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Trey Parker Quotes

Randolph Severn Parker

Trey Parker quotes: sir South Park discusses everything from weed to Scientology, politics to family, music to making fun of everything.

“Sometimes what’s right isn’t as important as what’s profitable.”

“Any job is a job.  If you have to be doing something, then you’re probably not enjoying it.”

“There is nothing we can’t do.”

“The best way to try to motivate somebody is by being direct with them.  To be honest with them.  Lies are never the right way to get your message across.”

“The basis of all reasoning is the mind’s awareness of itself.”

“[On South Park] We’re constantly trying to figure out something new for it to be.  And I don’t even know if it’s totally conscious.  It’s just that we come in, and we don’t want to do the same thing, because it sounds boring to us.  So we come to every season trying to say, ‘All right, what can we do totally differently?’  And that’s part of what makes it fun for us.”

“I think our biggest strength is that we have a show that we completely make in one building in six days, and then we’re on to the next one.  And there is a momentum to that.  We don’t want to tie our hands.”

“In terms of the creative side of it, it’s really been a thing where you come up with the funny stuff at a bar or out talking to people or whatever.”

“If we have a great idea, we’ll go, ‘Oh, this could be a cool movie.’  Or really, for us, it’s more like, ‘Oh, this is a really bad idea.  Let’s do this.  This seems really stupid.'”

“We find just as many things to rip on the left as we do on the right.  People on the far-left and the far-right are the same exact person to us.”

“It’s this simple law, which every writer knows, of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together.”

“We have it, we’re lucky enough that we’ve created a show where it’s not about a family or a kid – it’s about a town.”

“It’s not like we have a formula, but I think one of the reasons this show has survived is that it has a big heart at its center.  I just don’t think a show lasts for 10 years without a heart.”

“When you sit down and write a song, you kind of have the idea for the song, and you sit there at the piano and you kinda just write it.  And then of course later there’s some dinking around with it and changing some stuff.  But there’s this thing that happens when the song first comes out, that sort of magic when it first comes out of the ether, and you can’t even really explain where it comes from.”

“When you’re super hot, you don’t have the time to enjoy being super hot, because you’re working your ass off.  By the time we will actually have time to really go out and screw around, we won’t be hot anymore.”

“The truth is, marijuana probably isn’t going to make you kill people.  Most likely isn’t going to fund terrorists, but pot makes you feel fine with being bored and it’s when you’re bored that you should be learning a new skill or some new science or being creative.  If you smoke pot you may grow up to find out that you’re not good at anything.”

“People have a lot of different beliefs, and at the end of the day, we all have deeply-held beliefs that probably don’t make sense to anyone else.”

“We’re the guys who, if someone says you really shouldn’t do an episode making fun of Scientologists, we say, ‘Whatever.’  Someone says, ‘They might come try to burn your house down,’ we say, ‘We’ll just get another one.'”

“You know that everyone thinks that in order to do South Park we must be wild, crazy, rock and roll stars.  But the truth is we’re just wholesome middle-American guys.”

“We’re just going to keep doing crazy sh*t, and maybe there will be a thread through it, but it doesn’t really matter.  Our structure is, we’ll come up with this funny thing, and then make this funny thing go on for 20 minutes.  Sometimes it makes really crappy television and sometimes it makes cool television.”

“You can make fun of everything.”

“You know what they say: you can’t teach a gay dog straight tricks.”

“Living is having ups and downs and sharing them with friends.”

“I just realized that there are going to be a lot of painful times in life, so I better learn to deal with them in the right way.”

“Love isn’t a decision.  It’s a feeling.  If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simpler, but much less magical.”

“I think people that have a brother or sister don’t realize how lucky they are.  Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there’s always somebody there, somebody that’s family…”

“I’ve learned that all a person has in life is family and friends.  If you lose those, you have nothing, so friends are to be treasured more than anything else in the world.”

“Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything.  It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.”

“I like to fancy myself more of a musician than anything else.”

“I got into this little habit of architecture and building.  I designed a house in Colorado and one in Hawaii.  The idea is supposed to be build and sell – but then I can never bring myself to sell them.”

“I bought a house for my mom, I bought a house for my dad, I bought a house for my sister.”

“I was always a very happy, optimistic person.”

“I love life.  Well yeah, and I’m sad, but at the same time I’m really happy that something could make me feel that sad.  It’s like, it makes me feel alive, you know?  It makes me feel human.  And the only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before.  So I have to take the bad with the good.  I guess what I’m feeling is like a beautiful sadness.”

“I don’t want to say never, but I hope I don’t become that ‘take me seriously now’ guy.”

“Thank you, this has been really, really cool.”

“It’s just going to be a total trip, and I’m just going to enjoy it.”

Carry on: Matt Groening has some good quotes too.

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