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Amy Poehler Quotes

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Amy Poehler quotes: fantastic advice from funny-ass Amy Poehler.

“Dreams never wear you down.”

“We don’t want to be afraid to make a choice because we’re afraid to make a mistake because most decisions aren’t final.  Feelings change all the time.  You can always change your mind and taking risks and making choices is what makes life so exciting because we never know what’s going to happen.”

“Take your risks now; as you become older, you become more fearful.”

“Creativity is connected to your passion, that light inside you that drives you.  That joy that comes when you do something you love.  That small voice that tells you, ‘I like this.  Do this again.  You are good at it.  Keep going.’  That is the juicy stuff that lubricates our lives and helps us feel less alone in the world.”

“Great people do things before they’re ready.  They do things before they know they can do it.  Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that – that’s what life is.  You might be really good.  You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares?  You tried something.  Now you know something about yourself.”

“Because what else are we going to do?  Say no?  Say no to an opportunity that may be slightly out of our comfort zone?  Quiet our voice because we are worried it is not perfect?”

“Because remember, the talking about the thing isn’t the thing.  The doing of the thing is the thing.”

“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.”

“Education is power, it changes your whole life, it can create a life for yourself.  So the more educated you are, the more you learn about what you care about, you become a more caring person.”

“The great thing about taking big chances when you’re younger is you have less to lose, and you don’t know as much.  So you take big swings.”

“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.”

“I like the person who commits and goes all in and takes big swings and then maybe fails or looks stupid; who jumps and falls down, rather than the person who points at the person who fell, and laughs.”

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

“Any time you talk to anyone about something that they love, they’re, like, their most beautiful.  It’s a cool gift to get to talk to people about what they love.”

“Your career and your passion don’t always match up.  Plenty of talented people don’t have the careers they want.  Plenty of untalented people make millions.  There is a difference between determination and talent.”

“I just want to help other women achieve as much as they can in society without restraints being imposed on us.  It’s the most natural and normal thing to want to defend your rights to equal opportunities, equal pay for equal work, and everything that comes with that.”

“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.”

“It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.”

“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.”

“Your ability to navigate and tolerate change and its painful uncomfortableness directly correlates to your happiness and general well-being.  See what I just did there?  I saved you thousands of dollars on self-help books.  If you can surf your life rather than plant your feet, you will be happier.”

“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.  We can write our own.”

“People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read.”

“Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn’t think we needed to know.”

“You never know what’s around the corner unless you peek.”

“The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.”

“Be easy on yourself.  Have fun.  Only hang around people that are positive and make you feel good.”

“Do work that you are proud of with your talented friends.”

“If the goal is doing good stuff and working with your friends… if you’re doing that, then you’re succeeding.”

“Listen.  Say yes.  Live in the moment.  Make sure you play with people who have your back.  Make big choices early and often.”

“Sleep can completely change your entire outlook on life.  One good night’s sleep can help you realize that you shouldn’t break up with someone, or you are being too hard on your friend, or you actually will win the race or the game or get the job.  Sleep helps you win at life.”

“I think going from laughing to crying to laughing to crying – making those quick turns adds years to your life.”

“Be yourself!  And then tell us about it!”

“There’s something so romantic about being broke in New York.  You gotta do it.  You have to live there once without any money, and then you have to live there when you have money.  Let me tell you, of the two, the latter is far better.”

“I know enough now to know I know nothing.”

“I had already made a decision early on that I would be a plain girl with tons of personality, and accepting it made everything a lot easier.  If you are lucky, there is a moment in your life when you have some say as to what your currency is going to be.  I decided early on it was not going to be my looks.  Decide what your currency is early.  Let go of what you will never have.  People who do this are happier.”

“I’ve always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler.”

“A lot of people don’t know I am always ‘thisf*ckingclose’ to doing some crazy sh*t.”

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