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Usually, there's nothing being thrown toward the stage or at me.
by Wanda Sykes

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

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

 

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

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


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If you're passionate about your work,
it makes the people around you want to be involved too.
- 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 work hard.
The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project,
and it makes them step up.
- 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 hated everything else.
- Wanda Sykes

I'm really funny now.
- Wanda Sykes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some government workers are dedicated and work hard,
but most of them are just waiting to retire.
- 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 have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business.
- 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

A woman would pitch a joke.
Nothing.
Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh.
- 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 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 one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
- Mark Strand

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts
filed away just below the conscious level.
- Joyce Brothers

I love decorating my home.
I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
- Suzy Bogguss

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

Don't take it personally -
it's not usually about you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything.
They just cry over their condition.
But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- James Russell Lowell

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first,
rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

It really does matter when we tell even the slightest untruth.
Even something as well intentioned as
telling someone their ill-finished
hair style looks wonderful will backfire -
certainly karmically, and usually practically.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

I think if you exercise, your state of mind -
my state of mind -
is usually more at ease,
ready for more mental challenges.
Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always
seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem.
- Stone Gossard

A tool is usually more simple than a machine;
it is generally used with the hand,
whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.
- Charles Babbage

As a musician usually music is your way out.
- Damon Albarn

The more color, the more nutrients, usually.
- Tina Thompson

For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon,
usually forever.
- Joan D. Vinge

I mean, I tend to do my own thing, and that usually
crosses purposes with everyone around me.
- Shirley Manson

A drummer is usually like the backbone.
- Brody Armstrong

Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is
exploited in these times of economic crisis,
and it's hard to find out when one slides into another.
- Iris Chang

And I usually use myself as a model,
posing in front of a mirror as I dab the strokes on the canvas.
- Cleo Moore

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need,
either for power, or for friendship and adulation,
or a combination of both.
- Fawn M. Brodie

The funny thing is, people's perceptions of what a
song is about is usually wrong a majority of the time.
But they're still going to read what they want to into it.
- Vince Gill


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