Inspirational Stan Laurel Quotes And Sayings

Stan Laurel Quotes:- Stan Laurel (born 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer, and film director who was part of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. He appeared with his comedy partner Oliver Hardy in 107 short films, feature films, and cameo roles.

Inspirational Stan Laurel Quotes

We had friendly and pleasant relationships with all that worked in our films – many happy memories.
Stan Laurel

Inspirational Stan Laurel Quotes

What business do we have telling people who to vote for? They probably know more about it than we do.
Stan Laurel

A friend once asked me what comedy was. That floored me. What is comedy? I don’t know. Does anybody? Can you define it? All I know is that I learned how to get laughs, and that’s all I know about it. You have to learn what people will laugh at, then proceed accordingly.
Stan Laurel


I don’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with Charles Chaplin.
Stan Laurel

Babe and I are both great television fans, and we’ve been planning to do something on TV. But we certainly never intended to start out on an unrehearsed network show!
Stan Laurel

We never dealt with satire or suggestive material. Although some of our films were broad parodies or burlesques of popular dramatic themes, there was no conscious attempt at being either sarcastic or offensive.
Stan Laurel

You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.
Stan Laurel

Famous Stan Laurel Quotes

Personally, I think the silent films were more effective for L&H, but the sound was of great value in enhancing the effects – dialog eliminated a lot of action & sight gags – I always feel that ‘action’ speaks louder than words.
Stan Laurel

It’s the one with that panel of ultra-chichi folks. The one called ‘What’s My Line?’ It sends me straight up the wall. I call it ‘The Snob Family.’
Stan Laurel

Sight gags had to be planned; they required timing and mechanics. Occasionally, spontaneity would arise in the shooting of the scenes.
Stan Laurel

My only opinion on the L&H ‘home movie’ situation – I regret we have no financial interest in them.
Stan Laurel

We did have a script, but it didn’t consist of, the routines and gags. It outlined the basic story idea and just a plan for us to follow. But when it came to each scene, we and the gagmen would work out ideas.
Stan Laurel

Anyone who thinks ‘Modern Times’ has got a big message is just putting it there himself. Charlie knew that the pressures of modern life and factory life would be good for a lot of laughs, and that’s why he did the film – not because he wanted to diagnose the industrial revolution.
Stan Laurel

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