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All Quotes by author - Paul Mooney
" America has a rap sheet. You can't police the world and tell the world how to act when you're just as bad yourself. "
" America is racial. America was founded on race. Race is America. The code name for America is 'race.' "
" An audience can be like a pack of wolves. "
" Arizona has always been anti-black. "
" A woman can tell me about her having a baby, but I'll never know what it is to have a baby. "
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" Comedians period, in general, have demons, and myself included. "
" Handshaking means, 'I don't have a weapon.' "
" Hillary Clinton could say she was a woman and running for president. And Sarah Palin could say she was a woman and running for vice-president. But Obama couldn't say, 'I'm black and I'm running for president.' It couldn't come out of his mouth. He couldn't say that because, if he did, he'd lose votes. "
" Hollywood doesn't even have respect for itself. Hollywood lies to itself. "
" I am very concerned about Barbara Streisand using the 'H' word - 'honkey.' That's what I am concerned about. I am worried about Barbara. "
" I can't change the past, but one person can change the future - anything can happen. "
" I could drop dead tomorrow, the truth will be here. Truth is forever; when you read our history, truth is forever, and it always outs itself. "
" I do celebrate anything with freedom in it, you know. "
" I don't want affirmative action - too much affirmative, not enough action. "
" If you have money and you have fame, but you don't have any confidence in your blackness, then it's all for nothing. "
" If you're happy with what you're doing, then you don't get bored. "
" If your hair is relaxed, white people are relaxed. If your hair is nappy, they're not happy. "
" I got my sense of humor from my grandmother. You know, my grandmother was very funny. "
" I have known Michael Richards for something like 20 years. We're friends. "
" I have nothing to do with racism in America; it was here when I got here. "
" I have such an ego 'cause I'm a double Leo. I can't let go of me, you know, so it's very difficult for me to be somebody else and not me. I'm so into me. "
" I like comedy, I mean, in all forms. "
" I like when people are trapped in the joke, when there's no escape. I like to lead people down the wrong path and then trap them. "
" I love Obama because he is proof all black people don't look alike. Nobody every told me, 'Good morning, Mr. President.' We don't all look alike. "
" I'm as American as apple pie. "
" I'm like the Davy Crockett of comedy... after Davy Crockett opened up the West and helped everybody... they didn't need him anymore. I freed a lot of comics... if I never would have done comedy, it would've been a different art form... I'm sure of it. "
" I'm passionate about what I do. I'd be naive to be passive. "
" I read a lot of history. The passive Jews in Germany didn't survive. The smart ones got out. "
" I think about never losing my voice, never giving in, never selling out, always keeping black, always sticking to the street. Staying neighborhood and not Hollywood. "
" I think I have a mental nappy attitude. "
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