Buddy Hackett quotes

  • As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Funny #Family #Fitness

  • I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #People #Dancing #Argument

  • I've had a good day when I don't fall out of the cart.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Fall #Good Day #Golf

  • Ninety-nine percent is in the delivery. If you have the right voice and the right delivery, you're cocky enough, and you pound down on the punch line, you can say anything and make people laugh maybe three times before they realize you're not telling jokes.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Cocky #Voice #People

  • Once when I was golfing in Georgia, I hooked the ball into the swamp. I went in after it and found an alligator wearing a shirt with a picture of a little golfer on it.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Golf #Balls #Swamps

  • At the Sahara, the seats are banked and most of the audience is looking down at the stage. Everybody in the business knows: Up for singers, down for comics. The people want to idealize a singer. They want to feel superior to a comic. You're trying to make them laugh. They can't laugh at someone they're looking up to.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #People #Laughing #Trying

  • Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not much.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Fun #Golf #Naked

  • If it's dirty, it's not funny, but if it's funny, it's not dirty.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Dirty

  • Don't carry a grudge. While you're carrying the grudge, the other guys's out there dancing.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Dance #Dancing #Guy

  • Why should I be angry at someone when they are out dancing?
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Anger #Dancing #Should

  • You want to know what makes me tick, I'll tell you what makes me tick. I was a boy growing up in Brooklyn; I read a two-penny magazine called 'The Hawk's Nest.' Nobody entered that nest that didn't leave a little richer and a little wiser. And that 11-year-old boy said, 'Isn't that a wonderful thing.' And that's all there is to it.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Growing Up #Boys #Years

  • When I do an hour-and-a-half show, if I don't improvise 20 minutes worth of new material each night, I feel I've let myself down.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Night #Half #Hours

  • What makes a comedian has nothing to do with religion. Think of Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante, Jackie Gleason, who were all Catholics.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Thinking #Catholic #Comedian

  • There have always been mixed emotions about Howard Cosell: Some people hate him like poison, and other people just hate him regular.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Hate #People #Poison

  • A comedian sees the world bent. I'm tangent to the circle.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Circles #Comedian #World

  • I have the gift of laughter. I can make people laugh at will. In good times and in bad. And that I don't question. It was a gift from God.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #Laughter #People #Laughing

  • I found out that if you made people laugh, they like you. Most people got to like me because I made them laugh. When they didn't, I hit them.
    -- Buddy Hackett

    #People #Laughing #Like You