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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Victor Borge on piano, music, comedy, humor, kindness, fat, funny, laughter, entertain, tears and life.

13 Quotes By Victor Borge, The Clown Prince Of Denmark

Famous As: American-Danish comedian
Born On: January 3, 1909
Died On: December 23, 2000
Born In: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died At Age: 91
Victor Borge was a renowned Danish-American comedian and pianist commonly known as ‘The Clown Prince Of Denmark’. He was born in a family of musicians and was introduced to the piano at an early age of 2 which helped him perform his first piano recital at the age of 8. He was further trained under legendary musicians which led to his first professional performance for a big concert and helped him become popular. This fame encouraged him blend his intellect of music with his sense of humor. He moved to America for better opportunities and started working at ‘Rudy Vallee’s radio show’. His unique way of mashing up music with comedy brought him the title of ‘Best New Radio Performer’ which was followed by various film offers. He further did a show titled ‘The Victor Borge Show’ which magnifed his reputation and fame. During this period, he collaborated with some famous artists like Ed Sullivan to perform in their shows. This was followed by the most notable show of his life 'Comedy in Music’. This show became the longest running show and even held a ‘Guinness Book of World Record’. His level of reputation as an entertainer increased his demand and he went on tours to perform as a comedian as well as a musician. Read on the compilation of quotes and sayings by the renowned pianist. Here is a collection of famous quotations and thoughts by Victor Borge which have been excerpted from his life and work.

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Victor Borge

The shortest distance between two people is a smile.

Victor Borge

One afternoon, when I was four years old, my father came home, and he found me in the living room in front of a roaring fire, which made him very angry. Because we didn't have a fireplace.

Victor Borge

Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people once a year

Victor Borge

He was happily married - but his wife wasn't.

Victor Borge

The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.

Victor Borge

I normally don't do requests. Unless, of course, I have been asked to do so.

Victor Borge

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.

Victor Borge

I'd like to thank my parents for making this night possible. And my children for making it necessary.

Victor Borge

(Responding to a sneeze from the audience) Who exploded?

Victor Borge

(Referring to the piano's natural shape) Isn't it a shame when those big fat opera singers lean against the pianos and bend them?

Victor Borge

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.

Victor Borge

A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

Victor Borge