It’s February 13th, which means it’s finally Galentine’s Day, and we have some amazing Leslie Knope quotes to get you in the spirit (and make you lol, of course). In case you’re unaware, Galentine’s Day was created by everyone’s favorite park director, Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. It’s basically the best day of the year, because it is all about celebrating your BFFs. Ladies deserve love too, after all. In Knope’s own words, “Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
Really, what could be better than that? In honor of the actual best holiday in February, here are some of Leslie’s best quotes about friends and love. You’re welcome.
Knowing your strength.
“You shut your mouth, you have all the strengths.” It’s true, just listen.
Ladies are clearly number one.
“You know my code: hoes before bros. Uteruses before duderuses…Ovaries before brovaries.”
On saying I love you.
“Relationships are like SCUBA diving. If you come up too fast you get the bends. And the reasons why I know this is because I was dating a guy once and we were SCUBA diving and I told him that I loved him underwater and he shot up really fast and got the bends.”
Knowing where your priorities lie.
“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”
She’s a full-on feminist.
“I’m a feminist, okay? I would never ever go to a strip club. I’ve gone on record that if I had to have a stripper’s name, it would be Equality.”
Hilarious wedding proposal thoughts.
“You should ask her on horseback. No, you should ask her in a hot air balloon. No, she should be on a hot air balloon and you should ride up on horseback. Oh, wait. She’s in the balloon; you ride up on horseback. You point to the sky. Up there, skywriting. Marry me, Ann.”
Being your own hero.
“I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself.”
Her amazing pick-me-ups for her BFF Ann.
“Oh Ann, you beautiful rule-breaking moth.”
“Ann, you beautiful spinster, I will find you love.”
“Ann, you beautiful tropical fish.”
“Ann, you poetic and noble land-mermaid.”
If we were all lucky enough to have a Leslie to boost our Ann tendencies, we’d be SO lucky. Oh, and in case you need advice on what to put in your bestie’s gift bags for your G-Day bash, Leslie has you covered.
How do you plan on celebrating Galentine’s Day?