31 Total Quotes

Dick Cavett Quotes

Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.
Dick Cavett
#American Entertainer Quotes #Censorship

The Nixon administration kept a nasty eye on our show, ... Cops would come by — often just in time to see the act they wanted to see.
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#Nixon

There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?
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To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.
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Show people tend to treat their finances like their dentistry. They assume the man handling it knows what he is doing.
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As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.
Dick Cavett
#American Entertainer Quotes #People

If your parents never had children, chances are... neither will you.
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#American Entertainer Quotes #Parents

The Nixon administration kept a nasty eye on our show, ... Cops would come by often just in time to see the act they wanted to see.
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#Cop

Don't you wish you could have been a little older and kept a diary of all those meetings?
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#Diary

Can you picture yourself at the age 60 doing what you do now?
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They asked how much current music I liked, ... Well, I loved Wilson Pickett. I liked [Cajun fiddler] Doug Kershaw, 'The Alligator Man.' I wondered if there was more music like that. But the fact I had all these people on still surprises me. For some reason, I was accepted by the rock folk. Maybe they understood that they and I were on the same side of the Richard Nixon question.
Dick Cavett
#Surprises #Richard Nixon

[With no MTV and fewer tour venues,] talk and variety shows were the only place for most people to see some acts, ... I felt like a missionary, bringing them to a primitive people.
Dick Cavett
#Acts #MTV

That was a real contribution to television, ... It was pointed out to me after the show by a terribly distressed gentleman. He checked everything. It's as if he checked the lyrics for 'Tea for Two' and failed to check that. I don't know if they had lyrics with them, but he didn't hear it.
Dick Cavett
#Television #Gentleman #Lyrics

That's a nightmare, ... Somebody will point out to the aged widow of some composer that they heard a snatch of (his) song. It can take time.
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#Nightmare

Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club. If the comic is doing badly it's painful, and if the comic is doing brilliantly, it's extremely painful.
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Once I left out what I then considered my best line because there was a suspected column rat in the house.
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Every student of comedy should see Dame Edna at least twice.
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For some reason, I was accepted by the rock folk. Maybe they understood that they and I were on the same side of the Richard Nixon question.
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I don't think anyone ever gets over the surprise of how differently one audience's reaction is from another.
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I think I'd be pretty easy to write for.
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I'm not sure why writing for others became harder. Probably a reluctance to give away anything you might conceivably use yourself caused a block. I did it, but it remained hard when it had once been easy.
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If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either.
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It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear.
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