“My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt.”

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

There is hope for the future because god has a sense of humor and we are funny to god.

When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.

There are two sides to every story, and sometimes three, four, and five.

Family is conflict and it's something that we all relate to.

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.

You can't compete with walmart. But you can have smaller businesses that are successful.

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

when I was a boy if a girl got pregnant the shame was placed on her and the boy could get away.

I managed my life to the point that at age 19 I was still in high school. I decided I was too old to be walking down those hallways.

Karl malden was a good friend of mine, and he said, 'you draw the people to you,' and I guess that's what I do.

The absolute truth is that there is no power in celebrity.

The cosby show' made an impact on comedy, television and culture. We rejected lowering the bar.

I love twitter, but some people use profanity so much that at some point it’s like saying, ‘pass the salt.

Think if a 30-year-old bill cosby sat on stage with a 72-year-old bill cosby, they would enjoy each other.

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

You can’t prove somebody is a racist unless they really come out and do the act and is found to be that.

You don’t reinvent yourself; you get better with what you do.

I’ve said all along I’ve never competed with ‘the simpsons.’ Not in my own mind.

Not many jobs are available for single women who just want to have babies.

Things are old. parts are old. I’m talking about ‘us’ parts. AARP-parts. some of us were born with stronger parts than others.

I don’t spend my hours worrying how to slip a social message into my act.

Brown versus the board of education is no longer the white person’s problem.