Andy Kaufman quotes

Andy Kaufman

Popular and eccentric American entertainer, actor, and performance artist, referring to himself as a "song-and-dance man." Pranks and elaborate ruses were major elements of his career.
A river season will last as long as it takes you to reach your new
place. If you get into the river and let it take you where you need to
be, your river season will last an afternoon. But if you fear change
and struggle and hold on to the rocks, the river season will last and
last. It will not end until your body becomes exhausted, your grip
weakens, your hands slide off the rocks and the current takes you to
your new place.
Whenever I play a role, whether it’s good or bad, an evil person or nice person, I believe in being a purist and going all the way with the role. If I'm going to be a villainous wrestler, I believe in going all the way with it and not breaking character and not giving away to the audience that I’m playing a role. I believe in playing it straight to the hilt. I just want real reactions. I want people to laugh from the gut, be sad from the gut - or get angry from the gut. When Aquatics are overwhelmed, they seek out the tallest object in view, lie on their backs, put their heads against it and look up. The ritual is called litill, and its purpose is to remind believers that they are actually quite small and, therefore, so are their problems. No one gets found in love. Everyone gets lost in it, Because love is overwhelming. Its beyond your control. You have to relinquish control to be in love. And that’s a good thing. There’s a beauty to being lost in something bigger than you. There is only one amount of money - just not enough. When you go through a tunnel- you're on a train – you go through a tunnel, the tunnel is dark, but you're still going forward. Just remember that.
But if you're not going to to get up on stage for one night because you're discouraged or something, then the train is going to stop.
Everytime you get up on stage, if it's a long tunnel, it's going to take a lot of times of going on stage before things get bright again. You keep going on stage, you go forward. Every night go on stage.
I never told a joke in my life.
Pure entertainment is not an egotistical lady singing boring songs onstage for two hours and people in tuxes clapping whether they like it or not. It's the real performers on the street who can hold people's attention and keep them from walking away. "I don't remember a single monster before I met you." he'd told Amphibian.
"Now they seem to be all over the place."
"You mean there wasn't anything you were afraid of?" the Amphibian had asked him.
"Lots."
"What did they look like?"
It was a funny question.
"They didn't look like anything. They were ideas," Tom told him. "Like not being able to pay rent, or being lonely."
"That's the most terrifying thing I've ever heard." the Amphibian replied.
"We're here," the Clock says.
The Perfectionist opens her eyes. She sees nothing. It's white. All white. There's no up. There's no down. No horizon. Nothing. It's just white.
"Clock, what is this?" asks the Perfectionist. Her voice is shaky.
"This is the future."
"This is the future?" the Perfectionist asks. Her mouth is dry. She forces herself to swallow.
"Why is the future like this?"
"Because it hasn't happened yet," says the Clock
Why do bad things happen to good people?
Because it makes a good story.
"Are these affairs an attempt to figure out who you are?"
"Maybe..."
"And you think that everyone else knows this? That they know who they are?"
"I do."
"You see there, that's your mistake," Nicola said. She cut away Lucy's bangs. She cut several long lengths from the back. "As far as I can tell, you remain a mystery to yourself until the day you die."