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9 Quotes from Saturday Night Live Alums to Inspire Your Career Ambitions

After being on the air for over 4 decades it's safe to say Saturday Night Live has produced some extremely talented alumni. Among those alumni are well known comedians Kristen Wig, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey. All of which have learned some really important life lessons along their climb to the top of comedic stardom. Read below for some serious life inspo.

"If you’re creating anything at all, it’s really dangerous to care about what people think.” - Kristen Wiig

“Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy." - Kristen Wiig

“When you go out of your comfort zone and it works there’s nothing more satisfying.” - Kristen Wiig

"Everyone looks so much better when they smile." - Jimmy Fallon

"Anything I learned was just work hard, just keep working and don't worry about the outside stuff. Whatever happens will happen." - Jimmy Fallon

"Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles." - Tina Fey

"Confidence is 10 per cent hard work and 90 per cent delusion." - Tina Fey

"You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute." - Tina Fey

"Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions." - Tina Fey

"There are no mistakes, only opportunities." - Tina Fey

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16 Inspiring Quotes from Old Hollywood's Leading Women

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16 Inspiring Quotes from Old Hollywood's Leading Women

This week we're turning to some of Old Hollywood's finest actresses for some wise words. Life certainly wasn't always rosy for these classic film stars, but these women had grace, grit, and gumption. Read on for their timeless life lessons.

"Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." - Lucille Ball

"I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets." - Grace Kelly

“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.” - Lena Horne

"There were times when I wasn't always up. Everything could be calm and peaceful, then the next day the bottom dropped out. What can you do? Moan and groan and feel sorry for yourself? No, you pull yourself up by your bootstraps and you get on with life." - Doris Day

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." - Mary Pickford

"Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline." - Helen Hayes

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." - Julie Andrews

"I pay all my own bills... I want to choose the man. I do not permit men to choose me." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

"After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life." - Sophia Loren

"My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think, or of my opinions." - Eartha Kitt

"We are all born to die — the difference is the intensity with which we choose to live." - Gina Lollobrigida

“If I had my life to live over again, I'd live it the same way. Maybe a few changes here or there, but nothing special. The truth is, honey, I've enjoyed my life. I've had a hell of a good time.” - Ava Gardner

"Life is too short to work so hard." - Vivien Leigh

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." - Judy Garland

"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." - Audry Hepburn

"Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once." - Tallulah Bankhead

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5 Amy Poehler Quotes to Live By

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5 Amy Poehler Quotes to Live By

Amy Poehler is a wise woman. With a New York Times best selling book, Yes Please, and current status as the Queen of Comedy (alongside Amy Schumer and Tina Fey, of course) she's learned a great deal about making your way in the world and has a lot of motivating advice to share. Below are 5 of her best quotes. Let us know in the comments if you have any Amy Poehler quotes of your own to share!

"I believe people do great things before they are ready." - Amy Poehler

"I believe people do great things before they are ready." - Amy Poehler

"Emotions are like passing storms, and you have to remind yourself that it won't rain forever. You just have to sit down and watch it pour outside and then peek your head out when it looks dry." - Amy Poehler

"Emotions are like passing storms, and you have to remind yourself that it won't rain forever. You just have to sit down and watch it pour outside and then peek your head out when it looks dry." - Amy Poehler

"It's very hard to have ideas. It's very hard to put yourself out there, it's very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers, and the creators. They are the magic people of the world." - Amy Poehler

"It's very hard to have ideas. It's very hard to put yourself out there, it's very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers, and the creators. They are the magic people of the world." - Amy Poehler

"People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way." - Amy Poehler

"People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way." - Amy Poehler

"A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader." - Amy Poehler

"A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader." - Amy Poehler

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