Buddy Hackett - Quotes

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As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.

If you have the right voice and the right delivery, you're cocky enough, and you pound down on the punch line, you can say anything and make people laugh maybe three times before they realize you're not telling jokes. ---->>>

I've had a good day when I don't fall out of the cart. ---->>>

I have the gift of laughter. I can make people laugh at will. In good times and in bad. And that I don't question. It was a gift from God. ---->>>

Ninety-nine percent is in the delivery. If you have the right voice and the right delivery, you're cocky enough, and you pound down on the punch line, you can say anything and make people laugh maybe three times before they realize you're not telling jokes. ---->>>

I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing. ---->>>

Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not much. ---->>>

I found out that if you made people laugh, they like you. Most people got to like me because I made them laugh. When they didn't, I hit them. ---->>>

At the Sahara, the seats are banked and most of the audience is looking down at the stage. Everybody in the business knows: Up for singers, down for comics. The people want to idealize a singer. They want to feel superior to a comic. You're trying to make them laugh. They can't laugh at someone they're looking up to. ---->>>

What makes a comedian has nothing to do with religion. Think of Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante, Jackie Gleason, who were all Catholics. ---->>>

When I do an hour-and-a-half show, if I don't improvise 20 minutes worth of new material each night, I feel I've let myself down. ---->>>

A comedian sees the world bent. I'm tangent to the circle. ---->>>

There have always been mixed emotions about Howard Cosell: Some people hate him like poison, and other people just hate him regular. ---->>>

I used to like to dig myself a hole just to see how long it took to get out of it. ---->>>

You look up at drama, down at comedy. A singer, looking up is okay. A comic, it's death. ---->>>

You want to know what makes me tick, I'll tell you what makes me tick. I was a boy growing up in Brooklyn; I read a two-penny magazine called 'The Hawk's Nest.' Nobody entered that nest that didn't leave a little richer and a little wiser. And that 11-year-old boy said, 'Isn't that a wonderful thing.' And that's all there is to it. ---->>>

I'm an actor. I want to do drama. ---->>>

A comic, you have to be looking down at him. My favorite rooms, the audience is above the stage, stadium-style. ---->>>

I was born to be funny. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-31, 1924
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Die: 06-30, 2003
Occupation: Comedian
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Buddy Hackett (born Leonard Hacker; August 31, 1924 – June 30, 2003) was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man (1962), Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Tennessee Steinmetz in The Love Bug (1968), and Scuttle in The Little Mermaid (1989) (wikipedia)