Really life is about narcissism; no one is ever thinking about you much. You always think people are thinking about you way more than they are.— Lizz Winstead
The most exciting Lizz Winstead quotes that will activate your desire to change
Nowadays everybody's a feminist - male, female, trans.
Gender's so passé they don't even care anymore. They know what equal rights are, they know what it's about, and everybody is standing toe-to-toe strong about it and really fighting.
And home pregnancy tests? They are so last century.
Nowadays, I think there's an app that calls your iPhone to warn you that if you finish that third cosmo, you may wind up with a wombmate.
We've got a deeply flawed political system with an insane overreaching extremist element, with a Supreme Court that is completely loony.
Truth be told, when you start your career out as a clown, you don't consider yourself a writer.
Nebraska is proof that hell is full and the dead are walking the earth.
Good satire hopefully provides thought-provoking conversation.
When you go out for drinks, tell people to bring in a news story that made them say "Oh my god." Talk about it.
Commit a little bit more to the world outside of your own life. Get people talking.
This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives.
Every era in history has needed, and will need, reproductive health services.
I've always considered myself a feminist, I always considered myself somebody who is a reproductive rights activist, and I've spent the past 25 years of my life speaking truth to power. And using humor to do that.
If you want to effect change, start small.
The fact is, there's no such thing as "The Age of Abstinence."
Write a smart joke and people want to talk about it and keep the dialogue going.
Also, if you can make someone laugh, it's a pronouncement that they like you on some level.
The second you realize you're not alienated, that makes you empowered.
I'm Catholic. My mother and I were unpacking and she found my diaphragm. I had to tell her it was a bathing cap for my cat.
By some fluke, my folks forgot to ask me the question most crucial to ensuring a lifetime of self-doubt: 'What if you fail?
I feel like the world has just become a polyester suit that's smoldering, melting, and at some point we have to figure out how to extinguish it.
It's always fun when somebody who you admire and respect is the voice - is your voice, as a viewer.
The political satirist usually votes against their own interests, but the bottom line is that it doesn't really matter.
I'm not sure I'm okay with 2 guys gettin' married, but I don't wanna be a jerk about it.
My curiosity is not a choice. It's always been part of me. I think of it as a vital organ.
I'm a firm believer of wine.
To really start talking about a narrative where there's no good abortion or bad abortion; there's only the abortion that you need, I think that message is really resonating and changing the landscape of how we talk about it. We're really moving forward.
North Carolina is an amazing place. It has the best food, and also has folks fighting really hard for what's right.
For me, it's important to elevate the hypocrisy with humor.
Then you really are using the humor to elevate the problem, saying this is why it matters, and then saying we can combine the work together with laughing and being around joyful people and helping out. So the comedy sometimes can actually full-on expose the issue, but also it's a gathering tool. It serves a lot of purposes.
Legislators could easily be out-voted if people voted in midterm elections.
The fact that we don't talk about all this stuff [ abortion rights, LGBTQ rights, or voting rights] very much because Donald Trump and the general election is sucking all the air out of the room - if people aren't paying attention to their state, they're certainly not paying attention to what's happening in other states.
Having an enemy that is visible out in the daylight is a good thing.
You can't solve a problem until you address the problem.
There's plenty of ways you can go and encourage people.
And you should do that. But don't demonize what you do, I do, what other comics are doing, when you see people showing up and listening and responding because they've heard the messaging in the new kind of way.
If you're a woman and you've decided to step in front of people on any kind of platform and say that you have feelings about anything, you are committing a radical act. People view it as such, so you might as well actually commit a radical act.
In an odd way, my parents were proud of me.
When they saw me do stand-up, I'd see them looking around the room and watch them taking in the people laughing. On some level, that comforted them.
Opportunities present themselves to me.
That's how my whole life has been pretty much. I've been lucky.
I just think that also controlling women is a way to control the whole narrative. And so I think when you've oppressed a people for a really long time, you're terrified to give them any power because they may have some reflection of how horrible you've been and you're terrified of being treated that way. All that we want is to be our best selves, but that's hard for them to understand.
We raise awareness and drop information about access and laws into pop culture spaces through making videos and through live events. That's like fifty percent of what we do.
Just talk about the issues that are impacting you and your friends.
People being forced to get health care and the insurance companies making millions.
I suppose the difference between baby people and me is that I do not consider smiling while farting 'holding up your end of a conversation.
There are people that say you should never use humor to talk about anything that's important or hard, and since I don't believe that, at some point there has to be a level of "agree to disagree."
Since we are made up of comedians and filmmakers and writers and improvisers, we have the unique opportunity to bring joy to people who are sometimes buried in their own lives or are subjected to the bullshit that clinic workers are subjected to every day.
We live in a nation where corporations are people.
If you are very religious, and your religion teaches you that conception equals a baby, I don't know how I'm ever going to win you over to my side.
I think the craziest thing I heard, and this guy's not even nominated, he's from Texas...he said there's no reason that women shouldn't carry a stillborn baby to term, and that it's an excuse to have an abortion if she doesn't want to. She should just let nature take its course from start to finish. Literally forcing birth of a fetus that died in the womb.
By laughing, it helps take our power back.
I dropped out of college and I'm pretty much a self-educated person, so a lot of my core belief system comes from life.
Unless you can point to something that I have done or said that has changed the course of the public opinion in a negative way, you've got to check yourself sometimes and say, "Maybe I don't like the way that this thing is said, but it's expanding tolerance." If I said something that was shutting down something that was positive, call me out, but I don't really see me doing that.
One of the first things Catholic school taught me is that babies were born sinners. You sucked before you took your first breath.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to find your own coven of bad-asses that you trust and want to empower.
It's really nice to see that, looking at all sides of the abortion issue - from the person who doesn't want to have kids so they're going to have an abortion and that's not traumatic for them, to somebody who loses a wanted pregnancy, to somebody who has complicated feelings because of their religion. We can talk about all of those complicated and individual stories and not feel like there's any one abortion story that's right or wrong.