16 Great Jimmy Durante Quotes

16 Great Jimmy Durante Quotes

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Jimmy Durante was a pianist, comedian and actor from Manhattan, New York. His thick New York accent, prominent nose, and comical language is what trademarked him and gained him popularity. He died on January 29, 1980 at the age of 86.

“All of us have schnozzles . . . if not in our faces, then in our character, minds or habits. When we admit our schnozzles, instead of defending them, we begin to laugh, and the world laughs
with us.”

“Be awful nice to ‘em goin’ up, because you’re gonna meet ‘em all comin’ down.”

“Don’t put no constrictions on da people. Leave ‘em ta hell alone.”

“Everybody wants ta get inta da act!”

“Good night, Mrs Calabash, wherever you are!”

“I don’t know where it’s going, but I’m sticking with it!”

“I hate music, especially when it’s played.”

“I was hurt so deep that I made up my mind never to hurt anybody else, no matter what.”

“I’m mortified!”

“Man is the only animal that can be skinned more than once.”

“Politics is developing more comedians than radio ever did.”

“Surrounded by assassins!”

“That’s the conditions that prevail!”

“When I got through with him, he was all covered wit’ blood, my blood.”

“Why can’t everybody leave everybody else the hell alone.”