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The best laughs are on the recognition of truth.


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Good improvisers seem telepathic; everything looks pre-arranged, This is because they accept all offers made—which is something no ‘normal’ person would do.

Good improvisers seem telepathic; everything looks pre-arranged, This is because they accept all offers made—which is something no ‘normal’ person would do.



The improviser has to understand that his first skill lies in releasing his partner’s imagination.

The improviser has to understand that his first skill lies in releasing his partner’s imagination.



Many teachers think of children as immature adults. It might lead to better and more 'respectful' teaching, if we thought of adults as atrophied children.

Many teachers think of children as immature adults. It might lead to better and more 'respectful' teaching, if we thought of adults as atrophied children.



If you have a good idea, open your mouth and say something else.

If you have a good idea, open your mouth and say something else.



Imagination is as effortless as perception, unless we think it might be ‘wrong’, which is what our education encourages us to believe.

Imagination is as effortless as perception, unless we think it might be ‘wrong’, which is what our education encourages us to believe.



None of us really grow up. All we ever do is learn how to behave in public.

None of us really grow up. All we ever do is learn how to behave in public.



If you believe you're good already, you don't need to do extra stuff to impress us. Your best work comes when you're absorbed; because then your ego is away.

If you believe you're good already, you don't need to do extra stuff to impress us. Your best work comes when you're absorbed; because then your ego is away.



In life most of us are highly skilled at suppressing action. Bad improvisers block action often with a high degree of skill. Good improvisers develop action.

In life most of us are highly skilled at suppressing action. Bad improvisers block action often with a high degree of skill. Good improvisers develop action.



Enjoy things even when you’re screwing up.

Enjoy things even when you’re screwing up.



Every time you go the way the audience expects, they'll think you're original. People laugh with pleasure at the obvious.

Every time you go the way the audience expects, they'll think you're original. People laugh with pleasure at the obvious.





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She is off the heart's map and her compass is spinning.

She is off the heart's map and her compass is spinning.



At 13, I realized that I could fix anything electronic. It was amazing, I could just do it. I started a business repairing radios. It grew to be one of the largest in Philadelphia.

At 13, I realized that I could fix anything electronic. It was amazing, I could just do it. I started a business repairing radios. It grew to be one of the largest in Philadelphia.



A ham is simply any actor who has not been successful in repressing his natural instincts.

A ham is simply any actor who has not been successful in repressing his natural instincts.



Far best is he who is himself all-wise, and he, too, good who listens to wise words; But whoso is not wise or lays to hear another's wisdom is a useless man.

Far best is he who is himself all-wise, and he, too, good who listens to wise words; But whoso is not wise or lays to hear another's wisdom is a useless man.



Politics is how you live your life, not whom you vote for.

Politics is how you live your life, not whom you vote for.



Given a choice between hearing my daughter say "I'm pregnant" or "I used a condom", most mothers would get up in the middle of the night and buy them herself.

Given a choice between hearing my daughter say "I'm pregnant" or "I used a condom", most mothers would get up in the middle of the night and buy them herself.



My soul is too glad and too great to be at heart the enemy of any man

My soul is too glad and too great to be at heart the enemy of any man



I've learned that love is not possessive and I've learned that love won't wait. Now I've learned that love needs expression, but I learned too late.

I've learned that love is not possessive and I've learned that love won't wait. Now I've learned that love needs expression, but I learned too late.



I wonder if real art comes when you build the thing that they don't have a prize for yet.

I wonder if real art comes when you build the thing that they don't have a prize for yet.



In blitz, the Knight is stronger than the Bishop

In blitz, the Knight is stronger than the Bishop




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