Best Quotes from Richard Lewis

My grandmother was a Jewish juggler: she used to worry about six things at once.

Richard Lewis

My act is always a work in progress. I pray I have a bad day before a show.

Richard Lewis

When you’re in love it’s the most glorious two and a half days of your life.

Richard Lewis

Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.

Richard Lewis

I read somewhere that when I go on stage, people realize that they’re not me and they feel better. When I walk off the stage, people know who I really am. I’m not saying it’s great comedy, cool comedy or better comedy – but that’s what I do, and I do it first for myself.

Richard Lewis

My wife’s hip, beautiful and independent and never jealous.

Richard Lewis

I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.

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I love being famous. It validates that I have something to say.

Richard Lewis

I didn’t ever feel close to my real family. I didn’t feel validated; I never felt right because I was always wrong.

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I never wanted to do observational humor because I never wanted to tell people what they were seeing.

Richard Lewis

My humor is channeling everything through my brain. For example, when I talk about something, it’s how Richard Lewis feels about it. I’m a storyteller. I do a lot of free association.

Richard Lewis

When I started out, I struggled, and I was broke a lot. But I’m glad I struggled, and I’m glad I was broke a lot.

Richard Lewis

If you want to devote yourself to the arts, you’d better do it strictly from passion, because there is zero guarantee that you’ll get anywhere. The hardest thing is dealing with business people who have nothing to do with your art. They could care less that you’re up at 4:30 in the morning writing a joke. Don’t expect any sympathy from anybody.

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There’s a thin line between narcissism, even if it’s a healthy narcissism, and entertainment.

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When I was younger, I listened to the greats: Winters, Mel and Carl, Nichols and May, Pryor, Carlin, Klein, Berman and lots of Lenny Bruce albums. But once I started doing fairly well, I didn’t want to hear anybody’s jokes or premises.

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I’m psyched-up when I do radio. I can reach hundreds of thousands of people in a market. And way psyched-up when I’m on television. For people not to take it seriously is foolish.

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My performance level has risen – and my anxiety-level has sky-rocketed.

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