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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The problems with kids having short attention spans is driven by entertainment, reset buttons on games, games having to do with getting somewhere and heads blowing up. Everything is 'cut to the chase, cut to the chase.'

There should be more on television that uplifts people and shows them how to better prepare themselves for earning a living.

We are living it now just like we wrote it. That means you are free to do whatever it is that you want to do. It's the hum of feeling wonderful with each other. But I think it's up to the man to shut up. Because when he shuts up, that's when it gets groovy. You hit a groove. And she keeps on talking. It's wonderful.

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.

The summit, which is set up to educate people about managing their money and protecting their income, leads to empowerment of self, for which this summit needs to be applauded.

There's a gap between people knowing what I do and really believing that I still do that - and wondering what it is I really do.

We go out of our way to make people so different... to punish them because of color, because of sex, because of size, and the game starts.

A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.

And of course, when you see your brother in the toilet bowl...there's a little voice that say, 'I wonder where he would go...'...if it hadn't been for his head...

Education happens to be something that all people, all cultures, need to embrace. Math, science, the words of the world. To be able to speak and be able to have clarity and to be able to think. Those are the greatest of gifts.

Give me 200 active 2-year-olds and I could conquer the world.

I don?t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

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