Robert Benchley was a famous American actor, humorist and writer. He was great at extracurricular activities during his school and college served as the art editor and in Harvard University and joined the board of directors for ‘Harvard Lampoon’. His writing skills landed him up in the ‘New York Tribune’ where he became the chief writer and wrote articles on various topics. Thereafter, he served as chief editor of the magazine ‘Vanity Fair’. During his initial days Robert was never stable at any job and had to do a lot of freelance work for survival. While being a freelancer he even worked as a theater actor where his role in a comic drama ‘The Treasurer’s Report’ was appreciated by the masses. He adapted the play into a short film which turned out to be a huge success. This further paved his way into films and he did a small role in ‘The Sport Parade’ and also collaborated to write the screenplay. This encouraged him to make his short film ‘How to Sleep’, which gave him his first bite at stardom and turned his career towards mainstream Hollywood. This short movie received ‘Academy Award’ for the ‘Best Short Subject’. He has worked through several media and shared his thoughts and ideas over different things. His thoughts, dialogues and sayings have, over the years, become popular as his quotes. His thoughts and quotations tackle the most serious and sensitive topics in a lighter tone. Here are few of Robert Benchley’s notable quotes.