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Reiner, Carl

  • A fellow who has a funny bone can learn to hone his skills, but I don't think you can develop a funny bone - you either have it or you don't. And by the way - when you get it, we don't know it.

  • A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.

  • Comedians are really writers who don't have pens and pencils about them, but they riff.

  • Everybody wants to laugh - you know that. They need to laugh... People need to laugh.

  • I think that comedy really tells you how it is. The other thing about comedy is that - you don't even know if you're failing in drama, but you do know when you're failing in comedy. When you go to a comedy and you don't hear anybody laughing, you know that you've failed.

  • I'm a charming coward; I fight with words.

  • If you send out good people into the world, you know you've done something good.

  • It's like a bird. If he knew what he was doing, he would fall.

  • The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh.

  • The only thing I'm missing is I have no rhythm and I sing off-key often, if there's no music helping me. So if I had different genes or if someone could infuse a gene - or maybe the stem cell thing will find a gene for me - to make me so that I could sing