Amy Poehler Quotes

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.

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

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

It’s very hard to have ideas. It’s very hard to put yourself out there, it’s very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers and the creators. They are the magic people of the world.

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

I believe great people do things before they are ready.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

I know enough now to know I know nothing.

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

Let me take a minute to say that I love bossy women. Some people hate the word, and I understand how “bossy” can seem like a shitty way to describe a woman with a determined point of view, but for me, a bossy woman is someone to search out and celebrate. A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader.

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

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

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