Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Words from Wise Women: Amy Poehler

I love these quotes from the ever-so-talented Amy Poehler. I want to write them on everything so I am reminded of them everyday.

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

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

“The answer to a lot of your life’s questions is often in someone else’s face. People’s faces will tell you amazing things. Like if they are angry, or nauseous, or asleep…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.’ Continue to share your heart with people even if it has been broken.”

When you feel scared, hold someone’s hand and look into their eyes. And when you feel brave, do the same thing. You are all here because you are smart. And you are brave. And if you add kindness and the ability to change a tire, you almost make up the perfect person.”

“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.” 

I've said this before, that, when you're in school and you're the class clown, men are really good at making fun at other people and women are really good at making fun of themselves.

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

Don't treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used. And don't try to give me that nerd argument that your heart is a 'Batman' with a limited-edition silver bat-erang and therefore if it stays in its original packing it increases in value.

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

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.'

I've always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler.

(I think the last quote is my favorite. I really, really hope to say the same one day about myself. Is it weird that I want to make my 5-year-old self proud?)

(above graphic by me.)
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  1. These are really inspiring, exactly what I need at this point in my life. I love Amy and I love you for reminding me why.

  2. Love Amy, love this post!

  3. I'm so glad to hear about someone else wanting to make their childhood self proud! I'm 20 years old, and my absolute favorite thing about myself is the fact that my 5 year old self would think 20 year old me is super cool =)

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