All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.
This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.
I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
I am for people. I can’t help it.
We might as well die as to go on living like this.
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth.
That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.