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Roseanne Barr Quotes

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Roseanne Barr quotes: about writing, comedy, becoming a millionaire, belief, doing the work, even her big mouth getting her into trouble.

“You can always get better.  Nobody can stop you from getting better, and nobody can stop you from trying to make something right.”

“I try to tell people to keep having hope.  It’s always what you don’t know and don’t expect that’s gonna be so great.”

“To expect life to treat you good is foolish as hoping a bull won’t hit you because you are a vegetarian.”

“Dreams don’t work without action.”

“Your body is your instrument, you play it expertly.”

“Everyone in America… is a potential millionaire waiting for his or her big break.”

“Meditation state is a place of deep relaxation where you can pinpoint the things you do and to set a paradigm switch from effect to cause.  So how to be a cause in your own life.”

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power.  You just take it.”

“If you spend all your time worrying about dying, living isn’t going to be much fun.”

“Laugh every day as much as you can.”

“The only thing I ever thought about or knew was that I was going to be famous.  I knew I would either have a big show or movie or all of it.  That was a feeling I always had.”

“I realized that my dreams of being a writer wouldn’t just come true; I had to do the work.”

“I loved comedy all my life.  I think it’s a real powerful art form.”

“Comedy is the only hope for humanity.”

“I’m a comic, and I’m supposed to outrage and make people laugh.  Part of makin’ people laugh is to shake up their thinkin’.  That’s what I came here to do.”

“Ever since I was a girl, I have written about one to five pages every day – on napkins, on scrap paper, in notebooks and tablets, on the walls in my room as a teenager, and in orange paint on the cheap white plastic blinds in my room.”

“I always was a writer, but then I wanted to do stand-up because I thought that was a way that I could perform what I wrote.”

“I used to want to be a movie star so I wouldn’t have to live in trailers anymore.  And now that I make movies, I spend a lot of my life living in trailers.”

“Everything that’s written about me has such a negative taint.  It just has a life of its own, like an avalanche, and I don’t think there’s anything I can do to stop it.”

“I like to get people talking.  I am a provocateur, and I do like getting on Twitter and riling people up.  You know what, after a while some sane dialogue and sane conclusions come out of that kind of thing.”

“The world makes you into a b*tch, no matter how quietly you go, so you may as well go kicking and screaming.”

“Nobody wanted the Roseanne show.  I heard from agents that there was no interest in a show about a fat woman and her family.”

“Well it’s been a few years now and I’ve done some crazy stuff, you know… but I reconnected with what made me famous, with that show and that family, and I went back to my stand-up where I can be myself completely.”

“I loved work and I loved pouring myself into the work, you know.  It was the real life that I had trouble with.”

“Once you get away from wanting to get paid, you can actually say some true things.”

“A lot of people in television who’ve had successful shows claim the Roseanne show as their starting place, and I’m really proud of that.”

“I made my first million the old-fashioned way.  I made a hundred million for somebody else.”

“One of the first things I bought when I made Roseanne show money was a farm in Iowa.”

“You know when you first get rich, and you, like, just buy everything that you see?  I did that for several years.  And I have sheds full of things, maybe sometimes nine copies of the same thing.”

“The fact that my grown kids like to hang out with me, I mean, it just – I don’t think it really can get any better than that, I don’t think.”

“Anyone with a show on TV will tell you it’s backbreaking work.  And if you have a big personality, which I have, and you’re a perfectionist, there’s going to be head-butting.”

“They’ve said ‘Roseanne’s nuts’ for years, and now I’m going to make that a reality.”

“You know, I’m blessed.  Blessed is a better way of saying rich.”

“I learned that God does exist.  He and/or She is right inside you, underneath the pain, the sorrow, and the shame.”

“I just want to do well.  I want to get renewed.”

“I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people, and wonderful writers and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.  I also sincerely apologize to the audience that has embraced my work for decades.  I apologize from the bottom of my heart and hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me.”

“But, again, I’m not bitter.  I’m really not.  The fact that my fans have thanked and encouraged me for doing what I used to get in trouble for doing (shooting my big mouth off) has been very healing.  And somewhere along the way, I realized that TV and our culture had changed because of a woman named Roseanne Conner, whom I am honored to have written jokes for.”

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