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Bernie Mac quotes

I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.

There's no success story. Everybody's got a ghetto story. You always want to make it bigger than what it is.

I was born October 5, 1957, on the South Side of Chicago, in the Woodlawn area, a neighborhood that hasn't changed much in forty-five years. Our house was on 66th and Blackstone, but the city tore it down when the rats took over.

Whatever success I've had, I always like to top it.

My comedy comes from pain. I can't stand to see someone hurting.

You know you poor when you eatin' breakfast food late. You fryin' toast? At nine o'clock at night? With bacon? You're broke.

When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars - that's heaven here on earth.

Bernie Mac don't sugarcoat.

Bernie Mac just says what you think but are afraid to say.

I don't have no story. Everybody wants this Hollywood story, but the world don't owe you nothing, man. It's what you owe the world.

I don't need to pat myself on the back until my arm breaks. I don't need any of that.

I'm funny. I'm a comedian. I'm not a clown.

I'm not a star, and I don't want to be a star. Stars fall. I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.

If I can tell someone a story that makes them bend over and laugh, that's bigger than anything else.

Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass, but he really knows how to treat his actors.

The success of my comedy has been not being afraid to touch on subject matters or issues that everyone else is politically scared of.

Why I was so intrigued with Red Skelton was because he was able to make you cry and laugh and the same time. That was power.

I hate to compare anything, especially while I'm promoting. I feel that's another disrespect, but 'Ocean's 13' is the best movie I've ever done in my life. No question.

You know, every time it comes, every time that light comes on or every time that camera comes on, every time that microphone comes on, the Mac Man seek and destroy.

As I got older, I got into all kinds of things in the streets - but for some reason, I never got caught up with the gangs growing up. Everybody dug me, man. I never had problems.