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Marty Feldman

British actor and comedian

Marty Feldman (8 July 19342 December 1982) was an English writer, comedian and BAFTA award winning actor, notable for his bulging eyes.


  • Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.
    • The Times, June 9, 1969.
  • Sex is two plus two making five, rather than four. Sex is the X ingredient that you can't define, and it's that X ingredient between two people that make both a man and a woman good in bed. It's all relative. There are no rules.
    • Interviewed in Wendy Leigh Speaking Frankly (London: Muller, 1978).
  • Hookers have to deliver on their promise... unlike politicians.
    • Marty Feldman - Six Degrees of Separation, BBC4.
  • I feel about Keaton the way an organist thinks of Bach.
    • Marty Feldman - Six Degrees of Separation, BBC4.
  • I carry Keaton's photo around with me to remind me what happened to him. If the Hollywood system can destroy him it can destroy me.
    • Marty Feldman - Six Degrees of Separation, BBC4.
  • When I quoted Bulwer Lytton's "The pen is mightier than the sword" to Marty Feldman he added reflectively, "Yes, and considerably easier to write with."
  • I won't eat anything that has intelligent life, but I'd gladly eat a network executive or a politician.
    • As quoted in He Who Laughs Lasts by Shawn Lovley, p. 51.


  • Money can't buy poverty.
    • By J. Paul Getty [1]

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