10 Amy Schumer Quotes To Make You Laugh & Feel Inspired

There’s little debate over Amy Schumer’s presence and success as a comedian. Schumer is easily one of the most famous comedians working in Hollywood today, best known for her 2015 hit movie Trainwreck and show Inside Amy Schumer. The comedy it-girl began her stand up career in 2000, and rose to fame on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2007. Schumer went on to release her debut stand up album Cutting in 2011 and star in her first comedy central special Mostly Sex Stuff. More recently she got to display her comedic talent on an HBO stand up special filmed at the Apollo theatre in 2015 and will play the lead in the upcoming Barbie movie currently in production.

Schumer’s humor is raunchy and provocative touching on sex, relationships, and male vs. female stereotypes. But the Hollywood success is not just a talented comedian, Schumer has an incredible voice for those feeling vulnerable and down. She continually spreads her inspiration to her viewers through her humor, bringing attention to issues she’s dealt with personally including body image, feminism and the haters.

Here are 10 quotes that’ll make you laugh and learn from the hilarious and wise Amy Schumer

1.) On perseverance

“Boxing is like stand-up. Getting hit in boxing really made me feel stronger as a stand-up, because it’s like having your worst fears happen to you. That gives you power, because you’re no longer scared of it happening anymore. You got hit, and it hurt, but you’re okay.” – Amy Schumer

2.) On Double standards in life

“I get labeled a sex comic. But if a guy got up onstage and pulled his dick out, everybody would say, ‘He’s a thinker.’” – Amy Schumer

3.) On defying the expectations of females

“Women are always expected to be the gracious hostess, quick with an anecdote and a sprinkling of laughter at other stories. We are basically unpaid geishas. But when we do not fulfill this expectation, people assume we must be either depressed or a c**t. Maybe I’m a c**t anyway, but it’s not because I don’t want to blink and smile at someone as they tell me they ran cross-country in middle school.”

4.) On getting through those embarrassing moments

You feel like such a dirty whore buying Plan B. It is so embarrassing because it’s over the counter but you have to ask your pharmacist, and they know what you want but they make you ask. They’re looking at me, I’m like, ‘You see where my eyeliner is just give it to me.’” – Amy Schumer

5.) On owning who you are

“My comedy is unapologetic and fearless. Like, sometimes you’ll wind up having condomless sex with someone that you probably shouldn’t. I’m interested in sharing that part of myself unapologetically so that other people will hopefully feel better.” – Amy Schumer

6.) On body confidence

“I’m not going to apologize for who I am and I’m going to actually love the skin that I’m in. I’m not gonna be striving for some other version of myself.” – Amy Schumer

7.) On Independence

“I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself.” – Amy Schumer

8.) On dealing with haters

I want to throw my hands in the air after reading a mean Twitter comment and say, ‘All right! You got it. You figured me out. I’m not pretty. I’m not thin. I do not deserve to use my voice … All my self-worth is based on what you can see.’ But then I think, f— that.” – Amy Schumer

9.) On taking control of your life

“I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will. – Amy Schumer

10.) On dealing with the bad days

“Even on my worst day when I’m feeling awful I smile and say you’re doing the best you can, good job bitch” – Amy Schumer

Author: Kara Elliott

Kara Elliott is a communications student at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. She is a freelance writer focusing on entertainment and issues surrounding human rights.  Hiking, nature photography and healthy eating are some of her passions.  You can contact her at kara.elliott@carleton.ca


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