10 inspiring quotes from comedy’s leading ladies

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is God’s gift. That’s why we call it ‘the present’.”
~ Joan Rivers (Comedian)

“I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.”
~ Whoopi Goldberg (Actress and Daytime TV Talk Show Host on The View)

“To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first.”
~ Janeane Garofalo (Actress from Ratatouille and The Truth about Cats and Dogs)

“Keep the other person’s well being in mind when you feel an attack of soul-purging truth coming on.”
~ Betty White (Actress from Golden Girls and You Again)

“I’ve always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler.”
~ Amy Poehler (Actress from Parks and Recreation and Baby Momma)

“I’m on the patch right now where it releases small dosages of approval until I no longer crave it, and then I’m gonna rip it off.”
~ Ellen DeGeneres (Daytime TV Talk Show Host of Ellen)

“I’m here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance.”
~ Wanda Sykes (Stand-Up Comedian and Actress from Curb Your Enthusiasm)

“Teenage girls, please don’t worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing else going on in her current life. What I’ve noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it’s so wonderfully fair.”
~ Mindy Kaling (Writer and Actress from The Office)

“I’m not going to die because I failed as someone else. I’m going to succeed as myself.”
~ Margaret Cho (Stand-Up Comedian and Actress from Drop Dead Diva)

Photo: Wanda Sykes

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