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35 Inspirational Richard Pryor Quotes On Success

Last Updated Sept 2023

35 Inspirational Richard Pryor Quotes On Success

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time. Pryor’s body of work includes the concert movies and recordings: Richard Pryor: Live & Smoking, That Nigger’s Crazy, Is It Something I Said? Bicentennial Nigger, Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, and Richard Pryor: Here and Now. As an actor, he starred mainly in comedies such as Silver Streak, but occasionally in dramas, including Paul Schrader’s Blue Collar, or action films, like Superman III. He collaborated on many projects with actor Gene Wilder. Another frequent collaborator was actor/comedian/writer Paul Mooney. Pryor won an Emmy Award  and five Grammy Awards. In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award. The first-ever Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to him in 1998. He was listed at number one on Comedy Central’s list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him first on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. May these Richard Pryor Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

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

2. Everyone carries around his own monsters.” Richard Pryor

3. “There’s nothing worse than being an aging young person.” Richard Pryor

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

5. “Now they’re calling taking drugs an epidemic – that’s cos white folks are doing it.” Richard Pryor

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

7. “The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit.” Richard Pryor

8. “I see people as the nucleus of a great idea that hasn’t come to be yet.” Richard Pryor

9. “Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings, and lawyers.” Richard Pryor

10. “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

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

12. “I had some great things and I had some bad things. The best and the worst, In other words, I had a life.” Richard Pryor

13. “You have to have lived some life. You’ve got to have paid some dues.” Richard Pryor

14. “What I’m saying might be profane, but it’s also profound.” Richard Pryor

15. “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

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

17. “I’m not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells.” Richard Pryor

18. “Why get killed when you can run, your ego will heal much faster than a broken jaw.” Richard Pryor

19. “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

20. “Who you gonna believe-me or your lying eyes?” Richard Pryor

21. “It’s so much easier for me to talk about my life in front of two thousand people than it is one-to-one. I’m a real defensive person, because if you were sensitive in my neighborhood you were something to eat.” Richard Pryor

22. “I had to stop drinking, cuz I got tired of waking up in my car driving ninety.” Richard Pryor

23. “Crosses only scare vampires away because they’re allergic to bullshit.” Richard Pryor

24. “Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wanting’ 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

25. “I’m slower and some days are better than others, but I’m a fighter.” Richard Pryor

26. “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

27. “You gotta be cool when you’re macho man, cuz you can’t be sensitive and care about someone having a good time in bed, cuz that’s too scary, When you don’t use sensitivity when you’re having sex, or share some of your soul, nothing gonna happen, because men really get afraid. Men really get scared in bed.” Richard Pryor

28. “Two things people throughout history have had in common are hatred and humour. I am proud that I have been able to use humour to lessen people’s hatred.” Richard Pryor

29. “If I ain’t horny, I check to see if my heart’s beating’.” Richard Pryor

30. “All humor is rooted in pain.” Richard Pryor

31. “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

32. “When you’re running down the street on fire, people get out of your way!” Richard Pryor

33. “You don’t get to be old bein’ no fool.” Richard Pryor

34. “A lie is profanity. A lie is the worst thing in the world. Art is the ability to tell the truth.” Richard Pryor

35. “Rosa Parks showed us all that one little person can make a whole bunch of noise without so much as a whisper. She showed the world that the color of your skin shouldn’t determine what part of the bus you sit in, as you ride through life.” Richard Pryor

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