43 Great Tina Fey Quotes for Her 43rd Birthday


On being Greek

“I don’t have a WASP body. Preppy doesn’t work on me at all. There’s something about the Greek thing where there’s only, like, two speeds. If you put me in something conservative, it looks matronly. And if you cut it down to here [gestures to her navel] it looks slutty.” (Vogue, 2010)

On animals

“I don’t hate animals and I would never hurt an animal; I just don’t actively care about them. When a coworker shows me cute pictures of her dog, I struggle to respond correctly, like an autistic person who has been taught to recognize human emotions from flash cards. In short, I am the worst.” (Bossypants, 2011)

On New York

“I think part of picking where you live in New York is accepting who you are. Really looking at yourself and going, ‘Yeah, I’m not cool enough for the West Village.’ ” (Vogue, 2010)

On New York’s best doughnuts

“That’s Peter Pan doughnuts in Brooklyn. It’s a Polish bakery. We shot nearby once for 30 Rock. Its white-cream-filled powdered doughnut. And I really believe, when I first tried it, if I had a penis, I would put it in this doughnut. I finally understand what you guys are thinking about and what motivates you guys.” (Esquire, 2010)

On Internet comment sections

“It’s the repository of all human garbage. It’s the worst place in the world.” (Fresh Air, 2012)

On winning at the Emmys

“The first year, it made us feel like a real TV show. Before the Emmys, I had done a lot of downplaying: ‘It’s just a bunch of people who paid 200 bucks to start a club and give themselves prizes.’ But after we won, I was like, ‘It’s the greatest thing ever — extremely prestigious.’” (Oprah, 2009)