William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author and singer. He was also a regular on the children’s television series The Electric Company during the show’s first two seasons. Using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines, Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series. Throughout the 1970s, Cosby starred in a number of films, and he occasionally returned to film later in his career.
Nothing Separates The Generations More Than Music. By The Time A Child Is Eight Or Nine, He Has Developed A Passion For His Own Music That Is Even Stronger Than His Passions For Procrastination And Weird Clothes.
Every Closed Eye Is Not Sleeping, And Every Open Eye Is Not Seeing.
I Think I Am A Good Running Back, But I'm Really Not That Fast. There Is Only One Thing I Can Do, That Is Throw A Cross-body Block. Picture Perfect. I Love It. Not That Good At Pass Blocking.
I Don't Spend My Hours Worrying How To Slip A Social Message Into My Act.
My Observations Are Not Bread Crumbs. They Do Not Dissolve. They Are On Record, On Film Printed In Books, And Found On The Internet. I Am Happy To Share Them. For This I Was Born.
I Think If A 30-year-old Bill Cosby Sat On Stage With A 72-year-old Bill Cosby, They Would Enjoy Each Other.
Things From Real Life Are The Things That Get People Laughing.
There's A Gap Between People Knowing What I Do And Really Believing That I Still Do That - And Wondering What It Is I Really Do.
I Watch An Awful Lot Of Television, And I Get A Little Tired Of What I See... We Have About Six Television Sets In Our House, And It's Less Expensive For Me To Do A Television Series Than It Is For Me To Throw Them All Out.
I Tell Stories. Because I Believe You Can Do Things That Joke Tellers Can't Do, And That Is, Bring Your Audience Along.
Sometimes You Try To Help People, And It Backfires On You, And Then They Try To Take Advantage Of You.
I Am Not Going To Give In To People Who Try To Exploit Me Because Of My Celebrity Status.
When A Person Has A Gun, Sometimes Their Mind Clicks That This Thing Will Win Arguments And Straighten People Out.
I Don't Care What Right-wing White People Are Thinking.
If I Didn't Like Poor People, Why Would I Come And Tell Them How To Make Their Lives Better?
Brown Versus The Board Of Education Is No Longer The White Person's Problem.
The Most Important Educational Vehicle In All Life Is A Parent Figure.
What Kept Me Out Of Trouble Is Going Right To The Edge And Then... Thinking That My Mother Would Be Embarrassed, And That I Didn't Want To Embarrass Her, And That My Father Would Be Embarrassed, And I Just Didn't Want To Do That To My Family.
'I Spy' Represents The Absence Of The Tension Of The Black Man Or Black Woman Or Anyone Of That Color Walking In, So That The White Racist Person Can Become Entertaining To A Viewer.
'The Cosby Show' Made An Impact On Comedy, Television And Culture. We Rejected Lowering The Bar.
All Parents Experience The Same Problems.
George Carlin Is Brilliant With Words, And Johnny Winters Is Very Creative. It's Taking Something Common And Drawing Out The Humor, Being Clever With Words.
The First-born In Every Family Is Always Dreaming For An Imaginary Older Brother Or Sister Who Will Look Out For Them.
Most Of Us Learn To Read By Looking At Each Word In A Sentence - One At A Time.
Learning To Read Clusters Is Not Something Your Eyes Do Naturally. It Takes Constant Practice.
It Is A Point Of Pride For The American Male To Keep The Same Size Jockey Shorts For His Entire Life.
People Say Children Are Charming Because They Tell The Truth. That's A Lie. I've Got Five Of Them. They Only Tell The Truth If They're In Pain.
Racial Humor Was About 35% Of My Act When I First Started. But I Realized That It Was A Crutch. What Brought It Home Was When Another Comedian Said To Me, 'If You Changed Color Tomorrow, You Wouldn't Have Any Material.' He Meant It As A Put-down, But I Took It As A Challenge.
I Don't Think You Can Bring The Races Together By Joking About The Differences Between Them. I'd Rather Talk About The Similarities, About What's Universal In Their Experiences.
There Are Certain Times Of The Day When You Need A Balance - That Is, Your Protein And Your Carbs. I'm A Barry Sears Man. I Believe That Anything Green Is A Carb, And I Need 2:1. Two Of The Carbs To One Of The Protein.
If I Read The Small Print, And I See That What I Love To Taste Has Pantonaponamene Or Fake Smeinlioaimine, Then I Have To Hide In My Room When I Eat It. I'm Still Gonna Eat It, It's Just Gonna Be 'Don't Come In Here!'
My Feeling Is, Personally, I Want To Die First... Because I Believe That When You Die, Your Soul Goes Immediately Up For Judgment - And I Don't Want My Wife Up There First. No, The Judgment Will Be Horrendous.
I Don't See Much Comedy In The Bible, Where People Are Writing About Funny People. It's Not There.
All Around The United States Of America - In The Cities And The Counties - Our Public Education Is Suffering And Has Been Suffering. Cuts, Cuts, Cuts.
You Don't Know What You're Going To Fall In Love With Until You're Exposed To It.
A New Father Quickly Learns That His Child Invariably Comes To The Bathroom At Precisely The Times When He's In There, As If He Needed Company. The Only Way For This Father To Be Certain Of Bathroom Privacy Is To Shave At The Gas Station.
I Can't Negate The Theory That The Huxtables On 'The Cosby Show' May Have Helped Pave The Way For The Obama Family. People Enjoyed Watching That Black Family.
You Come To My Comedy Show To Be Entertained.
The Absolute Truth Is That There Is No Power In Celebrity.
If You Watch Kids Looking At Something On Television, Even Something That's Produced For Them And Is Supposed To Be Funny, What You'll Notice Is That They Don't Laugh.
Too Many People Are Waiting For Jesus To Come Along And Cut Your Grass. And Jesus Isn't Going To Come Along And Cut Your Grass.
There's No Tradition Today Except Initials, 'Csi,' 'Ncis,' All The Rest. Even With Reruns Today, People Don't Know There Was A 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' Or 'Andy Griffith,' Or 'Cheers.'
I See Obama As Sisyphus In The First Four Years. And Nobody Would Speak About The Size Of The Rock, Or The Elevation Of The Hill. All You Hear People Talk About Is What He Didn't Do.
George Booth And I Are Both Funny, And From Afar, Without Meeting, Admired Each Other's Work.
I Got Into Temple University On A Track Scholarship.
I Don't Know The Key To Success, But The Key To Failure Is Trying To Please Everybody.
There Are Two Sides To Every Story, And Sometimes Three, Four, And Five.
What People Are Tired Of, The People Who Agree With Me, What They're Tired Of Is Listening To That Sound, The Sound Of The People Who've Given Up.
I've Always Heard About People Having A Conniption, But I've Never Seen One.
We've Got Too Many Young Girls, Who Don't Know How To Parent, Turning Themselves Into Parents.