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Bo Burnham

American,  Comedian
Total Quotes : 104
Thought Away Very

At one point when I was very young, when I was first starting out, I thought, 'Well, one day I'll be able to put all the music away and become a real comedian.' But then I realized there are amazing musical comedians out there, that musical comedy is probably something I'll always want to pursue.

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Fact Feel Maybe

At once I feel that comedy is this amazing sort of transcendent thing, and I'm also open to the fact that maybe it's just an evolutionary hiccup, something that upright apes do in their free time.

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Surprise Comedy Level

For me, if you distill comedy down, it is surprise and the unexpected. That has to be it on its most base level, in any form.

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Myself Hypocrite Embrace

I fully embrace myself as a hypocrite.

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Know Want Meaning

I don't want to put meaning on what I do because I don't know what it is.

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Person Average Tube

The average person has one Fallopian tube.

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Myself Pretty Surface

I don't try to call myself a poet. But I know that my stuff is pretty literal, in that the themes are pretty simple and on the surface.

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Me Dig Few People

A few people know me, and the few people that do know me only know me because they dig my stuff.

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Place Good Place Uncharted

Uncharted territory is a good place to be in.

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Real People I Think Your

I think it would collapse my heart if I was super famous. I don't have the nerve for it, I'm too anxious. I don't know how you're not obsessed with how people perceive you, because they're real people, you know? You can convince yourself that they don't really know you, and that's true, but how can it not hurt your feelings?

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Like Call Slightly

I like to call everyone that I find slightly annoying a 'sociopath.'

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Think I Think Wear

I think I wear my hypocrisy on my sleeve. I would never say I'm not a complete hypocrite.

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Lucky Very Telling

I would say don't take advice from people like me who have gotten very lucky. We're very biased. You know, like Taylor Swift telling you to follow your dreams is like a lottery winner telling you, 'Liquidize your assets; buy Powerball tickets - it works!'

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Career Expanding Exploding

My career was exploding at the same time that social media itself was expanding. But when my online videos were taking off, I didn't think, 'Oh, great! I'm going to be able to parlay this into a career!' I just wanted to be a comedian. I just wanted to perform live.

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Jeans Kid Some

All my fans saw me as some little kid who can't even afford new jeans in his room, so they'll support me. That'll work until I become a success.

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Grateful Stupid Mistake

I'm grateful for every stupid mistake and dumb joke I tried to make.

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YouTube Always Which

I've always liked the format of YouTube, sharing things for free, which is a nice exchange between people.

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Think I Think Love-Hate

I think the love-hate is fundamental. Everyone hates reality television, and everyone's watching it. Everyone hates Facebook, and everyone is on it.

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Breath Take Deep Breath

You got to take a deep breath and give up. The system is rigged against you.

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Dreaming Surrounding

I didn't want to bash young people. I don't want to bash a kid for dreaming or wanting something or being slightly ambitious - that's not the problem. The actual problem is with the culture surrounding him.

- Bo Burnham