Chevy Chase quotes

Born
October 8, 1943, Lower Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Occupation
Actor, comedian.

Chevy Chase is an American actor and comedian. Chase had his first leading film role in the comedy Foul Play (1978), earning two Golden Globe Award nominations.

I’d never be tied down for five years interviewing TV personalities.
– Chevy Chase
It’s about timing and rhythm. But who could be better than Chaplin or Keaton?
– Chevy Chase
I’ve always loved the ‘Weekend Update’ people.
– Chevy Chase
Laughter kills lonesome. It’s one of the great things in our lives.
– Chevy Chase
All my children inherited perfect pitch.
– Chevy Chase
Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.
– Chevy Chase
I’m Chevy Chase, and you’re not.
– Chevy Chase
Avoid fatty foods, Bensonhurst, and hair care products.
– Chevy Chase
It seemed that my brother and I were always fighting in the back seat, and there was never any real reason for it.
– Chevy Chase
I learned a lot about handling fans from established stars.
– Chevy Chase
Thank God I have the right friends.
– Chevy Chase
Break as few bones as possible and make as much noise as you can.
– Chevy Chase
Ideally, I’d like to go right back to getting $7 million a picture and being the headliner. That’s probably not going to happen.
– Chevy Chase
You can’t observe as much if you’re observed by others.
– Chevy Chase
For me, what makes you laugh makes you laugh.
– Chevy Chase
There are very few solid family films. A lot of the writing is awful.
– Chevy Chase
It’s never a good idea for a celebrity to sign autographs or take pictures if a crowd is gathering.
– Chevy Chase
There’s no vacation from being a parent.
– Chevy Chase
I watched every single Charlie Chaplin film.
– Chevy Chase
It’s so important, people laughing.
– Chevy Chase
I am just happy that I have children. I don’t care what they want to do!
– Chevy Chase
I come from a much freer kind of performance thing, where I rely on my own improv and my own sense of humor.
– Chevy Chase
The first thing that happens is that you’re overwhelmed by so much attention. It’s just so unnatural. Only people who’ve been in that position can realize what it’s like. I mean, you have to be there.
– Chevy Chase
Who made me laugh when I was growing was Chaplin and the Marx Brothers, and then moving on, there were so many that I was a writer for for many years: I was a writer for the Smothers Brothers, Lily Tomlin, then I started on ‘Saturday Night Live’ as the head writer the first year we started it.
– Chevy Chase
You could knock my teeth out and break my nose, and there’d be something funny about it to me.
– Chevy Chase
The best advice I can give you about falling is to never land.
– Chevy Chase
Let’s not call physical comedy falling down and pratfalls. All humor is physical, no matter how you dish it out. It’s timing, like a dancer or an athlete would have.
– Chevy Chase
The best comedy I ever did was when people didn’t know who I was.
– Chevy Chase
Comparing ‘Christmas Vacation’ to ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is the silliest thing. That film starred the greatest movie actor of all time, and the idea that our movie could ever be connected in some fashion to something so brilliant and beautiful always made feel like, ‘That’s all they had to write about?’
– Chevy Chase
I turned down ‘Forrest Gump.’
– Chevy Chase
I really love making movies. I just have this yearning in my stomach to go back and somehow subversively screw up television a little bit again.
– Chevy Chase
Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles, because it seemed wrong to have my three-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else.
– Chevy Chase
I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem.
– Chevy Chase
Any good actor has to have a good sense of humour, too; they have to be able to manipulate people.
– Chevy Chase
What interests me is being alive and being with friends that I care about and being as creative as I can given circumstance.
– Chevy Chase
For one thing, you need a lot of self-confidence to be on the top of your field. There are times probably where I appear to be over-confident or arrogant. It’s really in the eye of the beholder.
– Chevy Chase
I was a young, new, hot star, and I had this unbelievable arrogance. As time went on, the strident narcissism and arrogance slowly diminished. But I was definitely there. I’m older now. And a big crybaby.
– Chevy Chase
I guess I look so straight and normal, nobody expects me to pick my nose and fall.
– Chevy Chase
With Clinton, there’s no question that I would have made fun of his out-and-out lying. But he’s also a good friend.
– Chevy Chase
What’s funny is funny. The same thing that made you laugh a hundred years ago makes you laugh now.
– Chevy Chase
It took me 20 years of making movies to learn how to do it.
– Chevy Chase
All preconceptions when you laugh go out the window. Laughter kills it.
– Chevy Chase