Redd Foxx Quotes (12 quotes)
“Love. Hygiene. That's the important thing. Hygiene. The toughest thing in the world: have to turn to your mate one night and say: You gotta wash your ass! Shit. Knowing how difficult it is, I said it for you : You Gotta Wash Your Ass.”
Stage performance (1980), promoting his comedy album, You Gotta Wash Your Ass (1976).
Stage performance on YouTube
“Music played a large role in the survival of the black people in America that and a sense of humor that just couldn't be enslaved.”
The Redd Foxx Encyclopedia of Black Humor (1977) (co-written with Norma Miller)
“Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”
As quoted in The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) edited by Geoff Tibballs, p. 299
“Life is one big road with lots of signs.
So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind.
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy.
Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.
Wake Up and Live!”
Wake Up and Live! on Survival (1979) - Song Lyrics
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRedd Foxx
Born: December 9, 1922
Died: October 11, 1991 (aged 68)
Bio: John Elroy Sanford, better known by his stage name Redd Foxx, was an American comedian and actor, best known for his starring role on the sitcom Sanford and Son.