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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

It seems like when I first started, people got into
comedy because they wanted to be good comedians.
- 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 always want to go back and do stand-up;
I like the freedom.
- Wanda Sykes

I'm really funny now.
- 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're passionate about your work,
it makes the people around you want to be involved too.
- Wanda Sykes

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

Men don't hear women.
- Wanda Sykes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
- Whoopi Goldberg

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity,
but in being uninteresting.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

Today is my day to laugh at life.
Laugh loud - laugh often.
Laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad.
Laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm a very loyal and unreliable friend.
- Bono

Here are the opinions on which my facts are based.
- Anonymous

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
- Herm Albright


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