As if San Francisco couldn’t get any more awesome, my idol, and object of admiration and affection of many millennials is coming to San Francisco for a conversation with Blind Side author Michael Lewis at Nourse Theatre, TONIGHT.
In celebration of this beautiful tropical fish gracing us San Franciscans with her presence and unattainable wisdom, I have chosen five (out of a million) of Mindy Kaling’s iconic quotes that are sure to change your life.
1. Via Twitter:
“@mindykaling: If I was blind I could tell who the hot girls in the nail salon were by how boring their stories are”
2. An oldie but a goodie from Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me:
“Sometimes you just have to put on lipstick and pretend to be psyched.”
3. On her comedic competition:
“I never want to be called the funniest Indian female comedian that exists. 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?”
4. On high school popularity and how far she’s come:
“I was obsessed with being popular in high school and never achieved it. There’s photos from our high school musicals, and I’m comically in the deep background, wearing a beggar’s costume.”
5. My personal favorite because I want Mindy to be my best friend and love when people want to be my friend:
“When people call me either a girl crush or their best friend, like, the best friend they want, that’s, to me, the best compliment anyone could ever give me.”
*BONAS JONAS* From an excerpt of Greg Daniels guest chapter in Why Not Me:
“Make a list the people you think would make the greatest mentors and try to get close enough to steal their wifi”