May this smart and hilarious man rest in peace. He really was one of the best ever.
1.) Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
2.) “I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.”
3.) “You're only given a little spark of madness. Don't lose it.”
4.) “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.”
5.) “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
6.) “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”
7.) “Comedy is acting out optimism."
8.) “I love kids, but they are a tough audience."
9.) “Even fools seem smart when they are quiet.”
10.) “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.”
11.) “God gave men both a penis and a brain, but not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.”
12.) Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it 'all the money,' but they changed it to 'alimony.' It's ripping your heart out through your wallet.
13.) "I basically started performing for my mother, going, 'Love me!' What drives you to perform is the need for that primal connection. When I was little, my mother was funny with me, and I started to be charming and funny for her, and I learned that by being entertaining, you make a connection with another person."
14.) "Winning an Oscar is an honor, but, between you and me, it does not makes things easier."