16 Times Leslie Knope Made The Whole World Happy

Happy birthday, Amy Poehler! Today, our beloved comedienne and actress turns 43.

We know she isn't technically Leslie Knope, but it sure seems like Poehler and her "Parks And Rec" character have a lot in common ... especially when it comes to words of wisdom.

Here are 16 times Leslie Knope made the whole world a little happier:

1
She's all about love.
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“We could just say screw it and do this thing for real. I miss you like crazy. I think about you all the time. I want to be with you. So let’s just say screw it. I know how I feel and I want to be with you.”
2
As for the things that matter in life, she's got that one down.
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“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”
3
Her tastebuds are on point ...
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"Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?"
4
... As are her Saturday nights.
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"Good, I hate paperwork. I hardly ever do it in my bed on a Saturday night listening to old Spice Girls CDs."
5
She knows how to party!
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"Ain’t no party like a Leslie Knope party, 'cause a Leslie Knope party is 30 parties."
6
Compliments. She has so many great compliments!
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"Ann, you beautiful tropical fish."
7
... Especially when it comes to Tom Haverford.
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"Tom Haverford is a selfish, sleazy, self-promoting, good-hearted, secretly kind and wonderful tiny, little person."
8
Sexy is Leslie's middle name.
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"Oh! You know what’s always sexy? Fingerless gloves.”
9
Beyonce who?
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“I’m a feminist, okay? I would never ever go to a strip club. I’ve gone on record that if I had to have a stripper’s name, it would be Equality.”
10
She has a lot of faith in humanity.
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"We’re all just calm and happy people together enjoying ourselves on earth."
11
THIS.
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"I’m getting the epiphany sweats!"
12
She makes great points.
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"Look, am I proud of it? Yes, because Eagleton sucks. Is it the classiest move? Yes, because Eagleton sucks. Would I do it again? Yes, because Eagleton sucks."
13
No matter how bleak things look, Leslie is always ready to inspire.
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"I don't know what else to say except let's go win an election."
14
It's all about teamwork.
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"No one achieves anything alone."
15
Her movie references rock.
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"Are you sick? Are you terminal? Is it like that movie 'A Walk to Remember'?"
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She'll always remind you to never, ever give up.
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"We all just behave rationally and believe we're in control of our own destinies."
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