You might as well like yourself; just think about all the time you're gonna have to spend with you.

— Jerry Lewis

The most provocative Jerry Lewis quotes that will inspire your inner self

When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.


I've had great success being a total idiot.


Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands.


I have some very personal feelings about politics, but I don't get into it because I do comedy already.


I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life.

No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.


The doc told me I had a dual personality.

Then he lays an 82 dollar bill on me, so I give him 41 bucks and say, 'Get the other 41 bucks from the other guy.'


You may catch more flies with honey than vinegar, but you'll get them to work harder if you use a flyswatter.


People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.


Don't give me paper - I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it.

But if you shake my hand, that's for life.


Pity? You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair? Stay in your house!


When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.


I really am opinionated, but not for long.

I have found myself coming off of what I think of something because the guy I'm talking to makes better sense than I am. I have so many points of view, I can't keep track of 'em, because I talk to too many people... I'm not so opinionated that I won't budge.


About Jerry Lewis

Quotes 24 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Comedian
Birthday October 16

If I've learned anything in the more than 50 years that I've led MDA, it's that the generosity of the American people knows no bounds. I'm sure that with their fellow citizens in such dire need, they'll dig deep and do everything they can to help. I'm hopeful that many people will be willing to make two phone calls and donate to both causes.


(The Nutty Professor) was a labor of love.

It was a total film. It was the most productive, creative work of my life.


People say, "How would you like to be remembered?" I don't want to be remembered. Gimme a break. What I want is to hear what's great about me now. Let me hear it! In the box you don't hear these eulogies.


I've had the greatest respect for my work in this country by Americans. Critics have no brains.


The day you're born, you get the pink slip on YOU.

Outright ownership. You must only share that life with those that you and only you choose.


Make film, shoot film, run film. Do something. Make film. Shoot anything.


I have nothing against women. As a matter of fact there's something about them that I love, but I just can't put my finger on it.


For those who understand, no explaination is needed...For those who don't, none will do.


We're leaving the House to people who either were born with a silver spoon in their mouth... or couldn't get better jobs in the first place.


If you think childlike, you'll stay young.

If you keep your energy going, and do everything with a little flair, you're gunna stay young. But most people do things without energy, and they atrophy their mind as well as their body. You have to think young, you have to laugh a lot, and you have to have good feelings for everyone in the world, because if you don't, it's going to come inside, your own poison, and it's over.


Comedy is a man in trouble. And without it, there's no humor.

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