The duty of comedy being to correct men’s errors in the course of amusing them.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
If the task of comedy is to correct the vices of mankind, I do not understand why some of those vices should be exempt.
I remain just one thing, and one thing only – and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.