Larry David is an American actor, writer, comedian, playwright and television producer. He started his career as a standup comedian. In 1980, he was recognized as a writer and cast member for ABC’s ‘Fridays’. Larry, later joined hands with comedian Jerry Seinfeld and created a pilot for NBC which was named ‘The Seinfeld Chronicles’ which became one of the most successful series in the history of television. ‘Sour Grapes’ was one of the movies which was written and directed by him and was well-received by the audience. He was also a part of few other movies including ‘Radio Days’, ‘New York Stories’ and ‘Whatever Works’. He bagged in an ‘Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Writing of a Comedy Series’. The timeless wisdom of the renowned comedian is evident from his thoughts, work, writings and plays. It would not be wrong to say that he has been the one who has aptly epitomized the 21st century’s irrational anxiety, weariness and indifference for people around. Read on the following quotations and thoughts by Larry David that will give you a glimpse of world besides bringing a twinkle to your eyes.
When I was living in New York and didn't have a penny to my name, I would walk around the streets and occasionally I would see an alcove or something. And I'd think, that'll be good, that'll be a good spot for me when I'm homeless.
It has to do - I think - with growing up in an apartment, with my aunt and my cousins right next door to me, with the door open, with neighbors walking in and out, with people yelling at each other all the time.
In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year.
When I was living in New York, there was a lot of screaming in my life. I would just get into these altercations all the time. Being in public, dealing with shopkeepers, just trying to cross the street - things like that.
I don't write shows with dialogue where actors have to memorize dialogue. I write the scenes where we know everything that's going to happen. There's an outline of about seven or eight pages, and then we improvise it.
I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War.
Sometimes I have these fantasies of just moving to a foreign country and coming back with a full head of hair. Or not even come back! Make a new life there with hair... Change my name, just see what happens.
You can't do anything in life. The social barriers in life are so intense and horrific that every encounter is just fraught with so many problems and dread. Every social situation is a potential nightmare.
The temperature in that hangar would sometimes get down to 40 degrees, and very often I had to put on long underwear, which was so restrictive I suffered from an acute vascular disorder for days afterward.