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Don't bother me while I'm eating, or when I'm coming
by Wanda Sykes

Don't bother me while I'm eating, or when I'm coming
out of the crackhouse or something.
Just let me get going.
- Wanda Sykes

In '87, I used to do this awful, awful James Brown impression.
- Wanda Sykes

Back then, I was doing more of my impression of what
a comic is supposed to do.
- Wanda Sykes

It's hard to get fired from the government.
You have to, like, kill people.
- Wanda Sykes

 

If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing,
if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.
- Wanda Sykes

I'm here today because I hated everything else.
- Wanda Sykes

I'm here today because I refused to be unhappy.
I took a chance.
- Wanda Sykes


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Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science.
- Wanda Sykes

If you're passionate about your work,
it makes the people around you want to be involved too.
- Wanda Sykes

It wasn't until I became more confident with myself
and I put myself forward instead of the jokes;
at first it was put the jokes out there and I'm just behind the jokes.
- Wanda Sykes

It seems like when I first started, people got into
comedy because they wanted to be good comedians.
- Wanda Sykes

I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business.
- Wanda Sykes

A woman would pitch a joke.
Nothing.
Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh.
- Wanda Sykes

It's easier to rip somebody to shreds while you're making them laugh.
- Wanda Sykes

I like doing a bunch of different things,
being all over the place.
- Wanda Sykes

Usually, there's nothing being thrown toward the stage or at me.
Then I feel pretty good about it.
- Wanda Sykes

Then you had people who wanted to get into comedy just to get a TV deal.
- Wanda Sykes

I work hard.
The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project,
and it makes them step up.
- Wanda Sykes

I'm really funny now.
- Wanda Sykes

Some government workers are dedicated and work hard,
but most of them are just waiting to retire.
- Wanda Sykes

What drives the creative person is that we see it all.
- Wanda Sykes

I guess because of my act, people think that I say things they want to say,
and that they can just come up and say anything to me.
- Wanda Sykes

But I think funny and talent will always win out;
I mean,
of course there are hurdles, but I think if you're
funny you will get over all of that.
- Wanda Sykes

Men don't hear women.
- Wanda Sykes

I think it's because my comedy is in your face,
and it comes from a place that's real.
- Wanda Sykes

I love Costas.
He's knows too much, but he's a good guy.
- Wanda Sykes

I always want to go back and do stand-up;
I like the freedom.
- Wanda Sykes

And then also I think it's harder for women because
comedy is so opposite of being ladylike.
- Wanda Sykes

But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I'll hear it,
but the men will keep talking.
- Wanda Sykes

If something stinks, I say it stinks.
But I try to massage it a little and not be as cutting,
come behind it with a joke: Hey, I cut you deep,
but now let me put a couple of stitches in you.
- Wanda Sykes

I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did,
that I'm starting to get people - not a large group,
but quite a few people - who come to see me because
they love Curb Your Enthusiasm.
- Wanda Sykes

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono

A true poet does not bother to be poetical.
Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
- Jean Cocteau

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

If it wasn't for the fun and money, I really don't know why I'd bother.
- Terry Prachett

To change, to convert? Why bother?
- Lionel Blue

The newly decorated theatres produced things like car parks and restaurants,
so you could have a good night out, quite cheaply without
all that bother of having to go somewhere else.
- Timothy West

You never really meet a human being until you live
with them or know them for awhile,
so this is my clown and they understand that and so
these interviews don't bother them.
- Shia LaBeouf

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long
because I am too inhospitable a host.
- Albert Schweitzer

Fighting a war on terrorism is like fighting against crime.
We can never hope to eradicate crime,
so we shouldn't bother fighting it.
- Craig Bruce

I don't want to bother them and ruin the party they
are preparing so carefully at La Scala.
- Riccardo Muti

Don't bother discussing sex with small children.
They rarely have anything to add.
- Fran Lebowitz

My philosophy is, unless you're sick and need help,
why bother?
- Jackie Collins

I have no problem with nudity.
I can look at myself.
I like walking around nude.
It doesn't bother me.
I see all the people walking around nude;
it doesn't bother me.
- Ursula Andress

I just go in my back garden.
It's the only place where people don't come and bother you.
- Boy George

Don't bother people for help without first trying to
solve the problem yourself.
- Colin Powell

If you want to be a star, don't bother doing it because
it ends up being very empty.
- Judith Light

Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time...
I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.
- Curtis Lemay

The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities
is too busy to bother about luck.
- B. C. Forbes

School is practice for the future, and practice makes
perfect and nobody's perfect so why bother.
- Tre Cool

I believe that when you're in love you have to pour
your heart and soul out to your partner...
or why bother? So in that sense I'm an incurable romantic when it comes to men.
- Cameron Diaz

Textbook publishers don't even bother to advertise at their conventions.
- Peter Brimelow

Actually I like working kind of fast,
because if you got it, why bother doing it over and over?
- Alan Cumming

Value your freedom or you will lose it,
teaches history.
'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn.
- Richard Stallman

At this point in my career, it doesn't bother me much
that I'm probably hopelessly typecast.
I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working.
- Donald Pleasence

In modelling, there is no point in trying to prove you have a brain,
so why even bother? I'd sooner save the energy for
something more meaningful.
- Helena Christensen

They don't bother too much with the balance and things on blues records.
- Maurice Gibb

It doesn't bother me that people are stupid.
I'm not stupid.
- Ahmed Best

Proclaiming a sexual preference is something that straight
men never really have to bother with.
- Lance Loud

The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

A great lie is like a great fish on dry land;
it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother,
but it cannot hurt you.
You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.
- George Crabbe

I'm not 40 yet.
I wouldn't even bother comparing myself to Chaplin.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

It ain't those parts of the Bible
that I can't understand that bother me,
it is the parts that I do understand.
- Mark Twain

I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes -
it's possible to pick one up without getting bit,
but why bother?
- Elizabeth Moon

There are always women who will take men on their own terms.
If I were a man I wouldn't bother to change while there
are women like that around.
- Ann Oakley

Advertising is salesmanship mass produced.
No one would bother to use advertising if he could
talk to all his prospects face-to-face.
But he can't.
- Morris Hite

People are people.
All that celebrity tagging doesn't bother me at all.
- Katie Price

Unless it's an emergency, don't bother me after 6:00 p.m.
and on weekends.
- Merv Griffin

It doesn't bother me one iota that most of my career
has been playing people who are not that -
well,
let's say that people wouldn't aspire to be like them.
- Timothy Spall


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