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Johnny Carson

John William Carson was an American actor, comedian, writer, and host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992.
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The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars."

Johnny Carson

For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.

Johnny Carson

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.

Johnny Carson

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.

Johnny Carson

Who could follow Carson? Well, believe me, somebody can - and will.

Johnny Carson

If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.

Johnny Carson

I knew a man who gave up smoking, drinking, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.

Johnny Carson

A two-pound turkey and a fifty-pound cranberry - that's Thanksgiving dinner at Three-Mile Island.

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I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.

Johnny Carson

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.

Johnny Carson

Nancy Reagan fell down and broke her hair.

Johnny Carson

Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.

Johnny Carson

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.

Johnny Carson

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.

Johnny Carson

We're more effective than birth control pills.

Johnny Carson

My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.

Johnny Carson

Never use a big word when a little filthy one will do.

Johnny Carson

Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: "Are your ready?"

Johnny Carson

New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time, most unsolved.

Johnny Carson

I know you've been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvelous. It must be very inexpensive.

Johnny Carson

Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place.

Johnny Carson

If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.

Johnny Carson

People will pay more to be entertained than educated.

Johnny Carson

The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.

Johnny Carson

When turkeys mate they think of swans.

Johnny Carson
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