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About Bob Hope
ON TURNING 70 "You still chase women, but only
ON TURNING 80 "That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs
ON TURNING 90 "You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the
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 SAILORS "They spend the first six days of each week sowing their wild oats,
then they go to church on Sunday and pray for crop failure."
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
ON PRESIDENTS "I have performed for 12 presidents and entertained only
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
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
ON HIS EARLY FAILURES "I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for
the stuff the audience threw at me."
ON GOING TO HEAVEN "I've done benefits for ALL religions. I'd hate to
blow the hereafter on a technicality."
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