To my knowledge, I was the first guy really to do what I do. And then later on different comedians started trying doing it.
To this day, when I say that I went to the American Academy, people are very impressed. The reputation of the school has always been fantastic. – Don Rickles
I was a big shot in high school – big into social events and at the dramatic society – and I always had trouble in school. Not because I was a dummy, but I was always busy being the Jackson Heights clown. – Don Rickles
When I got out of high school, I wanted to be an actor but was getting a lot of rejections. I was getting rejected by life. My mother, God rest her soul, told me not to quit. – Don Rickles
Some people say funny things, but I say things funny. – Don Rickles
Funny is funny. – Don Rickles
Who picks your clothes – Stevie Wonder? – Don Rickles