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Billy Crystal, American Comedian ( March 14, 1947 - )

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In my standup work, I always do these characters, older people who are just off to the side. It's easier to write a story about the guy who made it to the top, but the middle is so much more interesting, so much more murky.~Billy Crystal


Work People Story

Humans love sex, we need sex, it's how we connect, it reminds us we're alive, it's the third most basic human need, after food and good movie popcorn.~Billy Crystal


Love Food Good

I'm going to go on just living and laughing and loving.~Billy Crystal


Living Go Loving

I'd like to think there is a Heaven, and it starts from the happiest day in your life.~Billy Crystal


Life Day Think

I can't be funny if my feet don't feel right.~Billy Crystal


Funny Feet Feel

What's so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you're constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.~Billy Crystal


Life Love Time

The Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower. They're monumental. They're straight out of Page 52 in your school history book.~Billy Crystal


History School Book

To be good, you need to believe in what you're doing.~Billy Crystal


Good Believe Doing

Gentlemen, start your egos.~Billy Crystal


Start Gentlemen Egos

Change is such hard work.~Billy Crystal


Work Change Hard Work

Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.~Billy Crystal


Women Men Sex

My granddaughter's birth has made me want to create things she will love.~Billy Crystal


Love Me Want

From the first time I saw Sid Caesar be funny I knew that's what I had to do.~Billy Crystal


Funny Time First Time

At 60, I could do the same things I could do at 30, if I could only remember what those things are.~Billy Crystal


Remember Same If I Could

You really have to have some muscle to be on the stage in front of the world.~Billy Crystal


World You Stage

Muhammad Ali struck us in the middle of America's darkest night, in the heart of its most threatening gathering storm. His power toppled the mightiest of foes, and his intense light shined on America, and we were able to see clearly injustice, inequality, poverty, pride, self realization, courage, laughter, love, joy and religious freedom for all.~Billy Crystal


Love Light Courage

Ali forced us to take a look at ourselves. This brash young man who thrilled us, angered us, confused and challenged us, ultimately became a silent messenger of peace who taught us that life is best when you build bridges between people, not walls.~Billy Crystal


Life Best Peace

In the late 1960s, I was working as an usher for the New York stage production of 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.'~Billy Crystal


Good Man Good Man

Your success is in your point of view. It's your life that you're talking about; it's your observations. That's the best lesson that I ever had.~Billy Crystal


Life Success Best

What life throws at you - you just have to learn how to hit it, which is a baseball metaphor. The ball's outside, you hit to the right. You don't let them go by.~Billy Crystal


Life Baseball Learn

That's still the greatest high, that feeling of being in control of 2,000 people. It's me and them, and I like the odds. It's not even so much the funny. It's getting them quiet. In the quiet moments in '700 Sundays,' I just really love that they're getting moved.~Billy Crystal


Love Funny Greatest

I still don't love the darkness, though I've learned to smile in it a little bit, now and then.~Billy Crystal


Love Smile Darkness

I pride myself in being able to survive just about any situation on stage now. I can handle pressure.~Billy Crystal


Myself Pride Pressure

I don't know what I would have done to rebel. I don't know what I was rebelling against.~Billy Crystal


Know Rebel Done

It's like being a gym rat, but you're a theater rat, and then that becomes your fraternity house. That becomes your extended family.~Billy Crystal


Family You Gym

My parents always looked like they loved being together. That's what I took from them, and that's how my wife and I are. I still feel like we're dating.~Billy Crystal


Wife Parents Together