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I'm really funny now. ...
by Wanda Sykes

I'm really funny now.
- Wanda Sykes

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

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

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

 

Men don't hear women.
- 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

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


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And then also I think it's harder for women because
comedy is so opposite of being ladylike.
- 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 love Costas.
He's knows too much, but he's a good guy.
- Wanda Sykes

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

Some government workers are dedicated and work hard,
but most of them are just waiting to retire.
- 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 always want to go back and do stand-up;
I like the freedom.
- Wanda Sykes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis


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