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

Take that money and build something you can see ... something for the children.

The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.

There are certain times of the day when you need a balance - that is, your protein and your carbs. I'm a Barry Sears man. I believe that anything green is a carb, and I need 2:1. Two of the carbs to one of the protein.

Things are old. Parts are old. I'm talking about 'us' parts. AARP-parts. Some of us were born with stronger parts than others.

We've got to take the neighborhood back. We've got to go in there. Just forget telling your child to go to the Peace Corps. It's right around the corner. It's standing on the corner. It can't speak English. It doesn't want to speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk. "Why you ain't where you is go." I don't know who these people are. And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. Then I heard the father talk. This is all in the house. You used to talk a certain way on the corner and you got into the house and switched to English. Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't land a plane with "why you ain't?". You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. There is no Bible that has that kind of language. Where did these people get the idea that they're moving ahead on this? Well, they know they're not, they're just hanging out in the same place, five or six generations sitting in the projects when you're just supposed to stay there long enough to get a job and move out.

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need advice

As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by survival of the fittest.

Family is conflict and it's something that we all relate to.

I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.

I feel that in-person contact with people is the most important thing in comedy. While I'm up on stage, I can actually put myself into the audience and adjust my pace and tuning to them. I can get into their heads through their ears and through their eyes. Only through this total communication can I really achieve what I'm trying to do.

'I Spy' represents the absence of the tension of the black man or black woman or anyone of that color walking in, so that the white racist person can become entertaining to a viewer.

I wish that every new and young comedian would understand what Richard was about and not confuse his genius with his language usage.

I'm not saying looting is good... But I'm saying surely at a time when your child needs diapers and you need food, when does looting stop ...

It is a point of pride for the American male to keep the same size jockey shorts for his entire life.

Listen to John Coltrane enough and after two bars, just two bars at any place, and you know that's him. We all have signature things that happen to be similar that you can predict and you try to stay away from that except the rhythms: those pauses, they're part of my signature, the part where I know when I say nothing, I already painted enough, led enough and I don't even have to say anything. But those pauses don?t belong to me. Jack Benny was one of the first guys in comedy to make the anticipation so great that during the pause people start to laugh before the execution.

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.

People putting their clothes on backwards. Isn't that a sign of something going on wrong? Are you not paying attention? People with their hat on backwards, pants down around the crack. Isn't that a sign of something or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up?

Telemarketers tell me I sound like Bill Cosby.

The master bedroom is just the beginning of the problems. There is no master in the bedroom. She starts to give you things, this is your closet. You'll act like a stranger and thank her.

There are some people who have trouble recognizing a mess.

Things from real life are the things that get people laughing.

We've got too many young girls, who don't know how to parent, turning themselves into parents.

According to the State of Florida, the person with the gun has the right to defend him or herself.

betrayal, abandonment, deceit and manipulation.

Fatherhood is asking your son to make up a name rather than tell anybody who he is.

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First Name
Bill
Last Name
Cosby, fully William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr.
Birth Date
1937
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American Contemporary Comedian, Author, Television/Movie Producer, Actor