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Bill Cosby, American Comedian ( July 12, 1937 - )

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Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.~Bill Cosby


Eye Seeing Open

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.~Bill Cosby


Success Failure Trying

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.~Bill Cosby


Parenting You Try

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.~Bill Cosby


Wise Stupid Advice

As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by 'survival of the fittest.'~Bill Cosby


Mother Brother Past

Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn't understand his use of profanity. He didn't use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire.~Bill Cosby


Humor Unique Satire

That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.~Bill Cosby


Day Together Live

The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.~Bill Cosby


Future Past Dream

The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.~Bill Cosby


Childhood Friends Play

When a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing will win arguments and straighten people out.~Bill Cosby


People Mind Gun

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.~Bill Cosby


People Yourself Forgive

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.~Bill Cosby


Music Time Passion

If you took your child to the dentist and check for cavities, the child likely won't get them. If you take them just for emergency, that's all they're gonna get.~Bill Cosby


Child You Your Child

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.~Bill Cosby


Success Fear Failure

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.~Bill Cosby


Want You Afraid

Gray hair is God's graffiti.~Bill Cosby


God Hair Gray

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


Family Sister Brother

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.~Bill Cosby


God End Doing

Reunited with strawberry, raspberry and blueberry, I am berry, berry happy to be back working with JELL-O.~Bill Cosby


Happy I Am Working

When you become senile, you won't know it.~Bill Cosby


You Know Become

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


Laughter Humor Poverty

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.~Bill Cosby


End Child Name

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.~Bill Cosby


Day Coffee Getting Older

Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.~Bill Cosby


Best Me Rules

The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.~Bill Cosby


Future Goal World

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


Long Immortality Admit