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Wanda Sykes Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

Men don't hear women.
- Wanda Sykes

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Usually, there's nothing being thrown toward the stage or at me.
Then I feel pretty good about it.
- 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 love Costas.
He's knows too much, but he's a good guy.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm really funny now.
- 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

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

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

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

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

A woman would pitch a joke.
Nothing.
Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh.
- 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 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 question that sometimes drives me hazy:
am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair,
offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity
that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
- Albert Camus

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have a certain curiosity for life that drives me and propels me forward.
- Rachel McAdams

You sell a screenplay like you sell a car.
If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.
- Rita Mae Brown

Simon drives me crazy.
We are still arguing.
- Paula Abdul

One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow.
It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sensual excess drives out pity in man.
- Marquis de Sade

Tower Records is like a temple to me.
I'll stay there for hours.
Nobody can shop for records with me.
It drives them out of their minds.
- Billy Bob Thornton

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience.
A rustling in the leaves drives him away.
- Walter Benjamin

Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals.
For example, it makes no difference whether a single
car drives on the left or on the right.
But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!
- Marvin Minsky

If God drives a car, He'd drive a 1973 Ford LTD Brougham
sedan with a claret-colored vinyl roof,
with oxblood leather upholstery and an opera window.
- Doug Coupland

When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn,
almost brutal.
Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on.
- Boris Spassky

It's not the case that carbon dioxide drives temperatures.
When you leave Ice Ages, it's the other way around:
The temperatures go up first,
and then carbon dioxide levels go up.
- Piers Corbyn

To talk about adults without talking about their sex
drives is like talking about a window without glass.
- Grace Metalious

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss.
The leader leads, and the boss drives.
- Theodore Roosevelt

My dad was a musician, it was just what he did,
like another guy's dad drives a meat truck.
Our house was normal.
We weren't taken with the fact our dad was a musician.
- Branford Marsalis

What drives people to public service is a sense of possibility.
If you haven't sensed that possibility you don't get started in the same way,
you don't feel you can have an impact.
- Henry Hampton

We have to be that wedge that drives the question and asks the hard questions.
- Danny Glover

I don't know what drives me, I don't have a clue,
but I'm driven more today than I ever have been.
- Vince McMahon

Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives.
If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you.
If not, why embarrass him?
- Tom Clancy

Dire poverty drives this mother back again to the factory
(no intelligent person will say she goes willingly).
- Margaret Sanger

I guarantee you that's what Jeff Gordon does.
He uses everything the fans throw at him to stoke his
fire and it drives him to be better at what he does.
- Bo Jackson

Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind.
This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes,
this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
- Sophocles

Eddie Jordan found me all the drives.
If I am with Tyrrell today, it is because Eddie was there.
- Jean Alesi

Do you not see, first, that - as a mental abstract -
physical force is directly opposed to morality;
and secondly,
that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces?
- Auberon Herbert

It's hard to say what drives a three year-old,
but I think I had a sense that nature was my solace,
and nature was a place in which there was beauty,
in which there was order.
- Story Musgrave

There will always be a few people who just want to
knock you down or are jealous or just want to be horrible for the sake of it.
I don't know what drives someone to be nasty.
- Geri Halliwell

What I absolutely can't do is just sit around,
that drives me crazy.
I go nuts!
I'm far too nervous, too high strung to sit around.
It's not my thing; I can't deal with it!
- Jonathan Davis

It's the same thing that drives people to want to experience
sexual pleasure or have one too many drinks.
We all want to experience the other,
and to get out of our daily existence.
- Adam Arkin

Definitely, it's a fear of failure that drives me.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

Laughter drives shouting away.
- Indra Devi

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
- John Lahr

Even Tom Sawyer had a girlfriend and to talk about
adults without talking about their sex drives is like
talking about a window without glass.
- Grace Metalious

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn
to direct our inner drives,
our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
- Ethel Percy Andrus

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
- Viktor E. Frankl

A lot people I know - it drives them crazy when they're watching,
to see the people with their signs and waving,
but there's something that's very inclusive about it.
- Katie Couric

Social conservatives say who drives the bus.
- Richard Land

Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far,
and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
- Franz Grillparzer

When someone has the desire to go to school and has
the ability but can't get into our schools,
that's wrong.
Education drives the economy and the quality of life.
- Jack Miller


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