"When I started, you didn't make a lot of money by being a comedian. You didn't get a lot of respect."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."David Steinberg on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."David Steinberg on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."David Steinberg on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."David Steinberg on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."David Steinberg on Abraham Lincoln
"I don't really dissect comedy. Nothing kills off humor more than overanalyzing it."
"I used to have a theory actually that, if you've had a good childhood, a good marriage and a little bit of money in the bank, you're going to make a lousy comedian."
"Your relationship with an agent has got to be mutually beneficial. If you can't help their careers, then they're not going to be interested."