"I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe were all put on this planet for a purpose and we all have a different purpose... When you connect with that love and that compassion thats when everything unfolds."
"I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another when the truth is we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules."
"No matter how popular you are as a stand-up - you can go out and fill a 10000-seat arena and be smart and funny - its delicate to host an awards show and know where your place is and know that its not about you that its about the people who are nominated and respect that but at the same time have your moment to show them who you are."
"While I was doing stand-up I thought I knew for sure that success meant getting everyone to like me. So I became whoever I thought people wanted me to be. Id say yes when I wanted to say no and I even wore a few dresses."
"Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody elses expense. And I find that thats just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind and make people laugh without hurting somebody elses feelings."
"If were destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff theres got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness more compassion more joy more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that."
"My dad is still Christian Scientist. My moms not and Im not. But I believe in God and that theres a higher power and an intelligence thats bigger than us and that we can rely on. Its not just us thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support."
"Even before I knew I was gay I knew I didnt want to have a child. I knew I didnt want to have one. I never want to have to release it from me. Listen I love babies. I love children. And I melt when Im around them. I also love my freedom and I love that I can sleep at night."
"Ive been trying to find women writers for my staff for a while now and I have three women on my staff and three guys so its pretty equal. I dont know why that is. Its been the same thing for a while. Its hard for female comedians to stand out. Thats weird. Thats a shame."
"I was raised in an atmosphere of everythings fine. But as I got older I was like Well no everythings not fine. There is stuff thats sad. I am a really sensitive person. I think I am too sensitive sometimes."
"Comedy can be especially in a writers room really aggressive kind of a very male-dominated room and it would be hard for women. Its not a nurturing place. Its not like a lot of women are going to say I cant wait to live that lifestyle and be in a writers room until 2 or 3 a.m."
"We have two dogs Mabel and Wolf and three cats at home Charlie George and Chairman. We have two cats on our farm Tom and Little Sister two horses and two mini horses Hannah and Tricky. We also have two cows Holy and Madonna. And those are only the animals we let sleep in our bed."
"Id like to be more patient! I just want everything now. Ive tried to meditate but its really hard for me to stay still. Id like to try to force myself to do it because everybody says how wonderful meditation is for you but I cant shut my mind up. So patience and learning is the key."
"I get bored easily so I need to do a lot. Ive started a record label so I get to nurture new talent and talk about music which is a passion of mine. Ive written another book. And I get to come to work and do the TV show which is always really fun."
"People love their animals so much so that they put little clothes on them and necklaces and booties and things like that. And if you love your animal then you should feed them something thats not dangerous for them. Theres a lot of poisonous stuff that theyre putting in a lot of that food those by-products."
"So many people prefer to live in drama because its comfortable. Its like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - its actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day versus leaving and not knowing what to expect."
"The first time probably people really were aware of me I unfortunately had the title of Showtimes Funniest Person in America. And thats a really tough title to travel around with when youre not even known."