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

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

 

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

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

I'm really funny now.
- Wanda Sykes


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Men don't hear women.
- Wanda Sykes

Then you had people who wanted to get into comedy just to get a TV deal.
- 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 seems like when I first started, people got into
comedy because they wanted to be good comedians.
- Wanda Sykes

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

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hard work spotlights the character of people:
some turn up their sleeves,
some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
- Sam Ewing

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
- Stevie Wonder

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
- Pablo Picasso

Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.
- George Halas

Work as smart as you are able.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
- Vince Lombardi

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn
enough money so that you won't have to work.
- Ogden Nash

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
- Al Capp

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
- Pearl S. Buck

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
- Irvin S. Cobb

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser

The common denominator for success is work.
- John D. Rockefeller

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done,
and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.
- Ann Richards

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having,
except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately
degenerate into hard work.
- Peter Drucker

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not
yet reached their level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

And to get real work experience, you need a job,
and most jobs will require you to have had either real
work experience or a graduate degree.
- Donald Norman

The difference between work and play lies 100%
in the attitude of the participant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

After two weeks of working on a project,
you know whether it will work or not.
- Bill Budge

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach


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