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 game of chess. Supposedly men made it up, and it's about war and men and the ravages and the bravery and the genius of commanding and moving pieces and ... No. It's marriage. The Queen moves anywhere she wants.

The three ingredients of a successful union between two . . . humor, commitment & undying love.

There's no reason for him to come here and jump on black men who have been held down for years.

We see a successful, elegant man now, but as a child, an adolescent, his life was not a done deal. Sidney respected his mistakes. When failure came, he never said, "This is too difficult, too hard," he had the resiliency to try again. His life is somewhere between astounding and unbelievable.

A pelican that is wet walks with a gaited limp, and the dry fish swims alone.

And to those people with no children but who think they'd like to have them some day to fulfill their lives. Remember: With fulfillment comes responsibility.

Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.

Gray hair is God's graffiti.

I don't have a problem believing in God and Jesus. But in Genesis one has to wonder about these sentences that just go on and end without finishing. The thought is unfinished. Where did Adam go? What is he doing? Hello? There has to be some pages missing.

I recently turned fifty, which is young for a tree, midlife for an elephant, and ancient for a quarter miler, who's son now says, Dad, I just can't run the quarter with you anymore unless I bring something to read.

I was put in remedial everything.

If you want to be seen, stand up.

In spite of the seven thousand books of expert advice, the right way to disciplne a child is still a mystery to most fathers and...mothers Only your grandmother and Genghis Khan know how to do it.

Laughter brings out the child in all of us.

My wife and I have five children; the reason we have five children is because we do not want six

Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet.

Some authority on parenting once said, Hold them very close and then let them go. This is the hardest truth for a father to learn: that his children are continuously growing up and moving away from him (until, of course, they move back in).

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.

There's no tradition today except initials, 'CSI,' 'NCIS,' all the rest. Even with reruns today, people don't know there was a 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' or 'Andy Griffith,' or 'Cheers.'

We're not raising children with the love that we need to.

A person with no children says, "Well I just love children," and you say "Why?" and they say, "Because a child is so truthful, that's what I love about 'em ? they tell the truth." That's a lie, I've got five of 'em. The only time they tell the truth is if they're having pain.

Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.

Every success story has a parent who says, 'over my dead body.' Every success story has an old person who walks up to you and says, when you're acting the fool, 'you know I worry about you sometimes.'

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.

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