Amy Poehler's most hilarious quotes

by SheKnows
Sep 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET
"People talk to you a lot in restaurants [in L.A.]. People ask you, "What are you eating? That looks good." It’s strange. It is totally unnerving. My first instinct is to make a fist. And then I realize they’re just being nice," she told The Daily Beast.

1 /9: Amy Poehler on parenting

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1/9 :Amy Poehler on parenting

"Always remember your kid's name," she told The Daily Beast in 2009. "Always remember where you put your kid. Don't let your kid drive until their feet can reach the pedals. Use the right size diapers... for yourself. And, when in doubt, make funny faces."

2 /9: Amy Poehler on how she relaxes

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2/9 :Amy Poehler on how she relaxes

"I don't watch a lot of comedy. For relaxation and escape, I watch shows about how people survive bear attacks. Or old episodes of Law and Order, the Benjamin Bratt/Jerry Orbach era."

3 /9: Amy Poehler on her next roles

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3/9 :Amy Poehler on her next roles

"I'm going to do The Social Network Two: The Electric Boogaloo. And I have a part in Beige Swan. I'm going to be the lead, but I don't dance. I just do a lot of sitting down. It's too tiring to get up and dance around. That should be coming out in 20-never."

4 /9: Amy Poehler on being a mom

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4/9 :Amy Poehler on being a mom

"When you're a stay-at-home mother you have to pretend it's really boring, but it's not. It's enriching and fulfilling, and an amazing experience. And then when you're a working mother you have to pretend that you feel guilty all day long."

5 /9: Amy Poehler on James Cameron at the 2013 Golden Globes

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5/9 :Amy Poehler on James Cameron at the 2013 Golden Globes

“Kathryn Bigelow’s nominated tonight. I haven’t really been following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty, but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron."

6 /9: Amy Poehler on offending Taylor Swift

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6/9 :Amy Poehler on offending Taylor Swift

“I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl," she told Entertainment Tonight after the 2013 Golden Globes. "That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff. "

7 /9: Amy Poehler on being short

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7/9 :Amy Poehler on being short

"It's nice to be short, because people expect less from you," she told Smart Girls.

8 /9: Amy Poehler on her favorite "music"


8/9 :Amy Poehler on her favorite "music"

"Right now I'm singing along to books on tape. I typically pop in something like Stephen King's The Stand, and I love singing along to that kind of stuff," she told the New York Daily News in 2011.

9 /9: Amy Poehler on living in New York


9/9 :Amy Poehler on living in New York

"There’s something so romantic about being broke in New York. You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money, and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you, of the two, the latter is far better," Poehler told the L.A. Times Magazine.