Richard Pryor

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Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor (1 December 194010 December 2005) was an American actor, writer, and comedian.

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  • …I expected Dracula to come jumping out any second. If he did I'd have held up a cross, cause he's allergic to bullshit.
    • At the end of track 9 "Religion" on his 1971 comedy album "Craps (After Hours)".
  • Let me tell you what really happened... Every night before I go to bed, I have milk and cookies. One night I mixed some low-fat milk and some pasteurized, then I dipped my cookie in and the shit blew up.
    • At the start of a routine about his freebasing accident. Live At The Sunset Strip (1982) [album and movie]
  • Why me? Ten million motherfuckers freebasing, and I'm the one who blows up!
    • Live at the Sunset Strip (1982)
  • I went through every phone book in Africa, and I didn't find one god damned Pryor!
    • On trying to find his roots. Live At The Sunset Strip (1982)
  • I went to penitentiary one time, not me personally, but me and Gene went there for a movie. "Arizona State Penitentiary" Population: 80 percent black people. But there are no black people in Arizona, they have to bus motherfuckers in!
    • On prison. Live At the Sunset Strip (1982)
  • When that fire hit your ass, it will sober your ass up quick! I saw something, I went, "Well, that's a pretty blue. You know what? That looks like... FIRE! Fire is inspirational. They should use it in the Olympics, because I ran the 100 in 4.3.
    • On setting himself on fire. Live At the Sunset Strip (1982)
  • When I was in Africa, this voice came to me and said, "Richard, what do you see?" I said, I see all types of people." The voice said, "But do you see any niggers?" I said, "No." It said, "Do you know why? 'Cause there aren't any."
    • On race. Live at the Sunset Strip (1982)
  • There are only two pieces of pussy you're gonna get in your entire life, that's your first and your last.
    • On sex. Live at the Sunset Strip (1982)
  • I don't want to go through life as a Wonder Wheel murderer!
    • The Toy (1982)
  • I'd like to die like my father died... My father died fucking. My father was 57 when he died. The woman was 18. My father came and went at the same time.
    • "The time of his life" ~ The Guardian (7 June 2004)
  • You gotta be cool when you're macho man, cuz you can't be sensitive and care about someone having a good time in bed, cuz that's too scary... When you don't use sensitivity when you're having sex, or share some of your soul, nothing gonna happen, because men really get afraid. Men really get scared in bed.
    • "The time of his life" ~ The Guardian (7 June 2004)

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  • Rosa Parks showed us all that one little person can make a whole bunch of noise without so much as a whisper. She showed the world that the color of your skin shouldn't determine what part of the bus you sit in... as you ride through life.

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