35 Greatest Richard Pryor Quotes

35 Greatest Richard Pryor Quotes

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Richard Pryor was an actor, director, and comedian from Peoria, Illinois. His claim to fame was his vulgar language and racial slurs that he used on stage in his comedy routines. He is considered one of the most influential comedians of all time. He died on December 10, 2005 at the age of 65.

“Booty is just a ghetto expression, and I’m just a booty star.”

“Everyone carries around his own monsters.”

“Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me. When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island, the rest on the property.”

“I ain’t no movie star, man. I’m a booty star.”

“I believe in divine forces and energies.”

“I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.”

“I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think.”

“I can’t just say the words, do a lot of one-liners. I love each person I play; I have to be that person. I have to do him true.”

“I know that if I wasn’t scared, something’s wrong, because the thrill is what’s scary.”

“I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.”

“I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that’s happened to me in my life, but MS caused the movies to stop – stop dead – and I miss it.”

“I think about being married again, having a home and a wife. No one can ever be married too many times, and maybe if I keep trying I’ll get it right one day.”

“I think about dying. I’ve come to realize we all die alone in one way or another.”

“I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.”

“I was an only child.”

“I was kicked out of school because of my attitude. I was not assimilating. So I went to work, taking any jobs I could get.”

“I went to Zimbabwe. I know how white people feel in America now; relaxed! Cause when I heard the police car I knew they weren’t coming after me!”

“I’d like to make you laugh for about ten minutes though I’m gonna be on for an hour.”

“If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don’t feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there’s too much that I still want to do.”

“I’m for human lib, the liberation of all people, not just black people or female people or gay people.”

“Let me tell you what really happened… Every night before I go to bed, I have milk and cookies. One night I mixed some low-fat milk and some pasteurized, then I dipped my cookie in and the
shit blew up.”

“Rosa Parks showed us all that one little person can make a whole bunch of noise without so much as a whisper. She showed the world that the color of your skin shouldn’t determine what part
of the bus you sit in… as you ride through life.”

“Sick of hearing this shit about me not talking… not true… good days, bad days… but I still am a talkin motherfucker!”

“Someone called all the newspapers in New York and told them I’d died. I’ve been told by almost everyone it was an ex-wife – I’ve had a few so it’s hard to pinpoint which one – but who knows
for sure?”

“Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wantin’ to borrow money. I’ve always been generous with my friends and family, with money, but selfish with the important
stuff like love.”

“The way I see it, the earth is going to be here after we’re dead and gone. Even if it’s a polluted planet, and they messed it up. Where do they go from here – to another planet so they can
mess that up too?”

“There are only two pieces of pussy you’re gonna get in your entire life, that’s your first and your last.”

“There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything – millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I
struggle for peace.”

“There’s a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.”

“There’s a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at.”

“What I am for is justice for everyone, just like it says in the Constitution.”

“When that fire hit your ass, it will sober your ass up quick! I saw something, I went, “Well, that’s a pretty blue. You know what? That looks like… FIRE! Fire is inspirational. They
should use it in the Olympics, because I ran the 100 in 4.3.”

“When you ain’t got no money, you gotta get an attitude.”

“You gotta be cool when you’re macho man, cuz you can’t be sensitive and care about someone having a good time in bed, cuz that’s too scary… When you don’t use sensitivity when you’re
having sex, or share some of your soul, nothing gonna happen, because men really get afraid. Men really get scared in bed.”

“You work your butt off and somebody says you can’t have your record played because it offends them. Tyrants are made of such stuff.”