"Only hang around people that are positive and make you feel good. Anybody who doesn’t make you feel good, kick them to the curb. And the earlier you start in your life the better. The minute anybody makes you feel weird and non-included or not supported, you know, either beat it or tell them to beat it."
— Amy Poehler (via nanagross)
(Source: harusuisen, via inches-andfalling)
"When a girl asked for advice about improv and “making it,” Amy said: “Take classes at UCB. Take classes at The PIT. Take all of the classes they offer. Decide which improv place you like better and then stick with them. During these classes, you’ll find people you like doing stuff with, that complement you and you all trust each other. Start rehearsing with them on the side and then go off and start your own troupe with them. Work hard for 10-12 years for no money, no health insurance, don’t get sick, and you will do fine.”"
— Amy Poehler obvi (via arielkarlin) (via lorrainecink)
"But the great thing about taking big chances when you’re younger is you have less to lose, and you don’t know as much. So you take big swings."
— Amy Poehler (via klimpys)
(Source: New York Magazine, via icicleparty)
"I think the hardest thing, frankly, as an improviser, is to get to that point where you can live life onstage. Where you can just have a funny, interesting conversation with someone and be able to get up onstage and have that same conversation without it being this weird, hyper comic version of it."
— Amy Poehler
"Stay with it, because all I did was love Gilda Radner so much that I just went and did whatever she did, so go to Improv Olympic, come take UCB classes in New York or Los Angeles or Chicago. Do it all. Just hang in there, and stay in school. And grow your bush out wide, tall, and proud."
— Amy Poehler
"I think it’s glorious to be nervous. Being nervous is great! How often do we get nervous on a daily basis? Being slightly nervous means you care, and you’re alive, and you’re taking some kind of risk. Hooray for being nervous! A friend told me to substitute the word ‘excitement’ for ‘nervous’. That way you acknowledge the physical feelings without putting a negative spin on things. So to answer your question, sometimes I still get so excited about ‘Update’ that I want to throw up."
— Amy Poehler on getting nervous when doing “The Weekend Update” on SNL (Art by Committee - Charna Halpern)
(Source: the-rainbow-connection, via helenaoftroy-archive)