Top 44 Richard Pryor Quotes of 2020

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“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“Everyone carries around his own monsters.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings… and lawyers.”

― Richard Pryor

“Friends take up time, and I didn’t have time.”

― Richard Pryor

“There’s a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at.”

― Richard Pryor

“I’m for human lib, the liberation of all people, not just black people or female people or gay people.”

― Richard Pryor

“I ain’t no movie star, man. I’m a booty star.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“There’s a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.”

― Richard Pryor

“It’s been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.”

― Richard Pryor

“I know that if I wasn’t scared, something’s wrong, because the thrill is what’s scary.”

― Richard Pryor

“I’d like to make you laugh for about ten minutes though I’m gonna be on for an hour.”

― Richard Pryor

“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?”

― Richard Pryor

“I believe in divine forces and energies.”

― Richard Pryor

“When you ain’t got no money, you gotta get an attitude.”

― Richard Pryor

“I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“What I am for is justice for everyone, just like it says in the Constitution.”

― Richard Pryor

“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?”

― Richard Pryor

“I was an only child.”

― Richard Pryor

“I was a loner and never hung out with anyone. I never had any friends.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“I don’t see myself getting married again, but if I do, it will be forever.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“Yes, I’m religious. God has shown me things, made certain ways clear to me.”

― Richard Pryor

“Booty is just a ghetto expression, and I’m just a booty star.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.”

― Richard Pryor

“I became a performer because it was what I enjoyed doing.”

― Richard Pryor

“Movies are movies, and I don’t think any of them are going to hurt the moral fiber of America and all that nonsense.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“I’m not for integration and I’m not against it.”

― Richard Pryor

“I think about dying. I’ve come to realize we all die alone in one way or another.”

― Richard Pryor

“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.”

― Richard Pryor

“I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.”

― Richard Pryor

“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!”

― Richard Pryor
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