Jonathan Winters - Quotes

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Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.

Well, the most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning - it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor.

Well, the most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning - it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor.

The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning - it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor.

The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning - it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor.

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it. ---->>>

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it. ---->>>

Something I'll always remember - when I was a kid, I shook hands with Orville Wright. Forty years later, I shook hands with Neil Armstrong. The guy that invented the airplane and the guy that walked on the moon. In a lifetime, that's kinda wild when you think about it. ---->>>

I know you can be funny without being filthy. ---->>>

I don't do anything the same every day. Discipline is tough for a guy who is a rebel. ---->>>

You've got to be an observer. And you've got to take time to listen to people, talk, to watch what they do. ---->>>

I have never pretended to be any kind of super-religious kind of man, but I feel very strongly that you can be funny without being dirty. ---->>>

Discipline is tough for a guy who is a rebel.

Discipline is tough for a guy who is a rebel.

My paintings and comedy have a lot in common. They are both improvisations based on observation. ---->>>

As a kid, I always wanted to be lots of things. I was a Walter Mitty type. I wanted to be in the French Foreign Legion, a detective, a doctor, a test pilot with a scarf, a fisherman who hauled in a tremendous marlin after a 12-hour fight. ---->>>

I was always an observer, even as a child. I could be satisfied to sit in a car for 3 hours and just look at the street go by while my mother went shopping. ---->>>

I find painting a much slower process than comedy, where you can go a mile a minute verbally and hope to God that some of the people out there understand you. ---->>>

I find painting a much slower process than comedy, where you can go a mile a minute verbally and hope to God that some of the people out there understand you. I don't paint every day. I'm not that motivated. ---->>>

I started out as an artist, and what I do is verbal paintings. I paint a picture. Hopefully, you'll see the characters and what they're doing and what they're saying. ---->>>

I love improvisation. You can't blame it on the writers. You can't blame it on direction. You can't blame it on the camera guy... It's you. You're on. You've got to do it, and you either sink or swim with what you've got. ---->>>

I don't paint every day. I'm not that motivated. I don't do anything the same every day. ---->>>

I don't do jokes. The characters are my jokes. ---->>>

My mother and father were very strange people. They tried to be funny which is always very sad to me. ---->>>

My mother had a radio show - a Barbara Walters type of gal and was very successful for about 20-some years on a radio station. ---->>>

I've done for the most part pretty much what I intended - I ended up doing comedy, writing and painting. I've had a ball. And as I get older, I just become an older kid. ---->>>

I began painting well before I started doing comedy. In fact, when I came out of the war in 1946, I enrolled in art school in Dayton, Ohio. I painted for three years, and then show business took hold. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 11-11, 1925
Birthplace:
Die: 04-11, 2013
Occupation: Comedian

Jonathan Harshman Winters III (November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and artist. Beginning in 1960, Winters recorded many classic comedy albums for the Verve Records label. He also had records released every decade for over 50 years, receiving 11 nominations for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album during his career and winning a Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for his contribution to an adaptation of The Little Prince in 1975 and the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for Crank(y) Calls in 1996 (wikipedia)