Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Paul Mooney Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I like comedy, I mean, in all forms.
I have nothing to do with racism in America; it was here when I got here.
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.
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 think I have a mental nappy attitude.
I’m as American as apple pie.
I’m passionate about what I do. I’d be naive to be passive.
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.
You got to remember that slavery’s very complex. It has a lot of levels to it.
Handshaking means, ‘I don’t have a weapon.’
The king of comedy is dead. Richard Pryor was the king of comedy. The rest of them are the king of copycats.
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.’
People think you’re crazy if you turn money down… people worship money.
Hollywood doesn’t even have respect for itself. Hollywood lies to itself.
Arizona has always been anti-black.
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.
I was born a comic.
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.
If your hair is relaxed, white people are relaxed. If your hair is nappy, they’re not happy.
A woman can tell me about her having a baby, but I’ll never know what it is to have a baby.
Comedians period, in general, have demons, and myself included.
I got my sense of humor from my grandmother. You know, my grandmother was very funny.
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.
There’s no such thing as reverse racism.
People don’t want to hear the truth; they never do. They wanna live in some kind of fantasy.