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all quotes by Maya Rudolph (10)

"When you find your heroes as a kid, they stay with you forever, and so I'd always wanted to be like Gilda when I grew up—it was something inside of me that I knew I had to do."

Interview Magazine | october 2002

"My dream since I was a little girl was to be on Saturday Night Live."

Interview Magazine | october 2002

"I don't think of myself as a lady humorist. I just have boobs and parts that allow me to give birth to children, but I like to be funny with the boys and the girls."

NPR | may 2012

"And from my end — from a comedy end — I'm finding humor in the little things."

NPR | may 2012

"Soak it in. Don't take a picture. Enjoy it right this second."

Interview Magazine | june 2014

"I like my neuroses. I like knowing that they are real and that they are from my ancestors, that I have inherited them and that they are genetic."

Interview Magazine | june 2014

"'Seasoned' sounds like I'm talking about a frying pan, but you know what I mean-well-worn and leathered from life and experience and highs and lows and love and relationships and appreciation for life and gratitude."

Interview Magazine | june 2014

"Say yes, and create your own destiny."

Tulane commencement address | may 2015

"I never wanted to admit that I was a thespian...And this was back in the days when people weren’t really talking about being thespians. Before thespians could marry."

Tulane commencement address | may 2015

"Be nice to jerks because we still don't know the criteria for getting into heaven yet."

commencement speech | may 2015
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