Margaret Cho. Tina Fey. Amy Poehler. These A-list ladies have collectively captured our hearts in a way that others haven't. They're smart. They're sassy (if not borderline outrageous). Not to mention, they're gorgeous in the most I-don't-give-a-flip-what-you-think-about-me way. Most importantly, they know how hard it can be to love yourself, especially as a woman in a world that criticizes our teeny-tiny flaws. That being said, these inspiring women help us feel better about ourselves by being relatable, realistic, and, well, themselves! Read on for some of our favorite witty quips from our girl crushes like Maya Rudolph, Anna Kendrick and more!
"You can't eat beauty, it doesn't feed you ... beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. You can't rely on how you look to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion — for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul."
― Lupita Nyong'o
"I like being a funny lady. I think there's nothing sexier than a funny lady."
— Maya Rudolph
"I mean I'm hot, but like approachable hot. Like hottest girl in your improv class."
— Anna Kendrick
"You're only human. You live once and life is wonderful so eat the damn red velvet cupcake!"
― Emma Stone
"How much time have I wasted on diets and what I look like? Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world. And get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"
― America Ferreira
"I get worried for young girls sometimes. I want them to feel that they can be sassy and full and weird and geeky and smart and independent. And not so withered and shriveled.
"We have nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore- except to make our lives into a work of art."
― Lana Del Rey
"Laugh loudly, laugh often, and most important, laugh at yourself."
― Chelsea Handler
"Like wildflowers you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would."
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
— Oprah Winfrey
"Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they're just jealous of what you have."
— Miley Cyrus
"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."
— Lucille Ball
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