Quotation by Lenny Bruce

The reason I'm in this business, I assume all performers are—it's "Look at me, Ma!" It's acceptance, you know—"Look at me, Ma, look at me, Ma, look at me, Ma." And if your mother watches, you'll show off till you're exhausted; but if your mother goes, Ptshew!
Lenny Bruce (1925–1966), U.S. satirical comedian. "Performing and the Art of Comedy," The Essential Lenny Bruce, ed. John Cohen (1967).
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