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Top 100 Quotes About Bill Cosby

#1. A white person listens to my act and he laughs and he thinks, 'Yeah, that's the way I see it too.' Okay. He's white. I'm Negro. And we both see things the same way. That must mean that we are alike ... So I figure I'm doing as much for good race relations as the next guy. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#2. Let me say this: I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that, you have to go in with a neutral mind. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#3. But if that's what you want to be, that's what you will be - as long as you study. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#4. The comedians I liked were Bill Cosby and Steven Wright, like just always as a comedic actor. I always liked Gary Larson, who's really funny for a cartoonist, obviously. - Author: Demetri Martin
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#5. Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#6. Nobody ever says, "Can I have your beets? - Author: Bill Cosby
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#7. Suddenly, this romantic agony was enriched by a less romantic one: I had to go to the bathroom. Needless to say, I couldn't let her know about this urge, for great lovers never did such things. The answer to "Romeo Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?" was not "In the men's room, Julie. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#8. It is not a matter of who is rejecting me, as much as it is somebody may get it, and I am going to keep plowing through it because in this world of education, there is a harvest. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#9. I always love watching those natural actors like Bill Cosby, Raven-Symone and Shia LaBeouf - just effortless actors. - Author: Jacob Latimore
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#10. Romance is a different word than sexual contact. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#11. It's painful, but we can't heal ourselves unless we cleanse the wounds. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#12. The only thing that you can get into without a lot of trouble is a lot of trouble. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#13. Zip zop wop boopity bop. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#14. God has not made anything that I know of that pays so much attention to who their father and mother is as us. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#15. When you graduate from college, they tell you to follow your dreams. Does anyone say you have to wake up first? - Author: Bill Cosby
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#16. Family is conflict and it's something that we all relate to. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#17. It was the arts, those noble expressions of the human spirit that are communicated through literature, dance, song, film, drama, painting and sculpture, among the many other such creative means, that helped articulate the sufferings of [these] people that were heard around the globe. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#18. The dentist drills some more and you hear him make a mistake. And to cover it up, they all say the same thing: "Okay, rinse." - Author: Bill Cosby
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#19. When I decided that I wanted to go to college, I wanted to be a school teacher for 7th and 8th grade boys because I felt that was an important time for them. I had gone astray at that point in my life and really wanted to help keep them from making the same mistake I had made. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#20. It's such an honor to receive the Mark Twain Prize. To get the same award that has been given to people like Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell, it really makes me wonder ... why didn't I get this sooner? - Author: Ellen DeGeneres
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#21. 'Don't worry about senility', my grandfather used to say. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#22. I want people to say at the end of my day, you know, like I used to say about Sidney Poitier and James Cagney and Joan Crawford and Red Skelton and those guys and Bill Cosby. They did quality and substance. You always remember them. - Author: Bernie Mac
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#23. I did not want to turn to playing golf because golf is about as much exercise as shuffling cards. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#24. What best defines a child is the total inability to receive information from anything not plugged in. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#25. You can not make everybody happy.. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#26. All Children Have Brain Damage! - Author: Bill Cosby
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#27. Tons of comedians have said, 'I grew up learning from Bill Cosby. He's great.' But that respect doesn't mean much to the young people. They like their ginger ale with hot sauce. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#28. Calculus is one course you can come with to your parents and say, I am dropping it. And they'll understand. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#29. I told personal stories the way [Bill] Cosby would spin a yarn for ten minutes. I think in hindsight it works better as a long story than as a condensed monologue. - Author: Ed Helms
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#30. Among the guitarists, Wes Montgomery is fantastic. He's always good to let you know what the art form is all about. It's the same still life that everybody is painting, but in comes Wes Montgomery, and it's right there! - Author: Bill Cosby
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#31. You can teach an old dog new tricks. You just don't want to see the dog doing them. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#32. In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#33. My father wanted me to play pro football, and he didn't like the fact that I'd left school. And he said, It takes a man to play football. And any fool can go up on the stage and make an ass of himself. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#34. On many young actors that don't give their parents proper credit: I'm still waiting for some actor to win, say, an Oscar ... and deliver the following acceptance speech: I would like to thank my parents, first of all, for letting me live. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#35. I use the exercise room early, because I don't want to get on the treadmill and everyone's going 'Oh, Bill Cosby,' and then they come around to see how fast I'm walking, and it becomes very competitive. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#36. A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#37. Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#38. The weatherman is always right. It's just his timing that's off. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#39. The worst thing to do is to die while reading LIFE magazine. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#40. You can't be everything to everyone - Author: Bill Cosby
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#41. When the child is twelve, your wife buys her a splendidly silly article of clothing called a training bra. To train what? I never had a training jock. And believe me, when I played football, I could have used a training jock more than any twelve-year-old needs a training bra. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#42. Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#43. There's a rumor that NBC is going to have Tom Brokaw fill in temporarily as the NBC News anchor. When asked why, a network spokesperson said, 'Because the only other NBC person we have is Bill Cosby.' - Author: Conan O'Brien
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#44. Fatherhood is helping your children learn English as a foreign language. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#45. In spite of what Thomas Jefferson wrote, all men may be created equal, but not to all women. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#46. We're not raising children with the love that we need to. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#47. We need to have Bill Cosby month in Philadelphia. - Author: Chaka Fattah
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#48. Anyone can dabble, but once you've made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it's very hard for people to stop you. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#49. Growing up, I loved Bill Cosby and Bob Newhart. They are a big reason I'm a storyteller because they are two of the best. - Author: Henry Cho
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#50. I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#51. I can't even talk the way these people talk. 'Why you ain't?' 'Where you is?' Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#52. As a comedian, I can walk out in front of 5000 people and not worry about a thing. Not a thing, believe me. But to stand up a face a camera and crew of maybe 15 guys and get up tight about it - to me that's weird. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#53. When I was a child, I was living in the housing projects of Philadelphia. I didn't even have a Christmas tree. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#54. I have to follow my thoughts and mine for the gold. I have to dig it out. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#55. Any husband who says, "My wife and I are completely equal partners," is talking about either a law firm or a hand of bridge. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#56. Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn't understand his use of profanity. He didn't use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#57. Bill Cosby is a famous black guy who has a bully pulpit the size of the world; it's global. He puts his colossal foot on the vulnerable necks of poor people, and as a result of that, we don't have a balanced conversation. - Author: Michael Eric Dyson
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#58. I don't see much comedy in the Bible, where people are writing about funny people. It's not there. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#59. Because for me it is almost analgesic to talk about what the white man is doing against us. And it keeps a person frozen in their seat, it keeps you frozen in your hole you're sitting in. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#60. And to those people with no children but who think they'd like to have them some day to fulfill their lives. Remember: With fulfillment comes responsibility. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#61. You don't know what you're going to fall in love with until you're exposed to it. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#62. When I was a kid I went and saw Bill Cosby with my dad, and I remember sitting there and laughing so hard. - Author: Dave Coulier
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#63. Sometimes you try to help people, and it backfires on you, and then they try to take advantage of you. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#64. The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#65. Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#66. You can't prove somebody is a racist unless they really come out and do the act and is found to be that. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#67. I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos, - Author: Bill Cosby
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#68. The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#69. If you know what you want, you will recognize it when you see it. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#70. You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#71. Criticizing is easy, art is difficult. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#72. If a white man falls off a chair drunk, it's just a drunk.
If a Negro does, it's the whole damn Negro race. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#73. I'm a Christian. But Muslims are misunderstood. Intentionally misunderstood. We should all be more like them. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#74. Public education is a good foundation on which to build a better life for each of us. And if we want to prove to these children who never made the mess in the first place that education is worth the trouble, our schools have to inspire them so they can do what they ought to do. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#75. You come to my comedy show to be entertained. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#76. Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#77. Ours is a youth culture, and like a golf tournament, we honor only low scores. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#78. You people are not prepared. You are well educated and you look cute, but that's not going to cut it. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#79. You'll have many, many friends, but if your relationship with your mate is one hundred per cent of your heart, you'll never need a friend. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#80. If you want to be seen, stand up.
If you want to be heard, speak up.
If you want to be appreciated, shut up. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#81. I'm not the healthiest, but I am healthy. I'm healthy to the point where there are things that I have to eat that I don't want to eat, but I eat it because I'm enjoying staying alive. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#82. Violence won't solve a thing. It makes it more challenging to solve, though. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#83. My dad came over to the house ... went into his pocket and pulled out a handful of money, and began to pass it out to the children ... This was the same man who, when I was his child, I would ask him for 50 cents, this man would tell me his life's story. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#84. If you speak your mind and if it is true what you're saying, then I think the integrity of what you're saying carries through. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#85. The wisest married men give in early. They get in touch with the wife side of themselves, and that's when they stop arguing. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#86. Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#87. I was a physical education major with a child psychology minor at Temple, which means if you ask me a question about a child's behavior, I will advise you to tell the child to take a lap. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#88. As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by 'survival of the fittest.' - Author: Bill Cosby
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#89. Bill Cosby is one of America's most successful black performers. - Author: Renee Montagne
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#90. By the 1960s, many of us believed that the Civil Rights Movement could eliminate racism in America during our lifetime. But despite significant progress, racism remains. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#91. Bill Cosby 18th. - Author: Jonny Fox
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#92. A father has to do everything in his power to keep a tight ship, even though he knows the crew would like to send him away in a dinghy. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#93. If I read the small print, and I see that what I love to taste has pantonaponamene or fake smeinlioaimine, then I have to hide in my room when I eat it. I'm still gonna eat it, it's just gonna be 'Don't come in here!' - Author: Bill Cosby
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#94. Have you ever had a cookie? Then you won't get any here either. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#95. I never saw anything funny in a car commercial - but that's OK. Whatever they wanted to do - it's their product and I'm the spokesperson, and I'm going to deliver. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#96. I didn't know how serious it is to a female that you lift the lid. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#97. gray hair is gods graffiti - Author: Bill Cosby
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#98. When I look at 55 percent of our black men dropping out of school, how bad off are we going to be when we need some lawyers? - Author: Bill Cosby
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#99. Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#100. I love Twitter, but some people use profanity so much that at some point it's like saying, 'Pass the salt.' - Author: Bill Cosby
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