Bill Cosby Quotes and sayings

William Henry Cosby Jr. s an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry in nightclub in San Francisco during the 1960s. His acting career continued as he starred in the sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. Here are some of the best Bill Cosby quotes and sayings.

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”

“Every romance does not lead to sex.”

“You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any.”

“People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.”

decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it

“The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.”

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.”

“The heart of marriage is memories.”

“Laughter brings out the child in all of us.”

“The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.”

Bill Cosby Quotes

“Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.”

“The essence of childhood, of course, is play.”

“Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.”

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.”

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

“Family is conflict and it’s something that we all relate to.”


“Is the glass half full, or half empty? It depends on whether you’re pouring, or drinking.”

“I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who’ve had luck with it and those who haven’t.”

“If you speak your mind and if it is true what you’re saying, then I think the integrity of what you’re saying carries through.”

“There are some people who have trouble recognizing a mess.”

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

Bill Cosby Quotes

“If you know what you want, you will recognize it when you see it.”

“Don’t talk yourself into not being you.”

“If you know two languages, the level of your intelligence is multiplied a hundredfold in other people’s eyes.”

“If you have a question about anything, the answer can be found in a book somewhere in the library.”

“Intellectuals are people who go to study things other people do naturally.”

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