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Hip doesn't really come into play anymore as far as I can tell. — Sandra Bernhard

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I certainly wish Gov. Palin no harm. I'd just like her to explain to me how she can hold such outrageous views ... and then go back to Alaska. — Sandra Bernhard

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You reach a certain point in your 30s when you say things in a much safer way. — Sandra Bernhard

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I don't like going back and listening to myself. It makes me uncomfortable, and I know I can never emulate what I did that night, so why listen to it? — Sandra Bernhard

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I'm the only actress in Hollywood who didn't pay to have these lips. — Sandra Bernhard

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I really, really love Hilary Clinton. I think she's very cool. She's out there and she's involved. — Sandra Bernhard

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I don't need to be redundant to the gay community about what's wrong and what isn't happening for them. — Sandra Bernhard

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The live show is different from the album. It's different every night depending on where I am and how many months have gone by since I last performed. — Sandra Bernhard

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If I've learned anything in my 30s, it's about holding back a little bit. — Sandra Bernhard

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In the late '60s and '70s, when feminism was on the up sweep, there was an awareness of things that we're losing again. — Sandra Bernhard

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Gayness is a non-issue. — Sandra Bernhard

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I think everybody is covering their [posteriors] with the Enron scandal and it was very convenient that Sept. 11 came along to deflect the fact that they should never have been in the White House in the first place. What happened in the election was completely corrupt. — Sandra Bernhard

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You have to take the basics of feminism and the kind of outline of it and do what you do with it. You have to make things work for your own life. — Sandra Bernhard

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I would never wanna do a show that's strictly maudlin and invaded my personal life and my home. I would never do that. — Sandra Bernhard

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They want families to come to New York and go to the theater, so the theater is all geared toward family entertainment. It's money, you know. — Sandra Bernhard

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Maybe I'd be in a different place in my career if I'd had that 10-year plan, a lot of people went at it with this voracity that I never had. My only voracity was to have fun and to be in the mix. — Sandra Bernhard

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If you come home to a household of chaos and anger and fear, you're not going to feel protected from the world. — Sandra Bernhard

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Morality is standing by your friends, standing by people when it's not popular. It's sacrificing things on a big international stage, and sometimes it's sacrificing your basic comforts. — Sandra Bernhard

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I'm very much an optimist. I don't think I could do my work if I didn't believe there was some kind of hope for humanity. — Sandra Bernhard

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Random things make me laugh. — Sandra Bernhard

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I'm trying to appeal to the disenfranchised everybody, not just specifically gay. — Sandra Bernhard

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There are few performers who would have had the audacity to even bring up the fact that they had been poorly reviewed. — Sandra Bernhard

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I think I've drawn from some of the most feminine women, like Jackie Kennedy. I am totally devastated that she's gone. She had it all. — Sandra Bernhard

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It's up to couples, to individuals, to have a trust between each other. — Sandra Bernhard

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I don't want someone coming in and passing judgment on my life. — Sandra Bernhard

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Of course, everybody's family is dysfunctional - we've accepted that. What are we supposed to do? Hate our parents for the rest of our lives? — Sandra Bernhard

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The most important, overriding arc of my career has been that I would never be self-deprecating. — Sandra Bernhard

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Not everybody is cookie-cutter. You just can't be. There are too many variables in life. — Sandra Bernhard

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Purim, one of my favorite holidays. It's like the original drag queen's holiday. It's when all the Jewish men go for it and feel no guilt for a change. — Sandra Bernhard

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I think bravery is when you're willing to really put yourself on the line and maybe lose out, financially - and be able to say exactly what motivates you and what inspires you and what you find completely unacceptable in humanity and in culture. — Sandra Bernhard

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I'm somebody who can absorb a lot. — Sandra Bernhard

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If you want to dig, if you want to pry, do it on your time, but I'm going to be a woman of dignity. — Sandra Bernhard

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I can't tell you 100 percent what makes a relationship work. But I can see something good coming and I can see something bad coming. — Sandra Bernhard

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I tend to go against the grain because when I start to see that everybody's trying to shock, I try not to. I just do stuff that's subtler, more emotional, and I think that shocks people. — Sandra Bernhard

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I hate to judge everybody across the board. — Sandra Bernhard

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As a kid, I loved being loved, and still do. Who doesn't love being loved? — Sandra Bernhard

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I'm not saying I'm some high priestess. I do things, I'm sure, that are damaging, but it's certainly not on purpose. — Sandra Bernhard

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Barbara Bush has her finger on the pulse of America. Im so glad shes back and more compassionate than ever, ... Thats right, of course people just sat around New Orleans, boring, uninspired, soulless New Orleans, and dreamed of someday relocating to the Astrodome. Oh, dear Lord, if only I could leave my unhappy existence and head on up to wonderful Houston and live with my friends side by side in a spacious football stadium, my life would be so much richer and complete. — Sandra Bernhard

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I love performing. I love being a provocateur. I love putting myself in situations that are uncomfortable and that I have to get out of. — Sandra Bernhard

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There's this whole sense of judgment and who's right and who's wrong and who's moral and who's going to be punished. — Sandra Bernhard

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At some point, the pride has to be a part of the whole day-to-day oeuvre. It's part of who you are and doesn't need to be discussed anymore. — Sandra Bernhard

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I think there are always different times in your life when you go, "Oh, god. I wish I were traditionally pretty. My life would be so much easier." But then you get through that, and you go, "Well, I'm not." — Sandra Bernhard

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I love National Geographic. Just when you think you've seen the last lost native tribe, National Geographic will find a new one. — Sandra Bernhard

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I'm sure that Jesus was an incredible person. — Sandra Bernhard

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I'm studying Kabbalah, which is really the essence of Jewish spirituality. — Sandra Bernhard

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I like the energy of live performance. — Sandra Bernhard

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I've always allowed myself to go on journeys creatively and emotionally, and never put, like, limits on myself. — Sandra Bernhard

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Coming to a place like Nashville, which is just music music music, it's always been such an influence on me. And there are so many interesting songwriters out there, and it's such a crazy business and so many people are trying to do it, and it's all right there in Nashville. — Sandra Bernhard

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Unfortunately, most college kids these days aren't coming from any place-they seem to ask the same kind of questions over and over again. — Sandra Bernhard

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Gay pride's beautiful. If somebody needs to be expressing that, then it's a positive thing. — Sandra Bernhard

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I don't consider myself a comic but a performer. A comic tells bad jokes. — Sandra Bernhard

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Madonnas got one big choice. Take a couple of years off and become a human being. — Sandra Bernhard

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every night i say prayers for him just so he knows that when my day
ends and i'm ready to dream he will always be one of the last waking
thoughts i have and perhaps one of the first dreams of my sleeping
night... — Sandra Bernhard

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Smut, if it's really smut, there's nothing backing it up. It's the easy way out. — Sandra Bernhard

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Love is the only shocking act left on the face of the earth. — Sandra Bernhard

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I've always gotten myself overly involved in supporting other women who've not always been as supportive in return. — Sandra Bernhard

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Onstage, I'm still wearing my fabulous, sheer dresses because I'm not that big. — Sandra Bernhard

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You can't just try to be a performer. It's in your DNA. I really believe that it's either what you are or it's not at all. — Sandra Bernhard

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When you have a knowledge of history, it's very soothing. When there's continuity in your life, it's soothing. — Sandra Bernhard

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At no time do I come from a cynical point of view. I'm coming from a concerned point of view. — Sandra Bernhard

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When I was really little, I was skinny and people laughed at me for being skinny, so, we all pay our dues for the bodies we're in one way or another. But thank god I haven't needed to alter it to feel good about myself. — Sandra Bernhard

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Be who you are and I'll be who I am. I refuse to take sides, because everybody has their story. — Sandra Bernhard

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I don't think somebody can just, like, wave a magic wand and make you a star. — Sandra Bernhard

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On one side you have book burners, Congressional wives and Pat Robertson. On the other side, you have vulgar comedians, foul-mouthed rap groups and Dennis Hopper - all your choices should be so easy. — Sandra Bernhard

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I'm a sexual person. A lot of different people turn me on and have over the years, and I've always wanted to make it very clear that this was not coming from some sort of antimale point of view. — Sandra Bernhard

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When people pay to see you live, they connect with you on a much deeper level than people who just buy your records. — Sandra Bernhard

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I knew I wanted to be a performer and do comedy at 5 years old. My dad's wife, Marlene Rosenbaum, was boiling water and she goes, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I said, "A comedian." And she laughed and laughed because she thought that was the cutest, funniest thing ... — Sandra Bernhard

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I believe in people living their lives and having privacy. — Sandra Bernhard

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Things are so scary and intimidating with AIDS and the right wing that people are looking for somebody to just give them safe harbors. — Sandra Bernhard

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You don't need to be famous to live a life as an artist. — Sandra Bernhard

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I always have kind of underneath feeling of peace of mind that I get from just the basic tenants of spirituality. — Sandra Bernhard

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It's depressing sitting at a comedy club all night, waiting to get on to do your five or ten minutes of material. — Sandra Bernhard

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Growing up in the '60s and the '70s, things certainly seemed more simplistic and easier to digest. — Sandra Bernhard

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I try to avoid people's eyes because I don't like to get that intimate with just anybody. i don't need the responsibility. — Sandra Bernhard

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Lots of people think that bisexual means cowardly lesbian. — Sandra Bernhard

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I was looking for something within Judaism that had a spiritual nature and not just a religious nature. So my trainer at the time was the one who took me to the Kabbalah center on my 40th birthday. I was like, "Oh, this is so cool." I was just ready for it. I was ready for something different. — Sandra Bernhard

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There are so few women in general who aren't completely threatened and confused by other women's success. It's very disappointing. — Sandra Bernhard

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New York has always been a sense of eclectic kind of freedom and expression on a lot of different levels. — Sandra Bernhard

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When you're watching the news, how many days in a row can you watch that and feel good about yourself and the world? — Sandra Bernhard

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That disturbs people when they know they didn't have the guts or integrity to stick to their dreams. — Sandra Bernhard

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I think so much of what informs us as performers is what we had to endure as kids growing up. I was the youngest in my family. I always got a lot of attention. — Sandra Bernhard

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When you're constantly looking for things from other people, you're not looking within yourself. — Sandra Bernhard

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Anything that has cynicism to it and that's jaded is smutty. — Sandra Bernhard

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From the time I was a kid, I'd never joined groups. I hated high school groups. I hung out with hippies, musical people. I hung out with whomever I found compelling and interesting and smart. And I continued to do that throughout my life. — Sandra Bernhard

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I'm very much a humanist. I'm very much pro-choice. I'm very much politically correct. — Sandra Bernhard

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Personally, I'm waiting for caller IQ. — Sandra Bernhard

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I think Bush is amateurish and self-serving, and frankly, it's disgusting. — Sandra Bernhard

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I am still comfortable with my body, because I'm like, What's not to be comfortable with? I mean, it's just my nature. — Sandra Bernhard

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I feel like you've gotta be able to get up every night in front of a live audience. Whether it's 10 people or 50 people or a hundred people, whether you're in a rock band or doing the comedy circuit. — Sandra Bernhard

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My family wasn't the Brady Bunch. They were the Broody Bunch. — Sandra Bernhard

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I'll take on somebody if they're offending the entire culture, not just offending me. — Sandra Bernhard

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I've become this sort of icon for the gay community. I don't like the position. — Sandra Bernhard

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The real terrorist threats are George W. Bush and his band of brown-shirted thugs. — Sandra Bernhard

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My father was a proctologist and my mother was an abstract artist, so that's how I view the world. — Sandra Bernhard

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I really thought I wanted to be a musical-comedy star, but I lived in Phoenix and didn't want to go all the way to New York and be that far away from home. So I thought maybe I'd be a rock 'n' roll singer or an opera singer. — Sandra Bernhard

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People feel like if they don't have a voice or a name or the spotlight, then they're invisible. But if you can't wake up in your world, in your life, with your family and your friends, and enjoy it, then forget it. All bets are off, because that's all anybody is guaranteed. — Sandra Bernhard

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I was really going through a transition in my life. I was tired of feeling victimized by my career. — Sandra Bernhard

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For most of my relationships, I would have liaisons, and I would feel guilty. — Sandra Bernhard

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I am always hoping to do another CD. This atmosphere has been difficult. — Sandra Bernhard

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When you're collaborating with somebody who's got a lot of stuff they haven't worked out yet, you're working out their vision as well. — Sandra Bernhard