Best Quotes by Brendan Gill (Top 6)

  1. Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
  2. Parody is homage gone sour.
  3. I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies.
  4. The guns of the big events rumble through our pages, but the tiny firecrackers are constantly hissing and popping there as well; it appears that much of my life as a journalist has been devoted to sedulously setting off firecrackers.
  5. Obscenity is a notable enhancer of life and is suppressed at grave peril to the arts.
  6. It is in the nature of the New Yorker to be as topical as possible, on a level that is often small in scale and playful in intention.