These Ellen Degeneres quotes show just what a funny and talented woman she is. Ellen Degeneres was born Ellen Lee Degeneres in 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana. She got her start in comedy after dropping out of college after just one semester. Ellen Degeneres then began doing stand-up comedy and was voted "Funniest Person in America" in 1982, "Best Female Club Standup" in 1991, and in 1992 was named "Best Entertainer of the Year" by "Entertainment Weekly". She has been married to actress Portia De Rossi since 2008. Ellen Degeneres was the voice of Dory in "Finding Nemo" and currently hosts her own daytime talk show, "The Ellen Degeneres Show."

"It's a combination of "Something Wild," "After Hours," and "Mary Poppins"... if Mary Poppins were naked." Ellen Degeneres made this remark in reference to her love scene in the movie "Mr. Wrong." She starred with Bill Pullman as her love interest in this love gone wrong tale of a boyfriend from hell.

"Really, he called me that? Ellen Degenerate? I've been getting that since the fourth grade. I guess I'm happy I could give him work." Ellen Degeneres said this regarding what she had been called by Jerry Falwell. She had revealed that she was a lesbian and Jerry Falwell, a fundamentalist preacher, made this pun about her name and what he considered to be "wrong" lifestyle.

"What goes up must come down, which is why I don't wear tube tops." Ellen Degeneres is known for her humor about everyday things. This Ellen Degeneres quote shows she can make fun of herself and her demeanor which is decidedly unfeminine.

"I was raised around heterosexuals, as all heterosexuals are. That's where us gay people come from, you heterosexuals." Ellen Degeneres made this statement while being interviewed in 1978. The "20/20" interview allowed her to state her case about her sexuality in front of millions of people, while showing her humorous side.

"We're told to go on living our lives as usual, because to do otherwise is to let the terrorists win, and really, what would upset the Taliban more than a gay woman wearing a suit in front of a room full of Jews?" Ellen Degeneres made a terrible situation funny by making this statement when she hosted the Emmy's. She made this statement in November 2001, just two months after the attack on the World Trade Centers on September 11.