Every Friday I used to have about fifty, sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard and I'd take them all to dinner. All runaways.
Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal - they can both sleep under the bridge. Right? Do they have a right? You're damn right they have a right!
I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe.
I know who I am. I don't have to brag. I know what I contributed. I know what I did. You think you can do it better? Hey, go right ahead. The stage is yours.
I think people need housing. And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there. If you want to call them squatters, trespassers, hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
But find something that you absolutely love doing. And then get to love the way you do it. That's the uniqueness of all of us. That's it.
What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
The ruling class is smarter than you, and they're more creative. And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain. Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as long as they have been and as strong as they have been.
I probably worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don't exist. I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show, I worked 18 years of radio.
I've been in the struggle over seventy years - it doesn't bother me I may not win.
My secret for success? I don't know what the hell success means.
The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago.
America gets the politicians they deserve. That's it. And you keep struggling.
As long as you gave it your best shot, even if in the opinion of others 'you failed,' you didn't fail.
I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio, there's no audience. TV, there's no audience. I need the response of the audience, even if it's a silent response.
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