Bill Cosby, fully William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr.

Cosby, fully William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr.

American Contemporary Comedian, Author, Television/Movie Producer, Actor

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When I say, I don't care what white people think, I mean that.

You can never give complete authority and overall power to anyone until trust can be proven.

When I was a boy if a girl got pregnant the shame was placed on her and the boy could get away.

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.

When my son was murdered, people asked me how I felt about God and what had happened to my son. I said, 'No, you can't go there. You have to understand that there is a devil, and he works 24/7. Whoever murdered our son was with the devil.'

You can turn painful situations through laughter.

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.

You can't compete with Walmart. But you can have smaller businesses that are successful.

When you become senile, you won't know it.

You can't prove somebody is a racist unless they really come out and do the act and is found to be that.

When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.

You can't really argue with a guy who says that. But you also have to play the tape back where he looks at the man in charge and says, 'You're doing a heck of a job,' and neither one of them knows what they're talking about.

When you don't understand something, you often laugh.

You come to my comedy show to be entertained.

When you graduate from college, they tell you to follow your dreams. Does anyone say you have to wake up first?

You don't know what you're going to fall in love with until you're exposed to it.

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate.

When you introduce competition into the public school system, most studies show that schools start to do better when they are competing for students.

You don't reinvent yourself; you get better with what you do.

What kept me out of trouble is going right to the edge and then... thinking that my mother would be embarrassed, and that I didn't want to embarrass her, and that my father would be embarrassed, and I just didn't want to do that to my family.

Why can't we save these boys without sending them to Africa? How difficult is it? We can do it, man. We need to build where all the dirt is. We need people - black people - to either do their damn jobs, be accountable or go someplace else.

You go and you buy a lottery ticket. You've got just as much chance of getting struck by lightning as you do of winning the lottery.

What people are tired of, the people who agree with me, what they're tired of is listening to that sound, the sound of the people who've given up.

Why do kids always say peace out, I though peace was in.

You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.

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American Contemporary Comedian, Author, Television/Movie Producer, Actor