"I want to be taken seriously as the type of musician that plays stuff like an electric rake. I mean, how seriously do you take someone like Spike Jones? They take him pretty seriously - a really good musician who made a great contribution in terms of humor, which is part of what I try to do too."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Eugene Chadbourne on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Eugene Chadbourne on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Eugene Chadbourne on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Eugene Chadbourne on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Eugene Chadbourne on Henry Ward Beecher
"Can you imagine a guy breaking into your car, and he steals your guitar case 'cause he thinks it's a guitar, and he gets it home and opens it up and there's a rake inside it, an electric toilet plunger and a dog skull? That actually happened."