“Sir, in my heart, I know I’m funny.”

Lt. Steven Hauk’s (Bruno Kirby) wonderful line from Good Morning, Vietnam. It was brought to mind by this observation in a story about Ze Frank:

“Most people aren’t funny, and most funny people are not funny most of the time.” — Clay Shirky, adjunct professor at New York University (interactive telecommunications program)

For my part, I’d rather be funny than know how to fly.

One thought on ““Sir, in my heart, I know I’m funny.”

  1. Such a great line… and an even better outlook on personal qualities.
    I have found that often in life, it is the people who don’t think they are funny- or who are not trying to be funny- that truly are.
    My other most famous line in that movie from the same block of scenes…
    “Hauk… you suck the sweat off a dead man’s balls- Uh, that’s a direct quote sir.” Line from Forrest Whitaker while he is reading ‘fan’ mail to the General.

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