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 a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing will win arguments and straighten people out.

Without a moment?s hesitation, in a split second, my grandmother shrugged and said: ?It depends on if you?re drinking or pouring.?

When Bob Dylan was a beginning fellow, Len Chandler, a black singer-musician who played a 12-string guitar, was a friend of his.

Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think -- in a deeper voice.

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.

YOU are a genius!... and I am a genius because I married you.

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?

You are well-educated and you look cute, but that's not going to cut it.

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.

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