Jan 31

Funny Women: More Quotes from the Best Female Comedians

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, funny women Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin preceded Tina Fey in receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Readers of this particular blog may find the following quotes relevant:

Whoopi Goldberg: “Normal is in the eye of the beholder.”

“Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.”

Lily Tomlin: “Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying, but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?”

“Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.”

“I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.”

Quotes From Other Funny Women

Janeane Garofalo: “I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.”

Mary Tyler Moore: “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

Betty White, On being recruited to host Saturday Night Live last year due to a massive Facebook campaign:”I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say: It sounds like a huge waste of time.”

Caroline Rhea: “Being in therapy is great. I spend an hour just talking about myself. It’s kinda like being the guy on a date.”

Carol Burnett: “You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That’s an education in itself.”