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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

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 brought up in a whorehouse in Peoria.
My mother and father lived there and worked there.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone carries around his own monsters.
- Richard Pryor

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

I believe in divine forces and energies.
- Richard Pryor

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

It's been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.
- 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 ain't no movie star, man.
I'm 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 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 was a loner and never hung out with anyone.
I never had any friends.
- Richard Pryor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the
unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation,
the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
- P. J. O'Rourke

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

How could they call him wacko? He's sold more records than anybody in history.
- Joseph Jackson

We asserted ourselves as a music community,
and showed legislators that music is positive.
Especially if you've sold 300 million records worldwide and pay taxes.
- Krist Novoselic

The alliance with air Berlin is attractive for me.
I can use the whole sales network of the air Berlin
and 24 percent of my own airline at air Berlin sold.
- Niki Lauda

A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
- Jonathan Swift

I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what the Velvet Underground was to music -
it's like,
80 thousand records sold, but everybody who bought one started a band.
- Courtney Love

In 1983 I'd had a number one.
I'd sold 6 million copies of Total Eclipse Of The Heart all over the world.
- Bonnie Tyler

These poor wretches were stolen from their homes,
carried to a strange country, and sold to servitude,
from which they sought to escape on the first occasion which offered.
- Philip Hone

At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace,
but the disgrace will last as long as history.
- F. L. Lucas

I think after 1970 or so, after I sold Soul City,
I took off for awhile and didn't do too many gigs.
- Johnny Rivers

We function in a pack mentality.
This is our tribe.
And this is how we are exploited - sold a bill of goods
and a household of products.
- Joey Skaggs

Avril Lavigne sold a massive amount of albums and she
has to top that with her next release.
We have four great albums behind us,
and it's not going to be as hard to live up to that.
- Kelly Jones

I sold some shares, but on a net basis,
significantly increased my ownership.
- Jeffrey Skilling

Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is
not what I meant to invent.
I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars.
- Leo Baekeland

I sold my life to Capitol Records; it sucks.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

Though it sold very well, I hated The Edge.
- Shelley Berman

A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I sometimes wonder what would have happened if the
first book had not sold...
doesn't bear thinking about, but I suppose we'd have made it work somehow.
- Bernard Cornwell

In 20 years I had sold more records for RCA than any
artist except Elvis Presley.
- Charley Pride

When I was much younger, I sometimes felt rejected
by feminists because of an image that I sold because it paid the bills.
Any fool could tell my hair is dyed.
- Felicity Kendal

When we first sold the Wallace and Gromit shorts to America,
people suggested we get rid of the strange British
accents and put clear American voices on them,
and we held out.
- Nick Park

Today the white child is sold for two dollars a week to the manufacturers.
- Mary Harris Jones

I've sold my soul for freedom.
It's lonely but it's sweet.
- Melissa Etheridge


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