Quotes & Jokes by David Alan Grier


'Dancing With the Stars' is so Middle America, and people take it so seriously.

Be talented enough to make it and stupid enough to keep trying.

I think Chelsea Handler is the funniest woman.

My father contracted polio on a troop train in Korea.

America is grappling with cultural diversity, and I just want to put a show on that represents the world in which I live.

My grandmother was born in 1900, and she would regale me with tales I call 'Little House on the Prairie' tales, but they were tales of segregated and racist America growing up in Alabama and Mississippi, where she came from.

My father was a doctor.

I try to make my bed every day for mental health. Coming home to an unmade bed or a room with clothes all over will depress me.

I, myself, identify myself as a heathen.

I've tried actively to define myself and redefine myself, and not be pigeonholed.

I had done the sitcom thing to lesser and lesser degrees of success.

I wanted something where I could have the clearest and most unfiltered artistic and creative voice.

I wanted to be a leading man - the black lawyer, the black doctor, the black policeman.

To be known by the public, honestly. People come up and tell them how good I make them feel.

I couldn't wait to be, you know, a Black Panther. Of course they wouldn't let me join.