Billy Cosby

Growing up in the 60s one of my favorite comedy albums was "Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!".. I loved his funny stories.. still remember the conversation that Noah had with God.. very funny. I also liked Cosby in I Spy and back in the 80s my family was addicted to The Cosby Show on Thursday nights. As of late the elder and wiser Cosby has opined a bit on life and culture.. here are a few things he has said:

Gray hair is God's graffiti. (my favorite)

Old is always fifteen years from now. (my second favorite)

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

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

Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.

Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet.

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

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

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.


  1. Thanks for sharing these. I've long had great respect for Mr. Cosby.

  2. Love him. His albums were a huge part of my childhood, laying on the living room floor, laughing as they played on our "hi-fi." (there's a nice old word!)

  3. I loved the Cosby show. I grew up hating baseball because it would pre-emt the Cosby show. I also loved Bill Cosby Himself, picture pages and Fat Albert

  4. I loved the Cosby Show and I Spy too. Really great entertainment.
    The first two quotes are perfect. love the graffiti statement.

  5. Thanks for posting, these are great! My favorite was the parenting quote. So funny!

  6. These are inspired quotes ... indeed, I like the one about success ... I do fear failure.


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