Wanda Sykes Quotes

Wanda Sykes is a famous American actress, comedian, and writer known for her funny stand-up comedy. Before becoming popular among the audience, she was working with the National Security Agency (NSA).

She was living a boring and unsatisfied life but she finally decided to live her life the way she wants to live and performed her first live audience at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington, DC. Wanda Sykes inspires people especially women through her live show and social media, quotes, and sayings.

Wanda got her first break as a writer on The Chris Rock Show where she won a Primetime Emmy Award for her outstanding performance and writing script. She had also appeared in many movies and television such as My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Monster-in-Law, Evan Almighty, License to Wed, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

She encourages the audience to laugh to forget their problems and sorrow. That why we bring you funny and inspirational quotes by Wanda Sykes to make you laugh.

40 Inspirational Wanda Sykes Quotes

1. “I don’t understand why people really get upset about something that doesn’t affect them at all.” – Wanda Sykes

2. “If that comes out your front, I don’t even want to know what’s coming out the back.” – Wanda Sykes

3. “white criminals commit the biggest crimes.a brother might rob a bank. a white man will rob a pension fund. the brother is going to get ten to fifteen years because he had a gun. the white guy is going to get a congressional hearing because he had a job and a nice suit.” – Wanda Sykes

4. “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

5. “Usually, there’s nothing being thrown toward the stage or at me. Then I feel pretty good about it.” – Wanda Sykes

6. “Women and our right to choose were going to be challenged with Ashcroft around. When Bush appointed Ashcroft, I went out and got me four abortions. I stocked up. The doctor was like, ‘Listen, you’re not pregnant.’ I said, ‘Hey, just shut up and do your job. I’m exercising my right while I can, dammit.” – Wanda Sykes

7. “Mostly everything gets worse before it gets better.” – Wanda Sykes

8. “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

9. “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

10. “It’s easier to rip somebody to shreds while you’re making them laugh.” – Wanda Sykes

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11. “I’m finally just relaxed and comfortable with who I am.” – Wanda Sykes

12. “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

13. “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

14. “Once you start making money, you can be an ass. But I am not an ass. I’m too lazy, that takes a lot of energy.” – Wanda Sykes

15. “A woman would pitch a joke. Nothing. Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh.” – Wanda Sykes

16. “My neighbor, she invited me to an Elvis party. I told her I couldn’t come ’cause I’d be too busy making fun of her from behind my blinds.” – Wanda Sykes

17. “Men are dogs. Men are dogs. We got to stop it. Men are not dogs. Uh-uh. Dogs are loyal.” – Wanda Sykes

18. “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

19. “I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business.” – Wanda Sykes

20. “I think it’s because my comedy is in your face, and it comes from a place that’s real.” – Wanda Sykes

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21. “My worlds collide. When one things happens, it just starts a domino effect – everything else goes on.” – Wanda Sykes

22. “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

23. “I’m gonna tell you right now – somebody walked in here and told me I just won the lottery, I will walk out in the middle of this joke.” – Wanda Sykes

24. “I was hanging out with my little nephew, and the kid – he had a helmet, shoulder pads, knee pads, some shin guards, gloves. Talk about, ‘I’m a go ride my bike.’ I’m like, ‘Where – through a mine field?'” – Wanda Sykes

25. “I really can’t pinpoint the one moment when I said I want to be a comic.” – Wanda Sykes

26. “I love doing stand-up, because it gives me the freedom to say what I really want to say. I think that’s why it’s my favorite thing to do.” – Wanda Sykes

27. “You can’t make a woman happy. That’s like trying to cure a fatal disease. The goal is to treat the symptoms so you can comfortably live with the illness.” – Wanda Sykes

28. “L.A. is nothing but a bunch of driving, and I hate all that damn driving ’cause it interferes with my drinking.” – Wanda Sykes

29. “When I’m not on T.V. or working on a movie, I’m on the road doing stand-up. That’s my roots.” – Wanda Sykes

30. “If I did a talk show, this would allow me to speak on what’s happening at that moment. I can be current, and I get to flex my stand-up muscle but stay at home without doing the traveling.” – Wanda Sykes

31. “It’s not until you develop your own voice, your own persona onstage that you become your own comic, who you really are.” – Wanda Sykes

32. “I was working at the NSA. I don’t know, I was just bored. I just knew that’s not what I was supposed to be doing with my life.” – Wanda Sykes

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33. “Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science.” – Wanda Sykes

34. “I knew something was wrong with the economy when the shampoo girl at my salon closed on a six bedroom house.” – Wanda Sykes

35. “If a topic hits me, I’ll start going on it. But you can’t force it.” – Wanda Sykes

36. “I’m like doing a bunch of different things, being all over the place.” – Wanda Sykes

37. “People are getting careers from YouTube and uploading videos. And they’re totally different – you can’t necessarily be funny on a video, and then all of a sudden you’re live in a theater. You don’t have the tools yet. It’s a lot more involved to go from being funny on a little iPhone screen to being live in front of people and being funny.” – Wanda Sykes

38. “I was really gifted at being able to construct a joke, but it’s like they weren’t even memorable, my first jokes, because they were so about nothing.” – Wanda Sykes

39. “I’m like, If you do something dumb, I’ll write about it. If you put something out there, to me it’s like you’re kind of asking for it.” – Wanda Sykes

40. “Work hard. The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project, and it makes them step up.” – Wanda Sykes

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