Redd Foxx

From Quotes
It's very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance. Old acquaintances aren't by any means always welcome, but at least one can't be mistaken as to who or what they are.
Penelope Fitzgerald
Jump to: navigation, search

Redd Foxx (born John Elroy Sanford, December 9, 1922 - October 11, 1991) was an American comedian best known for his starring role on the television sitcom Sanford and Son. He was 3/4 African-American, and 1/4 Native American.


  • Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
  • When you see the hand writing on the wall, you're in the toilet.
  • What's the difference between a pickpocket and a peeping tom? A pickpocket snatches watches.
  • I feel sorry for people who don’t drink or do drugs. Because someday they’re going to be in a hospital bed, dying, and they won’t know why.
  • We were poor. If I wasn't a boy, I wouldn't have had nothing to play with.

As Fred G. Sanford

  • You big dummy!
  • Lamont, when I die, it's not gonna be "Sanford and Son" no more; it's gonna be Nobody and Son.
  • This is the big one! You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to join ya, honey!
  • My Elizabeth was as pure as the driven snow; and I am the only driver she ever had!
  • I'm callin' you ugly, I could stick yo face in some dough and make some gorilla cookies.
  • How about I give you five across yo' lips?
  • Esther, you wouldn't want a drink, because you are a drink — a ZOMBIE!
  • I'm going to get my bud-nipper and start nipping some bud!
  • I tell you what I could use, new color TV.
  • I'm gonna put five of these where you sneeze.
  • Esther, warn me before you come in so I have a chance to cover all of the mirrors!

External links

Wikipedia has an article about: