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I think it's because my comedy is in your face,
by Wanda Sykes

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Men don't hear women.
- Wanda Sykes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

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

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino


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