Seinfeld Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Seinfeld Quotes from David Baddiel, Thomas Middleditch, Patrick Warburton, Wayne Knight, Marlee Matlin. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I remember watching an episode of ‘Seinfeld’ in which George can’t understand why security guards can’t sit down. He gets obsessed with it and eventually buys a chair for a security guard who sits down and goes to sleep. The shop gets robbed. That’s a brilliant extrapolation of what is essentially observational comedy.
David Baddiel
I watched Season 1 through 9 of ‘Seinfeld’ bloopers one day, just having a ball. It’s fun to see people having fun.
Thomas Middleditch
He’d never seen Seinfeld, so he didn’t know who Puddy was or anything.
Patrick Warburton
I’m not really in touch with those ‘Seinfeld’ lads except Jason Alexander.
Wayne Knight
I personally have dealt with any adversity in my life with humor. That’s why I told America to ‘Read my hips!’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ or was happy to play along with Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld in the great restaurant scene on ‘Seinfeld.’
Marlee Matlin
I love ‘Seinfeld.’
Andy Grammer
I took the ‘Seinfeld’ tour of New York once – and if I think about it too hard, my brain explodes.
Ryan Holiday
I learned a long time ago from when I did ‘Seinfeld’ never to take anything seriously, and to be part of the joke is the best way to show what a good sport I was.
Marlee Matlin
Shows like ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Friends,’ they have, like, one or two damn characters throughout the whole series that are minorities.
Esai Morales
If you go back and look at the pilot of ‘Seinfeld,’ no one would have thought that show would be what it became, and television isn’t given that kind of chance anymore.
Malik Yoba
So many stars who have shows are intimidated by having people around them be funnier than them. It’s always the unsuccessful ones. Look at Seinfeld – he’s great because he let everyone be hilarious.
Paul Feig
I mean, comedy’s hard. If you go back and look at the first season of ‘Seinfeld,’ it’s a work in progress and that’s what happens. It just takes time for people to figure each other out, and figure out timing, and to develop creatively with the writers.
Zachary Knighton
Seinfeld’ was never a show in the U.K.
Russell Howard
You could go to Estonia and there’s probably an episode of ‘Seinfeld’ playing there. Television is a very powerful thing.
Yul Vazquez
I snagged the biggest bandwagon in history. Just when the buffet stuff was running out, now I’m the ‘Seinfeld’ guy. Somebody up there likes me. That’s why I never worry. Something always comes up.
John Pinette
You look at shows like The Simpsons or Larry Sanders or Curb Your Enthusiasm or Seinfeld, they’re really sophisticated shows that we all love back home.
Simon Pegg
Back when Jerry Seinfeld was just another comedian hanging around the clubs, I’d imitate him to amuse myself and the other comics. The club owners would say, ‘What are you doing that for? Nobody knows him.’
Gilbert Gottfried
The girls in high school who watched 90210? I was watching Seinfeld.
Josh Schwartz
Some of the greatest shows in history – ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and ‘House’ – had puny starts but the benefit of schedule protection, increasingly scarce in today’s DVR world. Cable nets can tolerate small ratings, building hits in progress like ‘Breaking Bad,’ or marathon their way to a ‘Duck Dynasty.’
Kevin Reilly
There’s a ‘Seinfeld’ episode, where he talks about why he can’t get angry, because his voice rises to a comedic pitch and no one takes him seriously – and that’s true of me, too.
Nish Kumar
All comedy does that. Every comedian I can think of – Larry David, Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, Chris Rock – that’s where the best comedy comes from, from stereotypes.
Bryan Fogel
I’ll work with Jerry Seinfeld any day of the week. Get a nice little paycheck there, but you do it for free. It’s just good to be associated with that man. He’s a great guy.
Patrick Warburton
If I’m a busboy in Philadelphia, then I have to be careful about what I say. But if I’m a public tycoon like Jerry Seinfeld, and I got a billion dollars in my pocket, he’s got to be nuts to wonder or worry about what people are going to think.
Jackie Mason
Comedians, we’re just people who whine. But we happen to be funny when we whine. Like, if Jerry Seinfeld wasn’t funny, you’d want to punch him in the face; he’d just seem like a whiner to you. But the fact is that he’s funny.
Artie Lange
With the stand-up comic on TV, whether it’s Seinfeld or Cosby or Roseanne, more important than their knowledge of how to tell a joke is their knowledge of themselves, or the persona they’ve created as themselves. So that when you’re in a room with writers, you can say, ‘Guys, that’s a funny line, but I wouldn’t say it.’
Bob Newhart
When anyone pitches me – and I’ve heard it a million times: ‘It’s the black Seinfeld,’ or, ‘It’s the new version of something that’s already been successful’ – I immediately shut it off. I won’t ever entertain doing ‘the new version of such-and-such.’
James Lassiter
I was raised in the ’90s. I love ‘Seinfeld.’
Alex Hirsch
I was young enough to certainly realize the excitement of how popular ‘Seinfeld’ was.
Tim DeKay
Many people don’t know our famous ‘soup kitchen’ episode on Seinfeld was inspired by an actual soup restaurant off 8th Avenue in New York.
Jason Alexander
I hate shows, personally, where people stand around tossing stuff at each other, and any character can say any line, because you don’t believe any of these characters care for each other. I used to fight with my friends who wrote on ‘Seinfeld,’ because they had such great pride in saying it was a show about nothing.
Bill Lawrence
We sold ‘Seinfeld’ all over the world but it was a very specific kind of show. In some countries it went down really well, in others they hated it.
Jerry Seinfeld
In the history of pilot reports, ‘Seinfeld’ has got to be one of the worst of all time.
Warren Littlefield
There is no community service in ‘Seinfeld.’ But rather than lauding that, I think it shows the insane banality of it.
Jason Alexander
I have my routine. In the evenings I watch ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Frasier.’ That finishes about 11.30 and then I go to bed. I get up at eight o’clock every day, and I’m on the phone straight away, doing business.
I sold my house to Jerry Seinfeld.
Billy Joel
Things that make me laugh range from a wonderful stand-up like Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. and Chris Rock to my son Gabe, who does great improv work. I also look backwards to the great comedic actors like Jackie Gleason, Paul Lynde and Phil Silvers.
Jason Alexander
I saw ‘Seinfeld’ on TV and told my mum that would be something cool to try one day, and she was like, OK, ‘Here is a five-year-old telling me what they want to when they grow up’ sort of thing, and what would they know, right!
Ronny Chieng
I don’t have much time for TV shows, but if I did, I’d watch ‘Seinfeld’ reruns.
Vonda Shepard
I love ‘Seinfeld.’ That was not alternative. You can’t get more in mainstream than that.
Brett Gelman
Like most athletes, I like to go home and relax. I try not to bring the game home with me. I might play some video games that are, let’s just say, for mature audiences only. And I might get some flak for this, but I like to watch ‘Seinfeld.’ Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine.
Nick Ferguson
I transplanted my brain into ‘HQ’ and that’s where the dark corners of my mind got exposed: Pop culture, ’90s baseball, ‘Simpsons,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Mr. Show,’ Phish, Grateful Dead.
Scott Rogowsky
I grew up with ‘Friends’ from day one and, like, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Frazier,’ those sorts of shows, but for sure, ‘Friends’ was it for our family. Like, we would watch every Thursday night at eight o’clock; I couldn’t wait.
Kaley Cuoco
Being asked to be in the last episode of ‘Seinfeld’ is not something you pass on. It was a great honor.
John Pinette
All the people I looked up to – Roseanne, Tim Allen, and Jerry Seinfeld – were stand-up comedians who used humor to get TV shows. I’m on TV now, and I’m working towards getting my own show.
I’m not a Larry David. I don’t have a ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and a ‘Seinfeld’ in me.
Hasan Minhaj
It’s always interesting for me to watch the pilot of an established show because you see how the writers and actors weren’t really sure what the show was and what the dynamics were. If you look at the pilot for ‘Seinfeld,’ for example, it’s practically unrecognizable.
Johnny Galecki
I look at Seinfeld – he looks like he’s having fun. He’s just enjoying being Jerry Seinfeld, you know, on ‘Seinfeld.’
Jerrod Carmichael
I watched ‘The Sopranos,’ I saw a couple of episodes of ‘Mad Men.’ I loved ‘Seinfeld.’ In fact, I got some CDs of ‘Seinfeld.’ ‘Seinfeld’ was hilarious. Oh, boy. The Nazi soup kitchen? ‘No soup for you!’
Antonin Scalia
I’ve been cast in a lot of comedies. I’ve done things like multi-cam sitcoms: you know, ‘Seinfeld’ type… not as good as ‘Seinfeld,’ but that kind of thing. I love that stuff.
Johnny Flynn
The Seinfeld motto: No learning, no hugging.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Jerry Seinfeld has an interesting theory. He goes, ’20 pounds up or down, and you lose your funny.’
Jason Alexander
I always felt that it was easier to take a funny person and teach them to write television than to take somebody who was a television writer and make them funny. And I discovered a lot of great writers that went on to do a lot of great shows like ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Friends,’ you know, ‘Three and a Half Men.’
Roseanne Barr
I’ve never seen ‘Friends;’ I’ve never seen ‘Seinfeld.’ I’ve heard people reference these things but I’ve never seen them.
I’ve seen every episode of ‘Seinfeld.’
Colleen Ballinger
I listened to this interview once with Jerry Seinfeld that really influenced my comedy and all of my writing, which is that when you’re starting out in comedy, it’s the audience that tells you what’s funny about you. And you need to listen to that and make a note of that.
Mike Birbiglia
I’m on my own when I say this, but I’m one of the few people that think that ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ is better than ‘Seinfeld.’
Lee Mack
I like ‘The Office.’ I particularly like the British version with Ricky Gervais. Of course, I liked the ‘Seinfeld’ show a lot. I thought that was an awfully good show.
Dick Van Dyke
Really, when people put together the highlight reels of the classic moments from ‘Friends,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Cheers,’ even ‘MASH,’ they’re full of broad slapstick comedy. Call it cheap or lowbrow, but it works and it works for people of all ages.
Dan Schneider
My all-time favourite programme is ‘Seinfeld;’ I could just sit and watch that over and over again.
Gina Bellman
I can watch an episode of Jerry Seinfeld, and by the end, I’m just walking around my house, you know, talking like Jerry Seinfeld. ‘What is that? What are you doing? Who is it? What’s going’ – you know, I just had that thing, when I grew up, I’d just start talking like people. You know, I always had that.
Jimmy Fallon
Never met Levinson. Ever. He directed those American Express spots for us for Seinfeld, and I was off on some guest spot that I didn’t even want to do… and I got talked into doing it.
Patrick Warburton
I was a rabid ‘Seinfeld’ fan. Then I did the show, and it ruined the show for me. Not that it ruined the quality of the show, but I had seen behind the curtain at Oz.
W. Earl Brown
I’m no Jerry Seinfeld. I wasn’t raised with some backyard with a creek and trees and all that.
Tracy Morgan
I think if you look back at all those great comedies on television in the past, it’s all lovable losers that gathered together – ‘Taxi’ and ‘Cheers,’ ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Friends.’
Matthew Perry
When I got my role on ‘Seinfeld,’ the show was already huge. I was so nervous on my first day. I remember meeting everyone and holding my script and just shaking.
Anna Gunn
To me, in retrospect, it was amazing that ‘Seinfeld’ was a show that had such mass appeal. At first it was a disaster in the ratings, but then it became a cultural phenomenon. I don’t know if that’s possible anymore, but I don’t try for that.
Bill Lawrence
I grew up in a pretty strict household in the sense that we just didn’t have cable, so I wasn’t familiar with what stand-up comedy was. I remember telling my friends that I thought stand-up comedy was like the thing that happened before the episode of ‘Seinfeld.’
Hasan Minhaj
I have no illusions about having another ‘Seinfeld’ in my life.
Jason Alexander
I watch sitcoms like Seinfeld, and here’s a newsflash, but what a great show.
Scott Wolf
If I had the gift of Jerry Seinfeld, of Bill Cosby, of Lewis Black, these instinctively brilliant comic minds, then you go that route! But you gotta know your limitations. I’m more of an actor, more of a process guy. I did Tom Snyder, just as Danny Aykroyd did on ‘SNL.’ I did it in the club.
Joe Piscopo
I’m a massive ‘Seinfeld’ freak, and growing up, I always wanted to be Elaine – but I think everybody has a little bit of George in them, even if nobody wants to admit it.
Margo Price
Even when I watch it, I laugh, because I think, ‘That’s me! I’m on ‘Seinfeld.”
Constance Zimmer
We don’t have a laugh track, which helped Seinfeld a lot, and did kind of tell people when to laugh. It just made it a lot easier. Our show doesn’t have that, so it’s hard for Middle America to catch on.
Alia Shawkat
If you take ‘Cheers’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and watch the early shows, they’re kind of awkward. It took a while for the writers and everything to gel.
Amanda Peet
Not Going Out’ is a pretty neutral sitcom – to quote the ‘Seinfeld’ thing, it’s not really about anything.
Lee Mack
In our first season we had a 22 rating. Today Seinfeld, a hit show, gets a 15. Lost in Space actually had a bigger audience than Star Trek got at that time.
Mark Goddard
My TV comedy idols are the Charles brothers, who did ‘Cheers;’ Larry Gelbart, who did ‘MASH;’ and Larry David, who did ‘Seinfeld.’ When I was 6 or 7-years-old, I’d watch ‘Saturday Night Live’ and guys like John Belushi and Dan Akroyd became my on-screen heroes.
Dan Schneider