The Perfect Amy Poehler Quote For Any Situation

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Amy Poehler turns 44 today, which could be surprising to anyone who remembers her annoying little sister Kaitlin character from SNL, or her most recent turn as a teenage theatre counselor in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Then again, she's been doling out the wisdom of someone beyond her years for a while now. The comedienne is simultaneously eternally youthful and a font of timeless truths.

Her endlessly quotable speeches and one-liners have guided us through the highs and lows of life. She's doled them out as a Weekend Update anchor on SNL, and in character as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. She's provided inspiration as cofounder of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, a website and web series for tweens and teens. She's served up memorable lines in speeches, interviews, and onstage co-hosting the Golden Globes with Tina Fey. And she offers a whole slew of them in her memoir, Yes Please.

Whether you're feeling put down by a romantic prospect or panicking because you lost your phone, going in for a job interview or leaving the bar, there is an Amy Poehler quote to make you feel better about life. Here are a mere 30 of them.

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