The Best Bernie Mac quotes

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Bernie mac was born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Bernie grew up in a tight-knit family and loved to make people laugh. After several small acting roles, Bernie landed his big break as the offbeat co-host of HBO’s The Midnight Mac Show. From there, Bernie’s career took off, with starring roles in films like Ocean’s Eleven and Friday. Throughout his life, Bernie remained a dedicated family man and supported many charitable causes. Sadly, Bernie passed away from pneumonia on August 9, 2008. His legacy lives on through his beloved wife and children.

Here are the best Love, Black, Comedy, Work quotes from Bernie Mac, and much more.


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About Bernie Mac

birth of the author

October 5, 1957

death of the author

August 9, 2008

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Film, Stand-Up Comedy, Television

education of the author

Chicago Vocational High School

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Observational Comedy

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Notable Works And Roles:
Bernie Mccullough – The Bernie Mac Show, Floyd Henderson – Soul Men, Gin Slagel – Bad Santa, Frank Catton – Ocean’s Trilogy


Comedy has been so good to me. โ€” Bernie Mac

My comedy comes from pain. I can’t stand to see someone hurting. โ€” Bernie Mac

I’ve introduced myself with comedy, and once you’ve introduced yourself as something, that’s where people keep you. That’s where people like to hold you. โ€” Bernie Mac

I’m not ashamed to tell the truth about what happened in my family. I think that’s what makes my comedy different. โ€” Bernie Mac

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I wasn’t disciplined at all. As good of an athlete as I was, I was not disciplined. Had I had the drive that I have in comedy, and acting, and writing, that’s why I knew it just wasn’t right for me. โ€” Bernie Mac


I love who I am. I love what I’ve become. โ€” Bernie Mac

Why do people love Richard Pryor so much? ‘Cause he had problems. โ€” Bernie Mac

I love my daughter, but there’s a certain feeling, a certain emotion when you got a granddaughter, you know? โ€” Bernie Mac

The one thing about comedy, making it become a part of you, the audience loves it, because you become part of them. โ€” Bernie Mac

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I’m not a star, I hate that word, and I’m an entertainer. Stars fall, you know, I’m an entertainer. I want to be known as an entertainer. โ€” Bernie Mac


I’m so black, I leave fingerprints on coal. โ€” Bernie Mac

I always wanted to scuba dive. I used to scuba dive undercover like black Aquaman. โ€” Bernie Mac

Black audiences are hard. They always think they’re better than you. So you got to come with a little extra to satisfy them. โ€” Bernie Mac

Like a lot of black people, I grew up straight po’. Wasn’t no question about whether we was po’, either. If you really wanted to know, all you had to do was look in our refrigerator. โ€” Bernie Mac

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It’s a pleasure to work with someone who is just as strong as you are. โ€” Bernie Mac

I’m an entertainer and I really enjoy entertaining. I think if you’re going to really be what you say you are, you have to really live it, work it, practice it, and think it. โ€” Bernie Mac

I hate to let people down. I was like that in sports and I was like that in comedy. I was like that at work. When I worked General Motors and stuff like that, when I say something, I mean it. โ€” Bernie Mac

When I started in the clubs, I had to work places where didn’t nobody else want to work. I had to do clubs where street gangs were, had to do motorcycle gangs, gay balls and things of that nature. โ€” Bernie Mac

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When I go onstage, I want to relieve your mind, your pressures. โ€” Bernie Mac

it s a pleasure to work with someone who is just as strong as you are Bernie Mac quote

Inspiring Phrases From Bernie Mac

My girlfriend Rhonda, who’s now my wife, I graduated from high school, she got pregnant. My grandfather said, ‘You’ve got to do the right thing.’ โ€” Bernie Mac

You know, every time it comes, every time that light comes on or every time that camera comes on, every time that microphone comes on, the Mac Man seek and destroy. โ€” Bernie Mac

We’re so politically correct; we take things so seriously. โ€” Bernie Mac

Hugs aren’t like pieces of pie. Plenty of hugs to go around. โ€” Bernie Mac

Standโ€“up is what I am; standโ€“up is what made me. โ€” Bernie Mac

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I can act. I’ve been acting for a long time, but like anything else, don’t nobody owe you nothing. You’ve go to pay your dues. You go from A to Z; you don’t go from M to Z. โ€” Bernie Mac

It took me a long time to get to where I’m at, in my career and as a man. I was going through my trials and tribulations in life, and it gave me the strength to tackle things that have come my way. โ€” Bernie Mac

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