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I guess because of my act, people think that I ...
by 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

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

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

Men don't hear women.
- Wanda Sykes

 

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

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

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


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I like doing a bunch of different things,
being all over the place.
- 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 here today because I hated everything else.
- Wanda Sykes

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

I'm really funny now.
- Wanda Sykes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
- Will Rogers

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

If you don't design your own life plan,
chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
- Jim Rohn

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf.
I have never been depressed enough to take up the game,
but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.
- Will Rogers

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection.
People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal
job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people,
but I wanted to act.
- Jennifer Aniston

I guess we're living in a pretty sensitive world and
there's nothing you can do about that.
- Dominic Monaghan

I never guess.
It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

When he brought it to me four years ago,
Rodney King had just arrived, I was involved in the clean-up of L.A.
and I guess it was part of my experience.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I love watching a good horse do what he's bred to do -
I guess that's what I like the most about it.
And I love to see good athletes do what they're bred to do.
- Wilford Brimley

I average 25 with three guys on me and they are just
looking at stats I guess.
- Shaquille O'Neal

My guess is that if they now choose to change of director for every other film,
it's just because you can't really change the formula,
you can merely try to film it your way.
- Guy Hamilton

I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then.
I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt.
Or maybe even Newton.
- David Antin

But I'm not like sad, depressed miserable person.
I guess sometimes I give off that impression.
- Edward Furlong

If my clothing does stand out, then I guess it's a compliment,
but I just wear whatever feels comfortable.
- Shania Twain

I guess none of us like to look back in our lives to
a time when we made poor judgments and foolish mistakes.
- John Clayton

I guess when you turn off the main road,
you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.
- Stephen King

It basically comes down to that word:
Love.
I guess that's what it's all about.
- Corey Haim

I guess the one question I will not get today is:
When are you going to do anything about cellular?
- Bernard Ebbers

I guess I kind of lived in a fairytale world...
looking at everything through rose-colored glasses.
I probably always will, to a certain extent.
- Sharon Tate

I mean, I guess I started during the comedy boom,
so it was literally like, on Sunday you could decide
you wanted to be a comic,
and on Monday, you could be on stage.
- Todd Barry

Acting classes, I guess, are good and I would like
to maybe sometime take one.
But I would feel like I was learning someone else's technique.
I like mine.
- Frankie Muniz

So, I guess the answer to your question is very few
people can bring off a novel of the future because
it's just so damn hard to make it look like the future.
- Jerry Pournelle

I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started.
We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia.
What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa.
- Peter MacKay

But people who do not know me are surprised to see
me as a real person I guess.
- Christina Milian

I guess the line between being paranoid and being a
rock star is smaller than one would expect.
- Brian Molko

I've been an important star and lived a full life,
yet I only hve three close friends.
I guess that's all anyone can expect.
- Hedy Lamarr

We can guess that the unacceptable conduct of the soldiers
at Abu Ghraib resulted in part from the dangerous state
of affairs on the ground in a theater of war.
- John Yoo

I think it's my adventure, my trip, my journey,
and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.
- Leonard Nimoy

If you take my performance or my understanding of the
role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI,
that I guess becomes an action film.
- Vin Diesel

Well, I guess I needed this tough first round to really
put me into that tournament,
to really erase what happened at Indian Wells,
which is now the case, you know.
- Amelie Mauresmo

They made a shrewd guess that I could give them some useful information,
and they were the first to meet me.
Some one said they came to arrest me,
and - well, let it go at that.
- Joshua Slocum


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