Quotes and Jokes by Flip Wilson

Clerow "Flip" Wilson Jr. was an American comedian and actor best known for his television appearances during the late 1960s and the 1970s. From 1970 to 1974, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show, and introduced viewers to his recurring character Geraldine.

Top 15 Most Popular Quotes (out of 25)

#1

Violence is a tool of the ignorant.

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#2

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

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#3

Don't order one for the road, because the road is already laid out.

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#4

The devil made me do it.

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#5

What you see is what you get.

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#6

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.

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#7

With all the trouble black people have, they try to forget on weekends. You've got to be good to make them laugh.

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#8

My happiest memory of childhood was my first birthday in reform school. This teacher took an interest in me. In fact, he gave me the first birthday presents I ever got: a box of Cracker Jacks and a can of ABC shoe polish.

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#9

Most drag impersonations are a drag. But everyone can like Geraldine. The secret of my success with Geraldine is that she's not a put-down of women. She's smart, she's trustful, she's loyal, she's sassy. Most drag impersonations are a drag. But women can like Geraldine, men can like Geraldine, everyone can like Geraldine.

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#10

When you're hot, you're hot; when you're not, you're not.

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#11

Things can be funny only when we are in fun. When we're 'dead earnest,' humor is the only thing that is dead.

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#12

My show is my statement. What I have to say is on the screen. My life is my own. I don't want to talk about my private self. Why should I?

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#13

That's a good time to sneak, four in the morning, 'cause anyone you run into, they're sneaking too.

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#14

Funny is an attitude.

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#15

It takes 15,000 nuts to hold a car together, but only one to spread it all over the highway.

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