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I was surprised to find that I missed doing the musical. ...
by Delta Burke

I was surprised to find that I missed doing the musical.
- Delta Burke

For a while I was living in New Orleans for like 4,
5 years.
I had just come back to town.
- Delta Burke

And then, I do love my shopping, but actually,
lounging is the big thing.
- Delta Burke

I wish I could blame it on the choreography,
but it's not a musical.
I just had a clumsy moment.
- Delta Burke

 

I love comedy, so you want to make them happy,
make them laugh.
- Delta Burke

I loved living in London, and I didn't want to leave.
- Delta Burke

But I thought, I've just got to check out Hollywood,
so I sent out pictures and resumes.
- Delta Burke

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For me, it's like biking around the neighborhood,
the walks and stuff, because I have never enjoyed the gym.
Or I'll do, since I used to dance a lot,
all the old dance exercises.
- Delta Burke

I went through all my twenties thinking that I wasn't good enough.
- Delta Burke

And sometimes, when you feel low on yourself,
that's just when you have to go out there and be photographed
or do a scene where you're hot stuff.
You're always working on it.
- Delta Burke

Film people are coming into TV, because they can't get any work.
- Delta Burke

I think so much depends on how you are feeling mentally and emotionally.
I try to keep my head on tight, and try to feel good,
and just go out there and not be afraid.
- Delta Burke

I'll do humor about myself, I'll poke fun and everything,
but that's me and I can do it to me.
I think it's cruel to do it to somebody else.
- Delta Burke

In my teens or twenties I wanted to do Blanche.
Now I'm over that.
Those roles are not attracting me now.
Which is odd, because that's what most every actress would want to go do.
- Delta Burke

Actually, I think it's interesting that when I put the weight on,
I was already with him.
I don't know, maybe I felt safe.
And he likes me like this.
He likes me whatever size I am.
- Delta Burke

I rode fire trucks, slid down fire poles,
wore a lot of red, and made a lot of appearances.
I've always had a special place in my heart for fire fighters.
- Delta Burke

I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to be a model.
- Delta Burke

A lot of women say that they want to get to feeling
about themselves the way I feel,
because when I'm on a roll, I'm hot,
I'm really good.
I try to tell them, I don't have a fix.
- Delta Burke

And we live in a French Quarter a lot of the time,
in New Orleans.
And the camaraderie of everybody there.
Everybody takes care of each other.
- Delta Burke

I wanted it so badly that there was no choice.
It's like something in your blood that you have to do.
- Delta Burke

If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says:
"I'm cheap!"
- Delta Burke

I like it when I strut.
- Delta Burke

You're supposed to remember, and still forgive.
- Delta Burke

I get in my golf cart with my dogs, I have five dogs.
- Delta Burke

All the nice things about Suzanne are me.
All the things that aren't nice, that was just the writing.
- Delta Burke

At the end.
First start off and do your youth thing In Hollywood
and then go to New York later.
But it wound up being later, later than I thought it was going to be.
- Delta Burke

One time we did have 300 acres in watermelons.
That was fun.
- Delta Burke

I want to find a way to reach young women emotionally
and also to start providing clothing for them so that
they can wear the same things their thin friends can wear.
I really want to do evening wear and prom dresses for these girls.
- Delta Burke

Then a year would go by and I'd realize I love the
acting too much and it is my identity and I don't know
how to be anything but an actress.
It's who and what I am, so I always come back.
- Delta Burke

And I have to work so hard at talking positively to myself.
If I don't, it's just real hard to get through the day,
and I'll get really down, and just want to cry.
My whole body language changes.
I get more slumped over.
- Delta Burke

I got into my very theatrical phase.
I wore only black: a big black hat and wild hair and wild black clothes,
and I carried a sword stick.
I went there still looking like Miss Florida,
and I came back looking very different.
- Delta Burke

It's tourists in New York.
Everything is geared towards that.
It's so hard on Broadway now for them to get people in there.
They have to compete with so many other entertainments,
so they have to bring a star in which puts people there out of work.
- Delta Burke

I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre.
But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had
read all the bold Hollywood books,
and I thought I just had to take a look.
- Delta Burke

Blanche talks about aging, and why should she be considered poor,
because physical beauty is transitory and fading and
she has such richness of the soul.
I think that speech is so beautiful,
and so telling and so true.
- Delta Burke

If you're interested or like it, but could be just
as happy living in a regular town,
having a regular job, maybe doing little theatre,
you're better off and you'll be a happier person.
This is too gut-wrenching and heartbreaking.
- Delta Burke

I put the weight on after we were together.
I put on about 20 pounds when we got married,
and people were flipping their lids.
And then I put on more after that, and I've gone up and down since then.
- Delta Burke

I loved getting to do Promised Land with him.
I mean, he's really there for you.
We did one very emotional scene in the church.
He's just a wonderful acting partner.
You feel very safe with him.
- Delta Burke

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

Time changes everything except something within us
which is always surprised by change.
- Thomas Hardy

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

Expect the best, plan for the worst,
and prepare to be surprised.
- Denis Waitley

Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked,
being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt.
- Holly Near

It always surprised me that I was getting acting work.
- Mary Lynn Rajskub

They really can't imagine what my voice is like.
Every time I sing a song, they are very surprised.
- Coco Lee

You'd be surprised how many movie stars still care about the work.
- Taylor Hackford

To be a good actor...
it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul,
to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the
laborious task that has barely just been finished.
- Sarah Bernhardt

We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven.
God has a soft spot for sinners.
His standards are quite low.
- Desmond Tutu

On reaching the place where the Indians had surprised us,
we found the bodies of the three men whom they had killed and scalped,
and literally cut into pieces.
- Buffalo Bill

I'm always surprised by things that happen to my work.
- Eric Bogosian

No nose hair.
Ever.
You'd be surprised at all the little twigs sticking out.
I just can't get it.
How can you see that and not just want to hack it off?
- Kyan Douglas

We have a picture for how complexity arises,
because if the universe is computationally capable,
maybe we shouldn't be so surprised that things are
so entirely out of control.
- Seth Lloyd

We are equally glad and surprised at Winston's return to office.
It shows that he was built for success that he should
have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure.
- Shane Leslie

I've always known I would be a success,
but I was surprised at the way it came.
- Eva Gabor

We usually surprised everyone, and still do,
as we keep the craziness onstage.
- John Gallagher

I know I come off differently than I think of myself.
I'm always surprised by what people say about me.
- Kurt Russell

You'd be surprised at how undemanding acting is.
- Martin Mull

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

I was surprised about vi going in, though,
I didn't know it was in System V. - Bill Joy

I think everyone is very surprised at how 'Matrix'
has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is.
- Laurence Fishburne

The success of Watermark surprised me.
I never thought of music as something commercial;
it was something very personal to me.
- Enya

I like to be surprised.
The best writing is when it defies me,
when it starts going a different way than I had planned.
- Wally Lamb

When he asked me, with obvious self-satisfaction,
what I thought of the scenario, I hardly knew how to answer.
I asked if he had seen the play and was hardly surprised when he said no.
- Elmer Rice

I read of the Kalamazoo girl who killed herself after reading the book.
I am not at all surprised.
She lived in Kalamazoo, for one thing,
and then she read the book.
- Mary MacLane

People are usually surprised to hear this,
but I don't really read children's books.
- Beverly Cleary

I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you.
So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the
62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No.
- Vernon Jordan

I will interview bigwigs if I get the chance,
but you are seldom surprised by people in power -
you've got to get awfully damn close to get anything new.
- Joe Sacco

When people meet me I think they're surprised to find
out I'm not always angst-ridden.
- Martin Gore

I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised
and happy I survived it all.
Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking,
Oh God, the things you did!
- Jeff Bridges


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