As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
As soon as you find the key to success, somebody always changes the lock.
I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me.
I used to dress up and impersonate our next-door neighbor, Miss Cox. She wore rubber boots, a wool hat, and her nose always dripped.
Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek?
I became an American in 2006. It got me thinking about what is my America and what's my perception of America.
I just love to impersonate people, and I impersonate people because I find them fascinating.
I like going to France, because no one knows who I am.
I've always been a misfit.
It's sometimes shocking to find out what people really believe in.
I'm fascinated by Bollywood.
I worked with Paul McCartney for a while and saw what it does to you to be treated like a god for twenty years.
It's like a woman's birthright to knit. It's primal. It's timeless. You don't need electricity to knit. You can do it with a candle, girls!
I loved the late Gilda Radner. I love Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin.
My influences were Peter Sellers and the great British character actors.
I'm still that little girl who lisped and sat in the back of the car and threw vegetables at the back of her head when we drove home from the market. That never goes.
I've always had to create my own markets and I've always been at a juncture in my career.
I've always gotten a positive reaction to doing African-American characters.
I don't get very involved in the L.A. scene. When you do get invited out, you are expected to be on all the time. It's just wearying.
It's the poignancy and sadness in things that gets to me.
I never worked with a dialogue coach before, but I'd hate it if an American did a British accent and didn't do it well. It would be insulting.
I don't see myself as a stand-up comic doing cynical, mean-spirited or disrespectful stuff. I'm very aware that I don't like to disrespect people too much.
I think serial monogamy says it all.
Great pressure is put on kids who don't have dads to get out and make money, and make life easier for everybody. It was always, 'Hurry up, grow up, make money, there's no man to do it for us.'
As you get older, you realize it's work. It's that fine line between love and companionship. But passionate love? I'd love to know how to make that last.
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