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Richard Pryor
December 1, 1940 - December 10, 2005
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

Even when I was a little kid, I always said I would be in the movies one day, and damned if I didn't make it.


When you ain't got no money, you gotta get an attitude.


Yes, I'm religious. God has shown me things, made certain ways clear to me.


The black groups that boycott certain films would do better to get the money together to make the films they want to see, or stay in church and leave us to our work.


There's a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.


I just don't want to die alone, that's all. That's not too much to ask for, is it It would be nice to have someone care about me, for who I am, not about my wallet.


It's been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.


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?


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.


I don't see myself getting married again, but if I do, it will be forever.


I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that's happened to me in my life, but MS caused the movies to stop - stop dead - and I miss it.


You work your butt off and somebody says you can't have your record played because it offends them. Tyrants are made of such stuff.


A sold-out house my first night back. Do you have any idea what kinda pressure that is? I could have been at home in my warm bed, playing Nintendo.


I'd like to make you laugh for about ten minutes though I'm gonna be on for an hour.


Someone called all the newspapers in New York and told them I'd died. I've been told by almost everyone it was an ex-wife - I've had a few so it's hard to pinpoint which one - but who knows for sure?


I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.


I think about dying. I've come to realize we all die alone in one way or another.


I'm for human lib, the liberation of all people, not just black people or female people or gay people.


What I am for is justice for everyone, just like it says in the Constitution.


I ain't no movie star, man. I'm a booty star.


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