Thanks For the Memories
Bob Hope Cartoons, all done by American Citizens. So Loved
Quotes from the great man himself
ON TURNING 70 "You still chase women, but only downhill."
ON TURNING 80 "That's the time of your life when even
your birthday suit needs pressing."
ON TURNING 90 "You know you're getting old when the
candles cost more than the cake."
ON TURNING 100 "I don't feel old. In fact I don't feel
anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."
ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING "I ruined my
hands in the ring ... the referee kept stepping on them."
ON SAILORS "They spend the first six days of each week
sowing their wild oats, then they go to church on
Sunday and pray for crop failure."
ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR "Welcome to the Academy
Awards or, as it's called at my home, Passover."
ON GOLF "Golf is my profession. Show business is just
to pay the green fees."
ON PRESIDENTS "I have performed for 12 presidents and
entertained only six."
ON WHY HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS CAREER "When I was
born, the doctor said to my mother, "Congratulations.
You have an eight-pound ham."
ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL "I feel
very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it."
ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY "Four of us slept in the
one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother."
ON HIS SIX BROTHERS "That's how I learned to dance.
Waiting for the bathroom."
ON HIS EARLY FAILURES "I would not have had anything
to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me."
ON GOING TO HEAVEN "I've done benefits for ALL
religions. I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality."