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36 Top Quotes By Maya Rudolph That Teach Us Vital Life Lessons

Famous As: Actress, Comedian and Singer
Born On: 1972
Born In: Gainesville, Florida, United States
Age: 51 Years

Being born to a soul singer-songwriter and a composer, Maya Rudolph began her early career as a member of an alternative rock band and later became an actress and improv comedian on the NBC show, 'Saturday Night Live', on which her ability to write joke-songs helped a lot. She went on to impersonate many celebrities on the show, but later focused on an acting career on television and in films. She is also involved with charities and supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Free Arts for Abused Children. Here we have collected some of her thoughts shared during her interviews and commencement speeches. She often talks about comedy, writing, children, and supports causes such as abuse, literacy, health and cancer.

I don't know if comedy is a male sport. I always wondered that.

I don't know if comedy is a male sport. I always wondered that.

Maya Rudolph
I never thought I'd get a chance to do what I'm doing. It's such a dream.

I never thought I'd get a chance to do what I'm doing. It's such a dream.

Maya Rudolph
I thought she was the funniest woman, and I believed being a comedian was the most exciting thing you could be.

I thought she was the funniest woman, and I believed being a comedian was the most exciting thing you could be.

Maya Rudolph
I've met people who are baffled by children, as though they were never children themselves.

I've met people who are baffled by children, as though they were never children themselves.

Maya Rudolph
I feel like I'm a drag queen.

I feel like I'm a drag queen.

Maya Rudolph
I've been writing joke songs since I was a kid and it served me well at S.N.L. I can write those in my sleep. In fact, I have.

I've been writing joke songs since I was a kid and it served me well at S.N.L. I can write those in my sleep. In fact, I have.

Maya Rudolph
I don't look my best when I wake up! But I do feel beautiful when I'm tired and happy and I've had a good laugh and a glass of champagne.

I don't look my best when I wake up! But I do feel beautiful when I'm tired and happy and I've had a good laugh and a glass of champagne.

Maya Rudolph
Honestly, because it's my third, I feel like I've been pregnant for like six years, seriously.

Honestly, because it's my third, I feel like I've been pregnant for like six years, seriously.

Maya Rudolph
The thing you can do better than anyone else is love your children, because they're your children.

The thing you can do better than anyone else is love your children, because they're your children.

Maya Rudolph
I've never set out to write a funny movie or be a funny comedian as a woman. I am a woman. I don't really have a choice in the matter. My goal is just to be funny.

I've never set out to write a funny movie or be a funny comedian as a woman. I am a woman. I don't really have a choice in the matter. My goal is just to be funny.

Maya Rudolph
I like being a funny lady. I think theres nothing sexier than a funny lady.

I like being a funny lady. I think theres nothing sexier than a funny lady.

Maya Rudolph
Because you want to keep an air of calm and cool.

Because you want to keep an air of calm and cool.

Maya Rudolph
I think that people who don't like kids are awful people.

I think that people who don't like kids are awful people.

Maya Rudolph
I've met people who are baffled by children, as though they were never children themselves.

I've met people who are baffled by children, as though they were never children themselves.

Maya Rudolph
Most of my life I didn't feel very normal. There's definitely been some moments where I feel like, all right, I've finally graduated and I'm a normal lady.

Most of my life I didn't feel very normal. There's definitely been some moments where I feel like, all right, I've finally graduated and I'm a normal lady.

Maya Rudolph
I feel like I'm a drag queen.

I feel like I'm a drag queen.

Maya Rudolph
I've been writing joke songs since I was a kid and it served me well at S.N.L. I can write those in my sleep. In fact, I have.

I've been writing joke songs since I was a kid and it served me well at S.N.L. I can write those in my sleep. In fact, I have.

Maya Rudolph
I still have a fantasy of being a musician when I grow up.

I still have a fantasy of being a musician when I grow up.

Maya Rudolph
If my time with my kids is shorter than it was yesterday, it's better than nothing.

If my time with my kids is shorter than it was yesterday, it's better than nothing.

Maya Rudolph
Lord knows I had what you could call many fashion Don'ts in my day.

Lord knows I had what you could call many fashion Don'ts in my day.

Maya Rudolph
I have an equal opportunity womb!

I have an equal opportunity womb!

Maya Rudolph
I never thought I'd get a chance to do what I'm doing. It's such a dream.

I never thought I'd get a chance to do what I'm doing. It's such a dream.

Maya Rudolph
There are days when I wonder why my mom couldn't be here to see this.

There are days when I wonder why my mom couldn't be here to see this.

Maya Rudolph
To grow up with the loss of your mother is a scar that never goes away.

To grow up with the loss of your mother is a scar that never goes away.

Maya Rudolph
I was a loud child, and if my mother sang to me, I would be quiet.

I was a loud child, and if my mother sang to me, I would be quiet.

Maya Rudolph
Without a doubt in sketch comedy there are fewer women than men.

Without a doubt in sketch comedy there are fewer women than men.

Maya Rudolph
I learned the enormous power of writing for yourself, especially now that people seem to be receptive to the fact that women can write.

I learned the enormous power of writing for yourself, especially now that people seem to be receptive to the fact that women can write.

Maya Rudolph
I like comedy as a group sport.

I like comedy as a group sport.

Maya Rudolph
I've never set out to write a funny movie or be a funny comedian as a woman. I am a woman. I don't really have a choice in the matter. My goal is just to be funny.

I've never set out to write a funny movie or be a funny comedian as a woman. I am a woman. I don't really have a choice in the matter. My goal is just to be funny.

Maya Rudolph
Before I had children, everything about my life was devoted to Saturday Night Live.

Before I had children, everything about my life was devoted to Saturday Night Live.

Maya Rudolph