Bebe Neuwirth Quotes

 

People make snap judgments about me that are frequently misguided.

— Bebe Neuwirth

I’ve never danced professionally as a ballet dancer, but all of my training is ballet, and I am a Fosse dancer.

— Bebe Neuwirth

I don’t see myself as a diva at all.

— Bebe Neuwirth

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

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

Anything that I do, I try to make it as good as I possibly can.

— Bebe Neuwirth

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

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

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

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

When you’re a dancer who is injured, you are at the bottom of the food chain. We are so replaceable.

— Bebe Neuwirth

I’ve seen some very beautiful drag queens.

— Bebe Neuwirth

I am a very complicated person.

— Bebe Neuwirth

Shakespeare feels very natural to me.

— Bebe Neuwirth

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

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

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

— Bebe Neuwirth

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

Stage and film are just two wildly different animals. Why compare the two?

— Bebe Neuwirth

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

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

I am just a plain Jew; I mean have no training.

— Bebe Neuwirth

Creating a role is an interesting thing – each show or each situation is different.

— Bebe Neuwirth

I’ve been very fortunate in my collaborators throughout my career.

— Bebe Neuwirth

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

Artists need to express.

— Bebe Neuwirth

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

— Bebe Neuwirth

My audition song is, and has been since 1977, ‘I Love a Piano.’

— Bebe Neuwirth

On the rare occasions I go to the gym, I prefer silence.

— Bebe Neuwirth

The first Broadway show I saw was when I was 11. I saw ‘Hair.’

— Bebe Neuwirth

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