White people are very good at acting like they're not racist. They deserve an Academy Award for that.
I'm as American as apple pie.
Arizona has always been anti-black.
I am very concerned about Barbara Streisand using the 'H' word - 'honkey.' That's what I am concerned about. I am worried about Barbara.
Julie Christie, I used to hang out with her. She was friends with Richard Pryor and Warren Beatty and all of them. There was a club in Beverly Hills called the Candy Store, a private club. I used to hang out with them all.
Robin Williams learned technique. He has the technique of being funny.
People ask me, when was my best time? I always say, 'Today.'
If you have money and you have fame, but you don't have any confidence in your blackness, then it's all for nothing.
We have a lot of black Anglo-Saxons. Their skin is black, but their brain is white. When I get real mad at them, I call them 'graham crackers.'
When you know who you are, you know who you are. That's the real dangerous thing in Hollywood, because they all want to create you and mold you.
When they were making black films in the '60s and the '70s, everyone knew their place, if you get my drift. You understand? Everyone knew the rules, and everyone knew their place. Everyone knew what to say. They had the written rules in Hollywood film, and the unwritten rules.
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.
A woman can tell me about her having a baby, but I'll never know what it is to have a baby.
When I was 16 or 17, I saw Lenny Bruce being taken to jail. They took him off stage because he talked about race.
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.
You white folks see UFOs in your dreams. You don't hear about Martians in Harlem.
There are still plenty of movie people peddling black stereotypes. I guess Tyler Perry's probably the most massively successful.
I've never seen anyone more messed up over success than Richard Pryor. For him, it's a constant battle between success in the white world and keeping it real for his black self.
My comedy is a nuclear bomb inside my mind. It's a weapon that's never been tested. It just blows up and flattens everybody.
You know who you are. If my mother is a nun and someone comes up to me and they go, 'Your mother is a prostitute.' It is not going to bother me, because I know my mother is a nun, she's not a prostitute.