Yakov Smirnoff - Quotes

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Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

I like American women. They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing - like showering. ---->>>

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. ---->>>

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.

To my real estate agent, Chernobyl is a fixer-upper. ---->>>

The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington. ---->>>

In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One. ---->>>

We may have forgotten how to feel. Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after, as we've heard in fairy tales.

We may have forgotten how to feel. Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after, as we've heard in fairy tales.

I believe that love and laughter can only happen when one person takes the time to think about what would cause the other person to feel good. ---->>>

It's kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart. ---->>>

My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love. ---->>>

I fed my ego, but not my soul. ---->>>

I believe that laughter is a language of God and that we can all live happily ever laughter. ---->>>

Balance is so important in our lives. In our busy world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling. ---->>>

Falling in love is a chemical reaction. But it wears off in a year.

Falling in love is a chemical reaction. But it wears off in a year.

Falling in love is a chemical reaction. But it wears off in a year. That's why you need a strong line of communication... which includes laughter.

Falling in love is a chemical reaction. But it wears off in a year. That's why you need a strong line of communication... which includes laughter.

Americans think Soviets are so grim. I want them to see that they can smile. ---->>>

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Men and women are immigrants in each other's worlds. ---->>>

I have American in-laws, and I care about the environment. We don't use disposable diapers, which, of course, creates an environmental problem of our own. ---->>>

When the needs of one person are being met by the other, there is laughter. ---->>>

As Americans after 9/11, we're much more united, together as a nation, and we got stronger, better, and more at peace. By peace, I mean the harmony you can feel in our united determination to fight these terrorists and killers.

As Americans after 9/11, we're much more united, together as a nation, and we got stronger, better, and more at peace. By peace, I mean the harmony you can feel in our united determination to fight these terrorists and killers.

I was this non-threatening funny guy who contrasted the image of the Brezhnevs and the Reagans of the world. ---->>>

I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter. ---->>>

In today's society we sometimes forget to balance our hearts and our heads; this is the reason we stop laughing. ---->>>

We have been learning since we were children how to make money, buy things, build things. The whole education system is set up to teach us how to think, not to feel. ---->>>

Comedians are always hitting the topical notes that are on everybody's minds. ---->>>

The ad in the paper said 'Big Sale. Last Week.' Why advertise? I already missed it. They're just rubbing it in. ---->>>

People in Tulsa are totally friendly; the crowds are very nice. ---->>>

After the Soviet Union collapsed, people thought I wasn't funny anymore. ---->>>

I came to America to make it my home, and I did. ---->>>

Never having alone time is real tough on people. ---->>>

There's depth in my comedy. ---->>>

We have a choice - we can both think and feel, using our heads and our hearts. ---->>>

When you like something, you find time to do it. ---->>>

If you have something important to say, Broadway and New York are great places to say it. ---->>>

I was not only typecast as a Russian, but I was typecast as Yakov Smirnoff. This is understandable, and I was very happy to get the roles, but it would be nice to be in a movie where I could be someone else. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Russian
Born: 01-24, 1951
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Occupation: Comedian

Yakov Naumovich Pokhis, better known as Yakov Smirnoff (born 24 January 1951), is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Smirnoff began performing as a stand-up comic. He reached his biggest success in the mid-to-late 1980s, appearing in several films and the television sitcom vehicle What a Country! (wikipedia)