17 Amazing Gilda Radner Quotes From Her And Her Iconic SNL Characters

Gilda Radner is an extremely popular cast member of the SNL show.
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Gilda Radner was an American actor and comedian and was one of the original cast members of SNL (Saturday Night Live).

Gilda Radner won an Emmy Award in '78 for her performances on the show. She was also featured in a one-woman Broadway show in '79, 'Live From New York'.

Whether it be quotes from Gilda Radner or her characters on SNL like Rosanna Danna, there is a hilarious ambiguity to them. Her name is still widely  respected and regarded in the television community. Gilda Radner was best known for her specialization in parodies of television stereotypes, such as advice specialists and news anchors.

Her SNL work established her name as an iconic figure in the history of American comedy. She was posthumously awarded a Grammy Award in 1990 and was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1992, and she also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003. Read along to find Amazing Gilda Radner quotes and sayings from her and her iconic SNL Characters, about dreams, her as an actor and comedian, her fashion taste and more.

Ensure you also check out our articles on Angela Davis quotes and 'The Grinch' quotes as you finish with this one.

Funny Gilda Radner Quotes SNL

Gilda Radner was the first member of the SNL show. Gilda Radner characters in the show are still widely appreciated. She was one of the comic legends of the 20th century. Whether it be Gilda Radner quotes about Gene Wilder marriage or Gilda Radner Quotes going to the gym, her words are deeply etched in the memories of the people. Read along to find some funny Alan Zweibel and Gilda Radner quotes about life. Which Gilda Radner quote do you love the most?

Gilda Radner is regarded the first actress in the SNL cast.

1. “It’s like my father always said to me, he said to me, he said, Roseanna Roseanadana, it’s always something. If it isn’t one thing--it’s another! It’s always something.”

- Gilda Radner.

2. “Humor is just truth, only faster!”

- Gilda Radner.

3. “I’m not really an impersonator.”

- Gilda Radner.

4. “Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily.”

- Gilda Radner.

5. “I can always be distracted by love.”

- Gilda Radner.

6. “I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch.”

- Gilda Radner.

7. “I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships.”

- Gilda Radner.

Classic Saturday Night Live Gilda Radner Quotes  

Gilda Radner faced many hurdles in her life. She lost her father to cancer, and later she passed because of cancer. She was the author of a book about her battle with cancer. Read along to find some inspiring Gilda Radner quotes about cancer.

Gilda Radner authored a book on her fight with cancer.

8. “Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.”

- Gilda Radner.

9. “I’ve learned what I can control is whether I am going to live a day in fear and depression and panic, or whether I am going to attack the day and make it as good a day, as wonderful a day, as I can.”

- Gilda Radner.

10. “There are those who open their hearts to others...who never think twice about giving of themselves. They are the wonderful warmhearted people who make all the difference in our lives.”

- Gilda Radner.

11. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.”

- Gilda Radner.

12. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”

- Gilda Radner.

13. “... every time I got disappointed I’d remember the Roseannadanna philosophy that says that you shouldn’t cry over spilt milk ’cause if you spill some milk and instead of cleaning it up to you just walk over it and start crying, they’re gonna put you on lithium.”

- Gilda Radner.

14. “There is no real security except for whatever you build inside yourself.”

- Gilda Radner.

15. “[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary-it’s an act of infinite optimism.”

- Gilda Radner.

16. “While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.”

- Gilda Radner.

17. “The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.”

- Gilda Radner.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Gilda Radner quotes, then why not take a look at 'The Hobbit' quotes or 'The Lorax' quotes.

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