Fred Allen Quotes

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

Fred Allen

Condensed milk is wonderful. I don't see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans.

Fred Allen

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Fred Allen

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a firefly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.

Fred Allen

A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 am and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 pm to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished even before lunch.

Fred Allen

I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.

Fred Allen

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.

Fred Allen

Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners.

Fred Allen

Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.

Fred Allen

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.

Fred Allen

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission

Fred Allen

The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.

Fred Allen

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a firefly and still have room for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.

Fred Allen
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