I think they [Martin Scorsese, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra] liked my honesty. My personality. For that, they always treated me great. I, in turn, treated them great. No secret about it. My being who I am - that is that.— Don Rickles
Profound Carson quotations
I'm a maniac, and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly.
And Ben [Carson] you're a terrible surgeon.
Carson is an old family name, though my grandma used to watch Johnny all the time and was crazy about him.
I'm not perfect, I do drink. I do smoke. Carson Daly can't go out and get messed up, he can't smoke in front of kids - he's the face of MTV, and he has to be good. But me? I can.
There's only one critic whose opinion I really value, in the final analysis: Johnny Carson. I have never needed any entourage standing around bolstering my ego. I'm secure. I know exactly who and what I am. I don't need to be told. I make no apologies for being the way I am.
In 1980, when I graduated from high school, my goal was to be on 'The Tonight Show' with Johnny Carson at least once before our ten-year class reunion. Our class reunion was in June of 1990, and I was on 'The Tonight Show' in April 1990, so I made it by a few months.
According to Johnny Carson, I was the guy who Marlon sent out to do all the dirty work.
I cried when I heard Johnny Carson died.
Johnny Carson started the jokes about me and Marlin in his monologues.
I always thought Johnny Carson was just brilliant, and I used to watch him and all the comics that would be on the show every night - and I'd dream about it being me.
Donald Trump lied about criticizing Mark Zuckerberg.
Ben Carson lied about Mannatech.Carli Fiorina lied about the size of the tax code.Marco Rubio flatly refused to answer a question ("discredited attacks from Democrats") that I guess he didn't think he could just lie about. This is quite a debate.
Ben Carson and I don`t have much in common politically.
But the fact is when you have kids getting involved in the political process, doing their best to elect the candidates of their choice, that`s what the American democracy is about.
Ben Carson also denounced [Donald] Trump`s ban all Muslims proposal saying we do not and would not advocate being selective on one`s religion.
Christopher Carson, whose renown as Kit Carson has reached almost every ear in the country was born in Madison county, Kentucky, on the 24th of December, 1809.
I've always been a fan of a Johnny Carson because he was so great with an audience and not afraid of self-deprecating humor.
A couple of Donald Trump people, including his vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, and of course, Dr. Ben Carson, have both come out in the last days, hours, practically, and said they believe President [Barack] Obama is a legitimately elected president of the United States.
It is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in south central LA and Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them and to have them happen.
As a kid, I always wanted to be Carol Burnett or Johnny Carson. I love to chat and entertain.
The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges.
He was a very private person, but then, you know, he belonged to the whole United States. The United States thought they owned Johnny Carson.
It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show, and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent.
I was on the Johnny Carson show, I believe 114 or 104 times.
And aside from those times on the air, I never spoke to him. I never met him.
I still have the shirt I wore my first time on Johnny Carson's show.
Only now I use it as a tablecloth at dinner parties. It was very blousy.
You look at Donald Trump and Ben Carson and you can see the people supporting them are small donors, the people I always call the ones who make the country work. Certainly not rich corporate CEO types, and these are not people that expect some sort of issue oriented payback. They're donating because of enthusiasm, ideas. The corporate donors are donating 'cause they want policy in return.
Even on Ben Carson, he's not exactly steeped in housing policy, but his statements on the issue have also been very conservative.
I've had empathy toward what Carson McCullers calls "the invisible people" all my life and was inherently interested in what redeemed Mancil Travis, what fueled Mancil, what destroyed Mancil, etc. I think everyone wants redemption including Mancil.
I think L.A. is L.A. I can go anywhere in the world and I'll just say I'm from L.A. But when I'm there I gotta say I'm from Carson.
Dr. Ben Carson is a first-class human being and citizen. He is exactly the kind of person that you could trust running any government institution. You would trust him to babysit your kids. He's just an admirable human being.
Dr. Benjamin Carson is one of the finest, most accomplished human beings on this planet who has done more for people than most people in politics will ever do. And he's done it personally, not with other people's money.
When Ben Carson said that he would remove all federal funding for universities that had 'extreme political bias.' Who would decide what political bias was, and what is 'extreme'? That kind of policing of ideas has a striking resemblance to the black list, and that's what happened during that era.
Ted Cruz knew Ben Carson did not leave the campaign.
Look what Ted Cruz did with Ben Carson, who's endorsed me, a great guy.
Look what he did to Ben Carson. He said that Ben Carson in Iowa has left, he's out of the campaign, vote for me. Thousands of people voted for him because he convinced people that Ben Carson had left the campaign.
For Cave Carson, I have a co-writer, so that takes off a lot of the pressure.
We also had an "in" with MTV those days.
Tara Reid was engaged to Carson Daly. She just called him and was like, "Do you want to be in the movie?" So they kind of had to make it work.
I got my style from a lot of different people, even my style of reading, even Johnny Carson inspired me.