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Top 100 Mindy Kaling Quotes From The Hilarious Actress & Author

People love Mindy Kaling quotes.

Mindy Kaling, the very talented American actress, is also an established author, comedian, director, and producer.

The actress started gaining recognition for her role as Kelly Kapoor in 'The Office'. Mindy Kaling did not only act fabulously in the series but also was one of the directors, writers, and producers.

The actress had to work her way up and had to face her share of struggles. She always has something interesting to say. The actress inspires millions of women through her work. Listed below, you'll find Mindy Kaling book quotes, funny confidence quotes for women, self-confidence quotes for women, funny diversity quotes, funny single mom quotes, and funny quotes about women. Enjoy these Mindy Kaling quotes.

For more relatable content, check out 'The Office' birthday quotes and 'The Office' Christmas quotes.

Best Mindy Kaling Quotes

Mindy Kaling quotes are amazing.

From kids to adults, everyone loves Mindy Kaling. Check out these great Mindy Kaling quotes.

1. "I will leave you with one last piece of advice, which is: If you've got it, flaunt it. And if you don't got it? Flaunt it. 'Cause what are we even doing here if we're not flaunting it?"

- Mindy Kaling.

2. "Albums that remind me of my childhood happiness make me incredibly sad now."

- Mindy Kaling.

3. "But I sort of refuse to be an outsider, even though I know that I very much look like one to a lot of people, I refuse to view myself in such terms."

- Mindy Kaling.

4. "I think sometimes people think cheerful is a synonym for dumb, so no one is ever cheerful."

- Mindy Kaling.

5. "Sometimes you like the idea of someone so much, you just want to do whatever it takes to make it work."

- Mindy Kaling.

6. "Sometimes I aid into the confusion by having my character's name be my name."

- Mindy Kaling.

7. "I never want to be called the funniest Indian female comedian that exists."

- Mindy Kaling.

8. "Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched."

- Mindy Kaling.

9. "And that's all show business is, really. Transitioning panics."

- Mindy Kaling.

10. "My daughter told me I looked like a piñata and I take that as the highest compliment."

- Mindy Kaling.

11. "People talk about confidence without ever bringing up hard work. That's a mistake."

- Mindy Kaling.

12. "And the idea that the critic thought that I had this excess of time for which I could go to, like, panels or write essays was just so laughable to me."

- Mindy Kaling.

13. "If I sound bitter, that's because I'm still a little bitter."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'.

14. "I am notorious for making impassioned speeches about things nobody cares about."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Why Not Me?'

15. "People who are good at stand-up, they sort of seem to have to do it."

- Mindy Kaling.

16. "Is this a generation of orphans who are going to the improv to do stand-up?"

- Mindy Kaling.

17. "It forces you to think about what your strengths really are, and once you find them, you can showcase them, and no one can stop you."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'.

18. "I've always had that chip on my shoulder. I've just always been super hard on myself."

- Mindy Kaling.

Famous Mindy Kaling Quotes

The star actress always has the best things to say. Below you'll get a list of Mindy Kaling quite well-known.

19. "What I've noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it's so wonderfully fair."

- Mindy Kaling.

20. "It is much harder work, but sometimes you have to take destiny into your own hands."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'.

21. "The world is too unstable to truly enjoy National Pizza Day."

- Mindy Kaling.

22. "I don't like at work where you stop everything to sing 'Happy Birthday' to someone. I feel like that's for children."

- Mindy Kaling.

23. "Why is everyone trying to tell me that when you get older it gets better?"

- Mindy Kaling.

24. "If you don't see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself."

- Mindy Kaling.

25. "It's weird when you feel your dream slipping away from you. Especially when you have no other dreams."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Why Not Me?'.

26. "It's great to do a show that's real and relatable, and so much of what is real, is using real things and instances that are specific."

- Mindy Kaling.

27. "I could watch Dana Carvey with my parents, they loved him too."

- Mindy Kaling.

28. "Besides, who wants to read about success, anyway? Successful serial murderers, maybe."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'.

29. "I know why people are interested, and I know why people want me to speak about it."

- Mindy Kaling.

30. "Writing a book is the most terrifying thing that I've ever done."

- Mindy Kaling.

31. "The best kind of laughter is laughter born of a shared memory."

- Mindy Kaling.

32. "You should never have to say hello or goodbye."

- Mindy Kaling.

33. "I guess when you go to business school, you never turn business off."

- Mindy Kaling.

34. "I am an incredibly impatient person."

- Mindy Kaling.

35. "The truth is, it's hard to get people to like you, but it's even harder to keep people liking you."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Why Not Me?'.

Funny Mindy Kaling Quotes

Listed below you'll find some Mindy Kaling quotes that will tickle your funny bone.

36. "If you are going to ask your crush for their phone number, you are one of the small group of women I am so jealous of."

- Mindy Kaling.

37. "I happen to believe that no one inherently deserves anything, except basic human rights, and not to have to watch an ad before you watch a trailer on YouTube."

- Mindy Kaling.

38. "I would rather have someone read my diary than look at my iPod playlists."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'.

39. I can't for the life of me not eat something that I want to eat."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Why Not Me?'.

40. "I feel the same way about clothes as I do about food. I want everything."

- Mindy Kaling.

41. "Are you even an Indian dad if you don't have a quilted puffer vest and a bag of crunchy snacks."

- Mindy Kaling.

42. "There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'.

43. "The main difference between LA and New York is that in LA, if you're impatient, you're the villain and in New York, you're the hero."

- Mindy Kaling.

44. "Even at work sometimes, and I know this is very unpopular, is that if I'm going to work every single day, I don't think you should have to hug people hello every single day when you come to work. I saw you Monday!"

- Mindy Kaling.

45. "More than half the questions I am asked are about the politics of the way I look."

- Mindy Kaling.

46. "For heaven's sake, if you don't know someone's name, just pretend you do. Do that thing everyone else does, where you vaguely say, 'Nice to see you!' and make weak eye contact."

- Mindy Kaling.

47. "I have crushes on celebrities or people I meet or see in the coffee shop, and every day I fall in love with three people simply because they said one funny thing or appeared to me in a certain way."

- Mindy Kaling.

48. "Has anyone else made fun of a Panettone they were gifted and then eaten half of it in one sitting."

- Mindy Kaling.

49. "I've been outsmarted by a toddler, how's your Thursday going?"

- Mindy Kaling.

50. "You'd have to bring in Skittles every single day."

- Mindy Kaling.

51. "I wouldn't mind if an expensive bag were named after me, like Jane Birkin."

- Mindy Kaling.

52. "Maybe you accidentally bought this thinking it was the Malala book."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Why Not Me?'.

Inspirational Mindy Kaling Quotes

Mindy Kaling quotes are inspiring.

We have got a list of Mindy Kaling inspirational quotes for you.

53. "One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'.

54. "I guess I would like to be remembered as a great writer and a kind person."

- Mindy Kaling.

55. "I'm constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don't beat myself up over it."

- Mindy Kaling.

56. "Teenage girls, please don't worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete."

- Mindy Kaling.

57. "I'd rather be like Odysseus than someone who was handed everything."

- Mindy Kaling.

58. "Just think about your art, that thing you're gonna do."

- Mindy Kaling.

59. "Because confidence is like respect; you have to earn it."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Why Not Me?'.

60. "Listen to no one except the two smartest and kindest adults you know, and that doesn't always mean your parents."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Why Not Me?'.

61. "Everyone should try to live their life like they'd like to be a role model."

- Mindy Kaling.

62. "I'm an actor and a writer and a showrunner and I edit my show. I have a job that three people usually have, and I have it in one person."

- Mindy Kaling.

63. "As I've gotten older, I can look at myself more clearly and own the things that I'm good at and work on the things that I'm not."

- Mindy Kaling.

64. "I just have my characters say my controversial opinions and then hide behind them."

- Mindy Kaling.

65. "I feel like I can go head-to-head with the best white, male comedy writers that are out there. Why would I want to self-categorize myself into a smaller group than I'm able to compete in?"

- Mindy Kaling.

66. "I think as humans, no one remembers their successes, everyone just remembers their failures."

- Mindy Kaling.

67. "Specificity is the best tool you can have, as a writer."

- Mindy Kaling.

68. "No matter how good you have it, it's cool to want more."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Why Not Me?'.

Mindy Kaling Quotes From Movies And Shows

Mindy Kaling is good at everything she does. Here are some 'The Office and 'The Mindy Project' quotes and Mindy Kaling quotes from her other works.

69. "Oh my god, it's my favorite kind of cake: gigantic."

- Mindy Lahiri, 'The Mindy Project'.

70. "I get it. You are ashamed of what you did, and you don't want to face it, but everybody makes mistakes. You need to talk about it."

- Molly Patel, 'Late Night'.

71. "Yeah, I have a lot of questions. Number one: how dare you?"

- Kelly Kapoor, 'The Office'.

72. "My apartment is the only place that I feel safe right now."

- Mindy Lahiri, 'The Mindy Project'.

73. "But smack talk is happening like right now, like, 'You're ugly and I know it for a fact 'cause I got the evidence right there.'"

- Kelly Kapoor, 'The Office'.

74. "Well, I just saved our lives."

- Disgust, 'Inside Out'.

75. "Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."

- Molly Patel, 'Late Night'.

76. "Who says exactly what they're thinking? What kind of game is that?"

- Kelly Kapoor, 'The Office'.

77. "I have the right to life, liberty, and chicken wings."

- Mindy Lahiri, 'The Mindy Project'.

78. "No humiliating people. And no withering looks."

- Molly Patel, 'Late Night'.

Popular Mindy Kaling Quotes

Below you'll get to see some popular quotes by the actress and author.

79. "It used to be that you had to make female TV characters perfect so no one would be offended by your 'portrayal' of women."

- Mindy Kaling.

80. "Everyone has a moment when they discover they love Amy Poehler."

- Mindy Kaling.

81. "I don't really like organizations where people are "deemed" things."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Why Not Me?'.

82. "Years from now I'll be able to speak more succinctly about the challenges as a woman."

- Mindy Kaling.

83. "Mythic Quest is my jam."

- Mindy Kaling.

84. "But when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'.

85. "Of course, everyone wants to be mythologized in a great way."

- Mindy Kaling.

86. "Nothing gives you confidence like being a member of a small, weirdly specific, hard-to-find demographic."

- Mindy Kaling.

87. "Anybody can have a birthday. It requires nothing."

- Mindy Kaling.

88. "What's so wrong with effort, anyway?"

- Mindy Kaling, 'Why Not Me?'.

89. "Just work hard, be cheerful, ignore distractions."

- Mindy Kaling.

90. "I'm an A student. I'm addicted to feedback, and I want to please people. "

- Mindy Kaling.

91. "Please tell me restaurants in LA make delicious super bowl food for my sad little pod of people."

- Mindy Kaling.

92. "My opinion? Take care of revenge right away."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'.

93. "I have never regretted erring on the side of withholding information."

- Mindy Kaling.

94. "I have a great job writing for 'The Office', but, really, all television writers do is dream of one day writing movies."

- Mindy Kaling.

95. "A lot of you will become the quiet heroes of our country — however, those of you who go on to work for Big Pharma or Philip Morris, you will be the loud antiheroes."

- Mindy Kaling.

96. "I think references, where they fit organically, are great."

- Mindy Kaling.

97. "I cringe a lot when I look at my early talkshow experiences."

- Mindy Kaling.

98. "I didn't completely forget how to be nice or feminine because I have a career."

- Mindy Kaling.

99. "Maybe the point is that any marriage is work, but you may as well pick work that you like."

- Mindy Kaling, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'.

100. "I'm not into red carpet looks where it's clear the woman wanted to look like a pretty, pretty princess."

- Mindy Kaling.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Mindy Kaling quotes then why not take a look at funny mom quotes, ['The Office' love quotes], or 'The Office' senior quotes.

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