In all of my career, the style is still the same, and that is of a friend, just sitting and talking.
I never saw anything funny in a car commercial – but that’s OK. Whatever they wanted to do – it’s their product and I’m the spokesperson, and I’m going to deliver.
In September of 1960, I was blessed – and I’m not saying blessed in the everyday religious way – when Temple University accepted me after scoring 500 on the SAT. I was 23 years old, and they put me in remedial. I was the happiest remedial person on earth.
I got into Temple University on a track scholarship.
I was put in remedial everything.
Telemarketers tell me I sound like Bill Cosby.
People have all kinds of approaches when they come up to me. Some of them are so nervous: ‘You know, Mr. Cosby, you are my biggest fan!’ I am? Some of them even claim that I raised them.
When I look at 55 percent of our black men dropping out of school, how bad off are we going to be when we need some lawyers?
I’ve always heard about people having a conniption, but I’ve never seen one.
I’ve said all along I’ve never competed with ‘The Simpsons.’ Not in my own mind.
Things from real life are the things that get people laughing.
God has not made anything that I know of that pays so much attention to who their father and mother is as us.
I think you need to make responsibility something that’s not just a word.
Things are old. Parts are old. I’m talking about ‘us’ parts. AARP-parts. Some of us were born with stronger parts than others.
We are all anxious to be accepted. But if you have a strong mother and father who tell you that you don’t have to dress a crazy way, or hang out with people who are looking for trouble in order to be loved and accepted, then half the battle is over.