Quotes

Dave Chappelle Quotes

Age is a very strange thing because in your late teens, you’re just becoming an adult, and I think you’re always changing.

When you’re a young comic, you want to have flavor. You want to have style, but as you get older, you just want to be funny.

Comedy is the art of making people think while making them laugh.

I’m not into politics. I’m into people who treat people well.

The worst thing to call somebody is crazy, it’s dismissive.

You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.

Everything in life is a decision.

Fear can be a good thing, but it can also be paralyzing and keep you from seizing opportunities.

I love New York City. The reason I live in New York City is because it’s the loudest city on the planet Earth.

I want to make sure I’m not always bogged down by popular opinion. It really stifles creativity.

I don’t get bothered by being recognized. I’m bothered by the fact that people are dumb.

Everything is funny until it happens to you.

You gotta be careful when you’re a rebel. Don’t start a revolution you can’t finish.

There’s something hilarious about the world that we deal with.

Being famous is great, it’s not like bad or anything.

I think it’s cool that people don’t know who I am. That means I’m doing something right.

Some people don’t like you just because your strength reminds them of their weaknesses.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

I’m cool with failing so long as I know that there are people around me that love me unconditionally.

You know, sometimes you’re feeling yourself and you just gotta let it out.

If you want to know how strong a country’s health care is, ask if they drink the water.

Korean guys have so much energy, it’s ridiculous. No offense.

You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.

You gotta be careful when you’re a rebel. Don’t start a revolution you can’t finish.

The things I really learned, I learned from watching my parents. They take care of business. Always.

There’s something hilarious about the world that we deal with.

Everything in life is a decision.

You know, sometimes you’re feeling yourself and you just gotta let it out.

No matter what you do in life, someone won’t be pleased.

If you’re unable to find the humor in the situation, where has your love gone?

Too much of what is called ‘education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.

The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.

The quickest way to become an old dog is to walk behind a pack of barking dogs.

I had so few people to connect with growing up, I learned to connect with characters in books.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Always speak your truth, even if your voice shakes.

If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.

Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

The problem with the world is we’re creating a generation that does not know how to give up.

There is strength in knowing that you’ve traveled far and true in the realms of what it means to be a human in hurt.

Take a stand for your right to have ideas different from those of others.

Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.

I am an artist. I’m not a politician. I’m not trying to solve anyone’s problems.

Nothing is more important than what’s going on in the world.

Making my audience laugh is my main goal.

I have an interracial marriage. There was me and a white woman. Nobody cares.

You don’t have to be smart to laugh at a fart joke, but you’d have to be stupid not to.

I wanna make sure I’m not always bogged down by popular opinion. It really stifles creativity.

Every closed eye isn’t asleep, and every open eye isn’t woke.


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