Chevy Chase Quotes


What makes a home home? Animals and a little bit of clutter.

I tell the person I won't take a picture or sign the autograph but I will shake their hand. That kind of personal touch is all they're really seeking.

It's never a good idea for a celebrity to sign autographs or take pictures if a crowd is gathering.

I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem.

There are very few solid family films. A lot of the writing is awful.

A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic so that came naturally to me.

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.

The best advice I can give you about falling is to never land.

What interests me is being alive and being with friends that I care about and being as creative as I can given circumstance.

Some Harvard guy said that acid would open our minds pot wouldn't hurt us and cocaine was benign.

I would love to do a movie with Albert Brooks; we're so different but I find him so funny and I can be just as seemingly narcissistic as he comes off the 'it's all about me' kind of thing.

Last good pratfall I did I broke bones in both hands. I still feel it when people shake my hand.

The best comedy I ever did was when people didn't know who I was.

I just went into this business for laughs. I guess I don't mind being an actor so much now.

You may have read that I went to M.I.T. In 1982 I filled out a Who's Who survey with joking responses and they never bothered to check the facts.

You could knock my teeth out and break my nose and there'd be something funny about it to me.

All my children inherited perfect pitch.

How much do I owe you?

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.

Live a life of grace. You'll be a better person for it and so will your children.

Step by step we will break this cycle of silence poor information and stigma.

The fact was Ford kept stumbling around. I didn't want him in the White House. I wanted Carter in and I had a forum of 20 million people watching.

Socialism works ... [and] Cuba might prove that. I think it's conclusive that there have been areas where socialism has helped to keep people at least stabilized at a certain level.

I watched every single Charlie Chaplin film.

Every Vacation movie didn't just make the studio money. They each made the studio a lot of money.

I'm Chevy Chase and you're not.

They can't make any of these talented young actors Fletch. You might as well make a movie called Chevy Chase.

I am a clown just without the painted smile.

I am just happy that I have children. I don't care what they want to do!

It took me 20 years of making movies to learn how to do it.

I have three daughters. I wanted them to be raised where there are real seasons and where everyone their age wasn't trying to get into movies.

We never could have performed live for an hour and a half every week if we were doing drugs.

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.

Once I got married and had kids I moved away from romantic roles because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else.

Most of the films I've done were ruined in the postproduction not during filming.

Anyone who wants to run has to be a Jimmy Swaggart minus the default.

A flute without holes is not a flute. A donut without a hole is a Danish.

I learned a lot about handling fans from established stars.

I guess I look so straight and normal nobody expects me to pick my nose and fall.

My father was the funniest guy I ever met. I'm not sure if I stole his stuff or if I inherited it.

I made about 28 movies and I think about five of them were good.

Any good actor has to have a good sense of humour too; they have to be able to manipulate people.

Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish

Television doesn't make stars. It's the written media the press that makes stars.

If you're in the White House it's your house and you can invite whatever friend you want.

I don't know if my looks will ever get any better but my pratfalls sure won't.

I think the Clintons are brilliant. I've never met a person as intelligent as Bill and I think Hillary is right up there with him. They're too smart for Washington.