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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What we need is for people to realize - 'I want to raise my kid. I want to go back and get my three kids. I want to take on that responsibility. I want to love my children.'

With my wife Camille's help, I took to social networking. I'm working with the computers.

Your rooms are as filthy today as they were when you graduated from high school. And we want them cleaned up,

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.

A grandchild is God's reward for raising a child.

And it's wonderful to follow Clair and Cliff and their lives being successful, doing what they always dreamt of doing and then to have these miracles which turn out to be so miraculous and then become grandparents. And to see one daughter become married to a fellow who's sort of a caretaker or a janitor, and watch another marry someone who already has a child ? it's wonderful to watch a family do that, and maintain.

Did you ever see the customers in health - food stores? They are pale, skinny people who look half - dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They're dying, of course, but they look terrific.

George Carlin is brilliant with words, and Johnny Winters is very creative. It's taking something common and drawing out the humor, being clever with words.

I didn?t like what was on TV in terms of sitcoms?it had nothing to do with the color of them?I just didn?t like any of them. I saw little kids, let?s say 6 or 7 years old, white kids, black kids. And the way they were addressing the father or the mother, the writers had turned things around, so the little children were smarter than the parent or the caregiver. They were just not funny to me. I felt that it was manipulative and the audience was looking at something that had no responsibility to the family.

I managed my life to the point that at age 19 I was still in high school. I decided I was too old to be walking down those hallways.

I want to die before my wife, and the reason is this: If it is true that when you die, your soul goes up to judgment, I don't want my wife up there ahead of me to tell them things.

If you read my sixth-grade report card, you'd notice that I started with unsatisfactory grades. My teacher sent a note home to my mother that said I was a 'good boy' but I 'needed to be watched.' She put a 'body' on me. Our children are trying to tell us something. They are trying to tell the black mayors, school superintendents, teachers - all of us, that they need a whole lot of bodies on them.

In dealing with kids, no matter how little we understand their explanations, we must always remember that we're the adults. What this means I have no idea. It certainly means nothing to the kids, who instinctively seem to know that adults are merely strange people who have dopey ideas like Stop throwing peas at your sister.

Kids need to remember that when you put something on Twitter, it's not like whispering to your friend, you've put it on a billboard that the whole world, including your own kids someday, can see.

My feeling is, personally, I want to die first... because I believe that when you die, your soul goes immediately up for judgment - and I don't want my wife up there first. No, the judgment will be horrendous.

One of the beauties of watching our show is that, really and truly, it remains fresh because you're dealing with human beings and their behavior,

She (his wife) is the wind beneath my wings.

The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.

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