Lenny Bruce Quotes

Who is Lenny Bruce?

Lenny Bruce is the stage name of American stand-up comedian Leonard Alfred Schneider.

Bruce was a close friend of fellow comedians Joe Ancis and Rodney Dangerfield.

Born October 13, 1925
Died August 03, 1966

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“A lot of people say to me, 'Why did you kill Christ?' I dunno, it was one of those parties, got out of hand, you know.”

“All my humor is based upon destruction and despair.”

“Alright, let's admit it, we Jews killed Christ – but it was only for three days.”

“Anyone who does anything for pleasure to indulge his selfish soul will surely burn in Hell.”

“Communism is like one big phone company.”

“Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.”

“Guys are like dogs. They keep comin' back. Ladies are like cats. Yell at a cat one time, they're gone.”

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“I am influenced by every second of my waking hour.”

“I don't read enough books, so I guess I'm pretty shallow. I'm a lot into the physical. With me, first attraction is never intellectual.”

“I was not born in a vacuum. Every thought I have belongs to someone else.”

“I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner.”

“I would become a priest or a rabbi or a monk or whatever the hell was necessary to perform miracles such as taking money from someone else's pocket and putting it into mine, still remaining within the confines of the law.”

“I'll die young, but it's like kissing God.”

“If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.”

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“If something about the human body disgusts you, the fault lies with the manufacturer.”

“If there was absolute freedom, people would run over babies and charge admission”

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“It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.”


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“If you can take the hot lead enema, then you can cast the first stone.”

“If you live in New York, even if you're Catholic, you're Jewish.”

“In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.”

“It's the suppression of the word that gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness.”

“Liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.”

“Life is a four-letter word.”

“Miami Beach is where neon goes to die.”

“Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.”

“Take away the right to say ‘f*ck’ and you take away the right to say ‘f*ck the government'.”

“The 'what should be' never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no 'what should be,' there is only what is.”

“The American Constitution was not written to protect criminals; it was written to protect the government from becoming criminals.”

“The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.”

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“The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it. Try to fake three laughs in an hour -- ha ha ha ha ha -- they'll take you away, man. You can't.”

“The only truly anonymous donor is the guy who knocks up your daughter.”

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“I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood.”


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