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99 Great Quotes By Amy Poehler That Will Bring The House Down

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress

Born On: September 16, 1971

Born In: Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Founder / Co Founder: Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Amy Poehler is an illustrious American voice artist, actress, writer, producer, comedian and director. She is also popular for her appearance in the famous show ‘Saturday Night Live’. She is also a part of series ‘Parks And Recreation’. She joined various comedy theatres including ‘Second City’, ‘ImprovOlympics’ and ‘Upright Citizens Brigade’ in order to fulfil her dream of becoming an actor and comedian. Her rib-tickling performances are aired on Comedy Central. She has bagged in various awards and accolades for her phenomenal performances. Some of her famous films and shows include ‘Sesame Street’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Shrek The Third’, ‘Shortcut To Happiness’ and ’30 Rock’ amongst others. We have rounded up some popular quotes and thoughts by the eminent star that fit in any situation of life. Following are some popular sayings and quotes by Amy Poehler that will motivate you besides tickling your funny bones.

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

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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 that dream and support and do things.

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I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they “want to do” and start asking them what they don’t want to do.

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You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing.

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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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People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.

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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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The only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone, no matter how great the machines are.

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Telling me to relax or smile when I’m angry is like bringing a birthday cake into an ape sanctuary. You’re just asking to get your nose and genitals bitten off.

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Decide what your currency is early. Let go of what you will never have. People who do this are happier and sexier.

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You have to care about your work but not about the result. You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not about how good people think you are or how good people think you look.

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A lot of people don’t know I am always thisfuckingclose to doing some crazy shit.

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It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for. It takes years to find your voice and seize your real estate.

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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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Watching great people do what you love is a good way to start learning how to do it yourself.

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How a person treats their waitress is a great indication of their character.

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Anger and embarrassment are often neighbors.

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

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You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.

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If you can dance and be free and not embarrassed you can rule the world.

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I believe great people do things before they are ready.

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

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Emotions are like passing storms, and you have to remind yourself that it won’t rain forever. You just have to sit down and watch it pour outside and then peek your head out when it looks dry.

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Going from crying to laughing that fast and hard happens maybe five times in your life and that extreme right turn is the reason why we are alive, and I believe it extends our life by many years.

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I don’t think a man who is fifteen years younger than me should tell me he is proud of me unless he is my sober coach or my time-travel dad.

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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.

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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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The truth is, writing is this: hard and boring and occasionally great but usually not.

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It’s easier to be brave when you’re not alone.

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I have the Angelina Jolie of vaginas.

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Dancing is the great equalizer. It gets people out of their heads and into their bodies. I think if you can dance and be free and not embarrassed you can rule the world.

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Your career and your passion don't always match up.

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I am introducing a new idea. Try to care less. Practice ambivalence. Learn to let go of wanting it.

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You can only move if you are actually in the moment. You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.

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People are very bad and very good. A little love goes a long way.

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Too often we women try to tackle chaos that is not ours to fix

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It’s important to know when it’s time to turn in your kazoo.

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Girls, if a boy says something that isn't funny, you don't have to laugh.

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I know enough now to know I know nothing.

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Apologies have nothing to do with you. They are balloons in the sky. They may never land. They may even choke a bird.

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Fighting aging is like the War on Drugs. It’s expensive, does more harm than good, and has been proven to never end.

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Nice manners are the secret keys to the universe.

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Wordsworth also said that the best part of a person’s life is “his little, nameless, unremembered, acts of kindness and of love.” I

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Treat your career like a bad boyfriend. Your career wont take care of you. It won't call you back or introduce you to its parents. Your career will openly flirt with other people while you are around.

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Emotions are like passing storms, and you have to remind yourself that it won’t rain forever.

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Because remember, the talking about the thing isn’t the thing. The doing of the thing is the thing.

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Our parents surround us with origin stories that create deep grooves in the vinyl records of our lives.

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Go back to the Dalai Lama. He says, “I think technology has really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion.

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Remember, your career is a bad boyfriend. It likes you when you don't depend on it.

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Shame is difficult. It's a weapon and a signal. It can paralyze or motivate. My friend Louis CK likes to say that "guilt is an intersection" Getting out of it means making a choice and moving forward.

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Ignore what other people think. Most people aren't even paying attention to you.

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Nothing is more depressing than a tired dominatrix.

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I think if you can dance and be free and not embarrassed you can rule the world.

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People who are committing and taking risks become the king and queen of my prom.

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Sleep helps you win at life.

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If you don’t eat pussy, keep walking.

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

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Depending on your career is like eating cake for breakfast and wondering why you start crying an hour later.

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I don’t like it when bratty, privileged old white guys speak to me like I am their mouthy niece.

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If you ever want to see heaven, watch a bunch of young girls play. They are all sweat and skinned knees. Energy and open faces.

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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.]

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My inability to keep my shit straight made me straighten out my shit.

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Also, even though I’m bossy, I like being told what to do by people who are smarter and more interesting than me.

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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 think middle age begins once you start looking forward to eating dinner before six thirty, or when you call the cops when your next-door neighbor has a party.

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You don't even want to find out what I would do. A lot of people don't know I am always thisfuckingclose to doing some crazy shit.

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I know how good I am at bemoaning my process and pretending I don’t care so that my final product will seem totally natural and part of my essence and not something I sweated for months and years.

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Someday you will wake up feeling 51 percent happy and slowly, molecule by molecule, you will feel like yourself again.

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The things you have done for me—to help me, support me, surprise me, and make me happy—go above and beyond what any person deserves. You are all I need. I love you and I like you.

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You don’t have to treat people badly to be on top.

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Career is different. Career is the stringing together of opportunities and jobs. Mix in public opinion and past regrets. Add a dash of future panic and a whole lot of financial uncertainty.

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The only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone

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No opinion. They're condescending. (on turtles)

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Teenage bodies should be filled with Vonnegut and meatball subs, not opiates that create glassy-eyed party monsters.

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But as my dear friend and relationship sponsor Louis CK has noted, “divorce is always good news because no good marriage has ever ended in divorce.

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Your brain is not your friend when you need to apologize. Your brain and your ego and your intellect all remind you of the "facts.

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A word about apologizing: It's hard to do it without digging yourself in deeper.

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Keep your virginity for as long as you can, until it starts to feel weird to you. Then just get it over with.

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Any painful experience makes you see things differently. It also reminds you of the simple truths that we purposely forget every day or else we would never get out of bed.

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When I yell at the dads drinking coffee and looking at their phones at the playground while their seven-year-olds play on the preschool monkey bars, I feel like I am fully alive.

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I have told people that writing this book has been like brushing away dirt from a fossil. What a load of shit. It has been like hacking away at a freezer with a screwdriver.

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Is there a word for when you are young and pretending to have lived and loved a thousand lives? Is there a German word for that? Let's say its schaufenfrieglasploit.

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PUDDING IS DELICIOUS.

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

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I am allowed to have healthy self-esteem.

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The first thing we do is take our brain out and put it in a drawer. Stick it somewhere and let it tantrum until it wears itself out.

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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.

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I am a tea girl. Coffee smells so good but my stomach doesn’t like it.

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Shame is difficult. It's a weapon and a signal. It can paralyze or motivate. My friend Louis CK likes to say that 'guilt is an intersection.' Getting out of it means making a choice and moving forward.

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How the word “no” should be the “end of the discussion, not the beginning of a negotiation.

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I love you and I like you.

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You rich motherfucker! Who do you think you are? You’re not better than me. Fuck you and your fucking opinions, you piece of shit.

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I do a weird thing when I am nervous where I tilt my head back like I am super confident. This is my attempt to fake it until I make it, or at the very least make it easier for someone to slit my throat.

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Do work that you are proud of with your talented friends.

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I don’t remember; I was in a rage haze. Also I was showing off, which can be at the very least embarrassingly transparent and at the very worst

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Short people DO NOT like to be picked up.

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1.We don’t need it to last as long as you think. Hurry up. We are so tired.

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Your ability to navigate & tolerate change & its painful uncomfortableness directly correlates to your happiness & general well-being

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