Yakov Smirnoff Quotes

In America, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia, The Party can always find you!

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.

In every country, they make fun of city. In U.S. you make fun of Cleveland. In Russia, we make fun of Cleveland.

In America, you break law. In Soviet Russia, law breaks you! In America, you watch Big Brother. In Soviet Russia, Big Brother watch you!

I believe that laughter is a language of God and that we can all live happily ever laughter.

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.

Russian men have a saying: “Women are like buses…” That’s it.

Many people are surprised to hear that we have comedians in Russia, but they are there. They are dead, but they are there.

The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington.

I like American women. They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing – like showering.

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

In America, you assassinate president. In Soviet Russia, president assassinate you!

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.

In America, your job determines your marks. In Soviet Russia, Marx determine your job!

The ad in the paper said ‘Big Sale. Last Week.’ Why advertise? I already missed it. They’re just rubbing it in.

In Russia, if a male athelete loses he becomes a female athelete.

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.

Men and women are immigrants in each other’s worlds.

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.

I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter.

Never having alone time is real tough on people.

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.

It’s kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart.

In today’s society we sometimes forget to balance our hearts and our heads; this is the reason we stop laughing.

In Soviet Russia, party always finds you!