35 Inspirational Dave Chappelle Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Dave Chappelle Quotes On Success

David Khari Webber Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer. With his incisive observations, he has been described as “poetically unfiltered and sociopolitically introspective, with an ability to illuminate and interrogate agonizing and poignant topics. “Chappelle is the recipient of numerous accolades, including four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards as well as the Mark Twain Prize. He is known for his satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle’s Show (2003–2006). The series, co-written with Neal Brennan, ran until Chappelle quit the show in the middle of production of the third season. After leaving the show, Chappelle returned to performing stand-up comedy across the U.S. By 2006, Chappelle was called the “comic genius of America” by Esquire and, in 2013, “the best” by a Billboard writer. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him No. 9 in their “50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time. Chappelle has appeared in several films, including Mel Brooks’s Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), The Nutty Professor (1996), Con Air (1997), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Blue Streak (1999), Undercover Brother (2002), Chi-Raq (2015), and A Star Is Born (2018). His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan. Chappelle also starred in the ABC comedy series Buddies (1996). In 2016, he signed a $20 million-per-release comedy-special deal with Netflix and, as of 2019, he has released five standup specials under the deal. May these Dave Chappelle Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “You got to be careful of the company you keep.” Dave Chappelle

2. “I started when I was 14. I figured out that’s what I wanted to do when I was 14. Even when I was six, I can remember people telling me, “You’re gonna be a comedian,” and all this stuff.” Dave Chappelle

3. “You know, be able to do something great in your life, you’re gonna have to realize your failures. You’re gonna have to embrace them and figure out how to overcome it.” Dave Chappelle

4. “I enjoy my own thoughts sometimes.” Dave Chappelle

5. “My wife asked me once if I weren’t a comedian, what I would do. I couldn’t answer the question. I never imagined doing anything else.” Dave Chappelle

6. “You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.” Dave Chappelle

7. “All white people talk about when they get high is other times that they got high.” Dave Chappelle

8. “I was doing sketches that were funny but socially irresponsible. I felt I was deliberately being encouraged and I was overwhelmed.” Dave Chappelle

9. “I always take a relationship to the next level. If that works out, I take it to the next level after that, until I finally reach that level when it becomes absolutely necessary for me to leave.” Dave Chappelle

10. “If you don’t have the right people around you and you’re moving at a million miles an hour you can lose yourself.” Dave Chappelle

11. “You’ve got to say ‘yes’ to your destiny. Life’s happening right now, look around you. There goes some life. Come on, Mamma, live!” Dave Chappelle

12. “Dave! Relax! Close your buttcheeks!” Dave Chappelle

13. “I support anyone’s right to be who they want to be. My question is: to what extent do I have to participate in your self-image?” Dave Chappelle

14. “My kids look actually happy. And I learned early on that perfectionism and parenthood is a toxic combination for everybody involved. In other words, so many things can flourish naturally. All you gotta do is make sure the soil’s right. I view myself more like a guide than a ruler.” Dave Chappelle

15. “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive.” Dave Chappelle

16. “Chivalry is dead. Women killed it.” Dave Chappelle

17. “Once you been performing on the streets you can conquer any venue.” Dave Chappelle

18. “Things like racism are institutionalized. You might not know any bigots. You feel like “well I don’t hate black people so I’m not a racist,” but you benefit from racism. Just by the merit, the color of your skin. The opportunities that you have, you’re privileged in ways that you might not even realize because you haven’t been deprived of certain things. We need to talk about these things in order for them to change.” Dave Chappelle

19. “Something about New York, man: You can do more comedy there probably than you can anywhere in the world. If you’re interested in being funny, New York is the place to go.” Dave Chappelle

20. “Cause my life is dope, and I do dope sh*t.” Dave Chappelle

21. “I wish I had more hands, so I could give those titties four thumbs down!” Dave Chappelle

22. “The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.” Dave Chappelle

23. “What did the 5 fingers say to the face. S L A P!” Dave Chappelle

24. “Weed’s not as bad as everything else, ’cause weed is a background substance. You know what I mean, you can smoke some herb and still function. You ain’t crisp, but you’ll function.” Dave Chappelle

25. “Why is Dave Chappelle going to Africa? Why does Mariah Carey make a hundred-million dollar deal and take her clothes off on TRL? A weak person can not get here and talk to you. Ain’t no weak people talking to you. So what is happening in Hollywood? Nobody knows! The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy. That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy, they’re strong people. Maybe the environment is a little sick.” Dave Chappelle

26. “No matter how old you are, if a little kid hands you a toy phone, you answer it.” Dave Chappelle

27. “They do what they do for money – that’s all. I don’t even know why you’re listening to me. I’ve done commercials for both Coke and Pepsi. Truth is, I can’t even taste the difference, but Pepsi paid me last, so there it is.” Dave Chappelle

28. “Constantly take inventory of what’s important to you.” Dave Chappelle

29. “One of the things that happens when people make the leap from a certain amount of money to tens of millions of dollars is that the people around you dramatically change.” Dave Chappelle

30. “The mark of greatness is when everything before you is obsolete, and everything after you bears your mark.” Dave Chappelle

31. “The only way you can know where the line is, is if you cross it.” Dave Chappelle

32. “I’m cool with failing so long as I know that there are people around me that love me unconditionally.” Dave Chappelle

33. “Most people don’t know what it’s like to stand up there and speak their mind. I have a venue to do that. I get paid to do that. It’s not like I’m doing heavy lifting up there. It’s not like I’m solving the world’s problems. It’s like I’m hanging out with a bunch of people and it’s cool.” Dave Chappelle

34. “The world can’t tell you who you are. You’ve just got to figure out who you are and be there, for better or worse.” Dave Chappelle

35. “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. “I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy.” That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” Dave Chappelle

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