Best quotes by the American Comedian Don Rickles

When you stand alone and sell yourself, you can't please everyone. But when you're different, you can last.
  • alone

You throw your best punch, otherwise don't do it.
  • best

I have no idea what I'm going to say when I stand up to give a toast. But I do know that anything I say I find funny.
  • anything

You can't study comedy; it's within you. It's a personality. My humor is an attitude.
  • humor

Struggling is hard because you never know what's at the end of the tunnel.
  • end

Smartphones. Who cares? Smartphones. I only have dummy phones.
  • cares

I'm very shy so I became very outgoing to protect my shyness.
  • became

Some people say funny things, but I say things funny.
  • funny

Show business is my life. When I was a kid I sold insurance, but nobody laughed.
  • business

You know what's funny to me? Attitude.
  • attitude

Funny is funny.
  • funny

I have to have energy because I have a lot of expenses. A couple of cars, couple of dogs and a big estate.
  • big

I was always the guy - out of insecurities, I was always making fun, even as a kid.
  • fun

I never went out looking for glory.
  • glory

My whole act is off the top of my head.
  • act

Political correctness? In my humor, I never talk about politics. I was never much into all that.
  • correctness

Everything I've ever done in my whole career, people might not know, I've never written anything down on paper.
  • anything

To my knowledge, I was the first guy really to do what I do. And then later on different comedians started trying doing it.
  • comedians

Well, I call myself an actor. I always wanted to be one.
  • actor

When I'm onstage, I'm acting.
  • acting

I have my own gym. When you do jokes and they sell, you get a gym.
  • gym

I was a mother's boy.
  • boy

They always use the word 'insult' with me, but I don't hurt anybody. I wouldn't be sitting here if I did. I make fun of everybody and exaggerate all our insecurities.
  • anybody

I do situations and make fun of authority and life.
  • authority

In our day we went from - we went into saloons. We couldn't cross over like you can today, get a television series and all of a sudden you're a major movie star, you know.
  • cross

I mean, in my - and I'm not trying to do spilled milk, but in those days it was a little - I think it was much tougher, because you got an image, and you were in a saloon. And it was tough to come out of a saloon and to get in films, and to maintain an image, you know.
  • come

I told jokes badly.
  • badly

I cannot tell a joke. But I can do a situation, that it becomes a joke.
  • becomes

To me, the stand up part in my life is great. I know I can do that. When I get an acting chance, I'm really thrilled.
  • acting

It takes many years to be a great comedian.
  • comedian

I have a problem, if the light goes on on TV and it blinks midnight, I don't know how to fix it.
  • fix

I still have drive, but everything is relative.
  • drive

I think if I took therapy, the doctor would quit. He'd just pick up the couch and walk out of the room.
  • couch

I was sitting in the toilet and I was by myself. I was tired of playing with the roller, so I said I'd better write a book.
  • book

You lose your energy, you lose that excitement and it gets the audience up.
  • audience

I'd like to think my performance is today. I never try to - it's so, as you know, watching me, I have a beginning, middle and ending. But every night the show changes and I relate to an audience and I relate to the young people.
  • audience

Eddie Fisher married to Elizabeth Taylor is like me trying to wash the Empire State Building with a bar of soap.
  • bar

When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring. I don't mind, but he has it in his back pocket.
  • enter

Who picks your clothes - Stevie Wonder?
  • funny

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