“I think when a comic can get away with something it’s because people are like dogs: they smell fear and they smell intentions. If you say something racist or something that you don’t mean but what transcends is love, then you can get away with it more than if there’s a coldness… If it’s hateful, it’s a scary, ugly thing. But if it’s silliness, you can smell it. I think there’s a difference.”
– Sarah Silverman talking with The Talk about how she can say awful things on stage without having tomatoes thrown at her.