Redd Foxx Quotes



Best 24 Quotes by Redd Foxx

“A girl's legs are her best friends... But even the best of friends must part.”

“Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.”

“Certain things should be yours to have when you work your way to the top.”

“Do you realize that if the pilgrims have been chasing bobcats instead of turkeys... we'd all be eating p*ssy on Thanksgiving?!”

“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.”

“Hey! Leave the door open will ya? The flies haven't been out all day.”

“I ain't from Africa. I'm from St. Louis.”

“I carry a knife now because I read in a white magazine that all black people carry knives. So I rushed out and bought me one.”

“I feel sorry for people who don't drink or do drugs. Because someday they're going to be in a hospital bed, dying, and they won't know why.”

“I'm a Sagittarian, see, I can't be fenced in. I been living in Las Vegas, greatest city in the world. I look out my window for 100 miles. In Vegas, there's nothing to do but gamble, drink or have sex. I have two of 'em.”

“I'm convinced that Sanford and Son shows middle-class America a lot of what they need to know.”

“I've been trying to get into the Royal Box in New York for years. They say I'm too dirty, my material is too blue. But I think Redd, the whites and blue can be a nice combination.”

“It's some chopped liver. That's Jewish soul food.”

“Junk runs in the family. My granddad was a junk man in St. Louis and so was my uncle.”

“Sanford and Son is more than just a name. It's a condition, a dynasty, an empire. This here is the finest pile of junk of the world.”

“The definition of indecent – when it’s in long, and it’s in hard, and it’s in deep – it’s in decent.”

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“The food here is so tasteless you could eat a meal of it and belch and it wouldn't remind you of anything.”

“The show doesn't drive home a lesson, but it can open up people's minds enough for them to see how stupid every kind of prejudice can be.”

“This is the big one! You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to join ya, honey!”

“What's an archive, son? Is that anything like a closet?”

“What's the difference between a pickpocket and a peeping tom? A pickpocket snatches watches.”

“You make me wish that birth control was retroactive.”

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“If you can see the handwriting on the wall... you're on the toilet.”

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“Music played a large role in the survival of the black people in America — that and a sense of humor that just couldn't be enslaved.”

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“Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?”


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