“He was by his whole style and nature so much the most deeply ‘silent’ of the silent comedians”

Buster Keaton

“He was by his whole style and nature so much the most deeply ‘silent’ of the silent comedians that even a smile was as deafeningly out of key as a yell. In a way his pictures are like a transcendent juggling act in which it seems that the whole universe is in exquisite flying motion and the one point of repose is the juggler’s effortless, uninterested face.”

– James Agee in an interview about Buster Keaton for Life Magazine.

Note: photo is of Buster from 1939.