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Melissa McCarthy Quotes

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Melissa McCarthy quotes: thoughts from the hilarious high-paid actress.

“Hold tight onto what you believe in.”

“Anything is possible if you work hard enough.”

“I think when you can actually do what you love to do – if it’s anything – if you can somehow do what you want and do a really good job at it, I think that’s pretty successful.”

“Don’t limit yourself.”

“I think if anyone tells you the odds are slim, just keep walking.  Just do whatever the hell you want to do, because they don’t know what they’re talking about.  When you love something, and you work really, really hard at it, you can do it.”

“When someone really believes in what they’re saying, but it’s crazy, it’s like my favorite thing on earth.”

“I don’t associate with people who blame the world for their problems.  You are your problem.  You are also your solution.”

“Everybody’s a train wreck in their own very special way.  But there’s something wildly freeing about someone who’s unapologetic, who knows they’re a wreck and doesn’t even try to hide it, just bulldozes through life.”

“In terms of threshold, as long as it’s based in reality, you can go pretty far, as long as you buy that it’s really happening.”

“My dad’s attitude made me always like, ‘Why not you?’  So it just never occurred to me that being a woman, or from a small town, or not being some other being, made me not in the running.  What’s better to give somebody than a sturdy work ethic and reasonable confidence?  I hope to pass that on to my kids.  Not that they’re perfect in every way, but they’ve got a shot at it, right?”

“I don’t know any neighborhoods where everyone’s walking around in seven-inch heels and perfect makeup.”

“I could eat healthier, I could drink less.  I should be learning another language and working out more, but I’m just always saying, ‘Ah, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow.'”

“I’ve been every size in the world.  Parts of my 20s, I was in great shape, but I didn’t appreciate it.  If I was a six or an eight, I thought, ‘Why aren’t I a two or a four?’  Now I feel like I have two great kids and the dreamiest husband on the planet, and everything else is just a work in progress.”

“Where does it end?  You just have to say, ‘It’s pretty damn good.  I am right here at the moment and I’m okay with it.  I’ve got other things to think about.'”

“A good portion of women in America are size 14 and higher.  I just try to make clothing that’ll make all women feel really good.  When I feel good about my clothes, I’m more patient with my kids.  I don’t beep at the guy in his car texting in front of me.  I look at the world a little differently.  The small happy moments add up.  A little bit of joy goes a long way.”

“Give me your best punch in the face, and I’ll take that punch, rather than have my kid feel bad about herself.  There’s an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what 0.5% of the human race looks like.  It starts very young.  My message is that as long as everybody’s healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have.”

“It’s like I’m managing to achieve all this success in spite of my affliction.”

“Being perfect isn’t always a compliment.”

“I refuse to give energy to the negative.  I’ve got a great fella and two great little girls.”

“I’m certainly not shy, but I like playing it because I love those characters that are incredibly confident but really still a mess.”

“I’ll do almost anything for a laugh.  I’m completely delighted by people who think, ‘I don’t care what anybody else thinks, I look great in this, and I rock it and I love it.’  It’s such a delightful sort of confidence.”

“I think the whole reason I act is because it’s much more fun to be somebody else.  I’m pretty boring.”

“Since grade school, I focused on women’s clothing.  I went to school for clothing and textiles and thought this is what I was going to do.  Then I started working in costumes and literally said, ‘I don’t know if I can take the actors.'”

“I loved the playfulness of fashion.  I think maybe that’s why I became an actress.  You put on one outfit and feel one way, and another one will make you feel another way.  Clothes are a wonderful tool.”

The goal was to work enough to pay my bills and stop going through the couch looking for change.  Going way beyond that isn’t something I really factored in.”

“It was a great thing to grow up with the focus on the need versus the want.”

“My mom never said, ‘You can’t,’ but that’s how she is about everything.  She gave me the freedom to do what I needed, even if she didn’t understand it.  A normal parent might have said, ‘You’re insane.’  Instead, this maniac kept saying, ‘Okay, good luck.  Let me know what play you’re doing.’  I was, like, ‘My mother’s crazy!'”

“I straight-up loved being with people over 65 because I’d instantly get perspective on the not-so-well-formed experience I was currently having.  When somebody who’s 80 tells you it’s going to be okay, you take that in.”

“You might have to depend on others if you hit a financial rough patch.  However, it’s not in your best interest to stay in that place forever.  At some point you’ll need to stand on your own two feet and be able to take care of yourself.”

“Once you’re financially stable, make sure to avoid wasting money.  It’s still important to remain frugal, so you can hold on to more of your hard-earned cash.”

“I’m a bit obsessed with women that are so incredibly solid in their shoes that they don’t care what other people think of them.”

“I have an overactive sense of justice.  I want women to realize you don’t have to work for the company.  You can run the company.  I want the scope for them to be endless.”

“I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate.  I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot.  I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs.”

“Funny is funny, and it can come in eight billion different shades and flavors, so I think it’s silly to kind of limit it.”

“Sometimes you have to poke fun at yourself.”

“When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.”

“I’ve never felt like I needed to change.  I’ve always thought, ‘If you want somebody different, pick somebody else.'”

“I feel like I got hit with a lucky stick.”

“I’m really happy in my life.”

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