"We managed to hang in there. Today when people get married there's a tendency to run away when things get tough. There is a lot of strength in hanging together."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Jerry Stiller on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Jerry Stiller on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Jerry Stiller on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Jerry Stiller on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Jerry Stiller on Ernest Hemingway
"During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one."
"I don't think my judgment is that good. I don't know what is funny."
"It can make you sad to look at pictures from your youth. So there's a trick to it. The trick is not to look at the later pictures."