I'm really, basically, nine, and I've always been that. I've never, ever allowed the child within me to die.

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

Profession: Humorist
Nationality: American

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Getting attention is my business. My whole life's predicated on, 'Hey, look at me!'

I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.

You see, the people that have a point of view and have an opinion and have some intellect are dangerous in the film community - they're dangerous.

I'm shocked to be saying this, but as a child, I never went to a circus. It cost too much.

What happens at 90 is that I don't walk so good, my eyes are going, I can't hear well, and I'm getting all of the 90s residuals.

I will do whatever is necessary to make better the stupidity on my part - and therefore go after those who are acting stupid themselves. It's not popular. You don't make friends when you do that. And I couldn't care less.

I need the applause.

If you're an old pro, you know how well you're doing when you're doing it, and your inner government spanks you if you're not doing well.

I've had great success being a total idiot.

I don't talk about anything negative.

When you're doing a different kind of film, you have to bring a different kind of attitude; you have to bring a different kind of concentration.

I've raised my boys the old-fashioned way, with spankings, sending them upstairs if they misbehave at parties, the works. I believe discipline is the proof of love.

My dad was a stickler for teaching me the pratfall. There is something magical about taking a good fall, and when it works, when you get that laugh, there's no better feeling in the world.

I think so much in time. I always have. Even at 20, I thought in terms of time, that I don't have a lot of time left. And I want to do so many things.