Zitat des Tages von Richard Pryor:
It's been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.
I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.
Booty is just a ghetto expression, and I'm just a booty star.
I won't talk about what it was like in prison, except to say I'm glad I'm out and that I plan never to go back and to pay my taxes every day.
Someone called all the newspapers in New York and told them I'd died. I've been told by almost everyone it was an ex-wife - I've had a few so it's hard to pinpoint which one - but who knows for sure?
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.
There's a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at.
There's a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.
There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace.
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.
Yes, I'm religious. God has shown me things, made certain ways clear to me.
The way I see it, the earth is going to be here after we're dead and gone. Even if it's a polluted planet, and they messed it up. Where do they go from here - to another planet so they can mess that up too?
Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers.
I went to Zimbabwe. I know how white people feel in America now; relaxed! Cause when I heard the police car I knew they weren't coming after me!
I think about being married again, having a home and a wife. No one can ever be married too many times, and maybe if I keep trying I'll get it right one day.
I'm not for integration and I'm not against it.
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.
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.
The black groups that boycott certain films would do better to get the money together to make the films they want to see, or stay in church and leave us to our work.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.
What I am for is justice for everyone, just like it says in the Constitution.
I'm for human lib, the liberation of all people, not just black people or female people or gay people.
If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don't feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there's too much that I still want to do.
I believe in divine forces and energies.
I don't see myself getting married again, but if I do, it will be forever.
I ain't no movie star, man. I'm a booty star.
I can't just say the words, do a lot of one-liners. I love each person I play; I have to be that person. I have to do him true.
I became a performer because it was what I enjoyed doing.
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.
I was kicked out of school because of my attitude. I was not assimilating. So I went to work, taking any jobs I could get.
Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wantin' to borrow money. I've always been generous with my friends and family, with money, but selfish with the important stuff like love.
I know that if I wasn't scared, something's wrong, because the thrill is what's scary.
I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that's happened to me in my life, but MS caused the movies to stop - stop dead - and I miss it.
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.
Friends take up time, and I didn't have time.