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Maria Bamford Quotes

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I think the Internet has made it easier for people to connect with things that they really like, as well as provide a more personal experience, of 'I found this!' and then you can pass it to friends.

I get sort of short with people and start grumbling and clearing my throat - in honor of my father - when I'm impatient. It's very charming.

I'm sort of shy, and Twitter feels like chatting all day with a group. I like to follow people. I'm following Joel Osteen, Steve Martin, and an anonymous purple egg - just to see where they go with it.

I love support groups, people talking about their feelings.

I find it creatively satisfying to write material and say it out loud in a public place, whether or not anyone's listening.

I think you can lose yourself in any creative activity - if you enjoy your job or enjoy a task, you can lose yourself in that.

It's always the compliments from people you love that mean so much.

I think taking vacations and turning off the phone and only doing emails or social media for a specific short amount of time helps with work/life balance. If I'm checking it all day I start to feel cuckoo-bird. So I just do it once or twice a day instead of a thousand. And then remembering that it doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter.

I thought that when you have more success that you'd feel more buoyed or feel more confident. But in fact my brain has the gift of switching it around and saying, 'Now people are expecting something. Now you're really going to let people down.'

I'd like to create a lovable character for schizophrenia; it doesn't have a celebrity spokesperson because by the time somebody's schizophrenic they've lost all their teeth.

My dad actually had business cards made up with my sister's website and my website and all of our information. And he hands them out to people he meets.

As far as I can tell, comedians are pretty serious people, and that's why they make fun of things all of the time.

Get out of your house and go see some live performance, for God's sake. There are people creating things just outside your window.

I express things through characters because I have a fear that my own voice is irritating because that's been said to me.

I have a comic character - my sister said that I'm the victim of every joke I tell.

I have a hard time with interviews, because I'd rather hear about the interviewer.

I have received more fulfillment and adulation than I would ever know what to do with in terms of show business.

I have trouble watching singers because they are so sincere.

I never really thought of myself as depressed so much as paralyzed by hope.

I think I, like a lot of people, have that type of brain where I find it interesting or fulfilling to worry about something.