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55 Best Leslie Knope Quotes From The Parks And Rec Queen Of Work And Waffles

The 'Parks And Recreation' quotes listed here will be loved by one and all

Leslie Knope is a hugely popular character from the 'Parks And Recreation' sitcom.

Leslie Knope is an optimistic and hardworking person. In her role in the Parks and Recreation department of the government, she holds strong opinions as to how a government should function

The Leslie Knope quotes collated here will make you want to rewatch the series. If you are interested in similar quotes, check out these Tom Haverford quotes and April Ludgate quotes too.

The Best 'Parks And Rec' Quotes About Organization

Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, is a very organized person. These quotes about organization show us why she is such an excellent worker.

1."Hobbies? Organizing my agenda. Wait, that doesn't sound fun … jammin' on my planner!"

-Leslie Knope.

2."I have ordered banners for every personal and professional event I've ever organized. My credit card called me about it. Not to question the charges, but it sincerely ask me if I was mentally stable."

-Leslie Knope.

Great Leslie Knope Quotes

These quotes from Leslie Knope might make you think, whereas others are just downright funny.

3."I don't know. But I know how I feel and I want to be with you. But I'm done steamrolling people."

-Leslie Knope.

4."Leslie Knope: I'd like to apologize to those that I've misled. I thought I was telling the truth, but, sadly, I was born in Eagleton.

Joan Callamezzo: Wha--? [laughs] Well, that is worse than I ever could have hoped for.

Leslie Knope: I learned something, Joan. It's not where you're born. It's where you're from."

- 'Parks And Recreation'.

5. "I don't want to be overdramatic, but today felt like a hundred years in heck and the absolute worst day of my life."

-Leslie Knope.

6. "The only thing I'm guilty of is loving Pawnee. And punching Lindsay in the face and shoving a coffee filter down her pants."

-Leslie Knope.

7."I'm going to be direct and honest with you. I would like a glass of red wine and I'll take the cheapest one you have because I can't tell the difference."

-Leslie Knope.

8."All the things make me think a lot of feelings about myself."

-Leslie Knope.

9."I stand behind my decision to avoid salad and other disgusting things."

-Leslie Knope.

10. "I've told you that the Eagletonians are awful, terrible people. They call their boogers 'Pawnee caviar'."

-Leslie Knope.

11." In 1988, we were hit by a tornado. We asked Eagleton for help, and they claimed they weren't home."

-Leslie Knope.

12."Leslie: Do you think that marrying penguins made some kind of statement?

Tom: Yes. The statement was that you're very lonely and you need a pet."

- 'Parks And Recreation'.

13."You know what I should do? I should get my mother a one way ticket to London, leaving today. That way Ben never has to meet her and I could visit her in London."

-Leslie Knope.

14."It's not that I don't trust Ben. It's that I don't have faith in Ben. And also I'm starting to forget who Ben is."

-Leslie Knope.

15."Well, I tried to call Oprah. Couldn't get her number. I'm putting it out there, like The Secret. And hopefully she'll call me."

-Leslie Knope.

16."I have two brains in my body. I've never felt so dumb."

-Leslie Knope.

Leslie Knope Leadership Quotes

Leslie was known for her leadership skills. The Leslie Knope motivational quotes listed here might inspire people to be successful in life.

17."If you want to bake a pie, that's great. If you want to have a career, that's great too."

-Leslie Knope.

18."I took your idea and I made it better."

-Leslie Knope.

19."Now go find your team. Get to work. Whatever that work is that you find worth doing. Do it, and find some people to love who'll do it with you."

– Leslie Knope.

20."I need you to text me every 30 seconds that everything is going to be OK."

-Leslie Knope.

21."I have the most valuable commodity in America: the blind, stubborn belief that I am doing what is right."

-Leslie Knope.

22."There's nothing we can't do if we work hard, never sleep, and shirk all other responsibilities in our lives."

-Leslie Knope.

Leslie Knope Love Quotes

The quotes listed below show Leslie Knope's opinion on love and waffles (obviously!).

23."When you love something, you don't threaten it. You don't punish it. You fight for it. You take care of it. You put it first."

-Leslie Knope.

24."Hey, Leslie. It's Leslie. Hang in there. I love you. Bye."

-Leslie Knope.

25."What I hear when I'm being yelled at is people caring loudly at me."

-Leslie Knope.

26."The things that you have done for me; to help me, support me, surprise me, to make me happy — go above and beyond what any person deserves. You're all I need. I love you and I like you."

-Leslie Knope.

27."Everyone should love waffles. If they don't, they're crazy."

-Leslie Knope.

28." I mean, am I living the dream? I don't know. Did I also just walk past a food truck and buy myself a waffle sundae? Yes!"

-Leslie Knope.

In many Leslie Knope quotes, waffles are a key theme

Leslie Knope Quotes About Government

Leslie always believed that the government should work for the benefit of the people. The Leslie Knope quotes about parks listed here will show her dedication to helping people.

29."Maybe it's time for more women to be in charge."

-Leslie Knope.

30."Pawnee's library department is the most diabolical, ruthless bunch of bureaucrats I've ever seen."

-Leslie Knope.

31."No matter what I do, literally nothing bad can happen to me. I'm like a white, male US Senator."

-Leslie Knope.

32."There are very few things I have asked for in this world. To build a new park from scratch, to eventually become president and to one day solve a murder on a train."

-Leslie Knope.

33."It is my dream to build a park… that I one day visit with my White House staff on my birthday. And they say President Knope, this park is awesome."

-Leslie Knope.

Leslie Knope fought to build the first park for Pawnee, Indiana

Leslie Knope Feminist Quotes

Leslie Knope was a true feminist. The Leslie Knope inspirational quotes listed here might motivate more women to achieve the impossible.

34."Guys love it when you can show them you are better than they are at something they love."

-Leslie Knope.

35."Like I always say, stairs is a young man's game."

-Leslie Knope.

36." Winning is every girl's dream. But it's my destiny."

-Leslie Knope.

37." I am a Goddess, a glorious female warrior."

-Leslie Knope.

38."Why did I change my hairstyle? Oh I don't know. I decided it would look better... or my kids got gum in it."

-Leslie Knope.

39."I guess some people object to powerful depictions of awesome ladies."

-Leslie Knope.

40."I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself."

-Leslie Knope.

41."One person's 'annoying' is another person's 'inspiring and heroic'."

-Leslie Knope.

42."Sometimes you have to make the hardest climb to see the most beautiful sunrise."

-Leslie Knope.

Leslie Knope Friendship Quotes

Leslie Knope valued her friendship, particularly with Ann. The below Leslie Knope quotes about Ann and Ann and Leslie Knope Galentine's Day quotes will throw some light on their friendship.

43."We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third."

-Leslie Knope.

44."Ann, you're such a good friend. You are a beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox."

-Leslie Knope.

45."What's Galentine's Day? Oh, it's only the best day of the year."

-Leslie Knope.

46."February 13th, Galentine's Day, is about celebrating lady friends."

-Leslie Knope.

47."Ann's my doctor. She's the most beautiful nurse in the world."

-Leslie Knope.

48."Oh Ann, you're too beautiful to be funny. It's not your fault."

-Leslie Knope.

49."Ann, you're a genius! Your brain is almost as perfect as your face."

-Leslie Knope.

50."Ann, you beautiful spinster, I will find you love."

-Leslie Knope.

51."Ann, you're so sweet and innocent and pretty."

-Leslie Knope.

52."Oh, Ann, I always forget because you're so pretty, you're not used to rejection."

-Leslie Knope.

Amy Poehler Quotes

Amy Poehler plays Leslie Knope in 'Parks And Recreation'. She has some words of wisdom of her own to share.

53. "Any time you talk to anyone about something that they love, they're, like, their most beautiful. It's a cool gift to get to talk to people about what they love."

-Amy Poehler.

54."Always remember your kid's name. Always remember where you put your kid. Don't let your kid drive until their feet can reach the pedals."

-Amy Poehler.

55. "A person's tragedy does not make up their entire life. A story carves deep grooves into our brains each time we tell it. But we aren't one story. We can change our stories."

-Amy Poehler.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the best Leslie Knope quotes from the 'Parks And Rec' queen of work and waffles, then why not take a look at these Andy Dwyer quotes or [Ron Swanson quotes] for more?

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