Quotes by: Sam Kinison

Sam Kinison
Kinison (left) with Rodney Dangerfield
Birth name Samuel Burl Kinison
Born (1953-12-08)December 8, 1953
Yakima, Washington, United States
Died April 10, 1992(1992-04-10) (aged 38)
Needles, California, United States
Years active 1978–1992
Genres Black comedy, satire, observational comedy
Subject(s) Human sexuality, current events, American politics, religion
Spouse Patricia Adkins (m. 1975; div. 1980)
Terry Jean Marze (m. 1981; div. 1989)
Malika Marie Souri (m. 1992)
Children 1
Website samkinison.org

So many people counted on me to be the party, I had to move far enough away that they wouldn't want to drive there.
Sam Kinison
AIDS is a horrible disease, and the people who catch it deserve compassion.
Sam Kinison
My view of life is, 'If you're going to miss Heaven, why miss it by two inches? Miss it!
Sam Kinison
Real comedy doesn't just make people laugh and think, but makes them laugh and change.
Sam Kinison
In the 1990s, it's OK to do comedy about the Chernobyl disaster or the Space Shuttle blowing up. It's acceptable to ridicule the Pope or the President of the United States, but God forbid you do a joke... about gays. The gay community is the last sacred cow in this society.
Sam Kinison
I guess my main influences are Jesus, rock 'n' roll and ex-wives. In that order.
Sam Kinison
I've never been against women. That anti-feminist rap is bogus. I think men should be nice to women, buy them diamonds.
Sam Kinison
If I get married again, I want a guy there with a drum to do rimshots during the vows.
Sam Kinison
Jesus is still up in Heaven, thumbing through his Bible, going 'Where did I say build a water slide?'
Sam Kinison
It was great to be the rock comic, the shock comic. But after you've played Giants Stadium with Bon Jovi in front of 82,000 people, after you've done the 'Wild Thing' video with Jessica Hahn and every rock band from hell, you're not gonna top that.
Sam Kinison
I'm a comedian, and my comedy has never endorsed violence towards gays.
Sam Kinison
So many of these comics are just frustrated singers or actors - they want to get a gig doing a sitcom. It's paint-by-the-numbers comedy, lame joke-telling. They're drawn to it as a career move.
Sam Kinison
Jim Bakker. He's lost everything, he's ruined. And the worst thing of all he still has to wake up to her!
Sam Kinison
I want to show people that there's a side of myself other than just the outrageous comedian.
Sam Kinison
Anyone can go out on stage and start beating people over the head with rubber chickens. That'll get people's attention.
Sam Kinison
Just because I do a few comedy bits about gay people, that does not mean I'm out there promoting some anti-gay cause.
Sam Kinison

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