Bill Cosby was born on July 12, 1937, making today his 74th birthday.
The comedian always had something funny to say about parenthood, either in his famous role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show or in his stand-up routines.
Let’s take a look at some of his most memorable quotes on being a parent:
“Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.”
“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.”
“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”
“Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.”
“Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.”
“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.”
“Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.”
“Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.”
“You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any.”
What is your favorite Bill Cosby quote?