15 Most Famous Jonathan Winters Quotes

15 Most Famous Jonathan Winters Quotes

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Jonathan Winters was a comedian, artist, actor, and author from Bellbrook, Ohio. He is most famous for his classic comedy albums, which he released every decade until his death. He received 11 Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album during his life and won 4. He died on April 11, 2013 at the age of 87.

“As a kid, I always wanted to be lots of things. I was a Walter Mitty type. I wanted to be in the French Foreign Legion, a detective, a doctor, a test pilot with a scarf, a fisherman who
hauled in a tremendous marlin after a 12-hour fight.”

“Discipline is tough for a guy who is a rebel. ”

“God is in my head, but the devil is in my pants.”

“I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.”

“I don’t do jokes. The characters are my jokes.”

“I don’t paint every day. I’m not that motivated. I don’t do anything the same every day.”

“I find painting a much slower process than comedy, where you can go a mile a minute verbally and hope to God that some of the people out there understand you. I don’t paint every day. I’m
not that motivated.”

“I know you can be funny without being filthy.”

“If God had really intended man to fly, He’d make it easier to get to the airport.”

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.”

“Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.”

“Now the freaks are on television, the freaks are in the movies. And it’s no longer the sideshow, it’s the whole show. The colorful circus and the clowns and the elephants, for all intents
and purposes, are gone, and we’re dealing only with the freaks.”

“Throughout my life, I’ve been gratified that I’ve been able to keep the child in me alive and inspire others.”

“When you wear so many hats in society, you never know who you are. That’s the beauty of it. Because once you find out who you are, you’re screwed.”

“You’ve got to be an observer. And you’ve got to take time to listen to people, talk, to watch what they do.”