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Chevy Chase quotes (31)

A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
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All my children inherited perfect pitch.
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Anyone who wants to run has to be a Jimmy Swaggart, minus the default.
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Every Vacation movie didn't just make the studio money. They each made the studio a lot of money.
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I don't know if my looks will ever get any better, but my pratfalls sure won't.
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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.
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I just went into this business for laughs. I guess I don't mind being an actor so much now.
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I learned a lot about handling fans from established stars.
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I made about 28 movies, and I think about five of them were good.
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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.
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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.
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I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem.
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I watched every single Charlie Chaplin film.
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I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not.
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If you're in the White House, it's your house, and you can invite whatever friend you want.
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It took me 20 years of making movies to learn how to do it.
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It's never a good idea for a celebrity to sign autographs or take pictures if a crowd is gathering.
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Last good pratfall I did, I broke bones in both hands. I still feel it when people shake my hand.
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Most of the films I've done were ruined in the postproduction, not during filming.
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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.
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Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.
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Some Harvard guy said that acid would open our minds, pot wouldn't hurt us, and cocaine was benign.
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Television doesn't make stars. It's the written media, the press, that makes stars.
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The best comedy I ever did was when people didn't know who I was.
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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.
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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.
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There are very few solid family films. A lot of the writing is awful.
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They can't make any of these talented young actors Fletch. You might as well make a movie called Chevy Chase.
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We never could have performed live for an hour and a half every week if we were doing drugs.
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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.
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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.
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