Bebe Neuwirth quotes

  • The musical stuff I'd go up for was always funny, sexy, tough-as-nails, heart-of-gold characters.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Sexy #Heart #Character

  • I loved Jay Thomas as Eddie LeBec. But there was a point where they [thought] maybe we would live together, and I didn't like the idea of Carla being with somebody because that would make you feel like [you're] not part of the people in the bar.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Ideas #People #Together

  • I made jokes about kissing Murphy Brown. But if that's what cost me my job, my wife will probably say, "Hey asshole, I told you so."
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Jobs #Kissing #Wife

  • I really loved Kelsey [Grammer]. It wasn't a romantic love, but there was something about him. It's very difficult to see someone you care about having a hard time.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Hard Times #Romantic Love #Care

  • Kirstie [Alley] saved me, in a way. [At the time], I had a terrible marriage, and I stayed at her house. She was wonderful - just a kind, big-hearted, filthy girl. Somehow she could be vulgar without being vulgar.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Girl #House #Way

  • I have the greatest picture of Ted [Danson]. That was a big caper: There was one person [opening] the door with a butter knife and another person kicking the door in so I could get a photo. He's decapitated, but totally nude. And he's really well-endowed.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Doors #Knives #Kicking

  • That was the aura of Cheers: It was special. It was more than TV; you could get people to guest on the show you couldn't normally get.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Cheer #People #Special

  • One of the things that's great about doing a show over and over again... is that you have to find ways to make it spontaneous, as though everything is happening for the first time... to continue to mine the material and find new things.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Way #Firsts #Spontaneous

  • Anything that I do, I try to make it as good as I possibly can.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Trying

  • You have to be aware. Like, I'm not going to do any downhill skiing. It looks like a whole lot of fun, but I'm not going to risk breaking a leg. I want to be dancing the way I'm dancing now for 30 more years.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Fun #Years #Dancing

  • I know when I'm bad, I know when I'm good, and I know when I'm everything in between. I don't have any delusions of grandeur or delusions of failure. In terms of my work, I've got a pretty cold honest eye.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Eye #Honest #Cold

  • I've never danced professionally as a ballet dancer, but all of my training is ballet, and I am a Fosse dancer.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Dancer #Ballet #Training

  • Certainly the life of a dancer is very difficult. The training is very hard and relentlessly grueling.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Dancer #Training #Difficult

  • If I'm not in shape, it feels like something is wrong. If I haven't been able to get to class for a while or I've been sick, I don't feel complete. It doesn't feel like the electricity is making its connections
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Class #Sick #Able

  • Stage and film are just two wildly different animals. Why compare the two?
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Animal #Two #Different

  • People are at their happiest if they are true to themselves. I think that applies to their chosen profession, friends and relationships. It goes for your health too. If you are true to yourself, it seems to me everything should work out pretty well
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Thinking #People #Work Out

  • I don't see my dancing or acting as two separate things. I don't define them separately, so I can't say one has helped the other, It's all the same thing. More than anything I love being on stage and performing
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Love Is #Two #Dancing

  • I've been on stage since I was 7. That's where I'd rather be than anywhere else. Just because you can do a bunch of things doesn't mean you are a bunch of things. I can act. I can sing. But I am a dancer
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Mean #Dancer #Stage

  • In New York I was always offered the hot, sexy roles. But in L.A. I was offered the plain, dowdy roles. It says a lot about the difference between the coasts
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Sexy #New York #Differences

  • It's a blessing as an artist to express myself - whether that be via dance, via song or via speech - in so many different ways.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Song #Artist #Blessing

  • My audition song is, and has been since 1977, 'I Love a Piano.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Song #Piano #Auditions

  • On the rare occasions I go to the gym, I prefer silence.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Silence #Gym #Occasions

  • Shakespeare feels very natural to me.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Natural #Feels

  • The first Broadway show I saw was when I was 11. I saw 'Hair.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Hair #Broadway #Saws

  • When you're a dancer who is injured, you are at the bottom of the food chain. We are so replaceable.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Dancer #Chains #Bottom

  • When I was born, they put casts on my legs 'cause I had some kind of dysplasia or something. My legs were all messed up.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Legs #Causes #Kind

  • I've seen some very beautiful drag queens.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Beautiful #Queens #Drag

  • I've been very fortunate in my collaborators throughout my career.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Careers

  • I'm not a performer who will come on stage and tell you everything about my life. It's just not who I am.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Who I Am #Stage #Performers

  • I was not influenced by concerts as a child, but I was very strongly influenced by the ballets I saw.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Children #Saws #Concerts

  • I don't see myself as a diva at all.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

  • I am a very complicated person.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Complicated #Persons

  • Creating a role is an interesting thing - each show or each situation is different.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Creating #Interesting #Different

  • Artists need to express.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Artist #Needs

  • Part of the success of the show is that the audience sees themselves in the characters, becomes the characters. The more they inhabit the characters, the more they see
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Character #Shows #Audience

  • People make snap judgments about me that are frequently misguided.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #People #Snap Judgment #Judgment

  • I missed New York. Every break I had from the series, I'd fly back to the East Coast just to get back onstage.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Easter #New York #Break