Brett Butler Quotes and Jokes


I was married to a subliterate, terra-cotta-toothed imbecile with violent tendencies.

I'm so Southern I'm related to myself.

Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't.

Revivals used to come to town. They would ask who wanted to be saved and I’d march right to the front. It was then I knew I was destined for a career in show business or at least alcoholism.

I spent the first twenty years of my life waiting for two men I was reasonably certain would never come back - my daddy and Jesus Christ. I don't wait for them anymore. My dad, anyway. And at least with Jesus I didn't spend all that time thinking he was gone because of something I did.

The most dramatic realization was that in surrender I would find more freedom and power than I'd ever known.

There are no accidents. God's just trying to remain anonymous.

I hate bigots so much it makes me one.

A female president - maybe they'd start calling it the Ova Office.

I wanted to be a general manager. I wanted to kind of run the show, wanted to get out there and get into the nuts and bolts of finding the talent and trying to coordinate putting the club together and doing the scouting part of it and go through the whole thing.

There's something very weird and abnormal about my particular quest to do stand-up; it's very isolating and self-important.

'I hate to do this, but the organization is going in a different direction,' but that everything I did was fine.

Initially, he was a little apprehensive. I think now he's a lot more relaxed. He's like a duck to water, though he can play anywhere.

I feel really grateful to have been part of what I considered a good TV show.

The beginning of my sin, if you will, was thinking that it was all a mistake and that I absolutely didn't deserve any of it. I'll tell you, bringing down my own creation that way was as grandiose a way of playing God as you could imagine.