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I used to get my hair dyed at a place called Big Hair. It cost $15. They just used straight bleach, so my hair was the color of white lined paper, and my eyebrows looked like they were done with a thick black marker.
Amy Poehler

Tina Fey and I have 15 things in development: ‘Laverne and Shirley’, ‘Starsky and Hutch 3’, ‘Cagney and Lacey’, ‘Wonder Twins Activate From Two Hot Broads’, ‘Little House on the Prairie: The Musical: The Movie’.
Amy Poehler

I’d say any good set or any comedy that I’ve worked on, that’s worked, has been comedians pitching ideas back and forth to each other. A lot of like, ‘What if you say this? What about this?’
Amy Poehler

I would love to do a serious period drama. Oh, absolutely. I mean, you’ll find most comedians want to do more serious stuff, most musicians want to be comedians, and most serious actors want to be musicians.
Amy Poehler
Love, Musicians, Drama
I think real life couples on screen are kind of deadly. For the most part, they’re kind of deadly. You’d be surprised. Unless they’re falling in love onscreen for the first time, you don’t have quite the same energy for some reason.
Amy Poehler
Love, Life, Time
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.
Amy Poehler
Law, People, Comedy
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.
Amy Poehler
Mother, Experience, Day
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
Think, Cold, Chicago
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
Wedding, Job, Shrimp
I hate Halloween. I hate dressing up. I hate – I wear wigs, makeup, costumes every day. Halloween is like, my least favorite holiday.
Amy Poehler
Day, Hate, Makeup
Any actor or actress that tells you that they don’t watch their stuff is lying.
Amy Poehler
You, Lying, Actor
I cannot stress enough that the answer to life’s questions is often in people’s faces. Try putting your iPhones down once in a while, and look in people’s faces. People’s faces will tell you amazing things. Like if they are angry, or nauseous or asleep.
Amy Poehler
Life, Stress, Amazing
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.’
Amy Poehler
Mind, Know, You
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.
Amy Poehler
Heart, Me, Treat
You deserve love and you’ll get it.
Amy Poehler
Love, You, Deserve

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