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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 http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1940/01/20/captain-future-block-that-kick 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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