Quotes By Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle Quotes
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I don't want the money. I don't want the drama. I just want to do my show. I want to have fun again.
The world can't tell you who you are. You've just got to figure out who you are and be there, for better or worse.
I don't normally talk about my religion publicly because I don't want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way.
I got a lot of positive people around me.
My father told me 'Name your price in the beginning. If it ever gets more expensive than the price you name, get out of there.'
Whether it means having a show, or a movie, or just being on a stage, I need an avenue to say what I have to say.
There's something about doing stand-up that's cathartic.
I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds.
The way the people around you position themselves around you to get in your pockets and in your mind is infuriating to me.
I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress.
The higher up I went, the less happy I was.
You know, be able to do something great in your life, you're gonna have to realize your failures. You're gonna have to embrace them and figure out how to overcome it.
I'm an introspective dude.
I enjoy my own thoughts sometimes.
There's a lot of people who don't want anything from me but to laugh and have a good time. You see them at the show and they like - they dress up to come see your show and stuff. And they pack these auditoriums and it's a lot of fun, man. It's like, this is how I started, and it's still fun for me.
I get a little heated when I talk about the past. But I wanted to be clear - I'm not mad at anybody - not anymore.
Stand-up is the kind of gig that'll show you where you're at.
I care about the work I do. But I'm not going to say that money's not an issue.
One of the things that happens when people make the leap from a certain amount of money to tens of millions of dollars is that the people around you dramatically change.
The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.
I just always loved stand-up. It's like magic. You say something, and a whole room full of people laughs together. Say something else, they laugh again. The fact that people come to see that and participate in that... I don't know, it's just like magic.
I'm famous today. People like me today. Might not like me tomorrow. You can't count on it.
When I'm on stage, I get real happy there. Maybe that's the only time in my adult life I feel like myself.
I was doing sketches that were funny but socially irresponsible. I felt I was deliberately being encouraged and I was overwhelmed.
I love Ohio.
I think every group of black guys should have at least one white guy.
I don't care if I ever work in TV again.
You can't get unfamous. You can get infamous but you can't get unfamous.
Everyone around me says, You're a genius! You're great! That's your voice! But I'm not sure if they're right.
My wife asked me once if I weren't a comedian what I would do. I couldn't answer the question. I never imagined doing anything else.
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