Richard Dawson Quotes

  1. The first time I ever saw people of any color was when D-Day left from my hometown in England, to go and free Europe from the war. And there was every color you could imagine, and I’d not seen that in England.
  2. Be nice to each other. You can make a whole day a different day for everybody.
  3. I never dreamed I would have a job in which so many people could touch me and I could touch them.
  4. If I never do another thing, I’ve met the good, sweet people of the world.
  5. About 30 million people see me every week – I’m a happy man.
  6. I abhor grades – if a child does his best, that’s all that should be asked.
  7. And I asked my mother about it; I said, ‘Is there something wrong?’ She said, ‘God… God makes people. You understand that, don’t you?’ And I said, ‘Yeah!’ She said, ‘Who makes a rainbow?” I said, ‘God.’ She said, ‘I never presumed to tell anyone who could make a rainbow what color to make children.’
  8. ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ lasted longer than the war.
  9. There were people I know that got upset that I kissed people; I kissed them for luck and love, that’s all. That’s what my mother did to me. There were people upset that I would embrace or hug someone of another color.
  10. The thing that I loved about ‘Feud,’ we froze a moment in time for these families that had never occurred before. That’s magic.
  11. You wouldn’t want to move if you sat next to me on the bus. Or maybe you would.
  12. I’ve had the most incredible luck in my career.
  13. They kept us on the air probably a year more than they should have.
  14. It’s wonderful to win, but don’t get cocky about it!
  15. God bless all the little children in the world.
  16. It’s important to me that on ‘Family Feud’ I could kiss all the people. It sounds crazy but when I first came here Petula Clark was on a show with Nat King Cole and he kissed her on the cheek and eighty-one stations in the South canceled him. I kissed black women daily and nightly on ‘Family Feud’ and the world didn’t come to an end, did it?

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