When Richie Cunningham drank too many beers, his parents sat him down and explained their concerns. If you live on this earth, you find out that we are all the same.

— Henry Winkler

Unexpected Richie quotations

Before I was an actor I was a break dancer, one of those street performers you see. I guess my introduction into the professional world of performing was a stint as back up dancer for Lionel Richie and I performed at the closing ceremony at the '84 Olympics.

If I should ever by chance grow richI'll buy Codham, Cockridden, and Childerditch,Roses, Pyrgo, and Lapwater,And let them all to my eldest daughter.

Forget about 40 years in show business. Just surviving 27 years of Nicole Richie is enough.

I said to [Lionel] Richie, "Man, my wife says you must really respect women because you write such beautiful love songs."

The Porsche was just a vehicle to get to another place.

I used it to change people's perceptions of me. I had grown up really middle class. USC was filled with elitists, richies who would go skiing every weekend. So I pretended like I was part of that world - to be accepted.

My dad's more three-dimensional than Opie Taylor or Richie Cunningham.

He even has a temper! He's a real person. But some people are disappointed by that.

Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much, good-bye.

And all of a sudden I realized that, in my career, what has made my career has always been the surprises.

I love collecting guitars, even though I can't play well.

My favourite guitarists are Richie Blackmore, Jimmy Paige, and John Mayer.

I changed my mind because of a scene between Howard Cunningham and Richie.

The father-son situation was written so movingly, I fell in love with the project.

Our father taught us how to play. He's also our biggest inspiration and he opened our ears to a lot of older music, like Richie Valens, Chuck Berry, Willie Nelson, and Fats Domino.

Paris Hilton is one of the hosts for Nicole Richie’s baby shower, and they’re serving sushi. Awesome, Paris—sushi, the one thing pregnant women are forbidden to eat. Thanks for the mercury.

Lionel Richie told me forget about the critics.

But if you come back with hit after hit, you don't have to worry about anything.

But I read comic books. I read things like Richie Rich and Little Lulu.

I had a really nice association with Richie DeRosa, a great musician, a great drummer and composer and arranger. And I had a number of classes with him.

Lionel [Richie] said, "Yeah, I learned chords and stuff playin' against your albums."

The last thing we wanted was a copycat.

When we saw [Richie Faulkner] play, we thought, "We don't have to tell this guy anything. He's got it."

Richie Faulkner is very respectful to the songs that he plays from when [founding member] K.K. [Downing] was in the band. He plays them incredibly. And he's got his own nuances and his own techniques that he puts in - as he should.

The only advice we gave Richie Faulkner was we wanted Richie to be his own guy.

You have to let your musicians in your band be who they are.

The latest political rumor, North Korea ruler Kim Jong Il is close to naming his successor. Yeah, he said the only person with glasses big enough to replace me is Nicole Richie.

I have met Lionel Richie and Celine Dion.

They were wonderful people. They proved no matter how much success you've got, you can be as normal as pie. I held it together. But when I met Halle Berry I went a bit wobbly, as I had a bit of a crush on her before I met Kate.

Forget about surviving 40 years in the music business.

Just surviving 27 years of Nicole Richie has been a struggle-and-a-half, I want to tell you. I stand here as a survivor, I want you to know, for all the parents out there.

I remember the first time I was booked into a jazz club.

I was scared to death. I'm not a jazz artist. So I got to the club and spotted this big poster saying, 'Richie Havens, folk jazz artist.' Then I'd go to a rock club and I'm billed as a 'folk rock performer' and in the blues clubs I'd be a 'folk blues entertainer.'

Richie is the only one of my nine who's really moved away. I can't get rid of most of them.

From a very young age, music was very much in my house.

I would sit with my mom, with the old LPs, listening to The Beatles and Carly Simon and Lionel Richie. The old LPs used to have the lyrics. From there, I would put on dance and music displays for my family, just to entertain them and make people laugh and smile.

We've said from the beginning when we traded Richie (Sexson), we're trading home runs for doubles and the ability to manufacture runs... Doubles are almost better. I mean, home runs are great, but when you've got guys who smack those doubles, you're in good shape, you've got a lot of guys in scoring position.

Didn't Lionel Richie just make a country album? No one is giving him a hard time... and God bless him - I love Lionel and should be able to do what he wants to do, like Madonna should, too. Both are having success and I applaud them. If you don't like it, don't buy it. The ageism criticism is getting old.

Heather knows why and when her marriage ended with Richie and she knows why my marriage ended with Charlie.

The way I feel about you, it's like I finally understand what Lionel Richie is singing about. I mean, what we have, it's like movie love.

Until this moment, she’d kept Park in a place in her head that she thought Richie couldn't get to. Completely separate from this house and everything that happened here. (It was a pretty awesome place. Like the only part of her head fit for praying.)

STRAUSS:Have you ever thought about putting those experiences into a book? RICHIE:I did decide to write about what i experienced in climbing to the top. And finally when I got there, I discovered what was at the top.You know what was there? STRAUSS: No, I don't. RICHIE: Nothing. Not one thing. What was at the top was all the experiences that you had to get there.

Seven, Richie thought. That's the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That's the way it's supposed to be.