30 Greatest Redd Foxx Quotes

30 Greatest Redd Foxx Quotes

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Redd Foxx, born John Elroy Sanford, was an actor and comedian in the 1950′s. He gained popularity for his explicit comedy routines and starring role on the infamous sitcom Sanford and Son. He died at the age of 68 in 1991.

“A girl’s legs are her best friends, but the best of friends must part.”

“Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.”

“Certain things should be yours to have when you work your way to the top.”

“Do you realize that if the pilgrims have been chasing bobcats instead of turkeys… we’d all be eating pussy on Thanksgiving?!”

“For a dummy, you make a lot of sense.”

“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.”

“Hey! Leave the door open will ya? The flies haven’t been out all day.”

“I ain’t from Africa. I’m from St. Louis.”

“I ain’t afraid to give you one across the lips!”

“I am 65, my friends say i look 55, i feel 45, i’ll settle for 35, and you make me feel 25!”

“I carry a knife now because I read in a white magazine that all black people carry knives. So I rushed out and bought me one.”

“I feel right at home on this roast with you guys. It’s like being in the ghetto… because in the ghetto you get stabbed in the back by total strangers too!”

“I tell you what I could use, new color TV.”

“If God wanted you to eat Puerto Rican Food, he would have lined your stomach with Pepto Bismol.”

“If I go over there I might have a heart attack when I see he’s dead. If I stay, I might have a heart attack just from the suspense of not knowing. So, whether I stay or I go, I go.”

“If you can see the handwriting on the wall … you’re on the toilet.”

“I’m callin’ you ugly, I could stick yo face in some dough and make some gorilla cookies.”

“I’m convinced that Sanford and Son shows middle-class America a lot of what they need to know.”

“I’m going to get my bud-nipper and start nipping some bud!”

“It was awful at first. I’d lie awake all night, knowing that I had to rehearse ‘Sanford,’ the next day. But I was geared to being up late, I only caught a couple hours sleep each night for
the first few months.”

“Love. Hygiene. That’s the important thing. Hygiene. The toughest thing in the world: [you] have to turn to your mate one night and say: “You gotta wash your ass!” Shit. Knowing how difficult it is, I said it for you : You Gotta Wash Your Ass.”

“Music played a large role in the survival of the black people in America — that and a sense of humor that just couldn’t be enslaved.”

“My first wife, I’ll never forget her — and I’ve tried.”

“The definition of indecent – when it’s in long, and it’s in hard, and it’s in deep – it’s in decent.”

“The food here is so tasteless you could eat a meal of it and belch and it wouldn’t remind you of anything.”

“We were poor. If I wasn’t a boy, I wouldn’t have had nothing to play with.”

“What’s the difference between a pickpocket and a peeping tom? A pickpocket snatches watches.”

“When I worked in clubs, I had to be alert until 2, maybe 3 in the morning. I found it best to sleep during the daytime.”

“When you only make $3000 a year in social security, it’s hard to be a philanthropist.”

“You just dumb, son. You just dumb.”