Variant: Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
Lenny Bruce quotes
Birthdate: 13. October 1925
Date of death: 3. August 1966
Leonard Alfred Schneider , better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist. He was renowned for his open, freestyle, and critical form of comedy which integrated satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in the history of New York state, by then-Governor George Pataki in 2003.Bruce is renowned for paving the way for future outspoken counterculture era comedians, and his trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him third on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. Wikipedia
Quotes Lenny Bruce
Context: You can't put tits and ass on the marquee!... Why not?... Because it's dirty and vulgar, that's why not!... Titties are dirty and vulgar?... Okay, we'll compromise. How about Latin? Gluteus maximus, pectoralis majors nightly... That's alright, that's clean, class with ass, I'll buy it... Clean to you, schmuck, but dirty to the Latins!
Source: The Essential Lenny Bruce: his original unexpurgated satirical routines
Source: How to Talk Dirty and Influence People
as quoted by Paul Krassner in Lenny Bruce: Swear to tell the truth 1998 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175844/
Lenny Bruce http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3345229.stm
„A Jew, in the dictionary, is one who is descended from the ancient tribes of Judea, or one who is regarded as a descendant from that tribe. That's what it says in the dictionary, but you and I know what a Jew is: One Who Killed Our Lord… there should be a statute of limitations for that crime.
in Lenny Bruce Without Tears 1972“
referred to by Paul Krassner in Lenny Bruce: Swear to tell the truth 1998 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175844/