Rita Rudner

Rita Rudner
Rita Rudner
  • Born: September 17, 1953
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Comedian









Quote Topics Cited
A man will go to war, fight and die for his country. But he won't get a bikini wax. War & Peace
Barbie ruined my life! It's a really bad image for women. For a long time I thought I was deformed - because my heels didn't touch the ground. I was walking around on tiptoes. What's up with that? I think that it's a bad thing for a woman to try to emulate. Life ;Time ;Women
Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Being a dancer and a singer gave me some advantage with regards to having a stage presence. I always take my timing from the audience because they are half of my act.
Every audience has a personality. Some of them don't have the best personalities, but you're on a date with them for an hour and a half, so you just make the best of it.
I did six Broadway shows, and I noticed there weren't many female comedians. When I went to a dancing audition, there were 1,000 girls. And there were three jobs. So I said I'll just try comedy. And I loved it.
I don't do Jewish stuff because I don't want people to be left out. If I mention the Torah in Alabama, it's not going to go down that well. I used to do some Jewish jokes because when I started, I used to play lots of Jewish country clubs.
I don't like when there's too much conversation because I'm shy and it makes me uncomfortable.
I don't plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet.
I don't want to push the envelope. Let the envelope stay in the middle of the table. I'll just make you laugh.
I found out I had a real love for comedy and comedy writing. The logic was, there weren't too many female comedians, so I thought I might as well try a field that had fewer competitors than the field I was in, which was acting, singing and dancing. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I get a lot of return business. I think it's all those years I put in traveling around the country; people saw me before and had a good time so they want to see me again. Time ;Business, Commerce & Finance
I get so happy when I write a joke. It's a very satisfying, liberating feeling.
I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle. It wasn't mine.
I had no desire to be a stand-up comic until I decided to do it.
I had the worst birthday party ever when I was a child because my parents hired a pony to give rides. And these ponies are never in good health. But this one dropped dead. It just wasn't much fun after that. One kid would sit on him and the rest of us would drag him around. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I have no organisational skills. All my energy goes into worry - worrying takes a lot of energy.
I have to visualise my jokes, live my jokes, feel the audience because every audience is different. It's like having a different dancing partner every night.
I have too many credit cards. You know what happened? Someone stole one and I didn't notice. I noticed when I got that bill. Whoa! It was so much less! I'm letting him keep it. I'm saving money! Money, Coins & Minting
I just love dogs, and there really is no better companion than an animal. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I know I want to have children while my parents are still young enough to take care of them.
I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don't know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I'll break up with someone on purpose. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Moving On
I love to write jokes and that's all I think about. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I started taking ballet lessons when I was 4, and I was performing in ballet companies when I was 10, and I did summer stock in Miami Beach when I was 12, and finally I said, 'I gotta go to Broadway.'
I suffer from peroxide phobia. Every time I've gotten near a blond woman, something of mine has disappeared. Jobs, boyfriends... one time an angora sweater leaped right off my body. Time
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. Families, Children & Parenting
I think the most important thing about learning comedy is to start from who you are. If you begin the process by imitating what you perceive to be a comedy rhythm, you will get laughs sooner, but you will not be unique. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours. Families, Children & Parenting
I wanted to say things that were natural coming from me.
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight. Humor
I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
If I say a joke and the audience laughs it makes me feel good.
If you are who you are on stage, people pay attention.
I'm a very simple person. I'm very shallow. Shallow, simple, easily pleased: that's me.
I'm not a person who likes authority. I just love the fact that it's up to me, and I go straight to the audience. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. Success ;Families, Children & Parenting
It wasn't that no one asked me to the prom, it was that no one would tell me where it was.
It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. Life
Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
Men are self-confident because they grow up identifying with super-heroes. Women have bad self-images because they grow up identifying with Barbie. Women
Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke? Women ;Religion & God
Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in. Women
Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they've experienced pain and bought jewelry. Families, Children & Parenting
Most turkeys taste better the day after, my mother's tasted better the day before.
My boyfriend and I broke up. He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
My grandmother was a very tough woman. She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping.
My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives. Relationships
My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake. I requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day and age, I don't want something around my neck that's worth more than my head.
My mother buried three husbands - and two of them were only napping.
My mother's mother is a very tough cookie. She buried three husbands. Two of them were just napping.
My Vegas act is how I make my money. Money, Coins & Minting
Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.
On my tombstone it will say: 'I tried everything - nothing was easy.'
Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid. Actually, it's quite the opposite: a woman having large breasts makes men stupid.
Some women hold up dresses that are so ugly and they always say the same thing: 'This looks much better on.' On what? On fire? Women
Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be. Respect
Stand-up is my favorite thing I've ever done. There's so much independence.
The logic was, there weren't too many female comedians, so I thought I might as well try a field that had fewer competitors than the field I was in, which was acting, singing and dancing.
The time you spend grieving over a man should never exceed the amount of time you actually spent with him. Time
The word 'aerobics' came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it Jumping up and down.
There are different kinds of humor, some is sarcastic, some introspective. Introspective fit my personality better. Humor
They usually have two tellers in my local bank, except when it's very busy, when they have one.
To attract men, I wear a perfume called 'New Car Interior.'
We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet - so we bought a dog. Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet.
When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always. Humor
When you're a dancer, you start with the basics. You don't all of a sudden do a grand jete and pirouette. You start with first position, second, third.
Whenever I date a guy, I think, 'Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?'
While I do occasionally order items on the Internet, it's hard to teach an old shopper new tricks. I'm convinced that the catalogue will eventually disappear, but not until the last baby boomers have kicked off their smelly Nikes and been buried in mulch.
You are always trying to please people before you get to the public whenever you do anything that requires a corporate body to sanction it.