Hope I believe in…..Remembering Bob Hope who passed 10 years ago this year….

I grew up watching him with my parents.  Great humor and good people never get old!

ON TURNING 70
‘I still
chase women, but only
Downhill.

ON
TURNING 80
‘That’s the
time of your life when even your birthday suit needs
pressing.’

ON
TURNING 90
‘You know
you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the
cake.’

ON
TURNING 100
‘I don’t
feel old. In fact,

I don’t
feel

Anything
until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.’

ON
GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING
‘I ruined my
hands in the ring. The referee kept stepping on them.’

ON NEVER
WINNING AN OSCAR
‘Welcome to
the Academy Awards or, as it’s called at my home, ‘Passover’.


ON
GOLF
‘Golf is my
profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees.’

ON
PRESIDENTS
‘I have
performed for 12 presidents and entertained only six.’

ON WHY
HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS
CAREER
‘When I was
born, the doctor said to my mother,

Congratulations,
you have an eight pound ham.

ON
RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
‘I feel very
humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight
it.’

ON HIS
FAMILY’S EARLY POVERTY
‘Four of us
slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another
brother.’

ON HIS
SIX BROTHERS
‘That’s how I
learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom.’

ON HIS
EARLY FAILURES
‘I would not
have had anything to eat if it wasn’t for the
Stuff the audience
threw at me.’

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