27 Amy Poehler Quotes That Prove She’s The Badass Grandmother Willow We All Need


1. “Try to keep your mind open to possibilities and your mouth closed on matters that you don’t know about. Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers.'”

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

3. “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.”

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

5. “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.”

6. “You become more attractive when you love yourself. You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.”

7. “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 is 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.”

8. “I had no idea how to get guys to notice me. I still don’t. Who cares?”

9. “Taking risks and making choices is what makes life so exciting.”

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

11. “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.”

12. “I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.”

13. “Just figure out what you can do today, and go to bed knowing that you’ve done everything you can.”

14. “Everybody gets embarrassed, everybody has silly moments. And it’s in those moments that you kind of find out what you can stand, and what kind of person you are.”

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

16. “Take your risks now, as you grow older you become more fearful and less flexible. And I mean that literally. I hurt my knee this week on the treadmill, and it wasn’t even on.”

17. “Vulnerability is the key to happiness. Vulnerable people are powerful people. Opening your heart and sharing it means that you’re going to get so much love in your life.”

18. “When you do talk about yourself or to yourself and you have that tape running in your head about yourself, try to picture you are talking to your own daughter or your younger sister, because you would tell your younger sister or your daughter that she is beautiful and you wouldn’t be lying, because she is. And so are you.”

19. “Anybody who doesn’t make you feel good, kick them to the curb. And the earlier you start in your life, the better.”

20. “Curiosity and the pursuit of it makes you a more open-minded and open-hearted person.”

21. “I want to be around people who 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 who dream, and support, and do things.”

22. “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.”

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

24. “That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again… ‘Good for her! Not for me.'”

25. “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.”

26. “Apologies can be simple. They don’t have to be grandiose, and it’s never too late to apologize.”

27. “No one looks stupid when they’re having fun.”