Empowering Quotes to Celebrate Kristen Wiig's Birthday

Whether it's her hilarious skits on "SNL," or her memorable role in "Bridesmaids," it's safe to say that Kristen Wiig is a reigning woman in comedy.

In celebration of her birthday on Monday, we've compiled some of our favorite empowering quotes of hers.  

On Women in Comedy:

"It's in no way cliched. When we were writing ['Bridesmaids'], I don’t think we were thinking about that. We weren't thinking, 'Now it's the girls' turn to make a really funny movie' or this is a feminist thing or anything like that. We just sat down and said, 'Wouldn't this be funny?'"

"If women feel empowered by it ['Bridesmaids'], then great. The only thing that's hard to hear is the constant surprise that women are funny and that they can do things that men have done in other films. Call me crazy but I think there have been so many funny women for so many years. A film poster with six women on it shouldn't be groundbreaking."

"It certainly doesn’t feel like a girls vs boys thing on 'Saturday Night Live' but you're right, the boys outnumber the girls three to one. I love writing [with a man]. I write most of my 'SNL' stuff with guys."

"There are so many funny women in the world, and there has been for so many years, so I'll be happy when people can just move on from that, and things can just be 'comedies' and not 'female' or 'male,' and everyone gets an equal opportunity."

"Why can't there be a lot of great women who are doing great things?"

On Success:

"If you're creating anything at all, it's really dangerous to care about what people think."

"People sometimes get a little extra criticism when they try something that they don't normally do, but I think that's just a natural thing for artists."

"Don't become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the sh** out of you."

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