Now why did I push for the end of it? It was because for 10 years this noble, moral, marvelously beautiful, wonderful human being took Shit; Big-time Shit. And never a word of discontent. He was a professional while being the funniest living human ever born — funny in his bones — so much so that he took a kind of adequate young comic and turned him into a genius. And now you sit with what he made, and I couldn’t have him take any more of that.
- Jerry Lewis on Dean Martin