We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work, it doesn't matter. But work is third.

— Amy Poehler

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Continue to share your heart with people even if it's been broken.

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Symmetry is pleasing but not as sexy. Einstein is cool but Picasso knows what I'm talking about.

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I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody's passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn't mind leading.

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Amy Poehler quote There's power in looking silly and not c

There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do.

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There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do.

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If your career is a bad boyfriend, it is healthy to remember you can always leave and go sleep with somebody else.

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Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know.

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Amy Poehler quote Great people do things before they're re

Great people do things before they're ready.

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You never know what's around the corner unless you peek.

Hold someone's hand while you do it. You will feel less scared.

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I want to be around people that do things.

I don't want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people who dream and support and do things.

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Don't treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used.

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Amy Poehler quote Great people do things before they are r

Great people do things before they are ready.

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The computer is the new fireplace, everyone in the family gathers around the digital hearth for warmth.

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When in doubt, make funny faces.

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Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it.

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Amy Poehler quote There's power in looking silly and not c

There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do.

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About Amy Poehler

Quotes 263 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Comedian
Birthday September 16, 1971

In my twenties I tried cocaine, which I instantly loved but eventually hated.

Cocaine is terrific if you want to hang out with people you don't know very well and play Ping-Pong all night. It's bad for almost everything else.

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As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration.

Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.

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No one looks stupid when they're having fun.

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Amy Poehler quote You attract the right things when you ha

You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.

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I ate two waffles, a banana and cereal with blueberries. And that whas between my two breakfasts.

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I worked at an ice cream parlor called Chadwicks.

We wore old-timey outfits and had to bang a drum, play a kazoo, and sing 'Happy Birthday' to people while giving them free birthday sundaes. Lots of ice cream scooping and $1 tips.

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Change is the only constant. Learn to surf your life instead of planting your feet.

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Amy Poehler quote I want to be around people that do thing

I want to be around people that do things. I don't want to be around people anymore that judge o talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.

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Anybody who doesn't make you feel good, kick them to the curb.

And the earlier you start in your life, the better.

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Try putting your iPhones down every once in a while and look at people's faces.

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Nobody looks stupid when they are having fun.

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Rooting for other people's failure does get in the way of your success.

..when you can wish good things for people and rejoice when they get it, so many gifts and blessings come to you that you can't even imagine.

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I am interested in people who swim in the deep end.

I want to have conversations about real things with people who have experienced real things. I'm tired of talking about movies and gossiping about friends. Life is crunchy and complicated and all the more delicious.

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It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.

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Always remember your kid’s name. Always remember where you put your kid. Don’t let your kid drive until their feet can reach the pedals. Use the right size diapers…for yourself. And, when in doubt, make funny faces.

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Always remember your kid's name.

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I cannot stress enough that the answer to life's questions is often in people's faces. Try putting your iPhones down once in a while, and look in people's faces. People's faces will tell you amazing things. Like if they are angry, or nauseous or asleep.

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Opening your heart and being courageous and telling people that you care about them or like them or that you think they're special only makes you a better, bigger, kinder, softer, more loving person, and only attracts more love into your life.

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There's something so romantic about being broke in New York.

You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money, and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you, of the two, the latter is far better.

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A person's tragedy does not make up their entire life.

A story carves deep grooves into our brains each time we tell it. But we aren't one story. We can change our stories. We can write our own.

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If you can surf your life rather than plant your feet, you will be happier.

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In conclusion, I invite the media to all grow a pair. And if you can't, I will lend you mine.

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However, if you do start crying in an argument and someone asks why, you can always say, 'I'm just crying because of how wrong you are.'

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I am a firm believer that every few years one needs to shake one's life through a sieve, like a miner in the Yukon. The gold nuggets remain. The rest falls through like the soft earth it is.

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I am tired of being tired and talking about how tired I am.

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Whenever I read stories of people doing huge pranks on set, all I think is, 'These people have too much time on their hands.' Besides, I don't want to make some poor assistant clean up someone's trailer after I've filled it with, say, Cadbury eggs. See? I can't even think of a good prank.

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Creativity is connected to your passion, that light inside you that drives you.

That joy that comes when you do something you love. That small voice that tells you, 'I like this. Do this again. You are good at it. Keep going.' That is the juicy stuff that lubricates our lives and helps us feel less alone in the world.

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When you do talk about yourself, or to yourself.

.. try to picture you talking to your own daughter, or your younger sister. Because you would tell your younger sister or your daughter that she is beautiful, and you wouldn't be lying. Because she is. And so are you.

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I lived in Chicago for a few years and got a sense of - kind of that broad-shouldered, windy, um, stern, Midwestern, warm-slash-passive aggressive, wonderful - every adjective I can think of, very cold.

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When young girls are encouraged to explore what they find interesting, they grow up to be interesting women.

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I hate Halloween. I hate dressing up. I hate - I wear wigs, makeup, costumes every day. Halloween is like, my least favorite holiday.

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Saying "yes" doesn't mean I don't know how to say no, and saying "please" doesn't mean I am waiting for permission.

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So, if you're doing good longform with talented people than you can step out and you can be the president or a construction worker and people accept that. It's really the roles you give yourself.

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I love saying 'yes' and I love saying 'please.

' Saying 'yes' doesn't mean I don't know how to say no, and saying 'please' doesn't mean I am waiting for permission. 'Yes please' sounds powerful and concise. It's a response and a request. It is not about being a good girl; it is about being a real woman.

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I find that, in general, the amount of sharing men do with each other in one year is about the same as what I share with my female friends while we wait for our cars at the valet.

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That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. 'Good for her! Not for me.'

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It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for.

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I have to say I enjoy physical comedy and I've always loved to kind of take risks. I don't like worrying too much about how I look or how I come across, so that can sometimes... You know, I like to play those kinds of deluded but fun characters.

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Sticking up for ourselves in the same way we would one of our friends is a hard but satisfying thing to do. Sometimes it works.

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