl Reiner

More Phrases From Carl Reiner

Comedians are really writers who don’t have pens and pencils about them, but they riff. โ€” Carl Reiner

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I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do. I have three children, I have grandchildren, I have books, I did movies, I’ve directed movies, I’ve done almost everything I’ve wanted to do. โ€” Carl Reiner

I write books that wayโ€“I put a first line down and say, ‘Where does this go? โ€” Carl Reiner

I wrote three books about growing up in the Bronx. โ€” Carl Reiner

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You can get the best out of people if they’re happy and not worried or not frightened that they’re going to make a mistake. โ€” Carl Reiner

New Girl’ is funny. I love Zooey Deschanel. She’s the most charming thing around. โ€” Carl Reiner

Lust is easy. Love is hard. Life is most important. โ€” Carl Reiner

Deeper Quotes From Carl Reiner

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. ~Swedish Proverb Lust is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important. โ€” Carl Reiner

I love tweeting. โ€” Carl Reiner

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Anybody who tells a very big lie is paid attention to. If you say, ‘Shakespeare could not write. He was illiterate,’ everybody says, ‘Well, what do you know that we don’t?’ That’s what Trump does all the time. โ€” Carl Reiner

Going through war and living is a very important process. You realize how vulnerable you are and how lucky you are to be in the right place at the right time. As a matter of fact, I have a history of luck. โ€” Carl Reiner

He told me),’ we’ll get a better actor to play you.’ and he suggested dick van dyke. โ€” Carl Reiner

When I found out I could write I was shocked! I didn’t know I could write. โ€” Carl Reiner

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid’ was my favorite of all the things I ever did, because it was like doing a Sunday crossword puzzle and beating it. โ€” Carl Reiner

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