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Top 12 Buster Keaton Quotes About Life (COMEDY)

Top 10 Most Famous Buster Keaton Quotes (BEST)

“I’ve had few dull moments [in my life] and not too many sad and defeated ones. In saying this I am by no means overlooking the rough and rocky years Ive lived through. But I was not brought up thinking life would be easy. I always expected to work hard for my money and to get nothing I did not earn. And the bad years, it seems to me, were so few that only a dyed-in-the-wool grouch who enjoys feeling sorry for himself would complain.”

Buster Keaton
I don't act, anyway. The stuff is all injected as we go along. My pictures are made without script or written directions of any kind.
I don’t act, anyway. The stuff is all injected as we go along. My pictures are made without script or written directions of any kind.
Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot.
Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot.

“Not long ago a friend asked me what was the greatest pleasure I got from spending my whole life as an actor. There have been so many that I had to think about that for a moment. Then I said, ‘Like everyone else, I like to be with a happy crowd’.

Buster Keaton
A comedian does funny things. A good comedian does things funny.
A comedian does funny things. A good comedian does things funny.
And if there is sweeter music this side of heaven I haven't heard it.
And if there is sweeter music this side of heaven I haven’t heard it.

“Is Hollywood the cruelest city in the world? Well, it can be. New York can be that, too. You can be a Broadway star here one night, and something happens, and out – nobody knows you on the street. They forget you ever lived. It happens in Hollywood, too.”

Buster Keaton
Charlie Chaplin and I would have a friendly contest Who could do the feature film with the least subtitles
Charlie Chaplin and I would have a friendly contest: Who could do the feature film with the least subtitles?
All my life I have been happiest when the folks watching me said to each other, 'Look at the poor dope, wilya'
All my life I have been happiest when the folks watching me said to each other, ‘Look at the poor dope, wilya?’
Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter.
Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter.

2 Buster Keaton Quotes that Will Make You Think

What really got my goat at MGM were comedians like The Marx Brothers who never wrote their own jokes.
What really got my goat at MGM were comedians like The Marx Brothers who never wrote their own jokes.
They say pantomime's a lost art. It's never been a lost art and never will be, because it's too natural to do.
They say pantomime’s a lost art. It’s never been a lost art and never will be, because it’s too natural to do.

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