Inspirational Yakov Smirnoff Quotes For Success In Life

 Yakov Smirnoff aka Dr. Yakov Naumovich Pokhis is a Ukrainian-American comedian, actor, and writer. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in Ukraine, then immigrated to the United States in 1977 in order to pursue an American show business career, not yet knowing any English. These motivational Yakov Smirnoff Quotes will bring smiles to your face.

Best Yakov Smirnoff Quotes

  1. “In America, you break law. In Soviet Russia, law breaks you! In America, you watch Big Brother. In Soviet Russia, Big Brother watch you!” – Yakov Smirnoff
  2. “In Russia, we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  3. “I believe that laughter is a language of God and that we can all live happily ever laughter.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  4. “In every country, they make fun of city. In U.S. you make fun of Cleveland. In Russia, we make fun of Cleveland.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  5. “In America, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia, The Party can always find you!” – Yakov Smirnoff
  6. “Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.” – Yakov Smirnoff

  7. “Many people are surprised to hear that we have comedians in Russia, but they are there. They are dead, but they are there.” – Yakov Smirnoff’
  8. “In America, you assassinate the president. In Soviet Russia, president assassinate you!” – Yakov Smirnoff
  9. “The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  10. “I believe that love and laughter can only happen when one person takes the time to think about what would cause the other person to feel good.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  11. “The ad in the paper said ‘Big Sale. Last Week.’ Why advertise? I already missed it. They’re just rubbing it in.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  12. “I found out that when you get married the man becomes the head of the house. And the woman becomes the neck, and she turns the head any way she wants to.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  13. “Men and women are immigrants in each other’s worlds.” – Yakov Smirnoff

  14. “I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  15. “If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  16. “In America, your job determines your marks. In Soviet Russia, Marx determine your job!” – Yakov Smirnoff
  17. “We have been learning since we were children how to make money, buy things, build things. The whole education system is set up to teach us how to think, not to feel.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  18. “Never having alone time is real tough on people.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  19. “In today’s society we sometimes forget to balance our hearts and our heads; this is the reason we stop laughing.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  20. “It’s kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  21. “I was not only typecast as a Russian, but I was typecast as Yakov Smirnoff. This is understandable, and I was very happy to get the roles, but it would be nice to be in a movie where I could be someone else.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  22. “My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  23. “Comedians are always hitting the topical notes that are on everybody’s minds.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  24. “I came to America to make it my home, and I did.” – Yakov Smirnoff

  25. “After the Soviet Union collapsed, people thought I wasn’t funny anymore.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  26. “We may have forgotten how to feel. Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after, as we’ve heard in fairy tales.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  27. “In America, you drive car. In Soviet Russia, car drive you!” – Yakov Smirnoff
  28. “In Soviet Russia, party always finds you!” – Yakov Smirnoff
  29. “If you have something important to say, Broadway and New York are great places to say it.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  30. “Balance is so important in our lives. In our busy world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  31. “I was a comedian in Russia, and I worked on the cruise ships there. I met a lot of Americans, and they were laughing even though I didn’t speak their language.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  32. “Falling in love is a chemical reaction. But it wears off in a year.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  33. “Americans think Soviets are so grim. I want them to see that they can smile.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  34. “I fed my ego, but not my soul.” – Yakov Smirnoff
  35. “When the needs of one person are being met by the other, there is laughter.” – Yakov Smirnoff

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