Quotes by Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce

American Comedian

Alive from: 1925-1966

Category: Media

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    A lot of people say to me, ''Why did you kill Christ?'' ''I dunno... it was one of those parties, got out of hand, you know.'' ''We killed him because he didn't want to become a doctor, that's why we killed him.''
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    All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover.
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    Communism is like one big phone company.
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    Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
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    In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.
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    Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
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    The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.
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    The reason I'm in this business, I assume all performers are - it's ''Look at me, Ma!'' It's acceptance, you know - ''Look at me, Ma, look at me, Ma, look at me, Ma.'' And if your mother watches, you'll show off till you're exhausted; but if your mother goes, Ptshew!
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    The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.
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    Today's comedian has a cross to bear that he built himself. A comedian of the older generation did an ''act'' and he told the audience, ''This is my act.'' Today's comic is not doing an act. The audience assumes he's telling the truth. What is truth today may be a damn lie next week.
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