When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars - that's heaven here on earth.

— Bernie Mac

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Whatever you hear at the barber shop, stays at the barber shop.

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I learned hard lessons in life; I had to because I had so much happen: My mother died my sophomore year in high school. The next year, same day, my brother dropped dead. Two years after that, I got married because my girlfriend got pregnant. The year after my wedding, my father - who I had only recently met - died.

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You can't change what happened. Just like you can't change the future by worrying about it. You just have to keep moving.

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When it comes to raising children, I believe in give and take. I give orders and they take 'em.

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I'm not afraid to fail. Sometimes when you lose, you win. Sometimes when you win, you lose.

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Suffering is a good teacher. It keeps you in its grip until you've learned your lesson.

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I have Glocks, .45s, Berettas, Remingtons. I like the marksmanship and the discipline that it takes to be a gun owner. I like the machinery. Being able to take it out and clean it is even more fascinating than having the gun.

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If you mess something up, remember who got you there.

Don't be pointing fingers, even if finger-pointing is called for. Only one you got to blame is your own self.

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I don't care about how I look; I'm dedicated to the laughs. You know, I used to be a clown, so - my name was Smoothie the Clown. All the training I had, all my training is geared toward making people laugh, and I didn't care about being cool.

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Only way you can you get upset is when you expecting something.

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I want to speak directly to the audience, to say, 'I'm like you - I'm frustrated, I'm not an expert, I don't have a manual on parenting, I make mistakes, I'm selfish too.'

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I was in love with a lot of people, because I was a student of the game of comedy - Carol Burnett, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles, Red Foxx, Moms Mabley - who gets no credit, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, George Kirby. I loved them all, and I used to just take a page out of all of them.

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About Bernie Mac

Quotes 92 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

Hugs aren't like pieces of pie. Plenty of hugs to go around.

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People like rumors. They're going to say things like, 'You was at the club with Lil' Kim, and you and Kanye West got into a fist fight.' You can't get upset. You've got to keep hope alive.

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America...Do not touch my TV, my DVD, my stereo, my dual-deck VCR. Do not touch my old school, my new school, my slow jams, my party jams, my happy rap, and you better not touch...My James Brown.

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I love my daughter, but there's a certain feeling, a certain emotion when you got a granddaughter, you know?

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It took me a long time to get to where I'm at, in my career and as a man.

I was going through my trials and tribulations in life, and it gave me the strength to tackle things that have come my way.

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Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass, but he really knows how to treat his actors.

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When you're offstage, that's the footprint. That's the man God's gonna judge.

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Shut up before I drop yo ass off at Koreatown.

Now hold on, America, don't start writing no letters. I'm just kidding. But am I lying?

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Okay, first rule of this carpool. No breaking wind in my car. The only gas that Bernie Mac want to be smelling is unleaded.

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I'm not a star, and I don't want to be a star.

Stars fall. I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.

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You have to meet all of the challenges, big and small. Because how you start is how you finish.

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I came up in the community center. I used to be physical director of the South Central Community Center in Chicago on 83rd. It's still there. It used to be around there when I was a kid.

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I hate to let people down. I was like that in sports and I was like that in comedy. I was like that at work. When I worked General Motors and stuff like that, when I say something, I mean it.

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Making people laugh is what I've been doing since I was like four or five years old. I still have a lust, I still have a passion. I don't care about how I look, I'm dedicated to the laughs.

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That's the whole key to anything: Don't be afraid to fail. And is not afraid to fail.

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As I got older, I got into all kinds of things in the streets - but for some reason, I never got caught up with the gangs growing up. Everybody dug me, man. I never had problems.

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I get facials. I get a manicure and pedicure every week. I get my hair cut, and I oil myself down from head to toe. I got that from my brother. I was so impressed with how high maintenance he was. When he left the room, you could still smell him for an hour.

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I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.

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I was good at keeping my mother from crying.

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I want to do something that people can really say, 'Hey, man, that was good, I'm proud of you, I'm proud of that.' 'Pride' and 'Transformers' and things like that.

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My comedy comes from pain. I can't stand to see someone hurting.

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I've introduced myself with comedy, and once you've introduced yourself as something, that's where people keep you. That's where people like to hold you.

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Bernie Mac don't sugarcoat.

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When I go onstage, I want to relieve your mind, your pressures.

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I always wanted to scuba dive. I used to scuba dive undercover like black Aquaman.

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My humor had changed from foolishness to making sense.

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My grandmother always told me how you start is how you finish.

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I want people to say at the end of my day, you know, like I used to say about Sidney Poitier and James Cagney and Joan Crawford and Red Skelton and those guys and Bill Cosby. They did quality and substance. You always remember them.

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Why do people love Richard Pryor so much? 'Cause he had problems.

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When I hit my 20s, I struggled to make it.

I got married at 19, and my daughter, Je'Niece, was born a year later. I worked blue collar jobs during the day and comedy clubs at night, and I was earning about $25 a year doing stand-up.

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I've been in training for stardom.

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It's a pleasure to work with someone who is just as strong as you are.

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Stand-up is what I am; stand-up is what made me.

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The success of my comedy has been not being afraid to touch on subject matters or issues that everyone else is politically scared of.

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I love who I am. I love what I've become.

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You're never going to see me playing a buffoon.

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I came from a place where there wasn't a lot of joy.

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