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Richard Pryor Quotes and Sayings

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I never met anybody who said when they were a kid,
I wanna grow up and be a critic.
- Richard Pryor

I just don't want to die alone, that's all.
That's not too much to ask for, is it It would be nice
to have someone care about me,
for who I am, not about my wallet.
- Richard Pryor

There's a lot more hypocrisy than before.
Racism has gone back underground.
- Richard Pryor

I ain't no movie star, man.
I'm a booty star.
- Richard Pryor

 

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.
- Richard Pryor

Imagine people calling you to find out if you're dead.
I've led a real crazy life at times,
and I've had many strange things happen to me,
but that was one of the strangest.
- Richard Pryor

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings...
and lawyers.
- Richard Pryor

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I'm for human lib, the liberation of all people,
not just black people or female people or gay people.
- Richard Pryor

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.
- Richard Pryor

I think about dying.
I've come to realize we all die alone in one way or another.
- Richard Pryor

Yes, I'm religious.
God has shown me things, made certain ways clear to me.
- Richard Pryor

Booty is just a ghetto expression, and I'm just a booty star.
- Richard Pryor

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.
- Richard Pryor

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.
- Richard Pryor

I believe in the institution of marriage,
and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.
- Richard Pryor

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.
- Richard Pryor

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.
- Richard Pryor

I was brought up in a whorehouse in Peoria.
My mother and father lived there and worked there.
- Richard Pryor

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.
- Richard Pryor

I'd like to make you laugh for about ten minutes though
I'm gonna be on for an hour.
- Richard Pryor

I was an only child.
- Richard Pryor

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.
- Richard Pryor

I don't see myself getting married again,
but if I do, it will be forever.
- Richard Pryor

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.
- Richard Pryor

The black groups that boycott certain films would do
better to get the money together to make the films they want to see,
or stay in church and leave us to our work.
- Richard Pryor

Everyone carries around his own monsters.
- Richard Pryor

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!
- Richard Pryor

I became a performer because it was what I enjoyed doing.
- Richard Pryor

I believe in divine forces and energies.
- Richard Pryor

A sold-out house my first night back.
Do you have any idea what kinda pressure that is? I
could have been at home in my warm bed,
playing Nintendo.
- Richard Pryor

Friends take up time, and I didn't have time.
- Richard Pryor

There's a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at.
- Richard Pryor

I'm not for integration and I'm not against it.
- Richard Pryor

I know that if I wasn't scared, something's wrong,
because the thrill is what's scary.
- Richard Pryor

Even when I was a little kid, I always said I would
be in the movies one day,
and damned if I didn't make it.
- Richard Pryor

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

I won't talk about what it was like in prison,
except to say I'm glad I'm out and that I plan never
to go back and to pay my taxes every day.
- Richard Pryor

Movies are movies, and I don't think any of them are
going to hurt the moral fiber of America and all that nonsense.
- Richard Pryor

I was a loner and never hung out with anyone.
I never had any friends.
- Richard Pryor

What I am for is justice for everyone,
just like it says in the Constitution.
- Richard Pryor

When you ain't got no money, you gotta get an attitude.
- Richard Pryor

It's been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.
- Richard Pryor

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?
- Richard Pryor

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?
- Richard Pryor

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.
- Richard Pryor

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard


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