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Amy Poehler Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Amy Poehler.

I've always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler.
- Amy Poehler

So, if you're doing good longform with talented people
than you can step out and you can be the president
or a construction worker and people accept that.
It's really the roles you give yourself.
- Amy Poehler

Sometimes in my class I have people come in and do
monologues inspired by people they know and I always
find that to be useful to do specifics about somebody
and then you're actually doing a character and not
doing some random old lady or something.
- Amy Poehler

If you do a scene and you really like a character in
it or a premise in it to write it down and to work
on it so that you can have five or six characters that
you can pull out in an audition.
- Amy Poehler

 

I also think if you're an actor and you can improvise,
when you go on an audition and you can improvise you're just a genius.
If you can, you know, take a Tide commercial and you
can just say one funny line that's not in the commercial
they think you're a genius.
- Amy Poehler

In a recent Valentine's Day posting on her fan website,
Britney Spears says that - oh, who cares?
- Amy Poehler

It's not communism, it's shouldn't be that everybody
gets a try no matter how good or bad they are.
It's our profession and our art, so we should eventually
strive to be working with the best people.
- Amy Poehler

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Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world.
We've been trying forever to get improvisation on TV.
It's just like stand-up.
It's best when it's just left alone.
It doesn't translate always on TV.
It's best live.
- Amy Poehler

I've said this before, that, when you're in school
and you're the class clown,
men are really good at making fun at other people and
women are really good at making fun of themselves.
- Amy Poehler

Live the life you've dreamed.
- Henry David Thoreau

Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean,
and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn.
He appeared to me to be in anger.
- Joanna Southcott

But what I'd really like to tell you is I never dreamed
of being in the Hall of Fame.
Standing here with all these great players was beyond any of my dreams.
- Robin Yount

In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy.
I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream,
a certain language governed it.
- Jacques Derrida

I never dreamed that shooting a film would be so hard.
There was less regulation then of child actors' hours.
Even the concept of acting confused me.
- Tatum O'Neal

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
- Dale Carnegie

I worked hard all my life as far as this music business.
I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and
feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.
- Tupac Shakur

Debbie Gibson and dog food.
I've always dreamed of this.
- Julie Brown

I just adored working with Woody.
He was more than I could have ever dreamed of.
I'd do it a million times over.
- Scarlett Johansson

We must create the Georgia that our ancestors dreamed of,
the Georgia that we dream of.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

Every single thing you see on-screen came out of somebody's creativity.
It doesn't exist.
Nature didn't deliver it to us.
Everything had to be dreamed.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg

NASA was going to pick a public school teacher to go into space,
observe and make a journal about the space flight,
and I am a teacher who always dreamed of going up into space.
- Christa McAuliffe

You don't realize how useful a therapist is until you
see yourself on e and discover you have more problems
than you ever dreamed of.
- Claire Danes

The story of my very first sale is the fact that I
dreamed up a foolproof paper to cheat an insurance
company out of several hundred thousand dollars.
- Theodore Sturgeon

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading,
so I awoke from sheer boredom.
- Heinrich Heine

There are powers inside of you which,
if you could discover and use, would make of you everything
you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.
- Orison Swett Marden

I always dreamed of being Maria in The Sound of Music.
- Victoria Jackson

I've never dreamed of being famous.
The idea of it really scares me.
- Jeremy London

I had always dreamed of winning Wimbledon and when
it happened it was very stressful.
It was more of a relief!
- Pat Cash

Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth,
would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.
- Jean Genet

No one could have ever dreamed about how well the show would do.
- Sean Hayes

At 17, I dreamed of seeing the world.
At 19, I had been around the world and back.
- Tony Curtis

Ever since I was a very little girl,
I've dreamed of acting.
- Eva Herzigova

I don't want to tell people what I make.
It's a lot more than I ever dreamed of as a kid.
I never think about it.
- Joan Chen

It was a sight surpassing all precedent,
and one we never dreamed of seeing.
- Howard Carter

For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about,
but made into reality.
It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping
to make our world a safer place.
- John M. McHugh

What I loved about the acting class was that you got
to think all day long about a person that wasn't you,
and figure out why they were sad and what they wanted,
what they dreamed.
- Beth Henley

We recorded our first CD, Sixteen Stone,
with a small budget and never dreamed that we would
enjoy such a high success.
It was simply fantastic.
- Gavin Rossdale

I did my homework and didn't go out much,
and had a very highly developed kitsch fantasy life
where I dreamed of being a dancing girl.
- Emily Mortimer

I never dreamed I would do Westerns.
- Eli Wallach

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky;
then I awoke.
Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly,
or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?
- Zhuangzi

Nashville was totally different than I ever dreamed.
I had only seen the music business on television and
been to a couple of concerts.
I had no clue.
- Faith Hill

As a kid growing up in the little city of Sault Ste.
Marie, Ontario, I dreamed of one day playing in the NHL,
but never did I expect it to be as much fun as it turned out to be.
- Ron Francis

I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first
story had I not been a lawyer.
I never dreamed of being a writer.
I wrote only after witnessing a trial.
- John Grisham

Last night I dreamed of a small consolation enjoyed only by the blind:
Nobody knows the trouble I've not seen!
- James Thurber

It's something I never dreamed I'd be doing,
making movies.
- Jason Statham

New fiction writers are a special breed in my estimation,
and I never dreamed that so many people would be interested,
but I remember being led by God.
- Tim LaHaye

In my youth I dreamed of being an illustrator.
- Terence Stamp

But however measurable, there is much more life in
music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.
- Gabriel Marcel

I grew up in a very small town which is remote even by Indian standards.
I always dreamed of the world.
- Mira Nair

I had a patient once who dreamed she kept her husband
in the deep freeze except for mating.
Lots of men feel that way.
- Robert Johnson

I think if you ask any of us here, we all dreamed of
ending up on Saturday Night Live.
I remember thinking, 'I'll just keep doing this as
long as I can get away with it.'
- Tina Fey

For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
- Charles de Gaulle

I'll get pretty much everything the way I want it.
I've always dreamed of a beach wedding.
- Nicole Appleton

I never dreamed I would one day work at it White House.
- Karen Hughes

Every little job becomes a dream, and you don't recall it anymore,
and maybe you might have a deja vu moment,
but it's like something you dreamed earlier.
- Terrence Howard

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers;
powers that would astonish him,
that he never dreamed of possessing;
forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
- Orison Swett Marden

Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears,
and a flock of sheep was gathering round it.
When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy,
and ran together, shaking their heads;
and one shook his head almost off,
and seemed to have nothing but ears.
- Joanna Southcott

I've had so many experiences in cycling,
but in some ways I have nothing left to prove.
I have achieved more than I could have dreamed of,
I've raced a lot longer than I thought I would.
I know I can still be better, but I just don't know
if I love it enough any more.
- Clara Hughes

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward,
never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed,
though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better,
sleep to wake.
- Robert Browning

I still consider it a summer job, though.
So, I try to maintain that summer job as long as I can.
But it's exciting to be able to have the opportunity
to do things I always dreamed of as a kid.
- Jimmy Buffett

They say the first World Series is the one you remember most.
No, no no.
I guarantee you don't remember that one because the
fantasy world you always dreamed about is suddenly real.
- Sparky Anderson

If I would have ever dreamed that I wouldn't be in
Van Halen anymore and was going to have resume my solo career again,
I would have never contributed anything towards my
own greatest hits package.
- Sammy Hagar

In California in the early Spring, There are pale yellow mornings,
when the mist burns slowly into day,
The air stings like Autumn,
clarifies like pain - Well, I have dreamed this coast myself.
- Robert Hass

At each of these northern posts there were interesting
experiences in store for me,
as one who had read all the books of northern travel
and dreamed for half a lifetime of the north;
and that was -
almost daily meeting with famous men.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow,
and going as smoothly and silently.
I never had dreamed of such a motion,
fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze
flitting over the flowers,
but swift as the summer lightening.
- Richard Blackmore

Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth
to a theory about the formation of the earth,
that without them, no one would have ever dreamed that
there were successive epochs in the formation of the globe.
- Georges Cuvier

Having my first number one single and being able to
travel to places I've never been before has been amazing.
The tour was also fantastic.
There are so many things which I've experienced this
year which I never even dreamed of.
- Gareth Gates

I came from the country, and when I came to the city,
I was ridin' high, you know.
I was seeing more lights than I ever dreamed to shine in the world.
'Cos where I came from, there wasn't too many lights.
Bugs made a lot of light, but after that there wasn't no lights.
- John Hunter

I had friends at school, but I was never part of a
gang and I dreamed of that sense of belonging to a group.
You know, where people would call me 'Em' and shout across the bar,
'Em, what are you drinking?' after the show.
- Emily Mortimer

I never dreamed about being an actor,
because that was out of reach.
Coming from a small town that was big in farming,
and also big in clothing factories, you don't dream
about being a professional football player or an actor.
- Herschel Walker

I suddenly realized that the fellow who didn't show
up was getting about fifty-times more money than I was getting.
So I thought, 'this is silly,' and became an actor.
I certainly never thought I'd wind up in motion pictures.
That was far beyond anything I'd ever dreamed of.
- Glenn Ford


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