Robert Pickering “Bo” Burnham is an American comedian, musician, actor, filmmaker and poet. Profoundly inspirational Bo Burnham quotes and jokes will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while making you laugh.
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Famous Bo Burnham Quotes
If Jesus can walk on water, can he swim on land?
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.
Uncharted territory is a good place to be in.
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
In the distance, Bo saw a fairy. A fairy so beautiful that he felt proud of being called one in high school.
I try and write satire that’s well-intentioned. But those intentions have to be hidden. It can’t be completely clear, and that’s what makes it comedy.
Was Einstein’s theory good? Relatively.
I’m grateful for every stupid mistake and dumb joke I tried to make.
I love you just the way you are but you don’t see you like I do. You shouldn’t try so hard to be perfect. Trust me, perfect should try to be you.
I just like to write and then perform.
I stopped and I thought, ‘What would Jesus do?’ So I didn’t exist.
Laughter is the best medicine, y’know, besides medicine.
A few people know me, and the few people that do know me only know me because they dig my stuff.
Being famous is complete luck, and that’s something you can’t bank on.
There’s a certain line between jokes and music and poetry that’s a bit blurred in my mind.
Maybe life on earth could be heaven, doesn’t just the thought of it make it worth a try?
What’s important is that you stay true to yourself. Because when you enter the real world, the most valuable thing you can bring is all your you-ness. The world doesn’t need any more hot chicks or tough guys or smooth talkers – the world needs more you. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
I’m bored way too easily. I’m staring at screens half the day. I need to be overstimulated. And how will that express itself artistically?
I misdirect the audience, so they have no idea where they are or who they’re listening to.
If I had a dime for every time a homeless guy asked me for change, I’d still say no.
I remember being super young, like nine or ten years old, and thinking, ‘Man, I wonder what famous people eat for breakfast. They must have some special kind of cereal!’ My mind was so warped by the idea of fame.
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?
Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth.
In high school, I worked eight hours a day just so I could get into the college of my dreams and say that I got in – and I never went.
I’ve always liked the format of YouTube, sharing things for free, which is a nice exchange between people.
The problem for us, as viewers, is that we want famous people who are passionate about the things they’re famous for, because that makes them worthy of the attention. But I think many of those famous people just want to be famous.
Inspirational Bo Burnham Quotes
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.
I think the comedy clubs tend to homogenize the acts a little bit, because they force them to be palatable in way too many environments.
What’s a pirate minus the ship? Just a creative homeless guy.
Roses are grey, Violets are a different shade of grey, Let’s go chase cars!
You got to take a deep breath and give up. The system is rigged against you.
When I tried to hit puberty I swung and I missed.
I would say don’t take advice from people like me who have gotten very lucky.
I chose to do comedy instead of going to college.
Postmodern comedy doesn’t work well with very old audiences, because it’s making fun of the comedy they enjoy.
No one entertains the thought that maybe God does not believe in you.
How do you do that? How?! It must’ve been magic.
The classic comedian says there’s nothing that’s taboo; if you laugh at one thing you’ve got to laugh at everything, that comedy is taking people to dark areas and showing them the light.
Most of my songs make fun of myself.
Quotes are for dumb people who can’t think of something intelligent to say on their own.
When life gives you lemons, you probably just found lemons
When life gets you down, make a comforter!