Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
Reverend Brown Girl, you look so good, someone ought to put you on a plate and sop you up with a biscuit.
Coming to America
If a white man falls off a chair drunk, it's just a drunk. If a Negro does, it's the whole damn Negro race.
One good thing can be said for inflation: without it there would be no football.
If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
Welcome to the View child
Like I said, I've got too much respect for women to marry them, but that doesn't mean you can't support them emotionally and financially.
In the course of an average lifetime anyone growing up in a house with such a clock will hear the tune over a million times.
The government can destroy wealth but it cannot create wealth, which is the product of labor and management working with creation.
Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.
How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.
Sometimes I get bored riding down the beautiful streets of L.A. I know it sounds crazy, but I just want to go to New York and see people suffer.
Why is it I can't do whatever I want to?
When it´s my personal life and I don't live it for you
So don't you try to tell me what is right for me
You be concerned about you
I can do what I want to do.
~Xscape (leaked song)
When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.
Earvin Magic Johnson
I only made $200 a week and I had to buy my own bullets.
Take life one basket at a time.
I don't want anything I don't deserve, [but] if they offer me more money, I'm not stupid.
I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money.
I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me.
The food here is so tasteless you could eat a meal of it and belch and it wouldn't remind you of anything.
Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in a way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a people. Black people have never had the power to enforce racism, and so this is something that white America is going to have to work out themselves. If they decide they want to stop it, curtail it, or to do the right thing... then it will be done, but not until then.
My mother always said to me, 'You're going to have to work harder and have to be better, and you can't take no for an answer'.
If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there.
"This is one thing that happens that's funny. You know sometimes I'll be on a business call with some body, like a lawyer. And you know, my lawyers be white. And they'll be like 'Okay Dave, we're gonna close the deal. Is that okay with you?' I'll be like 'Yeah that's cool for me.' 'Great. Great. You have a good weekend, Dave.' I be like, 'Alrght you too man. Peace.' 'Uh...uhh alright. Bye bye.' They don't know what to say, right?"
It's hard for a man to turn down sex … if they chase us, we can't run that fast.
Talent is the ability to say things well, but genius is the ability to, well, say things.
Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.