"People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Jerry Lewis on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Jerry Lewis on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Jerry Lewis on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Jerry Lewis on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Jerry Lewis on Ambrose Bierce
"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."
"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."
"If you're an old pro, you know how well you're doing when you're doing it, and your inner government spanks you if you're not doing well."