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" I'm hooked on Glenn Close in 'Damages.' "
" But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh. "
" We don't stop going to school when we graduate. "
" I love audiences. "
" I come from Texas, and my grandmother and mother were born in Arkansas. "
" I eat very well, and I do Pilates. "
" It all happened the way it was supposed to. I wouldn't change anything. I had such a great run. "
" I've always been able to recount things, and I have a really good memory about dialog and what people have said before and this and that. "
" I'm really not that funny in real life! But I am the best audience one could find. I love to laugh. "
" I think the hardest thing to do in the world, show-business-wise, is write comedy. "
" My favourite comedian, of course, is Tim Conway. He has a way about him - being that belly-laugh kind of funny, and he has the improvisational skills, too. I've never seen anybody better. "
" Steve Martin in 'All of Me,' when he did that whole thing where he was possessed by the spirit in his body? It was brilliant. "
" My mother was very funny. My dad had a great sense of humor. My grandmother, too. "
" I love the writing. I love the idea of typing and seeing it on the computer and printing it out myself and, you know, moving sentences around. I like that. "
" When things are a disappointment, try not to be so discouraged. "
" Ask anyone who's successful how they got there, you're going to hear a different story. "
" I have a great memory. "
" I love Maya Rudolph. She's very multitalented herself. "
" When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go. "
" I didn't really get comfortable until I got to UCLA, and I had to take an acting course because I was studying theater arts. "
" Celebrity was a long time in coming; it will go away. Everything goes away. "
" I don't have false teeth. Do you think I'd buy teeth like these? "
" I don't watch sitcoms. I really don't. My problem with them is they take so long to film them that there's no spontaneity. I want to see that. "
" As far as sitcoms go, I thought Jenna Elfman in 'Dharma and Greg' was a wonderful physical comedienne who had great timing. "
" When I was starting out in this business, that was the norm. You did it all. You looked around, and entertainers could dance, sing, play the piano, act, make you laugh. "
" You have to really want it, and don't take it personally if you don't get a job. Because sometimes you're not the type. And sometimes it's somebody else's turn. "
" I do the 'New York Times' crossword puzzle every morning to keep the old grey matter ticking. "
" I very much enjoyed doing 'Law & Order,' playing a killer - that was fun, and they had a family feel around the set, so it was a happy show to do even though the subject matter was quite the opposite. "
" I think the reason I was successful is that I was never cynical. "
" I can't tell a joke to save my soul. It's just not my thing, though I love to listen to jokes. "
" It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we're here, after all, to help others. "