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Amy Poehler is a wise, wise woman. A few quotes that illustrate why.

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"Adventure and danger can be good for your heart and soul."

"Watching great people do what you love is a good way to start learning how to do it yourself."

"Try to care less. Practice ambivalence. Learn to let go of wanting it. Treat your career like a bad boyfriend."

"Decide what your currency is early. Let go of what you will never have. People who do this are happier and sexier."

"It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for. It takes years to find your voice and seize your real estate."

“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”

“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.”

“The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.”

“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it… Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that – that is what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.”

Like what you read? Check Ms. Poehler's new book, Yes Please.