Maria Bamford Quotes For Success In Life

Maria Elizabeth Sheldon Bamford is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and voice actress. She is best known for her portrayal of her dysfunctional family and self-deprecating comedy involving jokes about depression and anxiety. These Maria Bamford quotes will motivate you.

Best Maria Bamford Quotes

  1. “If you’re ever if you’re ever thinking, “Oh, but I’m a waste of space and I’m a burden,” remember: that also describes the Grand Canyon. Why don’t you have friends and family take pictures of you from a safe distance? Revel in your majestic profile?” ~ Maria Bamford
  2. “My therapist says I’m afraid of success. I guess I could understand that because after all, fulfilling my potential would REALLY cut into my sitting-around time” ~ Maria Bamford
  3. “If you stay alive for no other reason do it for spite” ~ Maria Bamford
  4. “I can’t stand makeup commercials. ‘Do you need a lipstick that keeps your lips kissable?’ No, I need a lipstick that gets me equal pay for equal work. How about an eye shadow that makes me stop thinking I’m too fat?” ~ Maria Bamford
  5. “I’ve never really thought of myself as depressed so much as I am paralyzed by hope.” ~ Maria Bamford
  6. “We’re all doing the best we can and sometimes it is not that good.” ~ Maria Bamford

  7. “I’m not looking for much, I just want, like, a really nice guy who has, you know, like a job… and the missing half of this golden amulet.” ~ Maria Bamford
  8. “Thirty ways to shape up for summer. Number one: eat less. Number two: exercise more. Number three: what was I talking about again? I’m so hungry.” ~ Maria Bamford
  9. “I do wanna get married. It just sounds great. You get to go grocery shopping together, rent videos, and the kissing and the hugging and the kissing and the hugging under the cozy covers. Mmmm! But sometimes I worry that I don’t wanna get married as much as I want to get dipped in a vat of warm, rising bread dough. That might feel pretty good, too.” ~ Maria Bamford
  10. “Even if you’re disgusting, and everyone is creeped out by you and thinks you’re gross, you know, keep doing what you love!” ~ Maria Bamford
  11. “My mom is very religious and she said, ‘Whatever you think about all the time, that’s what you worship.’ If that’s the case I’d like everyone to pop open their Diet Coke cans and turn to page 37 of their People Magazines. In this holy scripture, we read the parable of Ms. Valerie Bertinelli.” ~ Maria Bamford
  12. “I’m not technically rich, but I do have a lot of s**t that I don’t need, that I refuse to share with others.” ~ Maria Bamford
  13. “I do some compassionate mindfulness every day. It’s like a Buddhist thing. I tell myself that I’m doing a good job, that kind of thing. It makes me feel better.” ~ Maria Bamford
  14. “Younger and younger, our children are seeing the sippy-cup as half empty.” ~ Maria Bamford

  15. “Sometimes I worry I don’t want to get married as much as I’d like to be dipped in a vat of warm, rising bread dough.” ~ Maria Bamford
  16. “Time flies when you are anxious!” ~ Maria Bamford
  17. “Get out of your house and go see some live performance, for God’s sake. There are people creating things just outside your window.” ~ Maria Bamford
  18. “People get really irritated by mental illness.” ~ Maria Bamford
  19. “I find it creatively satisfying to write material and say it out loud in a public place, whether or not anyone’s listening.” ~ Maria Bamford
  20. “I would’ve been able to write anything about mental-health crises had I not felt good.” ~ Maria Bamford
  21. “I feel bad about that, that I worship celebrities… but their moods create weather.” ~ Maria Bamford
  22. “I have trouble watching singers because they are so sincere.” ~ Maria Bamford
  23. “Schizophrenia is hearing voices, not doing voices.” ~ Maria Bamford

  24. “I express things through characters because I have a fear that my own voice is irritating because thats been said to me.” ~ Maria Bamford
  25. “In L.A., a lot of comics live here, but we don’t get to spend that much time together because we’ve got to drive 45 minutes home, or do another set. So in San Francisco we can hang out, go for dinner – the community aspect of it is really lovely, as well as seeing people’s shows that you don’t normally get to see a longer version of.” ~ Maria Bamford
  26. “The thing that keeps the thoughts coming back is the power that you put in the thought that you can’t think of it.” ~ Maria Bamford
  27. “There’s a reason I’m a stand-up comedian. I think there may be some laziness inherent in that job. It’s the four-hour work week, on some level. I mean, I work at it, but it’s not that kind of… it’s just not the hours at all. So I was extremely grateful for the job. It was super, super fun, and I’m surprised that I made it.” ~ Maria Bamford
  28. “I love festivals because they seem like more of an artsy, supportive attitude – which benefits a more theatrical performer sometimes with having theater and other non-club venues, as well as the audience being filled with other artists. It’s nice to be with other comics, as usually at other road gigs, I’m solo for the most part.” ~ Maria Bamford
  29. “When you’re a comedian, you’re just by yourself.” ~ Maria Bamford

  30. “I just love that part of comedy, where you see somebody’s jokes develop. They try something new to see what works, and I just love that part.” ~ Maria Bamford
  31. “Here’s the Middle East. Here’s the mosque, here’s the church, open the temple, everybody’s MAD!” ~ Maria Bamford
  32. “I think taking vacations and turning off the phone and only doing emails or social media for a specific short amount of time helps with work/life balance. If I’m checking it all day I start to feel cuckoo-bird. So I just do it once or twice a day instead of a thousand. And then remembering that it doesn’t matter. It just doesn’t matter.” ~ Maria Bamford
  33. “I get sort of short with people and start grumbling and clearing my throat – in honor of my father – when I’m impatient. It’s very charming.” ~ Maria Bamford Quotes
  34. “I have received more fulfillment and adulation than I would ever know what to do within terms of show business.” ~ Maria Bamford
  35. “I think the Internet has made it easier for people to connect with things that they really like, as well as provide a more personal experience, of ‘I found this!’ and then you can pass it to friends.” ~ Maria Bamford
  36. “Some of my friends and family have tried to challenge me to do jokes that aren’t as self-deprecating, where I genuinely express my own opinion in my own voice.” ~ Maria Bamford
  37. “I like all kinds of comedy. I like comedy that doesn’t talk about real beliefs or serious thoughts, but then I also like the stuff that does. I think it just depends. It’s a completely personal choice.” ~ Maria Bamford
  38. “I love support groups, people talking about their feelings.” ~ Maria Bamford

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