Marty Feldman

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The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
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Marty Feldman (8 July 19342 December 1982) was an English writer, comedian and BAFTA award winning actor, notable for his bulging eyes.


  • Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.
    • The Times, June 9, 1969.
  • Sex is two plus two making five, rather than four. Sex is the X ingredient that you can't define, and it's that X ingredient between two people that make both a man and a woman good in bed. It's all relative. There are no rules.
    • Interviewed in Wendy Leigh Speaking Frankly (London: Muller, 1978) [1]
  • Hookers have to deliver on their promise... unlike politicians.
    • Marty Feldman - Six Degrees of Separation, BBC4.
  • I feel about Keaton the way an organist thinks of Bach.
    • Marty Feldman - Six Degrees of Separation, BBC4.
  • I carry Keaton's photo around with me to remind me what happened to him. If the Hollywood system can destroy him it can destroy me.
    • Marty Feldman - Six Degrees of Separation, BBC4.
  • When I quoted Bulwer Lytton's "The pen is mightier than the sword" to Marty Feldman he added reflectively, "Yes, and considerably easier to write with."


  • I won't eat anything that has intelligent life, but I'd gladly eat a network executive or a politician. [2]
  • Money can't buy poverty. [3]

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