Gilbert Gottfried - Quotes

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I always wish the hotels were like they are in movies and TV shows, where if you're in Paris, right outside your window is the Eiffel Tower. In Egypt, the pyramids are right there. In the movies, every hotel has a monument right outside your window. My hotel rooms overlook the garbage dumpster in the back alley.

I always wish the hotels were like they are in movies and TV shows, where if you're in Paris, right outside your window is the Eiffel Tower. In Egypt, the pyramids are right there. In the movies, every hotel has a monument right outside your window. My hotel rooms overlook the garbage dumpster in the back alley.

I have always felt comedy and tragedy are roommates. If you look up comedy and tragedy, you will find a very old picture of two masks. One mask is tragedy. It looks like it's crying. The other mask is comedy. It looks like it's laughing. Nowadays, we would say, 'How tasteless and insensitive. A comedy mask is laughing at a tragedy mask.' ---->>>

There are certain things I don't want to joke about. If it's about somebody else, it's fine. If it's about me, I think it's totally insensitive! ---->>>

No, generally I think influence is used as a nice word for plagiarism. ---->>>

I predict one of these two teams will win the Super Bowl. ---->>>

If someone else is paying for it, food just tastes a lot better. ---->>>

With me, traveling for work is arriving at the airport, checking into the hotel, leaving the hotel the next morning at 4 or 5 to do something like 'The Jimmy and Jackie Captain Crazy Morning Zoo,' doing a bunch of those in a row, then going back to the hotel, and then finally going to the club.

With me, traveling for work is arriving at the airport, checking into the hotel, leaving the hotel the next morning at 4 or 5 to do something like 'The Jimmy and Jackie Captain Crazy Morning Zoo,' doing a bunch of those in a row, then going back to the hotel, and then finally going to the club.

I can't even find someone for a platonic relationship, much less the kind where someone wants to see me naked.

I can't even find someone for a platonic relationship, much less the kind where someone wants to see me naked.

You never know what people will choose to be offended by. ---->>>

A landlord is showing a couple around an apartment. The husband looks up and says, 'Wait a minute. This apartment doesn't have a ceiling.' The landlord answers, 'That's OK. The people upstairs don't walk around that much.' ---->>>

I was Jewish, through and through, although in our house that didn't mean a whole lot. We never went to synagogue. I never had a Bar Mitzvah. We didn't keep kosher or observe the Sabbath. In fact, I'm not so sure I would have known what the Sabbath looked like if it passed me on the street, so how could I observe it? ---->>>

With the Internet, if you erase something it just means you have to spend another half-minute to find it. ---->>>

The pressure to being a comedian is being funny, but I've given that up, so there is no pressure whatsoever. ---->>>

I just don't accept midgets as human beings. There's only so much political correctness I can accept. ---->>>

I'm a very anti-vacation person. Because I'm always getting on planes for work, to me, a vacation is when I don't have to get on a plane. ---->>>

Off-camera, I sound like Perry Como. ---->>>

Reality TV has totally destroyed soap operas. They're gone. They used to be the biggest thing in the world - they're gone. ---->>>

Any misfortune that happens to another person is funny. If it happens to someone else and not me, it's very funny. ---->>>

I always try to avoid anything that has to do with my life. ---->>>

I changed the face of comedy. I used to be funny. ---->>>

I understand being less sexy than Osama bin Laden, but not less sexy than Carrot Top. That, I find offensive. ---->>>

I wanted to be a brain surgeon, but I had a bad habit of dropping things. ---->>>

I'm known for my slightly inappropriate remarks. ---->>>

I'm one of those people, in any country I'm in, if somebody could just put me in a car or a bus, I'll look out the window and say, 'OK, there's the Tower of London, there's Buckingham Palace, there's Big Ben,' and if it all takes about five minutes, perfect. I've seen all of it and I can go home. ---->>>

I guess if they ever do a remake of 'Sophie's Choice,' I could play the Meryl Streep part. I've got to work on my Polish accent. Maybe I'll be the definitive King Lear one day. You know, if they ever feel that King Lear should be more Jewy. ---->>>

I remember being at the premiere of 'Beverly Hills Cop II' and the tremendous reaction from the crowd outside, then going to a party at a hotel afterwards where the speakers were blasting 'Shakedown,' a song from the movie. That felt like a show biz moment to me. ---->>>

I've never understood people who say they're not a practicing Jew. You never hear a black guy say he's not a practicing African-American. What does it even mean? ---->>>

My family originally lived in Brooklyn. Our first apartment was a little place above my father and uncle's hardware store in Coney Island. Now, don't get the impression that we were surrounded by merry-go-rounds, roller coasters and Ferris wheels. Nope, this was a little side street. ---->>>

A lot of people who claim they're political comedians are just comedians who have opinions. But they stop being funny the minute they give their opinions. ---->>>

I used to go to the Improvisation Comedy Club every night in Times Square. How I didn't get killed in that area either means that 1) God is watching over me or 2) I am so insignificant to God that he didn't bother having me killed. ---->>>

Some comedians tell nice jokes that you can tell to your kids. Some use bad words - they work 'blue.' If you don't want to hear a joke that's blue, you shouldn't go to a comedy club where a comedian who makes blue jokes is performing. ---->>>

If I could cause world peace by taking someone out to lunch, I'd go, 'Well, war isn't that terrible.' ---->>>

If the police ever try to pick me up, Michael Jackson told me I can hide out at his house. ---->>>

When you watch Robin Williams, you can see a lot of Jonathan Winters. Robin is the first one to admit that; he worshiped Jonathan Winters. ---->>>

I would show up at a party for Al Qaeda if you said there's going to be a dinner. ---->>>

I'd like to have a kid, but I'd probably get a Frank Sinatra Jr. instead of a Gilbert Gottfried Jr. I'd totally screw up like that. ---->>>

I'd make Jack Benny look like a philanthropist. ---->>>

I'm used to explaining to people why my jokes were funny. ---->>>

My Bubbie lived to 104, which is probably a little too old to consider a ripe old age, because she had already started to turn. I still say she died young. ---->>>

One thing I can take credit for, along with the rest of show business, is when the red ribbons were out, we cured AIDS. Any advancements that came towards fighting AIDS were not done by scientists or doctors - it was people with little ribbons on their lapels. ---->>>

Back when Jerry Seinfeld was just another comedian hanging around the clubs, I'd imitate him to amuse myself and the other comics. The club owners would say, 'What are you doing that for? Nobody knows him.' ---->>>

I'm terrible when I have to fill up free time. My days, if I'm not working, I wake up and figure out a way to kill time until it's time to go to sleep. ---->>>

I was the class podiatrist. I never made it to class clown. I wasn't funny enough. I would examine feet and prescribe and ointment. It was a sad childhood. ---->>>

There definitely is exposure in reality shows, but the exposure will basically get you more reality shows. ---->>>

Well, I play Jews and parrots. Parrots are how I've branched out. ---->>>

Well, I'm eventually gonna take the Daryl Hannah parts. ---->>>

In real life I'm a tall, blond Christian. ---->>>

I think a lot of people have too much time on their hands. ---->>>

I think of Alan Thicke as Perry Como without the excitement. ---->>>

I'm one of those people that picks up the remote control and just keep hitting constantly, even if I like the show I'm watching. ---->>>

I've never been one of those who wanted to fill my calendar up 90 percent of the time. ---->>>

Nothing can help my comedy. ---->>>

People have many theories about comedy, but being just plain funny is the one most important thing. ---->>>

The joy of the roasts is to watch people get hurt and offended, and then have to laugh to pretend they're a good sport. ---->>>

Unfortunately, I've never been mistaken as Johnny Depp. ---->>>

I don't know if I change my act from century to century. Sometimes I'm onstage doing imitations and references to people who have been dead for 50 years. ---->>>

Comedy historians take note: this Gottfried character doesn't have the best eye for detail - and, for a Jew, he doesn't have the best eye for retail, either. ---->>>

Every time I give a straight answer and read it in a magazine, I say, 'Ouch.' One day I'd like to talk to a psychoanalyst about why celebrities reveal so much of themselves in interviews. ---->>>

I always feel that most political jokes, if you're going to do them, you have to do them within the next five minutes, or else they're outdated. By the time you've got it to the point that it's strong, it would be 12 years old. ---->>>

I find Washington audiences are basically the same as every other audience; they watch me and go, 'Who's idea was it to go see him? And is it too late to ask for my money back?' ---->>>

I found out about Jonathan Winters' death a day after it happened. That seems wrong. A talent like his should be more revered. The world knew about Kim Kardashian's divorce before she did. ---->>>

If a comedian tells a joke that you find funny, you laugh. If he tells a joke you do not find funny, don't laugh. Or you could possibly go as far as groaning or rolling your eyes. Then you wait for his next joke; if that's funny, then you laugh. If it's not, you don't laugh - or at very worst, you can leave quietly. ---->>>

If you're a lead actor, people are just waiting to say 'you're too old' or 'you're too unhip.' If you're a supporting actor, you can just work forever. ---->>>

The 'Phoenix Sun' did a list of the unsexiest men in the world, and I made it to number one. I beat out Bin Laden. He's a terrorist, hasn't bathed in months. I beat him out. To me it was a great honor. ---->>>

There are times when I've had ideas walking down the street that I thought were great, and the minute I got onstage, I would think of them and go, 'Wow, that would never work,' even before I did it in front of the audience. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-28, 1955
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Occupation: Comedian

Gilbert Gottfried (born February 28, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor. His numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin, Digit in the children's cartoon/educational math-based show Cyberchase and Kraang Subprime in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (wikipedia)