20 Inspirational Quotes From Comedians

Tina Fey

Tina Fey

"Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it."

Steve Martin

Steve Martin

"Be so good they can’t ignore you."

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig

"Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you."

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

"Life is like one big Mardi Gras. But instead of showing your boobs, show people your brain, and if they like what they see, you’ll have more beads than you know what to do with."

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

"Be easy on yourself. Have fun. 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."

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

"Do it under the influence of yourself! That’s what we’re shooting for! Get drunk and make your dreams come true!"

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien

"Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen."

Louis CK

Louis CK

"Whenever you leave behind failure, you’re doing good. If you think everything you’ve done is great, you’re probably dumb."

Dane Cook

Dane Cook

"Every great thing starts with an idea, followed by a doubt and finally a resolve to abandon or pursue. Victory is a treacherous journey."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

"If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you’re active in your community, there’s nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life."

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd

"The best piece of advice someone has ever given me was ‘do it scared.’ And no matter if you’re scared, just go ahead and do it anyway because you might as well do it scared, so it will get done and you will feel so much better if you step out of your comfort zone."

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler

"Laugh loudly, laugh often, and most importantly, laugh at yourself."

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho

"I urge you all today, especially today during these times of chaos and war, to love yourself without reservations and to love each other without restraint."

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart

"Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. And let the chips fall where they may."

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

"You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what that is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening — everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say “I did that.”"

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

"That’s my advice to people. You can’t get hung up on thinking, “Am I the victim in this situation?” No, I’m in charge of it."

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

"You can only really learn from failure… To win you need to fail, and fail hard."

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

"People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards, but deep down they wish they had the courage to do the same."

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

"You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

"I think the difference between being miserable and finding happiness is just a matter of perspective. If you live your life defining yourself by what other people think of you, it’s a form of self-torture."