A list of Richard Pryor quotes. Here are the best quotes by Richard Pryor on various subjects, including marriage, racism, and masculinity. Pryor was one of the most influential stand-up comedians of all time. These Richard Pryor quotations cover the several decades of his career, and include famous quotes from his stand-up specials and films. These memorable quotations have become part of the collective conscience of Richard Pryor's contemporaries and will be remembered for generations.
Funny quotes from movies, TV, and professional comedians are repeated and shared, uniting fans of different ages, genders, and nationalities. Inspirational quotes from authors, religious leaders, and political figures are cited as words of wisdom, if not printed in history books. The famous last words of everyone from Julius Caesar to Chris Farley are oft quoted as summations of their illustrious lives. The funniest quotes and most famous quotes are words strung together so eloquently and perfectly that audiences can not help but repeat them in everything from speeches to academic papers to Facebook profiles.
When you ain't got no money, you gotta get an attitude.
I'd like to die like my father died... My father died f**king. My father was 57 when he died. The woman was 18. My father came and went at the same time.
I don't want to go through life as a Wonder Wheel murderer!
Everyone carries around his own monsters.
Have you ever noticed how quiet you get when you go in the woods? It's almost like you know that God's there.
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.
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.
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.
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 m**********rs in!
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.
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 n****rs?" I said, "No." It said, "Do you know why? 'Cause there aren't any."
I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are only two pieces of p***y you're gonna get in your entire life, that's your first and your last.
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.
I became a performer because it was what I enjoyed doing.
Booty is just a ghetto expression, and I'm just a booty star.