Sometimes your mentor isn't someone you actually know in real life. Sometimes that person is just a human you aspire to be like in every way. You can go ahead and put Tina Fey near the top of our list.
No, we're not talking about Liz Lemon here. We're talking real-deal, in-the-flesh Fey. Though most of us will never get the chance to meet her face-to-face, it feels like the comedian has a special window peering right into our souls. Fey's views on life, beauty, and career are so precisely on the money, we're starting to think she's a mind reader.
In honor of Fey's birthday today, we're taking a moment to celebrate her as a font of lady wisdom. And, because our plot to become the third member of Team Tina and Amy is still a work in progress, this slideshow of Tina's best quotes will have to do. Ahead, 10 Fey-isms you can (and should) basically model your life after.