The great Garry Shandling died today. In tribute to the great comedian, here are his best quotes:
Nice guys finish first. If you don’t know that, then you don’t know where the finish line is.
I practice safe sex – I use an airbag.
I don’t know why men are so fascinated with television and I think it has something to do with – if I may judge from my own father, who used to sit and stare at the TV while my mother was speaking to him – I think that’s a man’s way of tuning out.
Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn’t be able to survive.
Women need to know that not all guys are going to hurt them the way that the guy did before they started dating me. I know guys I wouldn’t go out with.
They should put expiration dates on clothing so we men will know when they go out of style.
The best television series ever is probably The Twilight Zone.
Some people can fake it their whole lives.
I think it’s one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there’s so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large.
But I really like hosting, I think it’s a strength of mine. It allows me to improvise, and I love the spontaneity of that, and I think I’m funny behind the desk when interviewing someone.
Everyone at a party is uncomfortable. Knowing that makes me more comfortable.
I feel that everything I do in my life I can do in a shorter time than most men can. It’s the quality, not the quantity.
I play basketball on Sundays and I’m a very spiritual guy; I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.
I don’t like this reality television, I have to be honest, … I think real people should not be on television. It’s for special people like us, people who have trained and studied to appear to be real.
Read the “What I Learned” Garry Shandling interview from Esquiire: