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By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

Hell, do I remember the first joke? I was never a jokester.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

Regis Philbin is very successful in his own right. We have a new thing where he have chairs and we sit and talk to each other about my career and his career. It works pretty well if I do say so.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

Eddie Fisher married to Elizabeth Taylor is like me trying to wash the Empire State Building with a bar of soap.

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Don Rickles

In the 45 years I've worked in casinos, I dreamed of being honored by an organization like the American Gaming Association, especially since I don't even have a hunting license.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

I would describe myself as a guy that's very normal but has the tendency to rib people, but never in a mean-spirited way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

Political correctness? In my humor, I never talk about politics. I was never much into all that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

To this day, to this very day, except for television, I've never had a writer. Anything I've ever done on the stage, happened on the stage and I developed it from there. It started doing impressions and jokes - which I did very poorly. To this day I can't tell a joke. That sounds nuts, but it's true. I exaggerate it and it becomes a joke. Everything I've ever done I've done out on the stage and it became a performance over many many years.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

I was sitting in the toilet and I was by myself. I was tired of playing with the roller, so I said I'd better write a book.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

I think they [Martin Scorsese, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra] liked my honesty. My personality. For that, they always treated me great. I, in turn, treated them great. No secret about it. My being who I am - that is that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

You lose your energy, you lose that excitement and it gets the audience up.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

It's very sweet to have people say nice things about you, and I always accept that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I knew most of the people there who ran the places, a lot of wiseguys. They're all gone now. All good people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

When I first went to Vegas, there were just high-rollers and gamblers and the wise guys treated you great.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I have to have energy because I have a lot of expenses. A couple of cars, couple of dogs and a big estate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

My health, thank God, has kept my brain alive.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

I've never had guys sit me down and say this is what you've got to do. It's my personality that makes me one of a kind, and I believe that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

People think being in your seventies means sitting around in a chair with a blanket over your legs, drooling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I'm not a big one for jokes. I can't tell a joke, believe it or not. If you gave me a thousand bucks and said, "Don, get up at a party and tell a joke," I'm the worst.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I always enjoy being full of fun, but I have my serious moments. Some women go for the studious kind of guy, I certainly was not that. If a girl is looking for somebody different and maybe a little more exciting for themselves - someone more on the fun side, I would suggest that they look for a type like Don Rickles.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

An insult comic is the title I was given. What I do is exaggeration. I make fun of people, at life, of myself and my surroundings.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

I was with George Washington at Valley Forge, sitting around before an attack... gimme a break. That's over 70 years ago already.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

When someone says to me, do you do stand-up I say absolutely not. I like to think of it as a theatrical performance. With me the show changes maybe five to ten percent every night. Of course, whatever I see in front of me and sometimes I get on a little run about it and it changes the show. And my delivery is such that people who have seen me many times say Gee, I never heard that before. Actually, they have, but I might have changed it around.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I don't really tell a joke, I react to situations. The whole thing is just looking at somebody and showing all our weaknesses and exaggerating them, and that's how it becomes funny.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

I've never been able to tell jokes. In the beginning of my career I did impressions and jokes like any other comedian, but I was never very successful because I did it poorly. So I started to talk to the audience and started talking about the atmosphere around me and started to become angry, not in a mean-spirited way, but in a fun way - and my attitude developed from there.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

When you do see me, you'll get the idea from when you see me that it's all off the top of my head. A lot of it is a beginning, middle and the end. But it's different every night. I have a lot of jokes in my back pocket I've said over the years.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

I've never been mean-spirited, in my opinion. I never did anything below the belt.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

They always use the word 'insult' with me, but I don't hurt anybody. I wouldn't be sitting here if I did. I make fun of everybody and exaggerate all our insecurities.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I grew up in an Orthodox family, as I grew older, I became Conservative and that's how it ended up. But I've developed that Jewish feel to my act from my surroundings and my family.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I do situations and make fun of authority and life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I always say that comedians and actors were all kind of shy when they were young. I was very, believe it or not, kind of embarrassed as a child. But my mother was a very strong lady and she was the one that kept it going when I thought it would be over for me as a performer. She was always my inspiration and she was a big influence on me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I'm always watching films. The Academy pretty much sends me every film that's ever been done. I enjoy watching them, especially with the people I know.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

Everything I do on stage, I made up in saloons. I started doing it in front of people, and that became my performance. I never had writers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

Sex is great, but when you get to be my age, you've got to pace it a little bit. Otherwise you get tired.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I don't care if the average guy on the street really knows what I'm like, as long as he knows I'm not really a mean, vicious guy. My friends and family know what I'm really like. That's what's important.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

Who am I to judge is what I say. I'm 90 years old, for crying out loud, and I don't sit in any chariot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I don't feel an obligation to give everyone a hard time, but when they're important people, it's fun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

I was always the guy - out of insecurities, I was always making fun, even as a kid.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

Show business is my life. When I was a kid I sold insurance, but nobody laughed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

To my knowledge, I was the first guy really to do what I do. And then later on different comedians started trying doing it.

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Don Rickles

I don't get into politics. I know [Donald] Trump, but I don't follow that. That's just an aside for him when he has nothing else to say. He never involved me in any of that stuff.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I have my own gym. When you do jokes and they sell, you get a gym.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

The thing I love about Vegas is that it's a melting pot. It's like working Ellis Island.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

We show a lot of film [with Regis Philbin] from my career which is most enjoyable. I enjoy watching it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

You can't study comedy; it's within you. It's a personality. My humor is an attitude.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I'm very shy so I became very outgoing to protect my shyness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

I still think funny, and people young and old still come and see me. That's flattering. The day comes that they stop coming, then I'll know that it's time to retire to the Jewish ranch.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Rickles

When you're 18, you're just so busy being scared and having fun - a crazy mixture - that you never thought of dying.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

So many young people think the big sex act is the whole movie, but that's not the case. You need to be able to talk and laugh and cry together.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Don Rickles

My father wasn't much for show business. He was an insurance man - very well-liked, very warm. He had a lot of friends.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Rickles

In the old days, that was my ad-lib for hecklers in the joints I worked. It stuck with me. I hardly say it now, say, to fans, even though people do send me hockey pucks.