quote by Dean Martin

When Jerry Lewis and I were big, we used to go to parties, and everybody thought I was big-headed and stuck up, and I wasn't. It was because I didn't know how to speak good English, so I used to keep my mouth shut.

— Dean Martin

Seductive Jerry quotations

I'm not a star. I'll never be a Frank Sinatra or Elvis Presley or a Ray Charles. I'm just an imitator, man. I'm doing a very bad imitation on the bass of Jerry Jemmott, Bernard Odum, Jimmy Fielder, Jimmy Blanton, Igor Stravinsky, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, James Brown, Charlie Parker... the cats, man. I'm just backing up the cats.

I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.

A Madagascar Hissing Roach chasing Jerry Lewis. That would be a really neat treat.

One out of every 100 families in Vermont was a part owner of Ben and Jerry's.


Me and Jerry left because we felt we weren't getting anywhere playing our old songs in tiny clubs. The group was getting stale and staying behind the times.

We decided to redefine the bottom line at Ben & Jerry's

Lise: Paris has ways of making people forget.

Jerry: Paris? No, not this city. It's too real and too beautiful. It never lets you forget anything. It reaches in and opens you wide, and you stay that way.

My mother always told me that no matter how much you dislike a person, when you meet them face to face you will find characteristics about them that you like. Jerry Falwell was a perfect example of that. I hated everything he stood for, but after meeting him in person, years after the trial, Jerry Falwell and I became good friends.

It was not a friendly game, and Jerry certainly did not have friendliness in his eyes. He had an extra mean streak that day. He was out of control and probably should have been ejected.


The laws against public nudity make no sense.

The idea that Jerry Falwell can go topless while Cindy Crawford cannot is an absolute affront to logic, common sense and the 5000 year human struggle for aesthetic taste.

Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis.

.. you know in the '60s.

If your opponent has you by fifty pounds, winning a fight against him is a dubious proposition, at best. If your opponent has you by eight thousand and fifty pounds, you’ve left the realm of combat and enrolled yourself in Road-kill 101. Or possibly in a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

There are no Jerry Garcias coming down the pike, anymore than there is a Jimi Hendrix or Bob Marley. They are all at the same level - the highest level that you strive to get to as a musician. Me and my friends - we'll all be long dead, people will still be trying to dig into what Jerry Garcia did.

Nobody fights with Jerry because you know the price would be too high.

You might come out the winner, at his age, you might even lick him, but you'd lose an eye, an arm, your testicles in the process, everything would be gone.


I have sometimes sat alone here of an evening, listening, until I have made the echoes out to be the echoes of all the footsteps that are coming by and by into our lives. "Jerry, say that my answer was, 'RECALLED TO LIFE.

I saw Brahms's Hungarian Rhapsody on television when I was two.

Tom and Jerry were playing it together. I thought, 'Hey, if a cat can play like that, why can't I?'

Historically, Hollywood comedy has arrived in skinny envelopes.

From fence post Buster Keaton to herky-jerky Jerry Lewis to wiry nerve-bundle Woody Allen to hung-loose Richard Pryor to whippy contortionist Jim Carrey, its comics and clowns have tended to be sliced thin and bendable.

Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.

Hell and damnation, life is such fun with a ragged greatcoat and a Jerry gun!


I hear Jerry Falwell every Sunday here talking about the devil and Hollywood.

. . . I'm gonna write him a letter. Hollywood wasn't built on filth and dirt - it was built on talent.

The music is an important and crucial part to an animated film.

You don't think about it, but you can watch Tom and Jerry with no words, for hours, and the music dictates the emotion and where the story is going and how you're supposed to feel. Everything is in the music.

Jerry and I always felt that the character was enjoying himself.

He was having fun: he wasn't taking himself seriously. It was always a lark for him, as you can see in my early drawings.

You could put Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley on one side of the stage, and James Brown on the other, and you wouldn't even notice the others were there!

What is a bad thing anyway? A bad thing is something that is different than what I want. Who gets to decide what the bad thing is? Jerry and Esther watched the mother bird lay her eggs in the nest, and then the neighbor's cat ate the baby bird. Esther said "bad cat!" And the cat said, "good bird!


I grew up on Don Knotts and Jerry Lewis and all the guys from Second City.

Jerry (Rice) played until he was 42. At 39, I ran a 4.43 40-yard dash. You look at the number of dropped balls and the way guys are playing now and you can't honestly say I can't do better.

You know what I hate about rock? I hate tie-dyed tee shirts.

I wouldn't wear a tie-dyed tee shirt unless it was dyed with the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia.

Elaine: Ugh, I hate people. Jerry: Yeah, they're the worst.

In the end we're all Jerry Springer Show guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.


In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination - very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted.

Dr. Kissinger was a former child. Jerry Ford was a former child. Even F.D.R. was a former child. I retired from the movies in 1949, and I'm still a former child.

Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

... He's a nice fellow, but he spent too much time playing football without a helmet.

Jerry Garcia was a great American master and the Grateful Dead are not just a genuine piece of musical history, but also an important part of American history.

I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons.

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