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

Cosby, fully William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr.

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

Author Quotes

I am not going to give in to people who try to exploit me because of my celebrity status.

I got into Temple University on a track scholarship.

I tell stories. Because I believe you can do things that joke tellers can't do, and that is, bring your audience along.

I?m supposed to figure out if the glass is half full or half empty, I told her.

I'm not sure if my parents had me because they loved me, or because they wanted someone to watch their other children.

It isn't a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not all that's beautiful.

Man cannot live by bread alone ... he must have peanut butter.

Nobody asked you to flip burgers for the rest of your life.

People say children are charming because they tell the truth. That's a lie. I've got five of them. They only tell the truth if they're in pain.

Thank you for remembering me. I'm also happy to be accepting this trophy before I become incontinent.

The measure of overexposure is not how many times people see you on TV or in the bookstores. It's whether you can maintain the quality of your entertainment. If you can, people will always be glad to see you.

There are teachers in the United States who cry in the daytime because they see a child or children who haven't eaten properly, children who haven't used soap in so long.

This happened to the people. The Constitution says 'of the people, by the people, for the people' . . . but the people who got the office, got into office and forgot about the people.

Advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

Brown versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.

Fatherhood is helping your children learn English as a foreign language.

I am not interested in statistics that tell me things are not as bad as they seem. Things are horrible. I have met people crying about what is happening, but there is no solution yet. Our children are trying to tell us something, and we are not listening. I don't care what the statistics say.

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.

I think I am a good running back, but I'm really not that fast. There is only one thing I can do, that is throw a cross-body block. Picture perfect. I love it. Not that good at pass blocking.

If I didn't like poor people, why would I come and tell them how to make their lives better?

I'm not the boss of my house. I don't know how I lost it, I don't know when I lost it, I don't really think I ever had it. But I've seen the boss's job...and I don't want it!

It was hard for me, being in school. And nobody was there to tell me how important it was.

Men and women belong to different species, and communication between them is a science still in its infancy.

Nobody ever says, ?Can I have your beets??

People say to me, 'Do you know who you look like?' And I say, 'I'm really tired of looking like that guy.'

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