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Sidney Joseph Perelman

Data de nascimento: 1. Fevereiro 1904
Data de falecimento: 17. Outubro 1979

Sidney Joseph "S.J." Perelman foi humorista, escritor, cartunista e roteirista estadunidense. Ele escreveu roteiros para os primeiros filmes dos irmãos Marx, Monkey Business e Horse Feathers, e fez parte do seleto time de autores da revista The New Yorker nos anos 1940 Perelman ganhou um Oscar por seu roteiro para o filme de 1956, Around the World in 80 Days.

Citações Sidney Joseph Perelman

„I guess I’m just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation’s laws.“

—  S.J. Perelman
"Captain Future, Block That Kick!," The New Yorker (20 January 1940) p. 23 Published in book form under the same title in The Most of S. J. Perelman (1992) p. 71

„Oh, son, I wish you hadn’t become a scenario writer!“

—  S.J. Perelman
she sniffled. "Aw, now, Moms," I comforted her, "it’s no worse than playing the piano in a call house." "Strictly from Hunger", The Most of S. J. Perelman (1992) p. 45

„The main obligation is to amuse yourself.“

—  S.J. Perelman
As quoted in I Seem to be a Verb (Bantam Books, 1970), p. 62

„From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it.“

—  S.J. Perelman
Criticism, Groucho Marx on Perelman’s Dawn Ginsbergh’s Revenge (1928), quoted in Dorothy Herrmann S. J. Perelman: A Life (1986) p. 61.

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„I have Bright's disease and he has mine.“

—  S.J. Perelman
A patient confronts his doctor, in a cartoon printed in Judge magazine (November 16, 1929)

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