"I have some very personal feelings about politics, but I don't get into it because I do comedy already."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Jerry Lewis on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Jerry Lewis on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Jerry Lewis on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Jerry Lewis on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Jerry Lewis on Joseph Stalin
"I never got a formal education. So my intellect is my common sense. I don't have anything else going for me. And my common sense opens the door to instinct."
"People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius."
"I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can't get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That's in friendship, that's a deal, that's a commitment. Don't give me paper - I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that's for life."
"Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands."
"I turned down 'Some Like It Hot.' See how smart I am? I felt I couldn't bring anything funny to it. The outfit was funny. I don't need to compete with the wardrobe."