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

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

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

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 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