Top Quotes by Jenny Slate

By | May 30, 2017

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.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

I have a big thing about needing to know that I belong – in my group of friends, in my family, in my industry.

Jenny Slate

I got great sex education, and I always knew that if I wanted to be sexually active, I had to have safe sex.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

I hope that the restaurant I go to will have buffalo chicken fingers. I hope that one day I can work with Matt Damon. I have big and little dreams, and they’re all equally important to me. A life without buffalo chicken fingers, I don’t know if I would want that life. Even if it meant I got to work with Matt Damon. Everything has its worth.

Jenny Slate

I don’t know exactly what’s next. But I do know now that it’s something rather than nothing.

Jenny Slate

I like any film where the female characters are complex and have a functioning imperfection.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

Women love to be asked more about their clothes than their work. We’re dolls; we made a wish to become alive.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

When I was growing up, I was so fascinated by Mel Blanc and all of the different voices that he did for ‘Looney Tunes’ and watching Robin Williams record voice-over for the genie in ‘Aladdin.’ It always seemed to be a major honor – something you have to earn. Like people trust you when they want to have you there without seeing you.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

I sometimes think my earnestness is confused for stupidity, but it shouldn’t be.

Jenny Slate

Back at high school, there was this quarterback who asks me out. He’s never paid attention to me before, but now we’re on this date, going to see the ‘Sixth Sense.’ And right before the climax, he leans in – and I’m so excited, because I think we’re going to French-kiss – and then he tells me the twist. He completely ruins the movie for me.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

I guess some people want to be performers because they want to be famous.

Jenny Slate

I just want to be able to be creative.

Jenny Slate

I tend to be a bit of a workaholic, but I also can’t function without some sort of domesticity as well.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

I want to write a studio movie, but probably one that’s for me to be in.

Jenny Slate

That was something that I learned: It’s actually okay if the way that I do my best is when I’m treated well.

Jenny Slate

I didn’t hit puberty until I was, like, 17, so I love to talk about that.

Jenny Slate

I think of my gender as a part of my complex humanity.

Jenny Slate

I like dressing like I’m going on a date when I’m on stage.

Jenny Slate

There is something to grace and deportment, but you determine that for yourself. That’s something you own.

Jenny Slate

A lot of people think that I’m one of the women from ‘Broad City’ – and I’m just not.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

Using creative expression as a means to a professional end makes me curl up a bit.

Jenny Slate

I waited my whole life to be a woman, so now my clothes are fairly tight.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

It was so quick for me on ‘SNL.’ It’s not something I consider to be, like, one of the big spaces in my career.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

It’s exciting to play someone who is a bit tougher than I am. I liked feeling those adjustments.

Jenny Slate

There’s not one type of stand-up, just like there’s not one type of woman.

Jenny Slate

Don’t think twice. If it’s a character that you feel compelled to play and story that you feel needs to be told, don’t think twice.

Jenny Slate

The experience of the human, male or female, cannot be completely defined by one startling, surprising, or gigantic life experience.

Jenny Slate

I would go so far as to say I would not have the life that I have right now if it wasn’t for Gabe Liedman. He is the first person I met in my adulthood that I felt was truly delighted by me and understood me and also was curious about me.

Jenny Slate

I don’t have any horror stories of trying to start as a comedian and eating it constantly on stage.

Jenny Slate

It’s strange: I’ve done so many things up until I did ‘Obvious Child,’ including writing children’s books and making ‘Marcel the Shell.’ To me, the through-line is incredibly clear: it all comes from wanting to be connected to my own inner voice and not wanting to be on somebody else’s agenda if that means that I can’t be myself.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

For some reason, I never watched Lifetime but just discovered it. I was like, ‘Oh, it’s all rom-coms!’

Jenny Slate

That time when you’re waiting for a job can be the most impactful and important time because you develop your preferences as a person. Knowing what you like will make you more confident. And then you’ll stand out.

Jenny Slate

You are not waiting for your life to start. It’s going on right now.

Jenny Slate

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.

Jenny Slate

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