Quotes by: Paul Mooney

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I am very concerned about Barbara Streisand using the 'H' word - 'honkey.' That's what I am concerned about. I am worried about Barbara.
Paul Mooney
If you have money and you have fame, but you don't have any confidence in your blackness, then it's all for nothing.
Paul Mooney
I like when people are trapped in the joke, when there's no escape. I like to lead people down the wrong path and then trap them.
Paul Mooney
Tennessee Williams knew about the South, but he would clean it up and lie about it.
Paul Mooney
I have such an ego 'cause I'm a double Leo. I can't let go of me, you know, so it's very difficult for me to be somebody else and not me. I'm so into me.
Paul Mooney
When they were making black films in the '60s and the '70s, everyone knew their place, if you get my drift. You understand? Everyone knew the rules, and everyone knew their place. Everyone knew what to say. They had the written rules in Hollywood film, and the unwritten rules.
Paul Mooney
There are still plenty of movie people peddling black stereotypes. I guess Tyler Perry's probably the most massively successful.
Paul Mooney
My grandmother was the best. She loved you for you. She loved me for me. She was old-school. They broke the mold with her. They don't make them like that any more.
Paul Mooney
If your hair is relaxed, white people are relaxed. If your hair is nappy, they're not happy.
Paul Mooney
Listen, we've got one little ol' black president, and white folks are upset, but they've had 43.
Paul Mooney
When I was 16 or 17, I saw Lenny Bruce being taken to jail. They took him off stage because he talked about race.
Paul Mooney
I got my sense of humor from my grandmother. You know, my grandmother was very funny.
Paul Mooney
The king of comedy is dead. Richard Pryor was the king of comedy. The rest of them are the king of copycats.
Paul Mooney
I think about never losing my voice, never giving in, never selling out, always keeping black, always sticking to the street. Staying neighborhood and not Hollywood.
Paul Mooney
Hillary Clinton could say she was a woman and running for president. And Sarah Palin could say she was a woman and running for vice-president. But Obama couldn't say, 'I'm black and I'm running for president.' It couldn't come out of his mouth. He couldn't say that because, if he did, he'd lose votes.
Paul Mooney
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