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People try to put ownership on things: 'That's mine, that's my joke.' No such thing. Like if you tripped or stumbled and people go, 'Oh, that's Charlie Chaplin.' You know what I mean? You can't own a joke. You can be the guy that tells it the best, but you can't own a joke. Nowhere can you own a laugh.
The thing is about Cheech & Chong, we've brought more families together than Dr. Phil.
You can't become a dictator through checks and balances.
I never did smoke that much pot; never was a big pothead.
Awakening your spiritual side is really what artists do. When you hit a groove, it's not you; it's the spirit world.
When you hit a groove, it's not you; it's the spirit world. The spirits whisper the ideas in your brain and prod you along. They're the ones that are really happy.
The smartest billionaires I know never finished high school. I got my degree and my doctorate on the street and an advanced degree in jail.
Religion is run by thought police. 'Obey. Listen. This is what you do. Don't ask questions. Go die for your country.' The spirituality says, 'Okay, you can die for your country, but know what you're doing while you're doing it.'
To be in a situation where you have no rights whatsoever is something I wish everybody could experience. People's attitudes would change. It would be a better place.
Everything that happens to me is very cosmic.
Cheech and I used to call ourselves musicians; we never called ourselves comedians. We were musicians that were funny.
When they put me in jail, that's when they turned me into an activist. Up until the time I went to jail, I was just a comedian.
Life, especially in America, is ruled by corporations.
Unfortunately, the American justice system is just riddled with lies and inconsistencies.
Cigarettes, I won't do cigarettes, nicotine will kill ya.
Every time I get tested, I ask questions about it, and I watch how they do it.
I'm just glad I can make a difference in someone's life.
I love to meet my fans, and after every show I usually hang out for a few hours, talking to my fans, signing autographs, and selling T-shirts.
Activism, to me, I don't know if it really works. It may work for somebody else, but it does not work for me.
My incarceration was actually a positive thing from the beginning. I needed a gimmick to get my act going again, it gave me material.
Comedy is the ultimate truth. Jazz is hitting the notes that that no one else would hit, and comedy is saying words that no one else would say.
Maybe once in a while, you know, after a hard day of shooting or something like that, I'd kick back.
You look at Cheney, Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, and Bush - if you saw them on Halloween, they wouldn't need a costume. You'd give them a treat and compliment them on what great-looking demons they were. They are demons. There's no doubt about it.
The GRAMMY was a huge deal. It's the height of any musical career.
I was about sixteen when I discovered that music could get you laid, so I got into music boy, didn't matter what you looked like either, you could be a geeky looking guy but if you played music, whoa, you'd get the girls.
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