25 Total Quotes

Edgar Bergen Quotes

Maybe it is the war or the movies or because this generation was bred on radio comedy, but I found out that they want bombastic stuff with a lot of drive. They have little time for whimsy. It varies, of course, from town to town. The Hartford audience was sharper on some things than the Buffalo audience. Political jokes go, depending upon how the community votes. A Negro audience will pick up subtle comedy quicker than anyone else.
Edgar Bergen
#Comedy

OK, magic boy, let's see who you really are.
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor #Magic

We had to have a star each week... Possibly our program being on Sunday and having a little fun with the Bible was dangerous.
Edgar Bergen
#Fun

Charlie, what is nature of life?
Edgar Bergen
#Life

Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville.
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor

Hey kid, do you want to come and talk to Charlie?
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor

To think that this was once Happy Valley.
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor #Happiness

I was asking Charlie the most important questions, and you heard the answers.
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor

I've never told you the story of Alice in Wonderland, have I?
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor

You find out your mistakes from an audience that pays admission.
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor #Mistakes

After 13 years of life on the half shell in Hollywood, I have made a trip where I wasn't a tourist.
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor #Hollywood

My friend Charlie McCarthy is, of course, much more of a celebrity than he was 13 years ago... They wanted to see McCarthy: striped pants, monocle, derby and Bergen's bald head. If that had happened in radio, the reaction would have been slow, diffused and debatable. I wouldn't learn anything from an audience sitting in a broadcasting studio in Hollywood, because those people all are in my business.
Edgar Bergen
#Celebrity

Well, a friend in need is a friend indeed.
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor

Show me where Stalin is buried and I'll show you a Communist Plot.
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor

Charlie, where is the soul?
Edgar Bergen
#Soul

But Charlie, Charlie, how can we ever really know anything? Charlie, what or who is God?
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor #God

So many people are working in vaudeville today that I looked for three weeks to book enough acts for an hour bill and didn't have them until the night before we opened in Buffalo and money was no object!
Edgar Bergen
#American Actor #People

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
Edgar Bergen
#Funny #Motivational