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Lenny Bruce

Fecha de nacimiento: 13. Octubre 1925
Fecha de muerte: 3. Agosto 1966

Lenny Bruce fue un humorista y comediante estadounidense, cuyo sentido del humor utilizaba con profusión la blasfemia. Tras ser condenado por obscenidad en un juicio celebrado en 1964, recibió el perdón a título póstumo, el primero ocurrido en la historia del estado de Nueva York.

Frases Lenny Bruce

„Si Jesús hubiera sido ejecutado hace veinte años, los niños cristianos no llevarían cruces en el cuello sino sillitas eléctricas.“

—  Lenny Bruce

Kofsky, Frank (1974). Lenny Bruce: The Comedian as Social Critic & Secular Moralist. Monad Press.
Fuente: Hombres y mujeres célebres en la historia argentina. Editor Humberto Quiroga Lavié. https://books.google.es/books?id=T-OkjZUxOeMC&pg=PT211&dq=Si+Jes%C3%BAs+hubiera+sido+ejecutado+hace+veinte+a%C3%B1os,+los+ni%C3%B1os+cristianos+no+llevar%C3%ADan+cruces+en+el+cuello+sino+sillitas+el%C3%A9ctricas&hl=es&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijr8nGoq_gAhVC6uAKHe3YB2AQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=Si%20Jes%C3%BAs%20hubiera%20sido%20ejecutado%20hace%20veinte%20a%C3%B1os%2C%20los%20ni%C3%B1os%20cristianos%20no%20llevar%C3%ADan%20cruces%20en%20el%20cuello%20sino%20sillitas%20el%C3%A9ctricas&f=false

„La única forma de arte honesta es la risa, la comedia. No puedes fingir … intenta fingir tres risas en una hora, ja, ja, ja, ja, te llevarán lejos, hombre. No puedes.“

—  Lenny Bruce

Original: «The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it...try to fake three laughs in an hour -- ha ha ha ha ha -- they'll take you away, man. You can't».
Fuente: The Power of the Word: The Sacred and the Profane. Editor Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. ISBN 9781443879903. p. 37. https://books.google.es/books?id=T2kHCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA37&dq=The+only+honest+art+form+is+laughter,+comedy.+You+can%27t+fake+it...try+to+fake+three+laughs+in+an+hour+--+ha+ha+ha+ha+ha+--+they%27ll+take+you+away,+man.+You+can%27t&hl=es&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwia0a_Zta_gAhXjz4UKHVdhAYcQ6AEIKzAA#v=onepage&q=The%20only%20honest%20art%20form%20is%20laughter%2C%20comedy.%20You%20can't%20fake%20it...try%20to%20fake%20three%20laughs%20in%20an%20hour%20--%20ha%20ha%20ha%20ha%20ha%20--%20they'll%20take%20you%20away%2C%20man.%20You%20can't&f=false

„Todos los días las personas se alejan de la iglesia y regresan a Dios.“

—  Lenny Bruce

Original: «Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God».
Fuente: The Yale Book of Quotations. Editores Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro, Fred R. Shapiro. Colaborador Joseph Epstein. Edición ilustrada. Editorial Yale University Press, 2006. ISBN 9780300107982. p. 111. https://books.google.es/books?id=ck6bXqt5shkC&pg=PA111&dq=Every+day+people+are+straying+away+from+the+church+and+going+back+to+God..+Lenny+Bruce&hl=es&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivnbLfpK_gAhXr1-AKHSB_D_EQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=Every%20day%20people%20are%20straying%20away%20from%20the%20church%20and%20going%20back%20to%20God..%20Lenny%20Bruce&f=false
Fuente: The Essential Lenny Bruce, edición de John Cohen, 1967.

„Moriré joven pero es como besar a Dios.“

—  Lenny Bruce

Refiriéndose a su adicción a las drogas.
Original: «I'll die young but it's like kissing God».
Fuente: The Yale Book of Quotations. Editores Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro, Fred R. Shapiro. Colaborador Joseph Epstein. Edición ilustrada. Editorial Yale University Press, 2006. ISBN 9780300107982. p. 111. https://books.google.es/books?id=ck6bXqt5shkC&pg=PA111&dq=Every+day+people+are+straying+away+from+the+church+and+going+back+to+God..+Lenny+Bruce&hl=es&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivnbLfpK_gAhXr1-AKHSB_D_EQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=Every%20day%20people%20are%20straying%20away%20from%20the%20church%20and%20going%20back%20to%20God..%20Lenny%20Bruce&f=false
Fuente: The Essential Lenny Bruce, edición de John Cohen, 1967.

„Los pasillos de la justicia. En que el único lugar donde se ve la justicia, es en los pasillos.“

—  Lenny Bruce

Original: «The halls of justice. That the only place you see the justice, is in the halls».
Fuente: The Yale Book of Quotations. Editores Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro, Fred R. Shapiro. Colaborador Joseph Epstein. Edición ilustrada. Editorial Yale University Press, 2006. ISBN 9780300107982. p. 111. https://books.google.es/books?id=ck6bXqt5shkC&pg=PA111&dq=Every+day+people+are+straying+away+from+the+church+and+going+back+to+God..+Lenny+Bruce&hl=es&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivnbLfpK_gAhXr1-AKHSB_D_EQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=Every%20day%20people%20are%20straying%20away%20from%20the%20church%20and%20going%20back%20to%20God..%20Lenny%20Bruce&f=false
Fuente: The Essential Lenny Bruce, edición de John Cohen, 1967.

„La sátira es tragedia más tiempo. Le das suficiente tiempo, el público, los revisores te permitirán satirizarlo. Lo que es bastante ridículo, cuando lo piensas.“

—  Lenny Bruce

Original: «Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it».
Fuente: Córdoba, Gabriel. La práctica de los monólogos cómicos: Ejercicios y técnicas: Stand-up comedy. Taller de Teatro. Editorial Ma Non Troppo, 2017. ISBN 9788499174433. https://books.google.es/books?id=7O54DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT36&dq=Satire+is+tragedy+plus+time.+You+give+it+enough+time,+the+public,+the+reviewers+will+allow+you+to+satirize+it.+Which+is+rather+ridiculous,+when+you+think+about+it&hl=es&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil37mytq_gAhUKExoKHV47DAEQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=Satire%20is%20tragedy%20plus%20time.%20You%20give%20it%20enough%20time%2C%20the%20public%2C%20the%20reviewers%20will%20allow%20you%20to%20satirize%20it.%20Which%20is%20rather%20ridiculous%2C%20when%20you%20think%20about%20it&f=false

„A la gente se le debe enseñar lo que es, no lo que debería ser. Todo mi humor está basado en la destrucción y la desesperación. Si el mundo entero estuviera tranquilo, sin enfermedad ni violencia, estaría en la línea del pan, justo detrás de J. Edgar Hoover.“

—  Lenny Bruce

Original: «People should be taught what is, not what should be. All my humour is based on destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing in the breadline - right back of J. Edgar Hoover».
Fuente: The Yale Book of Quotations. Editores Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro, Fred R. Shapiro. Colaborador Joseph Epstein. Edición ilustrada. Editorial Yale University Press, 2006. ISBN 9780300107982. p. 111. https://books.google.es/books?id=ck6bXqt5shkC&pg=PA111&dq=Every+day+people+are+straying+away+from+the+church+and+going+back+to+God..+Lenny+Bruce&hl=es&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivnbLfpK_gAhXr1-AKHSB_D_EQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=Every%20day%20people%20are%20straying%20away%20from%20the%20church%20and%20going%20back%20to%20God..%20Lenny%20Bruce&f=false
Fuente: The Essential Lenny Bruce, edición de John Cohen, 1967.

„I want to perform an unnatural act.
in“

—  Lenny Bruce

Lenny as the Lone Ranger, in Thank You Mask Man' http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0121802/

„Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.“

—  Lenny Bruce

Variante: Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.

„Clean to you, schmuck, but dirty to the Latins!“

—  Lenny Bruce

Contexto: You can't put tits and ass on the marquee!... Why not?... Because it's dirty and vulgar, that's why not!... Titties are dirty and vulgar?... Okay, we'll compromise. How about Latin? Gluteus maximus, pectoralis majors nightly... That's alright, that's clean, class with ass, I'll buy it... Clean to you, schmuck, but dirty to the Latins!

„I am influenced by every second of my waking hour.“

—  Lenny Bruce, libro How to Talk Dirty and Influence People

Fuente: How to Talk Dirty and Influence People

„Let me tell you the truth. The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago.“

—  Lenny Bruce

as quoted by Paul Krassner in Lenny Bruce: Swear to tell the truth 1998 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175844/

„If I get busted in New York, the freest city in the world, that will be the end of my career.“

—  Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3345229.stm

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