"A good actor is someone who knows how to take the part and make it real and make it honest and be effective in it. If it's in a funny movie and, as long as they are cast in an appropriate way, humor will come from it."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Ivan Reitman on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Ivan Reitman 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."Ivan Reitman on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Ivan Reitman 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."Ivan Reitman on Henry Ward Beecher
"I don't think my sense of humor has changed at all I was born with this, for better or for worse."
"I remember when first, Stripes, and then Animal House came out - which I was really proud of, even though it was kind of loose and quite raucous - there were imitative movies that were not quite as good."
"Movies either work or they don't work and they're either funny or they're not and we work very hard. To achieve that kind of work is really kind of delicate stitching."
"My sense is, I think it's okay for directors to do movies that speak to other work in their career."
"I think Junior is certainly a science fiction premise as is Twins, as is Dave, beyond Ghostbusters."