Fred Allen

1894 - 1956

A Quote by Fred Allen on achievement, dependence, goals, love, privacy, sharing, support, and world

It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on church and failure

Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on acting, life, popularity, and success

An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen

He dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the mattress half gone.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on heart and sincerity

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on control, heart, people, and television

Television is a triumph of equipment over people, and the minds that control it are so small that you could put them in a gnat's navel with room left over for two caraway seeds and an agent's heart.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

Source: CoEvolution Quarterly, Winter, 1977

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A Quote by Fred Allen on television

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on age, comedy, competition, history, jokes, life, machines, and time

We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on novelty and understanding

I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen

Where were you fellows when the paper was blank?

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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