90 Inspiring Amy Poehler Quotes and Sayings for You

Amy Poehler, an American actress, comedian and writer, gained fame from shows like ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’.

Born in Newton, Massachusetts, she graduated from Boston College and became part of ‘My Mother’s Fleabag’, an improv group.

Later, in Chicago, she joined Second City and met the Upright Citizens Brigade, leading to a role in their Comedy Central sketch-show.


By 2001, she became an SNL cast member, later co-anchoring ‘Weekend Update’ with Tina Fey. In 2008, Poehler transitioned to ‘Parks and Recreation’, contributing as a writer and director.

She won a 2014 Golden Globe for her role in the show. Personally, she married Will Arnet in 2003 and had two children before their 2012 split. In 2013, she began dating actor Nick Kroll.

I have listed the best quotes by Amy Poehler for you.

Best Amy Poehler Quotes


It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need. ~ Amy Poehler.

I want to be around people who dream and support and do things. ~ Amy Poehler.

Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn’t think we needed to know. ~ Amy Poehler.

It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for. ~ Amy Poehler.

When in doubt, make funny faces. ~ Amy Poehler.

I had no idea how to get guys to notice me. I still don’t. Who cares? ~ Amy Poehler.

Anger and embarrassment are often neighbors. ~ Amy Poehler.

Meryl Streep is not here tonight. She has the flu – and I hear she’s amazing in it. ~ Amy Poehler.

Taking risks and making choices is what makes life so exciting. ~ Amy Poehler.

The computer is the new fireplace, everyone in the family gathers around the digital hearth for warmth. ~ Amy Poehler.

Open-faced sandwiches take risks and live big and smile with all their teeth. These are the people I want to be around. ~ Amy Poehler.

Other people are not medicine. ~ Amy Poehler.

When young girls are encouraged to explore what they find interesting, they grow up to be interesting women. ~ Amy Poehler.

Forgiveness is something that’s always possibility. ~ Amy Poehler.

What I like about all these giant superhero movies is that they speak to the issues that I’m dealing with – working mother and time management and how to be an interesting, sexual, curious woman in your 40s. ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.

I think chemistry is about not acting, but reacting, and not talking, but listening. ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.

I am a firm believer that every few years one needs to shake one’s life through a sieve, like a miner in the Yukon. The gold nuggets remain. The rest falls through like the soft earth it is. ~ Amy Poehler.

I think if you can dance and be free and not embarrassed, you can rule the world. ~ Amy Poehler.

Ang Lee’s been nominated for Best Director for Life of Pi, which is what I’m going to call the six weeks after I take this dress off! ~ Amy Poehler.

I love my boys so much I fear my heart will explode. I wonder if this love will crack open my chest and split me in half. It is scary, this love. ~ Amy Poehler.

If you ever want to see heaven, watch a bunch of young girls play. They are all sweat and skinned knees. Energy and open faces. ~ Amy Poehler.

Inspiring Amy Poehler Quotes

I get worried for young girls sometimes; I want them to feel that they can be sassy and full and weird and geeky and smart and independent, and not so withered and shriveled. ~ Amy Poehler.

I don’t think a man who is fifteen years younger than me should tell me he is proud of me unless he is my sober coach or my time-travel dad. ~ Amy Poehler.

I like hard work and I don’t like pretending things are perfect. ~ Amy Poehler.

We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work, it doesn’t matter. But work is third. ~ Amy Poehler.


You can’t stand around and wait to be asked to dance. ~ Amy Poehler.

Symmetry is pleasing but not as sexy. Einstein is cool but Picasso knows what I’m talking about. ~ Amy Poehler.

You aren’t allowed to feel special, but no one knows the specific ways you are in pain. ~ Amy Poehler.

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

You deserve love and you’ll get it. ~ Amy Poehler.

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

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

You never know what’s around the corner unless you peek. Hold someone’s hand while you do it. You will feel less scared. ~ Amy Poehler.

I am tired of being tired and talking about how tired I am. ~ Amy Poehler.

Famous Amy Poehler Quotes

In conclusion, I invite the media to all grow a pair. And if you can’t, I will lend you mine. ~ Amy Poehler.

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 who dream and support and do things. ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.

When your children arrive, the best you can hope for is that they break open everything about you. Your mind floods with oxygen. Your heart becomes a room with wide-open windows. You laugh hard every day… ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.

Too often we women try to tackle chaos that is not ours to fix. ~ Amy Poehler.

Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. ~ Amy Poehler.

I lived in Chicago for a few years and got a sense of – kind of that broad-shouldered, windy, um, stern, Midwestern, warm-slash-passive aggressive, wonderful – every adjective I can think of, very cold. ~ Amy Poehler.

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

Sleep helps you win at life. ~ Amy Poehler.

Ultimate Amy Poehler Quotes

Change is the only constant. Learn to surf your life instead of planting your feet. ~ Amy Poehler.

A bossy woman is someone to search out and celebrate. A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader. ~ Amy Poehler.

Make no a complete sentence. ~ Amy Poehler.

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 and make movies. There is a difference between determination and talent. ~ Amy Poehler.

Sometimes you need to know to quit while you’re ahead or at least before things get much worse! ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.

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

I have a boyfriend who knows how to settle me. He puts his hand on my chest and tells me boring stories. On one of our first nights together I woke up apologizing for my snoring and he pulled out two earplugs he had worn to bed so he could hear what I was saying. ~ Amy Poehler.

Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. ~ Amy Poehler.

Anybody who doesn’t make you feel good, kick them to the curb. And the earlier you start in your life, the better. ~ Amy Poehler.

Stop whining about getting old. It’s a privilege. A lot of people who are dead wish they were still alive. ~ Amy Poehler.


I like to do things that challenge me and make me nervous. ~ Amy Poehler.

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

Don’t treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used. ~ Amy Poehler.

When I had a job catering, I catered a wedding for the Smashing Pumpkins bassist in Indiana. And I served Billy Corgan shrimp off a tray. ~ Amy Poehler.

Witty Amy Poehler Quotes

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

I’ve grown tired of smoke and mirrors. I yearn for the clean, well-lighted place. ~ Amy Poehler.

Don’t start a scene where two people are talking about jumping out of a plane. Start the scene having already jumped. If you are scared, look into your partner’s eyes. You will feel better. ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.

My phone is trying to kill me. It is a battery-charged rectangle of disappointment and possibility. It is a technological pacifier. ~ Amy Poehler.

Creativity is connected to passion – that light inside that drives you. ~ Amy Poehler.

Vulnerable people are powerful people. Opening your heart and sharing it means you’re going to get so much love in your life. and it’s the way to true connection and real purpose and meaning in your life, in my opinion. ~ Amy Poehler.

No one looks stupid when they’re having fun. ~ Amy Poehler.

There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do. ~ Amy Poehler.

Opening your heart and being courageous and telling people that you care about them or like them or that you think they’re special only makes you a better, bigger, kinder, softer, more loving person, and only attracts more love into your life. ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.

Don’t think. Get out of your head. Stop planning and just go. ~ Amy Poehler.

If you can surf your life rather than plant your feet, you will be happier. ~ Amy Poehler.

Fighting aging is like the War on Drugs. It’s expensive, does more harm than good, and has been proven to never end. ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.

I know enough now to know I know nothing. ~ Amy Poehler.

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

Rooting for other people’s failure does get in the way of your success. ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.

Wise Amy Poehler Quotes

Being snubbed is not always a bad thing at awards shows because you end up getting a lot of people coming up to you and telling you how great you are. ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.


Do work that you are proud of with your talented friends. ~ Amy Poehler.

I believe great people do things before they are ready. ~ Amy Poehler.

Only at the Golden Globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people in television. ~ Amy Poehler.

If you can speak about what you care about to a person you disagree with without denigrating them or insulting them, then you may actually be heard. ~ Amy Poehler.

Continue to share your heart with people even if it’s been broken. ~ Amy Poehler.

You become more attractive when you love yourself. You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are. ~ Amy Poehler.

The minute anyone makes you feel weird and non-included or not supported, you know, either beat it or tell them to beat it. ~ Amy Poehler.

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. ~ Amy Poehler.

So these were 90 top Amy Poehler quotes that are inspirational.

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