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

Bill
Cosby, fully William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr.
1937

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

Author Quotes

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.

I want to get violence - I want schools to start from K through 12 to just every day have teachers understand that they don't want to talk about anything that is violent, and they want to explain to the children how bad violence is and how behavior - violent behavior, is something that they really should not practice and think about.

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.

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

Ladies and gentlemen, the lower economic and lower middle economic people are not holding their end in this deal. In the neighborhood that most of us grew up in, parenting is not going on.

My grandpa didn't believe in hugging and kissing, or saying I love you. His love had to do with the way he treated you. When he said, We're going here, we're going there, he was telling me about life. That was his love for me. My love for him was listening to what he said, keeping out of trouble, doing right, being fair.

Our children are angry. The profanity is out in the street. It's on the buses and in the subway. Our children are trying to tell us something, and we are not listening.

Sigmund Freud once said, What do women want? The only thing I have learned in fifty-two years is that women want men to stop asking dumb questions like that.

The first-born in every family is always dreaming for an imaginary older brother or sister who will look out for them.

The thing that made such an impression with the audience was the clear fact that this show was different ? and not just in the color of the people or the fact that they were professionals, ... What made me want to do the series was that as a parent watching situation comedies with my family, I wanted to take the house back as a parent.

There's no labor a man can do that's undignified -- if he does it right.

We have many things in common, the greatest of which is that we are both afraid of the children.

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.

And so the dentist says 'Rinse.' So you lean over, and you're lookin' at this miniature toilet bowl.

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.

God has not made anything that I know of that pays so much attention to who their father and mother is as us.

I don't care what right-wing white people are thinking.

I often try to tell kids to think about all the people who love you, don't cry over the one person who doesn't.

I was 23 years old, a freshman at university, and there I was, on the first day, sitting in a remedial English class. I was so ashamed I almost got up and left, but somehow I knew inside that if I ran away from this, I would hate myself forever.

If you took your child to the dentist and check for cavities, the child likely won't get them. If you take them just for emergency, that's all they're gonna get.

In September of 1960, I was blessed - and I'm not saying blessed in the everyday religious way - when Temple University accepted me after scoring 500 on the SAT. I was 23 years old, and they put me in remedial. I was the happiest remedial person on earth.

Lasting harmony with a woman (was) an undertaking in which I twice failed rather disgracefully.

My observations are not bread crumbs. They do not dissolve. They are on record, on film printed in books, and found on the Internet. I am happy to share them. For this I was born.

Parents are not interested in justice ? they want QUIET!

Social networking helps reach people easier and quicker.

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First Name
Bill
Last Name
Cosby, fully William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr.
Birth Date
1937
Bio

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