Words matter. These are the best Hannah Gadsby Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
A lot of people are intimated by art, but it’s something to be revered beyond criticism.
The thing about comedy is it gives you a platform to expose your own shortcomings, so it becomes a public display of weirdness.
I found that pottering is very conducive to my creative process, so now, I find myself being incredibly creative because I’ve got such much to procrastinate with.
We need to hear stories from older women. There’s a wealth of wisdom and real resilience there, but they’re silenced.
The idea that standup is a thing with defined boundaries is kind of ludicrous.
The sheer number of paintings of unconscious women is distressing.
I don’t want to be a didactic voice. I like to ask more questions than I answer, just to get people thinking and to make it safe to access art.
I’ve walked away in the middle of a conversation and had no idea that was wrong until someone told me I was being rude.
This adoration of an artist as a lone genius is quite misled, I think, because they are very much part of their time and their community.
A lot of people have told me they have mothers like my mother. I seriously doubt it.
My brain is just so busy. I’m inattentive; I’m a daydreamer: the space cadet kind.
To get recognized in New York is weird because that’s definitely a place you shouldn’t be recognized.
I’m a pretty good procrastinator.
Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you’re not homophobic.
The art world doesn’t exist in a vacuum.
That’s the problem with ADHD: I have no focus; I get bored.
Comedy is great in that it’s accessible to someone like me, from a low socioeconomic background, struggling in life. The gatekeepers are a lot stronger in other art forms.
‘Nanette’ has been a journey. She went from being something of a personal little blast to the world from me, that I expected would seal me off into the margins as far as my career is concerned, and into an idiosyncratic sort of life beyond all of that.
There are times I’ve been surprised by how emotional I can be on stage.
I always kept my expectations in life very tame.
Stories appeal to humanity.
I think most people’s view is that selfies are just vanity and stupid, but I think they’re really great.
I get anxiety and distressed from external stimuli quite easily, so if I’m in a constant state of self-protection, it’s exhausting.
If the only reason to be on stage communicating with people is to tell them a joke and make them laugh, that seems thin for me. That has a place – I don’t think it should stop happening – but for me, I don’t know. I just don’t.
I would never date a celebrity. I would want someone with real skills. Doctor, nurse, electrician… tailor.
#MeToo should not be limited to art or TV.
Comedy is a man’s art form. It pretty much came from a time, post-World War II really – the 1950s are not really known for the subtle expressions of feminine life.
I’ve always wanted to make Australian art interesting. To get a different audience watching art documentaries would be great.
A lot of people who have experienced trauma at the hands of people they’ve trusted take responsibility, and that is what’s toxic.
Most accountants are strange – let’s be honest.
I’ve always done live art history lectures and small documentaries in the past in Australia, on Australian art and art galleries, so I’ve already done a lot of that.
The only people I don’t reach on a very personal level are straight white men. They don’t really need another entertainer dedicated for them exclusively, so they’re fine.
Just because it’s been around for centuries, doesn’t mean it’s cool to be a creepy old man.