Bill Cosby was famous not only for what he was doing with the Cosby Show– the groundbreaking, innovative way he was showing black families–but also because he was making multimultimillions of dollars a year. [He was] the first and only black person who you had ever heard of to make that kind of money while handling it with such grace. He gave me advice that lives with me to this day about signing your own checks, and I still do sign most of them. Obviously, I could afford any bills that I acquire, but you need to know what your phone and electric bills are.

Oprah Winfrey