I was on the cheerleading squad and drama and the choir, but I was friends with everybody. I was not a partier. I was too Type A and crazy about my grades, but I was still there at everything.— Kristin Chenoweth
The most surprising Kristin Chenoweth quotes to get the best of your day
Before I got Madeline, I used to see dog people who were so obsessed, and I'd think, Oh, that's so sad. But now, here I am, talking about her all the time. I even dress her up in little outfits; I'm madly in love with her.
I love live theater; I like the relationship between the show and the audience. That's my comfort zone, but more than anything, it's what makes me happy.
I'm constantly learning, and that is the greatest gift of life in my opinion - to always be learning and growing.
I think... you know, collaboration, in general - no matter movies, television or Broadway - is offering of what you can bring to the table and also fighting what you think the important battles are. Not everything is going to make it in there. Not everything is going to work. You have to collaborate. And you have to be a good listener.
It's good to learn early that every show is a family - -complete with dysfunctional relationships, tough love, and plenty of occasion for forgiveness.
But there's the beauty of life beyond the bubble.
It's possible for someone to see your wicked bits and still love you.
There's a big difference to me in making fun of something and having fun with something.
Some relationships aren't meant to be Great Love;
they're meant to be like a hot fudge sundae--enjoyable but not something you can acually live on.
A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexuality, and that breaks my heart, because they're going to have to - high school's hard enough to overcome. Middle school is hard enough to overcome when we get out of it. They say life is what you spend your time getting over because of high school, you know what I mean?
"I Get Along Without You Very Well" is not as well-known.
It's complicated. First of all, it's range-y. It's not necessarily an easy sing. It's also deep. A lot of times people just don't want to go there.
Apples, grapes... any kind of fruit gives me the energy I need to get through my busy day.
I am a Christian and I don't want there to be any confusion about what I believe or who I am.
You've got to find ways to breathe while you're dancing so that when it comes time for you to stop and sing again, you have it. To prepare, I do a lot of aerobic activity. Many times at the gym, people will look at me because I'll be on the treadmill humming.
I love London because of the history.
The times I've been there have been some of the best memories in my life. Singing there, seeing great theater - and the people like a Southern accent.
Two scoops of crazy with a side of coo coo ca choo
Making fun of anyone's size, height, scarring, anything like that equals dumb.
I don't speak during the day. I warm up physically and, obviously, vocally, constantly. And I try to live like a nun.
I'm a wild lady. Not.
I had to cut a lot of things I wanted to keep [in The Art of Elegance].
I'm going to have to do a part two for sure.
After 9/11, I was like many people in New York City and got a little depressed.
I began to check myself into The Waldorf Astoria for room service, movies and just to chill. I wanted to contribute to the great city of Manhattan.
I want to eat good Italian food and get better at their language. It seems so romantic too.
Calling all dance music producers! I'm available.
I got to see Linda's [Hart] live when it first came on Broadway.
I just loved her. I've always been a fan of hers.
As far as what made it on there [The Art of Elegance record], it was tough.
It's probably one or two songs too long, but I just couldn't (cut any more). That's what I ended up with. I'm really proud of it.
I've got to include things like "I've Got A Crush On You," and put my stamp on it with the (openly gay) saxophonist Dave Koz.
We were all given our opportunities to be ourselves. A little bit of ourselves.
I'm a very controversial figure in the Christian world.
I don't believe if you're gay or you have a drink or you dance, you're going to hell. I don't think that's the kind of God we have. The Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells of the world are scary. I want to be a Christian like Christ - loving and accepting of other people.
I wish my Google was faster.
I'm finally dating. It's fun.
Michelle [ Pfeiffer] was perfect as Miss Baltimore Crabs.
I read my Bible and I pray and all of that.
I really do. But at the same time, I dont think being gay is a sin. Period.
Life's too short. I'm not!
I've finally graduated from 'I don't give a hoot.
[Songs] have to be a part of you. They have to be in your DNA. That's how I approached it.
Norman, Okla. That's where my folks live, so it's home to me.
I am a creature of the sun. I don't ever mind being in the heat.
You will have the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, just remember to always handle yourself with grace and dignity.
I'm kind of a weirdo; I love prison movies and war movies.
A nice pair of Jimmy Choos never hurt anyone.
It's in God's hands.
I get joy, and actually, a high... by putting a quarter in a meter.
I wanted to honor [George Gershwin]. He's a great American songwriter.
I'm trying to learn, as I'm in my 40s, to embrace what I've been able to achieve and be proud of it. And I know there's roles that I will want to play before I die but, you know, I'm still just taking one day at a time.
I think, for me, I have to remember that I'm telling a story in some way.
I really don't like to lose.
Chicago - it's a mini-New York.
A professionally trained actress should be a better liar, wouldn't you think? But no. I am pathetically underachieved in that area. I can think of a great lie. I'm plenty imaginative. But before the words are even out of my mouth, there's a weird tickle of unease in my armpits, a horsefly of guilt lands on the back of my neck, and before I can stop myself, that gassy little bubble of truth belches out.
I just want to say, that if Jesus were alive, what would he be doing? Well, he would probably be accepting and loving people how they're made. And I always say this and it's really the truth. If being 4'11 was a sin, what would I do? Well, I could wear heels and I could add a wig.
Broadway is such a diverse community.
Everybody knows how I believe, and everyone believes, and it's not a big deal. But in Hollywood, if you talk about politics - especially if you're a Republican - or spirituality, it's just not something people want to hear about.