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A collection of witty quotes and sayings by Danny DeVito on life, people, work, greed, love, family etc.

55 Witty Quotes By Danny DeVito That Reveal His Innate Sense Of Humour

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Danny DeVito is a renowned actor and filmmaker who has earned many prestigious awards throughout his long career spanning five decades. He is known for his witty and quirky one-liners about life and career that he shares with his audience. He is involved with several charitable organizations including Keep Memory Alive, Hollywood Arts Council, International Myeloma Foundation, Seany Foundation and Solar Neighbors Program. DeVito, who was affected by the rare genetic disorder Fairbank's disease as a child, supports charities dealing with AIDS and HIV, Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Below are some of his observations about the world, collected from his speeches and interviews. He also cares about social causes such as environment, health, poverty, education and development of creative arts.

It's unfortunate that the entire country is a racist country.We're living in a country that discriminates, and has certain racist tendencies.

- Danny DeVito

Even if one doesn't smoke pot, one has to see the benefits of decriminalizing it.

- Danny DeVito

We did 'Erin Brockovich,' we did 'Man on the Moon,' we did 'Living Out Loud,' but now I'm going to keep going.

- Danny DeVito

So, you pick this stuff here and this stuff there and then you see things in certain ways and you start visualizing and thank God I get the chance to do this. It's really the greatest thing in the whole wide world.

- Danny DeVito

I'm always studying and I've been doing it for a long time now.

- Danny DeVito

I love going to all kinds of movies, I screen DVDs in my house, but I go to the theatre a lot in the afternoon. I don't get bugged because there aren't many people around.

- Danny DeVito

What do you call 500 lawyers lying on the bottom of the Ocean? A good start.

- Danny DeVito

I climbed like a billion stairs... its not like I can take them two at a time.

- Danny DeVito

In order for the light of gratitude and happiness to shine so brightly, the darkness of how it could be worse must be present.

- Danny DeVito

A lot of it revolves around food with me because a lot of my life does in a way.

- Danny DeVito

Of course I've got lawyers. They are like nuclear weapons, I've got em 'cause everyone else has. But as soon as you use them they screw everything up.

- Danny DeVito

I don't know. I think it's funny! I think it's funny! I go, what? It's so absurd. I'm alone.

- Danny DeVito

America's racist, so what do you expect.

- Danny DeVito

A bad salesman will automatically drop his price. Bad salesmen make me sick.

- Danny DeVito

I don’t look ahead. I’m right here with you. It’s a good way to be.

- Danny DeVito

Everybody needs money. That's why they call it money.

- Danny DeVito

It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you're not safe, when you're not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway.

- Danny DeVito

I'll tell you one thing, it's a cruel, cruel world.

- Danny DeVito

The choices we make, dictate the lives we lead.

- Danny DeVito

Christmas is a good excuse to eat everything.

- Danny DeVito

A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful the way you lean.

- Danny DeVito

It don't care whether I'm good enough. It don't care whether I snore or not. It don't care which God I pray to. There are only three things with that kind of unconditional acceptance: Dogs, donuts, and money.

- Danny DeVito

The whole point of love is to put someone else’s needs above your own.

- Danny DeVito

We don't even know if we're in this room. We could be in a turtle's dream in outer space.

- Danny DeVito

I've been to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's a tower, and it's leaning. You look at it, but nothing happens, so then you look for someplace to get a sandwich.

- Danny DeVito

What you do with it and things like that, but I basically chose this after I read it because I thought it was different and funny and unique and dark - things that I like to do.

- Danny DeVito

We did 'Erin Brockovich', we did 'Man on the Moon', we did 'Living Out Loud', but now I'm going to keep going.

- Danny DeVito

The son has always felt like he was a footnote in one of the stories the father tells. The father is an amazing storyteller and one of the tales that he tells is how he met his wife.

- Danny DeVito

I lay on the ground, but then I can't reach - I don't want to take my foot out of the tub - but I've got to call somebody because I've got to get a band-aid or something to stop the bleeding.

- Danny DeVito

I developed that for a long time. I also developed 'Sugar Sweet Science' at New Line and that didn't happen. That was a boxing movie. And between all that there were a couple of other things.

- Danny DeVito

When I'm directing or producing, I like to do different kinds of stories. But you have to know what you really like, and when you do, you have to front your position.

- Danny DeVito

My parents worked their tails off, but we weren't the poorest people in town. Some people I went to school with, you could tell they were dirt poor.

- Danny DeVito

I don't think I've been bored, ever. I've always been working on two or three things at a time; whether it was in the early days, or whatever, I was always working on something.

- Danny DeVito

Of course I've got lawyers. They are like nuclear weapons, I've got em 'cause everyone else has. But as soon as you use them they screw everything up.

- Danny DeVito

What Tim does is, he calls me and sends me the script. And then he sends me a drawing, an illustration of his image of me as the character. It's so great.

- Danny DeVito

You have to give people permission to laugh. That's why they would always cut to the banana peel in the Laurel and Hardy movies.

- Danny DeVito

Jersey is always with me. I was one of the lucky ones. Asbury Park is just the greatest place in the world to spend your childhood.

- Danny DeVito

Well, you know, I feel like it's about a lot of things. The reason that I made it was because I thought it was really funny and unique and just a different genre.

- Danny DeVito

After you've lived with somebody for 11 years, what's a guy in a robe reading from a book going to change?

- Danny DeVito

I have been very fortunate in my life. I have had a lot of happiness. I have a great family and I work a lot, and that's what I like to do.

- Danny DeVito

I'll watch Ricky Gervais in anything he does. The guy's hilarious.

- Danny DeVito

I'm always studying and I've been doing it for a long time now.

- Danny DeVito

I don't look ahead. I'm right here with you. It's a good way to be.

- Danny DeVito

In this movie, you have all the things you love from Tim. All the magic and the whimsy and the surreal, but he also has a fantastic story of a father and son that really gets under your skin.

- Danny DeVito

I don't know. I think it's funny! I think it's funny! I go, what? It's so absurd. I'm alone.

- Danny DeVito

Wherever I am, it's a really good feeling to have that connection to people. I love to go out to talk to people and be with folks. I don't shy away from it.

- Danny DeVito

I didn't do it because of the underlying greed that's prevailing, but it is about greed, doing the right thing at the right time using your clout when you have it and what for and what reason.

- Danny DeVito

There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go?

- Danny DeVito

It's a first for me. It's my first nude scene.

- Danny DeVito

I love women. I mean, I'm married, but I used to get in all kinds of trouble.

- Danny DeVito

I am self-centred. I just adore myself.

- Danny DeVito

It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you're not safe, when you're not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway.

- Danny DeVito

I've been to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's a tower, and it's leaning. You look at it, but nothing happens, so then you look for someplace to get a sandwich.

- Danny DeVito

I'll tell you one thing, it's a cruel, cruel world.

- Danny DeVito

People come into your lives who you have a good time with, and time goes by and you still have a good time with them and you do stupid stuff with them. To me, that's life.

- Danny DeVito