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Men don't hear women. ...
by Wanda Sykes

Men don't hear women.
- 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'm here today because I refused to be unhappy.
I took a chance.
- Wanda Sykes

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm really funny now.
- Wanda Sykes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb


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