Queen of the Day Happy Birthday, Zooey! HelloGiggles Team

We would like to wish our co-founder, style hero, musical crackerjack and comedic inspiration, Miss Zooey Deschanel, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The birthday girl has dazzled us in many ways, one of which being her candor. Zooey isn’t afraid to share her thoughts and opinions, and we adore her for that.

On this very special day, we’d like to share some of the best quotes from our fearless leader.

“I’m just being myself. There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say. We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f–king feminist and wear a f–king Peter Pan collar. So f–king what?” -February Issue of Glamour Magazine

“I had a party at the American Girl store — recently.” -Us Weekly

“People do think I’m weird. I don’t know why.” -May 2012 issue of Marie Claire

“I don’t know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful. That’s a very good way to keep women down.” -February 2012 Issue of Allure

“Somebody asked me, “How did you start doing comedy?” and I was like, “By being unintentionally funny.” I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident—and those end up being the magic. Every time I’ve followed my gut it’s been better than when I’ve tried to do what I was supposed to do.” -February Issue of Glamour Magazine

“I hate papaya. I love coffee. I mean, I really love coffee.” -Us Weekly

“Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah Blah Blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love. “

We love you, Zooey!

xoxoxoxo

Image via Glamour

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  1. “I don’t know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful. That’s a very good way to keep women down.”

    This is my favorite! I’m a little late but happy birthday! I often argue with many woman of the beauty of being a woman. While there are many things woman can do that a man can do, but why would you want to equivalent yourself to a man? You are dismissing your essence as a woman and comparing yourself to a man. Essentially you are saying you are a man and not embracing the feminine qualities which are oh so beautiful…. I could write this much more clearer or elaborate but I have to get to school!

    Hope your bday was swell and have great day everyone!

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    Happy Birthday!

  4. happy birthday! i can´t write on your facebook, i hope you can read this

    best wishes for you!

    Marcela

  5. HAPPY BEERDAY ZOOEY! :)

  6. Happy Birthday, lady!

  7. Happy Birthday Zooey! Hope you’re having a great day :-)

  8. Happy Birthday Zooey Deschanel!
    <3

  9. Happy birthday to a fellow capricorn. (I’m next–Jan. 19.) Keep rocking Zooey. Love your site, your show and the fact that you’re defiantly feminine!

  10. Happy birthday Zoeey!!! You are such an awesomely cute actress, love you!! :)

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  11. Happy Birthday Zoeey!!! I WOULD TOTALLY SAY ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!

  12. Happy Birthday Zooey. I love your music, your voice, and your sense of humor and you seem super smart. The world is a better place with you in it.

  13. ¡¡¡Happy Birtday Zooey!!!
    ¡¡I Wishing you happiness!!

  14. Wishing you the HAPPIEST of Birthdays!

  15. Happy birthday to pure awesomeness.

  16. Happy Birthday Zooey! I’ve been following your career since I saw you in ‘The Good Girl’ As the goth no nonsense check out girl :-) I can’t wait for new ‘She And Him’ music and the continuing adventures of Jess/Nick/Schmitt/Winston and CeCe! New Girl is my favorite show. Continue to be yourself and ignore the critics. Much love and Happy Birthday! Steph Saint Louis Mo.

  17. <3<3<3<3<3IT'S THE THIRD TIME THAT I WISH YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUT I JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH SO I CONTINUE WISHING YOU UNTIL THE DAY ENDS. ANYWAY JUST ANSWER ME ON TWITTER AND I'LL STOP IT <3<3<3<3<3

  18. HAPPY CRAZY STUPID BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY ZOOEY!!
    Love your show, love your singing and love HelloGiggles!

  19. Happy happy birthday

  20. Happy Birthday Zooey!

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