Amy Poehler Quotes That'll RADICALLY Change Your Life (No Kidding!)


Because the truth is funny.

When it comes to comedy quotes, always one of the first names to come to mind is Amy Poehler. Smart, sassy, and just the right amount of kooky, this brilliant woman has had a lot to say. Her words of wisdom are always funny, and sometimes a little painful with how true they are. 

Here are the top quotes from her book, Yes, Please:

Sometimes the biggest challenge is being yourself.

"I've always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler." — Amy Poehler

Being around strong women can be empowering.

"*I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day." — Amy Poehler

Society has expectations of motherhood that are sometimes full of shit.

"When you're a stay-at-home mother you have to pretend it's really boring, but it's not. It's enriching and fulfilling, and an amazing experience. And then when you're a working mother you have to pretend that you feel guilty all day long." — Amy Poehler

Look for the beauty in the everyday.

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

People need to support each other.

"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." — Amy Poehler

There is never a perfect time to do anything.

"I believe great people do things before they are ready." — Amy Poehler

Respect someone's feelings... or else.

"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." — Amy Poehler

Again, be aware of people's feelings.

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

Dance like no one's watching and the world's your oyster.

"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."Amy Poehler

Not everything is as glamorous as you think it is."

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

Confidence is empowering and sexy.

"I have the Angelina Jolie of vaginas." — Amy Poehler

Sometimes it's time to let things go.

"It’s important to know when it’s time to turn in your kazoo." — Amy Poehler

Points for effort.

"I hurt myself on a treadmill that wasn’t on. I was adjusting my speed and stepped wrong and twisted my ankle. I felt a moment of frustration filled with relief. I didn’t have to work out, but I still got credit for trying. It was a gym snow day." — Amy Poehler

Some things are inevitable, so why fight it?

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

But it's not all bad.

"I asked the indefatigable Betty White what she was going to do when she got home. She told me she was going to fix herself a “vodka on the rocks and eat a cold hot dog.” In one sentence, she proved my theory and made me excited for my future." — Amy Poehler

Don't make your career everything, it doesn't deserve it.

"Treat your career like a bad boyfriend. Your career won’t 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." — Amy Poehler

Judge and be judged.

It is no longer unusual for people who choose surrogacy, gay adoption, IVF, fostering, and childlessness to live side by side and quietly judge each other. We can all live in peace thinking our way is the best way and everything else is cuckoo." — Amy Poehler

Go after what you want.

"If you don’t eat pussy, keep walking." — Amy Poehler


"Nothing is more depressing than a tired dominatrix." — Amy Poehler

Don't be afraid to "fake it."

"*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." — Amy Poehler

Nothing wrong with a little escape from reality.

"Acting lets you escape the real world and make out with people you are not married to." — Amy Poehler

The power to give a damn is in your hands.

"Pretending to not want something can work. Really not caring if you get it takes a lifetime of practice." — Amy Poehler

We may be getting a little codependent on our technology.

"My phone is trying to kill me. It is a battery-charged rectangle of disappointment and possibility. It is a technological pacifier." — Amy Poehler

It's important to be thankful of those that came before.

"Finally, thank you, Dolly Parton. Just because." — Amy Poehler

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