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Tom Leykis's Profile

Brief about Tom Leykis: By info that we know Tom Leykis was born at 1956-08-01. And also Tom Leykis is American Entertainer.

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I'm looking forward to providing the men of Seattle with an evening where they can kick back, light up a cigar and enjoy a night to themselves. Women, we can't technically keep you out, but please stay at home.

Tags: Home, Men, Women

There's a difference... between the kind of woman you would bang and the kind of woman you would marry.

Tags: Between, Difference, Woman

There's some benefit to being happy in your life. Of looking around and saying, 'This is mine.'

Tags: Happy, Life, Saying

I don't just preach; I put my money where my mouth is!

Tags: Money, Mouth, Put

There really is no Johnny Carson anymore. There is no one place a comedian can appear and explode.

Tags: Anymore, Appear, Place

When I saw houses in Palmdale going for $500K, I knew something was wrong. If you got foreclosed, I don't feel sorry for you!

Tags: Knew, Sorry, Wrong

I wanted to see if you could put a prototype radio station on the Internet so you wouldn't have to invest $50 million or $100 million or $150 million to buy a transmitter and a frequency.

Tags: Internet, Put, Wanted

I don't walk around chuckling all the time. My outlook is very bleak. It's worse than bleak, it's apocalyptic.

Tags: Time, Walk, Worse

I always thought of my work as being animated by a spirit of unhinged generosity.

Tags: Spirit, Thought, Work

I can tell from about 20 yards away when someone has a manuscript for me. I can just tell - they have that look.

Tags: Away, Someone, Tell

I thought of myself as kind of an anarchist all my whole adult life, from the days when I was 15 or 16.

Tags: Life, Thought, Whole

My relationship with my readers is somewhat theatrical. One of the main things I try to do in my work is delight my readers.

Tags: Delight, Try, Work

The interesting thing about something in the back of your mind is that it can travel pretty far back in your mind.

Tags: Mind, Pretty, Travel

As far as what I do, my value as a writer is certainly not to try to recapitulate a 19th century form. Certain styles of narrative don't conform to my style of experiencing the world.

Tags: Far, Try, Value

'Et Tu, Babe' was born out of my absolute certainty that a writer's life was solitary and insular, and I was happy with that. I love reading and writing; it's my whole life.

Tags: Happy, Life, Love

I think to simply make fun of something isn't particularly interesting. I try to not just do a parody of something or belittle something or disparage something.

Tags: Fun, Simply, Try

My work generally tends to be an all-out, 360-degree subversive take on everything, most of all my own notion of myself as a son, father, husband, human being and male in this culture.

Tags: Father, Husband, Work

People really want to believe that there is no fiction. I think they find it much easier to imagine that novelists are writing memoirs, writing about their lives, because it's difficult to conceive that there's a great imaginary life in which you can participate.

Tags: Great, Life, Writing

Sometimes I think my purpose is as a saboteur when I'm working with other people, derailing what they're trying to do or taking things to a ludicrous extremity.

Tags: Sometimes, Trying, Working

When I started, I wanted to be thought of as tortured and seductive, not funny, but humor tends to be a reflexive part of a person's sensibility. It's an almost impossible thing to teach anyone, which leads me to believe that it's intuitive.

Tags: Funny, Humor, Thought