"This is the pain pacemaker. I've got a battery under my skin. From that battery are two electrodes that go into the spine where they cut bone away to accommodate it. Now I put on the power here. If I have the pain, the stimulator starts. It's tingling, like when your foot falls asleep, you know?"
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Jerry Lewis on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Jerry Lewis on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Jerry Lewis on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Jerry Lewis on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Jerry Lewis on Booker T. Washington
"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."