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“Today is a brand new day.  A day of change, of promise, of creativity, of kindness and of love.”

“If you don’t wake up every day happy, change something.”

“I’m a believer that when one door closes, another one opens.”

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

“Life can be really hard sometimes, but it’s better than being a butterfly where you only live a month.”

“Kindness isn’t just a virtue, it’s a necessity.”

“Think well of yourself and others will too.”

“I’m fortunate to know a lot of incredibly talented people.”

“Sometimes you acquire these great ideas or life philosophies from these great people and you don’t even know it until you’re older.  Though ultimately, I never really wanted to be like anybody else.  I just wanted to be whoever I was.  Still trying to figure that one out.”

“I think things just happen to people.  That’s healthier, I feel, than believing there’s some grand scheme where your story is already inscribed in the Book of Life.  Books get rewritten.”

“I’ve never not felt relevant.”

“The secret to raising children is to love them… and teach them to operate in a way you can tolerate them the best.”

“The other day my 12-year-old says to me, ‘I don’t feel like I’m with you right now.  You’re in the car with me, you’re checking your email, you’re not listening to me, I don’t feel like I’m with you.’  And I say, ‘You know what?  That was your mother’s gripe, too.  And she was right.  And you’re also correct.’  When you cop to something, you get to the next level.  In this case, the next level is: I just learned something from my 12-year-old.”

“When you’ve seen a lot of bad stuff and just want to enjoy your life and be happy and have your kids happy and have your friends happy, you just have a value system where it raises the bar on what’s important.”

“When you have a good time… there is no time.”

“So, ‘f*ck that sh*t.’  Who came up with that?  ‘F*ck that sh*t.’  No thanks, I’m good.  Do not – kids, don’t f*ck that sh*t.  You’ll get an infection.  You listen to me, I’m a doctor and a pharmacist and a 9-1-1 operator.  I know what the f*ck I’m doing.  Don’t f*ck that sh*t.  That would be a good public service announcement for Nickelodeon.  ‘Hi, this is Bob Saget.  Don’t f*ck that sh*t.  Stay in school.  And read.'”

“Like with any good art form, if you can entertain people and make them think, it’s an honor.  It’s just an honor to be a comedian.”

“Bill Cosby said it pretty eloquently: ‘Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.  And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.'”

“I had enough therapy to know when I broke it down, it became clearer to me: yes, comedy was kind of a cleansing thing for me to do.”

“My humor was kind of from my dad and all the stuff that we went through, which was a lot of death.  My humor was an escape.”

“My confidence wavers between being genuine and being insecure.”

“I was so depressed for so many years over trying to become a working comedian that my sense of self-worth would plummet.”

“All I’ve ever done is try to entertain my way through a life that often has a huge amount of heaviness in it.”

“In the creative sense, I’m looking forward to collaborating with people I have mutual respect for to create some really good work.”

“I’ve met so many remarkable people so far, coming up through stand-up all these years… some really great people who helped change my life and career.”

“When you’re famous, you’re always famous.  It doesn’t go away.”

“Celebrity is a word that I find offensive.  That’s the c-word.  I hate it.  It means no discernible talent.  It means all you want is to be famous.  It doesn’t mean you’re a writer, an actor, a mime.  I think I wanna not be a celebrity.”

“I get to be more who I am because I’m older now.  And I don’t feel like I’m auditioning anymore, you know?  I got the job.  And they’re coming to see me.  People are paying money to see me.”

“I just want, with what I do, for people to have had a fun experience and to laugh and to have had a really good time.  And to really laugh.  That’s the reason I do it.  I’m feeling my side of that relationship is more fulfilling for me than it ever has been.”

“I try to make a real good get-together out of my stand-up.  I want to bring everyone together and have everyone feel like they’ve shared in something that was fun.  I’ve never had an audience chant ‘Bobby’ just because my mother used to call me that.  It doesn’t get any more personal than that.  I don’t even know why they’re calling me Bobby, but they’re doing it anyway and it’s great.  There’s nothing nicer than that if you’ve devoted your life since you were 17 to doing something.  Even though I didn’t know I was going to do it, I just did stand-up.  I originally wanted to make movies.  It’s a real gift to have, to be able to make people feel good.”

“I’ve got nice things coming up.  I’m writing a book.  I’m finding out how hard writing is.  It’s kind of like my stand-up in book form.  I’m writing it all by myself.  It has some memoir in it, and a lot about comedy and death in my life and how they intersect.  I’ve had so much sadness in my family, but there is always humor in the sadness.  These things exist simultaneously.”

“I really just want to have fun.  I honestly just want people to be entertained in whatever I’m going to work on.  And that makes my work rewarding.  I’m just really happy with this time right now where I’m in a creative spot.  I’m creating, and putting stuff out.”

“It’s all about having a real human experience.”

“What I have now are good problems of trying to decide and what I really want to do is good work next.  My phone’s ringing a lot more and I’ve got nine lines so when it doesn’t ring, it’s very frustrating.”

“I’m psyched about what I can contribute that can be meaningful to myself and to others.”

“I love performing.  I love telling stories and acting and entertaining people.  I love the people.”

“I can’t go back now.  I’ve done it.  I’ve gone and done it.”

“I couldn’t be more pleased with how everything has worked out with my career.  I have so much to look forward to.  I look at it that I still have a lot of career left.”

“It just keeps continuing for me.  It’s been an amazing ride.”

“At the end of the day it’s the end of the day.”

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  And if that doesn’t work out for you, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life.”

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