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#1. If you make a careless choice, you can really ruin things and it can take awhile for them to repair. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#2. I like any film where the female characters are complex and have a functioning imperfection. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#3. You have to be really careful to watch out for the difference between banding together, and being grouped together by people who don't understand you. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#4. I feel a lot of life in me and a lot of creative energy, and I think it's better suited somewhere it can run free. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#5. I think of my gender as a part of my complex humanity. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#6. I just left wishing that it was longer because I enjoyed it so thoroughly. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#7. It takes a while to realize that just because you're a stand-up comedian and you do comedy, you're not going to be good at all comedy. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#8. I don't always feel comfortable being outwardly aggressive. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#9. I never noticed my voice. I did become aware as a little kid at camp that I liked doing accents. We'd do plays and skits, and I realized I loved speaking in voices that weren't my own. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#10. I guess some people want to be performers because they want to be famous. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#11. I want to write a studio movie, but probably one that's for me to be in. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#12. I like to wear dresses and skirts when I go onstage because the attitude that I have is, 'I'm so excited to introduce myself to you.' And I want to be wearing what I'd be wearing to a date or a dinner party. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#13. I always wanted to be a children's author, and I have a really big library of children's books. All the ones from when I was little, they are just so beautiful. I read kids' books, and they calm me down. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#14. Don't use a pick-up line. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#15. Sometimes you watch comedians and feel like they're jerking off in front of you, but they want you to see how big it is. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#16. A lot of people think that I'm one of the women from 'Broad City' - and I'm just not. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#17. I want to keep growing and I want to be an actress for as long as I can. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#18. I just want to be able to be creative. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#19. I wanted to be in New York because I wanted to be on 'SNL.' I spent a lot of time wanting to be on 'Saturday Night Live' as a kid. That's what I wanted. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#20. I don't think men have time to be funny because they have to make all of our rules about what we can do with our vaginas. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#21. I really like to cook and have dinner parties and I like to clean, it really clears my head and it makes me feel good to keep my home as a comfortable place. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#22. I have no regrets. The best thing to happen to me was for Lorne Michaels to hire me and fire me. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#23. I like dressing like I'm going on a date when I'm on stage. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#24. Comedy can be a little brutal, but not in a satisfying way. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#25. There's a lot of different parts to me, so it makes total sense to me that I would do a big TV show or studio movie and then do a free comedy show the next day. They both feel equally important to me. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#26. I think sometimes in comedy the characters are often sacrificed for the joke, and it's more important for it to be funny than for there to be love. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#27. There's not one type of stand-up, just like there's not one type of woman. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#28. I don't know exactly what's next. But I do know now that it's something rather than nothing. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#29. I tend to be a bit of a workaholic, but I also can't function without some sort of domesticity as well. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#30. I am a comedian and I started in stand-up when I was 22. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#31. I don't have any horror stories of trying to start as a comedian and eating it constantly on stage. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#32. You're always putting yourself into your work. There's no separation; it's just how you use yourself and transform. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#33. It's important to say that it's not just men that can be man-children. Women can be grown-up women and still have the playfulness of people who are younger. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#34. I think, from a really early age, I just wanted to be an actress. And I ended up doing comedy because it was the thing that kind of, like, came out of my nature the most easily. But, I've always wanted to do as many different kinds of performances - whatever I could. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#35. The experience of the human, male or female, cannot be completely defined by one startling, surprising, or gigantic life experience. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#36. You don't have to be in the brightest, shiniest state of being an individual to feel like you're exceptional. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#37. There's so much interference, so much static and people's voices talking about what you do and why you do it that I've learned to be like, 'No, no.' It's actually simple. I just do this. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#38. I tend to be really spacey, but I don't think it's because I'm unintelligent - it's just my imagination and a little bit of ADD. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#39. I have things I say over and over again, for sure, but I've never wanted to make an album or really go on the road. I don't want any traction. I just want to be able to express myself and to feel love. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#40. It's not good for me to see things while they're being edited. I can be highly critical, so I try to stay away. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#41. I have a big thing about needing to know that I belong - in my group of friends, in my family, in my industry. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#42. There are so many things I'd like to do. I'd really like to be in a period piece that takes place in old New York or old Hollywood and wear those costumes and that makeup. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#43. People say that the best part about doing animation is that you don't have to dress up to go to work, but I don't believe that. I dress up to go to work. I dress up for an airplane. I think it's just focusing your skillset, focusing on your voice and the comedy. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#44. You don't realize it until you go out and take a look, but there are so many ways in which sexism is just allowed in our culture, not just in the entertainment industry. It's just allowed to be there, and that's not acceptable anymore. And I think it's really important to be very vocal. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#45. I spend so much time hoping things for myself. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#46. I think the main thing that affected my comedy was that my dad slept in a nightgown for most of my childhood. And it was just very funny every single night and made me realize that laughter is fun and nightgowns are cool. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#47. There is something to grace and deportment, but you determine that for yourself. That's something you own. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#48. I think I was aware when I started doing stand-up, especially on my own, that, yeah, I'm getting up on stage, and I'm a woman, and I dress in a sort of typically feminine fashion. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#49. I grew up idolizing Madeline Kahn and Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett, Ruth Gordon, Rosalind Russell, Amy Irving, women who were stylish and real actresses who did real work and could not be replaced with anyone else. You cannot cast anyone else in Madeline Kahn's roles. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#50. I've always wanted to play a normal woman, and I think I have been offered these parts where I play a kook because I'm not the idea of what a normal woman is. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#51. A woman who is not ready to have a baby making it work is not a happy ending to me. It's a personal nightmare. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#52. I didn't hit puberty until I was, like, 17, so I love to talk about that. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#53. For some reason, I never watched Lifetime but just discovered it. I was like, 'Oh, it's all rom-coms!' - Author: Jenny Slate
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#54. I waited my whole life to be a woman, so now my clothes are fairly tight. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#55. I do think that character types trend. As a female comedian, the parts that come my way are often terrible women. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#56. I was a teenager in '95, so I didn't dress like a woman then. I was really small. I remember wishing I wasn't wearing Gap Kids. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#57. I'm not one to wallow, but I am one to feel the sting of a slap for a while, I think. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#58. I had some friends that went to this hypnotist to stop smoking, and I kind of love things that seem magical. And I liked that it was in Santa Monica, and I had to go near the ocean to get my brain washed out or whatever. So I went there. And I went on a Thursday, and I got hypnotized. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#59. I feel I have to be totally cemented in my position, all: 'You can't tell me what to do with my body', but there is another part of me that is, you know, myself: vulnerable, with lots of doubts. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#60. I think that, unfortunately, people who are maybe threatened by feminism think that it's about setting your bra on fire and being aggressive, and I think that's really wrong and really dangerous. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#61. I've only been acting since 2009 and I learn more and more with each job. I think I prepare and I'm very focused and I have a good work ethic that I learned in school. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#62. If I'm not the best aunt in America, then I don't know what's going on. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#63. When I would go on stage I would start to feel that the eyes that watching me weren't kind. And it took me a while to realize that those eyes were my own eyes. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#64. If you're in a good marriage, you have the sense that it won't be forever. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#65. I always just wanted to be a movie actress, like Lily Tomlin or Ruth Gordon. I just imagined myself being in a movie, wearing stylish women's clothing the way I saw Amy Irving wearing it. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#66. There are so many different stories. You can choose to tell them, or not, but they certainly have the right to exist - Author: Jenny Slate
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#67. That was something that I learned: It's actually okay if the way that I do my best is when I'm treated well. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#68. I got great sex education, and I always knew that if I wanted to be sexually active, I had to have safe sex. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#69. I really like working. I can't think of a job I didn't like. I was in an Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, which is not my idea of folk art; but I really enjoyed making it, and everyone was really nice. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#70. I've called myself an accidental activist because I came to it not on purpose. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#71. It looks like I'm just gonna keep getting really, really happy and sad and embarrassed and excited and disappointed for the rest of my life, so let's just do that. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#72. I'm tired of someone being called 'quirky' because they tripped or got a stain on their shirt. It's like a beautiful blonde lady who's quirky because she has bedhead, or she's quirky because she sometimes says the wrong, cute thing. I like it when women are quirky as human beings. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#73. I feel like when I go on stage I feel so excited at the prospect that there will be a true connection. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#74. A lot of times what's satisfying to me in comedy is when a woman successfully does self-care. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#75. It's exciting to play someone who is a bit tougher than I am. I liked feeling those adjustments. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#76. I'm usually a fairly harsh critic. It depends. I tend to really not watch my work, because I just feel uncomfortable, and I can be highly critical. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#77. 'Obvious Child,' the short, had a nice life online and a great festival run, but the short and the feature still stand apart from everything else I've done. I play a woman who you might meet in life. My other work is much more heightened. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#78. I feel nervous when the script is set in stone, and I feel nervous when I feel the script is written for mass consumption because I don't see myself that way. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#79. Using creative expression as a means to a professional end makes me curl up a bit. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#80. It makes a lot of sense to me that I would be a cartoon. I feel like a cartoon as a person. I really, really do. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#81. I learned my lesson early in my career that it's not helpful to go and look at what other people's opinions are. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#82. I'm competitive and I have a messy purse, but otherwise, I like people to think I'm a winner. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#83. 'Saturday Night Live' will always be this amazing, powerful behemoth, but it's also not the only thing happening in comedy anymore. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#84. You are not waiting for your life to start. It's going on right now. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#85. I just really like it when things are earnest. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#86. I couldn't wait to be an adult woman, and I'm glad I felt that way as a kid because, when I grew up, I realised I live in a world where the female form is really disrespected, and society is often trying to wrestle the female form into a shape that looks more like a young boy. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#87. My baseline function is I'm usually really happy and optimistic. I think I really genuinely like being alive, and I've got a spring in my step - that's what I've been like all my life. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#88. I fidget and change my outfit a lot. It's really a way of keeping myself comfortable. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#89. Women love to be asked more about their clothes than their work. We're dolls; we made a wish to become alive. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#90. I don't make a lot of mistakes, honestly. I'm an A-student, I'm an Ivy Leaguer. I need those things. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#91. I think it's important to not just speak to like-minded people. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#92. If I'm going to have baked goods in the morning, the rule is that I have to make them myself. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#93. Usually what is difficult for me are things that make me feel scared. That's when difficulties rather than challenges arise. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#94. Not often is there as much of a vulnerable side as there is a funny side. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#95. I play a lot of characters where I don't even speak in my own voice. I learned about focus and I learned to trust that things can work when they're not heightened and that it's interesting when things are pared down. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#96. I always thought that farts were funny, and I always thought that they were mine to talk about because they came out of my body. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#97. I think that there have been a lot of fear-based assertions that feminism is about aggression, and that is incorrect and untrue. Feminism is about equality; that's what it's about. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#98. I tend to watch things that aren't really the genre of my own work. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#99. I'd like to do a little bit of everything. I think the only thing I can't do is a British accent, so that's out. No Shakespeare for me. Unless it's like one of those modern-day remakes. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#100. I've become very interested in the ways things can change even with someone you've known for many years and you've committed to for life. How drastic can you damage things in the way you speak to someone? - Author: Jenny Slate
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