Yancy Butler Quotes

Don’t we all just really try to fake it well?

My junior high was dreadful. I see a lot of my fellow alumni on America’s Most Wanted.

I’m just an actress. They try to give me as little information as possible.

I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in.

My father used to sing to me in my mother’s womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.

Whether it goes to series or stands by itself, I’m proud of what we did with it, not only from the standpoint of what it could have been, but for itself.

I never worked less than 16-hour days on South Beach.

I don’t know that I’d necessarily want to see into the future. I don’t want to know what’s happening next.

I’ll try anything once.


People just kind of associate me with kicking some ass.

My mother’s side of the family was in the production side of theatre. My grandfather, Jose Vega, was a general manager for Neil Simon shows on Broadway.

I love old movies. The ’40s theatre pace is fantastic.

I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

I had to skydive for the movie and I was terrified. Like everybody, I thought it was going to be one of those experiences that changes your life. It didn’t.

I’m the oldest 26-year-old I know. A lot of experience has been crammed into a short amount of time. Some days I feel a good 65, 70. Like I want to lie down.

To say I’m the easiest person to live with would be a lie.

I think sometimes women who are supposed to be strong are also written as mean and vindictive.

I’ve spent a lot of time and money trying to keep my anger in control.

I can be extremely vulnerable. People are tough on me because they think I can handle it.

My grandfather was a cop in Long Island. I often try to draw on things that I’ve heard about him.

Once you get into a part, and someone sees you, you get asked to do it again.

I’ve always played strong women who are doing their own thing.

I’m open to sci-fi, but I was never a diehard fan. I have no idea why it keeps following me. I’m extremely lucky, I guess; it’s a lucrative venue.

Women have been kicking ass for centuries.

I pretty much make time for that weekly manicure.