Dave Chappelle is a legend in the field of comedy, as he hosted his own show that was enormously popular and hilariously funny. What most people probably don’t know, is that he faced a lot of struggles, and overcame failure to reach his dreams of being a stand up comedy. And as witty and humorous as he is, he’s also profoundly wise and has some genius advice for others too. Here’s his top 7 quotes to live by.
“I got a lot of positive people around me.”
“I just always loved stand-up. It’s like magic. You say something, and a whole room full of people laughs together. Say something else, they laugh again. The fact that people come to see that and participate in that… I don’t know, it’s just like magic.”
“I’m cool with failing so long as I know that there are people around me that love me unconditionally.”
“The world can’t tell you who you are. You’ve just got to figure out who you are and be there, for better or worse.”
“The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.”
“You know, be able to do something great in your life, you’re gonna have to realize your failures. You’re gonna have to embrace them and figure out how to overcome it.”
“My wife asked me once if I weren’t a comedian what I would do. I couldn’t answer the question. I never imagined doing anything else.”