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I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did,
by 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

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

A woman would pitch a joke.
Nothing.
Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh.
- 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 like doing a bunch of different things,
being all over the place.
- Wanda Sykes

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

I'm really funny now.
- Wanda Sykes


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

But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I'll hear it,
but the men will keep talking.
- 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's hard to get fired from the government.
You have to, like, kill people.
- Wanda Sykes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Men don't hear women.
- Wanda Sykes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
- Al Boliska

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
- Rita Rudner

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice.
Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts,
but I never noticed.
- B. B. King

You know, musicians aren't very stable,
in case you hadn't noticed.
- Josh Silver

Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those
who have not mastered it.
- Leon Trotsky

Being noticed can be a burden.
Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed.
So I disappear a lot.
- Bob Dylan

I'm sure if you dig deep, Joe and Ralph Fiennes do
it because they want to be noticed.
- Steve Guttenberg

I'm really a very weak musicologist.
Wish it weren't so, but there's only so much you can
dig deeply into in one lifetime,
as if you hadn't noticed.
- Wendy Carlos

I thought it might be a good move to get into a beauty
contest so I tried for Miss Pennsylvania and won.
I think that helped me get noticed, at least by the people of Pennsylvania.
- Sharon Stone

What I've noticed in this game is how EA has even duplicated
my moves and my style of play perfectly.
It is really incredible and a lot of fun to play.
- Claudio Reyna

I'm not a very gregarious person.
I can't bear attention being called to me in a public place,
which is ridiculous in a business that pays you to be noticed.
- Gabriel Byrne

Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn,
some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?
- Dave Barry

Other people have noticed more of an evolution than
I have and so I'll try to tell you where I'm coming
from and also relate it to what I think other people perceive.
- Diane Wakoski

Have you ever noticed that when you must struggle to hear something,
you close your eyes?
- Marilyn vos Savant

Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.
- Gene Tierney

The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and
legs extended described a circle,
with his navel as the center.
- Stephen Gardiner

I am not the archetypal leading man.
This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed,
I have no hair.
- Patrick Stewart

Women's Lib? Poor little things.
They always look so unhappy.
Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?
- Joan Crawford

I would take up any small job on the sets,
just so that I could hang around with the hope of getting noticed.
- Christine Lahti

At first, I only laughed at myself.
Then I noticed that life itself is amusing.
I've been in a generally good mood ever since.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket...
the least understood and the least noticed.
- Frank Capra

When I began my search for the perfect skin care to fight the aging process,
I noticed that my sensitive skin was reacting horribly to any product I used.
- Connie Sellecca

I'm the worst person to ask about how to get noticed.
It took me 25 years.
- Dirk Benedict

When I went back to visit my native Berlin after World War II,
I noticed that the only thing I really remembered from
my childhood Berlin days is the shoe store.
- Lukas Foss

I have noticed that the people who are late are often
so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
- E. V. Lucas

Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes
and fabulous inheritances,
happens almost exclusively in newspapers?
- Jean Anouilh

You noticed from last night, we only did two from the 80s.
And our set's two hours long.
- Ann Wilson

I just noticed recently that in one book after another
I seem to find an excuse to find some character who,
to put it idiotically simply, is allowed to talk crazy.
- Jonathan Lethem

I noticed that democracy was broken and tried to work on fixing that in Japan.
Then I realized that it was broken all over the place
and decided to work on that too.
- Joichi Ito

I have noticed that when things happen in one's imaginings,
they never happen in one's life.
- Dodie Smith

But it's cool to be noticed for the smallest part of that.
- Shane West

I'm like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying
to get noticed and break through,
because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live.
- John Fogerty

The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all.
- Pablo Casals

In the next shot the cameras zoomed to the fiancee
who noticed the lights in the Czarina's room go out
and the camera then turned to the pond where two goldfish were making love.
- Pola Negri

Have you noticed in your past experience that your
kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one?
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

The individual, man as a man, man as a brain,
if you like, interests me more than what he makes,
because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.
- Marcel Duchamp

New Yorkers are mostly interested in New York -
in case you haven't noticed.
- Jim Harrison


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