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Dave Chappelle Quotes About Life, Funny, Culture, Sticks and Stones, Comedy & Money! David Khari Webber, better known by his stage name Dave Chappelle, is an American comedian, TV/film producer, and performer. Even though his on-screen appearances have decreased significantly over the previous decade, his witty quips and comedic timing remain relevant today. He was born on August 24, 1973.

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He attended Woodlin Elementary School and Silver Spring, where he grew up. When he was in school, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy had a significant impact on him. After graduating, he came to New York City and tried his hand at stand-up comedy at the Apollo Theatre, but he had little success.

He was given a part in the 1994 film ‘Forest Gump, but he turned it down because he thought the film would fail. He also featured in the film ‘Getting In’ as a supporting character. In 1996, he appeared in the box office smash ‘The Nutty Professor’ opposite Eddie Murphy, who is both his inspiration and hero.When “Half-Baked” was such a big hit, one of his cameos was on an episode of “The Larry Sanders Show.”

In 1999, he had a minor part in the film titled “Blue Streak.” From 2003 through 2006, ‘Chappelle’s Show’ was shown on Comedy Central, launching his career and resulting in a multi-million-dollar deal. For three hours and fifty minutes, he established a new record at the Laugh Factory Sunset Strip Comedy Club in 2006. His record was eventually broken in 2008 by Dane Cook. He is number 43 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 best stand-ups of all time. This stand-up comic has a ‘War of Witchcraft’ account, which he uses to play video games.

Best Dave Chappelle Quotes

1. “You got to be careful of the company you keep.” -Dave Chappelle

2. “I started when I was 14. I figured out that’s what I wanted to do when I was 14. Even when I was six, I can remember people telling me, “You’re gonna be a comedian,” and all this stuff.” -Dave Chappelle

3. “You know, be able to do something great in your life, you’re gonna have to realize your failures. You’re gonna have to embrace them and figure out how to overcome it.” -Dave Chappelle

4. “I enjoy my own thoughts sometimes.” -Dave Chappelle

5. “My wife asked me once if I weren’t a comedian, what I would do. I couldn’t answer the question. I never imagined doing anything else.” -Dave Chappelle

6. “You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.” -Dave Chappelle

7. “All white people talk about when they get high is other times that they got high.” -Dave Chappelle

8. “I was doing sketches that were funny but socially irresponsible. I felt I was deliberately being encouraged and I was overwhelmed.”– Dave Chappelle

9. “I always take a relationship to the next level. If that works out, I take it to the next level after that, until I finally reach that level when it becomes absolutely necessary for me to leave.” -Dave Chappelle

10. “If you don’t have the right people around you and you’re moving at a million miles an hour you can lose yourself.” -Dave Chappelle

11. “You’ve got to say ‘yes’ to your destiny. Life’s happening right now, look around you. There goes some life. Come on, Mamma, live!” -Dave Chappelle

12. “Dave! Relax! Close your buttcheeks!” -Dave Chappelle

13. “I support anyone’s right to be who they want to be. My question is: to what extent do I have to participate in your self-image?” -Dave Chappelle

14. “My kids look actually happy. And I learned early on that perfectionism and parenthood is a toxic combination for everybody involved. In other words, so many things can flourish naturally. All you gotta do is make sure the soil’s right. I view myself more like a guide than a ruler.” -Dave Chappelle

15. “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive.” -Dave Chappelle

16. “Chivalry is dead. Women killed it.” -Dave Chappelle

17. “Once you been performing on the streets you can conquer any venue.” -Dave Chappelle

18. “Things like racism are institutionalized. You might not know any bigots. You feel like “well I don’t hate black people so I’m not a racist,” but you benefit from racism. Just by the merit, the color of your skin. The opportunities that you have, you’re privileged in ways that you might not even realize because you haven’t been deprived of certain things. We need to talk about these things in order for them to change.” -Dave Chappelle

19. “Something about New York, man: You can do more comedy there probably than you can anywhere in the world. If you’re interested in being funny, New York is the place to go.” -Dave Chappelle

20. “Cause my life is dope, and I do dope sh*t.”– Dave Chappelle

21. “I wish I had more hands, so I could give those titties four thumbs down!” -Dave Chappelle

22. “The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.” -Dave Chappelle

23. “What did the 5 fingers say to the face. S L A P!” -Dave Chappelle

24. “Weed’s not as bad as everything else, ’cause weed is a background substance. You know what I mean, you can smoke some herb and still function. You ain’t crisp, but you’ll function.” -Dave Chappelle

26. “No matter how old you are, if a little kid hands you a toy phone, you answer it.” -Dave Chappelle

27. “They do what they do for money – that’s all. I don’t even know why you’re listening to me. I’ve done commercials for both Coke and Pepsi. Truth is, I can’t even taste the difference, but Pepsi paid me last, so there it is.” -Dave Chappelle

28. “Constantly take inventory of what’s important to you.” -Dave Chappelle

29. “One of the things that happens when people make the leap from a certain amount of money to tens of millions of dollars is that the people around you dramatically change.” -Dave Chappelle

30. “The world can’t tell you who you are. You’ve just got to figure out who you are and be there, for better or worse.” -Dave Chappelle

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