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Bill Cosby

  • American comedian
  • Born July 12, 1937

William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and author. He held an active career for over six decades before being convicted of sex offenses in 2018. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s. He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. In 1972, using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines, Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which ran until 1985, centering on a group of young friends growing up in an urban area.


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




The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.




Telemarketers tell me I sound like Bill Cosby.




Our children are angry. The profanity is out in the street. It's on the buses and in the subway. Our children are trying to tell us something, and we are not listening.




It is a point of pride for the American male to keep the same size Jockey shorts for his entire life.




Nobody asked you to flip burgers for the rest of your life.




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




Sometimes I buy my wife flowers.




Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.




You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.




Parents are people who yell and they yell and they yell and they yell. And you already have the point... and they're still yelling.




The first-born in every family is always dreaming for an imaginary older brother or sister who will look out for them.




With my wife Camille's help, I took to social networking. I'm working with the computers.




No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.




Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.




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




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.




There are teachers in the United States who cry in the daytime because they see a child or children who haven't eaten properly, children who haven't used soap in so long.




I often try to tell kids to think about all the people who love you, don't cry over the one person who doesn't.




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




If you have no faith, you've lost your battle.




All parents experience the same problems.




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




Sometimes you try to help people, and it backfires on you, and then they try to take advantage of you.




Laughter brings out the child in all of us.




I tell stories. Because I believe you can do things that joke tellers can't do, and that is, bring your audience along.




Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.




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.




You don't know what you're going to fall in love with until you're exposed to it.




I love cake. I love pie. I love potato chips. I love salt. I do not want yogurt, plain yogurt. It's healthy. 'Why don't you like it?' Because it tastes like bad breath.




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 don't have a problem believing in God and Jesus. But in Genesis one has to wonder about these sentences that just go on and end without finishing. The thought is unfinished. Where did Adam go? What is he doing? Hello? There has to be some pages missing.




It was hard for me, being in school. And nobody was there to tell me how important it was.




Social networking helps reach people easier and quicker.




Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first.




For college seniors there should be a week of being allowed to cry. Just break down and cry because you are scared and don't know what's next.



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