As a writer, the worst thing you can do is work in an environment of fear of rejection.— Carol Leifer
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My father was a really funny guy. He lived a good long life. And he was the reason I wanted to be funny and become a comedian and a comedy writer, so to say that he's somewhat of a mythic figure in my life would be an understatement.
When do we put on the lingerie? Always at the beginning of the relationship - first couple of months, strutting around the bedroom wearing a teddy. Yeah, six months later, you've stopped shaving your legs and you look like a teddy.
Time flies, though, huh? But I feel young.
And do you know how I stay feeling young, ladies and gentlemen? I'll share my secret with you: I live in a senior citizen retirement community.
You can never go wrong betting on Americans' bad eating habits.
So I've made a ton investing in all fast food chains, while at the same time investing in Dockers, spandex, Spanx, and sweatpants. Basically, anything with an elastic waistband is a goldmine.
I was watching Maury Povich the other day.
He had these people on who say that they've had near death experiences. Do you ever notice they always say the same thing? 'I remember seeing this really bright, white light.' It's like, of course, you pinhead, it's the paramedic looking in your pupils with a penlight.
Been thinking about having a baby. But if I want to do it, I'd have to do it soon 'cause it's getting near closing time. The clock is ticking. My gynecologist said, if I wanted to have a baby, I would have to do it - the latest - by the ended of this show.
Women in the workplace - we still have big strides to make.
Girlfriend of mine just got a new job. First question the new boss asked her was if she could make a good cup of coffee... Yeah, she stormed right out of that Starbucks.
I was over there in Hawaii. I was there on the big island. The 'Big Island' - that name cracks me up. First of all, it's not that big, so I'm pretty sure a guy came up with that name.
I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.
I'm not afraid of putting myself out there to someone and then them passing on it. At least you could have gotten a 'yes.' So it's worthwhile to have the cojones to do it.
Women, stop buying the lingerie. Stop buying it right now. Oh, it's a big rip off. Oh my god, $18 bucks for panties this big? Come on, one trip through the dryer, and it's a frilly bookmark.
Just be your authentic self because there's nothing sexier or more beautiful than that.
Stand-up comedy - I love this job, and I gotta tell you, folks - knock wood - it's been working. 'Cause I was one of those kind of people, even when I had a regular job, I couldn't even call in sick right. You know, I was like, 'Hello? Yeah, I can't come in today. I have scurvy.
I've seen too many comics who got their own shows and were undone because they worked for an executive producer who didn't understand their comedy or their sensibility.
Making love to a woman is like buying real estate: location, location, location.
My father was a huge influence on me.
I cried when I turned 34 for no other reason than 34 sounded old to me at the time.
All my other relationships with men, there was so much maneuvering and strategic decisions and stuff.
I'm wearing a new perfume that I should recommend to the women in the audience; it's called 'Tester.
When you lie about your age, the terrorists win.
There were very few women comics when I started out doing stand-up.
But I always saw that as a great advantage.
It was a mixed marriage. I'm human, and he was a Klingon.
The only thing I said to my parents when I was a teenager was Hang up, I got it!
Sex when you're married is like going to the 7-Eleven: There's not much variety, but at three in the morning, it's always there.
I don't exercise. My philosophy is: No pain, no pain.
My father was the kind of guy who'd always say 'Throw out any subject and I got a joke on it,'
My kind of gay, meeting a woman and falling in love, is a different experience because it wasn't anything about 'Oh, I've always been gay and I'm breaking the chains.
I'm sorry I didn't have this revelation earlier.
I sleep better and more soundly because I'm not participating anymore.
I recently became vegan because I felt that as a Jewish lesbian, I wasn't part of a small enough minority. So now I'm a Jewish lesbian vegan.
There are so many opportunities that I could've gotten before if I had just took a little more of a risk.
Whenever I travel I like to keep the seat next to me empty.
I found a great way to do it. When someone walks down the aisle and says to you, "Is someone sitting there?" just say, "No one except the Lord."
Growing up, it was always, 'If you buy kosher meat, they're killed humanely.
' But I've seen so many horrible videos. What we thought was humane 100 years ago is not humane anymore. The ways animals suffer, I just couldn't be a part of it anymore.
When you're single again, at the beginning you're very optimistic and you say, 'I want to meet someone who's really smart, really sweet, really sensitive.' And six months later you're like, 'Lord, any mammal with a day job.
Oh, this is fun - went to a nude beach for the first time.
Yeah, that's what I thought. You ever been to a nude beach? Thought it would be all sexy and hot. Oh my God, what a flubber fest! Everybody who shouldn't be naked is naked - didn't make me want to take off my clothes, made me want to take out my contacts.
My kind of gay is like the late-breaking-lesbian kind of gay.
Animal experiments are no joke. Thank goodness scientists are finding better, more humane ways to develop treatments for cancer and other killer diseases.
I never thought I was going to have children. I just thought after 45, that was it.
You know what kills me about Jennifer Lopez? The fact that this woman wakes up one day and she's like, 'You know what? From now on, I'd like people to call me J-Lo,' and then they do it. Only a celebrity can get away with this. George Bush doesn't come out for his morning press conferences: 'From now on, I'd like to be referred to as G-Bu. Y'all know my vice president, Dog Chain.
My stand-up act is very clean.
I suddenly had this really mad desire to have an affair with a woman.
I was divorced. I was childless. I figured there's got to be one more way to really tick off my mom.
Oh my God, Kennedy Airport - what a mess - all over you with those dopey security questions. 'Did you receive any gifts from any unknown persons?' Buddy, the last thing I got from an unknown person was in the 80's.
Long Island - if you're from out of town, how would I describe it? Well, every girl in my neighborhood looked like Kenny G.
I think what I would say to my younger self, and probably to younger, just starting-out writers is that a lot of times you're just afraid to put yourself out there, and it's uncomfortable because it's working up the courage to do something, to push yourself to do those things.
My father was the king of the joke-tellers.
I was so impressed as a child watching him, holding people in rapt attention.
I always say to women, 'Take advantage of the fact that you're in the minority, don't see it as a disadvantage. You're that much more unique when there's fewer of you.
Obviously, at this age, I've lost people in my life.
But with a parent, it's just different. I was very attached to my father and had this naive little-girl notion that he'd always be around. So I'm finding acceptance of my father's death is the hardest thing to accept.
Like a lot of women, I'm bisexual. Once I have sex with you - bye!
Some people have their marriages annulled, which means they never existed.
Boy, talk about denial! What do you say when people see your wedding album? 'Oh that was just some play I was in.
I'm always a big fan of if you approach somebody politely about something and you're not a nudge - you're just pretty honest and simple, my kind of philosophy is that I'm not afraid of 'no,' and that's way different than 'I won't take no for an answer.