As a small child, I loved Bill Cosby, but when I became a man, I put aside childish things. But a few minutes ago, while perusing a list of Cosby quotes, I decided I was right the first time. A few gems:

A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.

Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you’re telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.

Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice.

Hmm… Perhaps Cosby will turn out to be a major presence in my next book?