O mundo segundo Tina Fey

“Lesson learned? When people say, "You really, really must" do something, it means you don't really have to. No one ever says, "You really, really must deliver the baby during labor." When it's true, it doesn't need to be said.”

“Gay people don’t actually try to convert people. That’s Jehovah’s Witnesses you’re thinking of.”

“Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”

“Politics and prostitution have to be the only jobs where inexperience is considered a virtue. In what other profession would you brag about not knowing stuff?”

“Whitney Houston’s cover of “I Will Always Love You” was constantly on my FM Walkman radio around that time. I think that made me cry because I associated it with absolutely no one.”

“In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.”

Tina Fey, Bossypants, Reagan Arthur Books/ Little, Brown and Company, 2011

During cocktails at her apartment, I ask Fey, What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done?
“Nothing,” she replies blithely.

Fey lured the viewers she craved only when she started moonlighting on S.N.L. as the look-alike Alaska governor who sometimes talks, as Fey puts it, as if she’s lost in a corn maze.
"What Tina Wants", Vanity Fair, Janeiro 2009

PLAYBOY: The late Michael O’Donoghue, the first head writer for Saturday Night Live, once said, “It does help when writing humor to have a big hunk of meat between the legs.”

FEY: I do have one but it’s been flayed open to a vagina.

PLAYBOY: So you don’t agree with that sentiment?

FEY: Well, the thing is, he said that and then he died. So, I don’t know. Maybe he was wrong.
PlayboyJaneiro 2008

ESQUIRE: On your show, you deal with race really well.

FEY: From the beginning, as soon as we had [Tracy Morgan, Alec Baldwin, and me], I thought we could deal with race, gender, and power. Also, fart jokes.

"Tina Fey, Make Us Laugh", Esquire, Maio 2008 

If you watch her closely on “Weekend Update,” you can occasionally catch a glimpse of the writer who got lucky. It’s in the slight hesitation in her voice, that wide-eyed wonder when a joke gets an unexpected laugh. It’s not false modesty exactly. She doesn’t think she’s undeserving of her success. She’s just surprised that anyone noticed.

"Tina Fey: The Believer Interview", The Believer Magazine, Novembro 2003 

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