26 Lenny Bruce Quotes

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Lenny Bruce, was an American social critic, stand-up comedian, and satirist. He was worldly renowned for his open, free-style and critical form of comedy which integrated satire, religion, politics and vulgarity. So read the best and famous Lenny Bruce quotes which are in the following.

1. “There are never enough ‘I love you’s.” Lenny Bruce

2. “There is only what is and that’s it. What should be is a dirty lie.” Lenny Bruce

3. “If you can take the hot lead enema, then you can cast the first stone.” Lenny Bruce

4. “Liberals can understand everything but people.” Lenny Bruce

5. “Must be lonesome, being bright and witty and aware,” Lenny Bruce

6. “Communism is like one big phone company.” Lenny Bruce

7. “Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.” Lenny Bruce

8. “People are leaving the church and going back to God.” Lenny Bruce

9. “The ‘what should be’ never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no ‘what should be,’ there is only what is.” 


10. “I don’t want a sharp chick who quotes Kerouac; I just want to hear my old lady say, “Get up and fix the toilet, it’s still making noise.” Lenny Bruce

11. “I won’t say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like “What I’m Going to be If I Grow Up”  Lenny Bruce

12. “I’m not a comedian. And I’m not sick. The world is sick, and I’m the doctor. I’m a surgeon with a scalpel for false values.” Lenny Bruce

13. “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” Lenny Bruce

14. “The ‘what should be’ never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no ‘what should be,’ there is only what is.” Lenny Bruce

15. “There is only what is.” Lenny Bruce

16. “The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it… try to fake three laughs in an hour – ha ha ha ha ha – they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.” Lenny Bruce

17. “I am influenced by every second of my waking hour. ” Lenny Bruce

18. “Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York you’re Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be goyish even if you are Jewish.” Lenny Bruce

19. “Life is a four-letter word.” Lenny Bruce

20. “When you’re eight years old nothing is your business.” Lenny Bruce

21. “The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.” Lenny Bruce

22. “All my humor is based on destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I’d be standing in the bread line – right in back of J. Edgar Hoover.” Lenny Bruce

23. “There is only what is and that’s it. What should be is a dirty lie.” Lenny Bruce

24. “The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it…try to fake three laughs in an hour — ha ha ha ha ha — they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.” Lenny Bruce

25. “If you live in New York, even if you’re Catholic, you’re Jewish” Lenny Bruce

26. “Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.” Lenny Bruce

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