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A collection of quotes and sayings by Red Skelton on life, happiness, mistakes, time, death, sad, laugh, parenting, believe, children, God and hungry.

17 Motivational Quotes By Red Skelton That Are Sure To Inspire You

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Comedian, Pantomimist

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Red Skelton was a famous American comedian and entertainer. He is best known as the host of ‘The Red Skeleton Show’ and also for his television and national radio acts. ‘The Doughnut Dunkers’ was a pantomime sketch that he wrote with his wife. He began his career with this pantomime sketch on films, radio and vaudeville. Comedian-turned-actor, he then started performing self-written soliloquies. ‘Old Whitey’ and ‘The Ventriloquist’ are two of the books written by him. He was also inclined towards paintings and this remained as a hobby until 1964 when his wife convinced him to showcase his artworks at ‘Sands Hotel’ in Las Vegas. According to his art dealer, Skelton is believed to have earned more through his art works than his television career. Skelton’s words, views and thoughts on life, movies, comedy, and happiness are very inspiring and stimulating. We have gathered few of Red Skelton’s thoughts and quotes from his life, works, writings and books. 

Recipe for a happy marriage: My wife and I always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.

- Red Skelton

Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.

- Red Skelton

I personally believe we were put here to build and not to destroy.

- Red Skelton

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.

- Red Skelton

My doctor said I look like a million dollars - green and wrinkled.

- Red Skelton

Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.

- Red Skelton

I'm nuts and I know it. But so long as I make 'em laugh, they ain't going to lock me up.

- Red Skelton

Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.

- Red Skelton

If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.

- Red Skelton

I don't need glasses, but I've just reached the age where curiosity is greater than vanity.

- Red Skelton

No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds.

- Red Skelton

Congress: Bingo with billions.

- Red Skelton

His death was the first time that Ed Wynn ever made anyone sad.

- Red Skelton

Good night, and may God Bless

- Red Skelton

God's children and their happiness are my reasons for being.

- Red Skelton

I left home because I was hungry.

- Red Skelton

Exercise? I get it on the golf course. When I see my friends collapse, I run for the paramedics.

- Red Skelton