20 Funny And Inspiring Ellie Kemper/Kimmy Schmidt Quotes

For someone who has been trapped in an underground bunker for 15 years, Kimmy Schmidt sure does have a few wise words about life and the world around us.

Although her thought process is elementary and everything she says sounds simple and to the point, you can’t help but nod your head in agreement. Anyone who's watched Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt knows — Kimmy just gets it.

Her extreme optimism and exuberance will make you say “If Kimmy can do it, I can do it!”

She truly started from the bottom when she moved to New York, determined to live on her own. And this isn’t some story about a teenager moving to New York to make it big.

That plot story is gross and overused, come on!. No, this is about a woman, with an eighth-grade education, trying to catch up on the last 15 years. And, wow, she is SO inspiring!

But she doesn’t let her circumstances get her down.

In every situation, Kimmy stays positive and conquers the world. Some may say her intense positivity is annoying BUT she is enough positivity to make anyone watching feel like “It’s all gonna be okay.” Heck, you may even come out more hopeful after one episode. She has that effect on people. Her energy is completely infectious!

Equally, Ellie Kemper, the actress behind the exuberance, has a positive, yet REAL outlook on life. Kemper is funny, relatable, and tells it like it is. You could say she isn’t quite as positive as her character in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but who is?

Kemper isn’t ALL rainbows and butterflies because no one is.

She thinks that planning weddings are HARD, because they are, duh. She stays honest when it comes to her career and can get political. And she even gets into bad moods, wahhhh?!

Although her character is the definition of an optimist, in real life Ellie Kemper shows us that it’s okay to have bad days. She shows us that it’s OK to be a little sassy and make a joke here and there. Yeah a joke, haven’t heard one those in a while... And it’s definitely OK to not be THE BEST at everything.

On the other hand, her character reminds us to LOVE life and that it’s perfectly normal to be happy. Ellie and Kimmy show us the perfect balance of being human and being unapologetically happy with life. Because life should be enjoyable and happy, after all.

If you want a good dose of the feels, the funnies, and the most relatable Ellie Kemper/Kimmy Schmidt quotes, keep scrolling to hear what these "two" have to say about life.

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She can get political about her career!


“I’ve never had prejudice against me because of being a woman in comedy, I’ve never felt any sort of unfairness because of that - but I do think it is naive to think that it doesn’t exist.” - Ellie Kemper

You MUST suffer!


“If you’re going to plan a wedding, then a certain amount of suffering is not a choice.” - Ellie Kemper

She has a dream career. Don't we all!


“I want to be a morning-talk-show host. I love Kelly Ripa’s job. She gets to live in New York and has this amazing job hosting a talk show.” - Ellie Kemper

She makes dumb jokes because we shouldn't take ourselves TOO seriously.


“Improv is mostly what I’ve studied.” - Ellie Kemper

She treats her friends like friends instead of the celebrities that they are.


“A lot of people ask, ‘What’s the best advice Tina Fey’s given you?’ But she doesn’t, like, go about doling out advice - like, ‘I’ve got another tip for you!” - Ellie Kemper

She accurately defines a city.


“Most New Yorkers want to look amazing, and they want you to understand that they look amazing, but they also want you to stop staring at them.” - Ellie Kemper

She is REAL about her abilities as a comedian. Not everyone can be Jimmy Fallon, OK?!


“I can’t do impressions.” - Ellie Kemper

Me too Ellie, me too.


“I think weather affects my mood a lot more than I thought, and I like to be in a bad mood sometimes.” - Ellie Kemper

YEAH! *raises fist into air, Kimmy Schmidt-style*


“I still believe the world is a good place. That bunnies are nice. And snakes are mean. And that one day Sandra Bullock will find someone who deserves her.” - Kimmy Schmidt

Can't be good at EVERYTHING.


“My painting teacher in high school used to say, ‘I can’t paint like I want to, but through practice I’ll get better’ But I don’t think that’s true. I think sometimes you just can’t paint.” - Ellie Kemper

UGH so romantic!


“Growing up, I had one very specific idea of what a wedding should be, and that was the wedding of Fraulein Maria and Captain von Trapp in ‘The Sound of Music.’ "- Ellie Kemper

Basically, don't be a Rollie Pollie.


“Life beats you up. You can either curl up in a ball and die, or you can stand up and say, ‘We’re different, and you can’t break us!' ” - Kimmy Schmidt

EIllie on expectations, ladies and gents. *applause*


“I guess it’s easier to think badly and then be pleasantly surprised.” - Ellie Kemper

ME, every g'damn time!


“I guess it’s easier to think badly and then be pleasantly surprised.” - Ellie Kemper

Who needs a whole day? Not me!


“Just take it ten seconds at a time. Everything will be okay.” - Kimmy Schmidt

Works every time, I swear!


“Smile until you feel better. I call it Kimmying.” - Kimmy Schmidt

Wow that's DEEP...


“Changing your outside isn’t going to fix what’s wrong inside.” - Kimmy Schmidt

Such wise words for someone who was in a bunker.


“Sometimes the only way to go is to just go on.” - Kimmy Schmidt

How to be unbreakable, as told by Kimmy.


“Be you. Be what you want. And then become unbreakable.” - Kimmy Schmidt

Every g'damn day!


“But I survived because that’s what women do.” - Kimmy Schmidt