Celebrity Soundbites

Tina Fey:

"The ideal situation for a parent is one that no one has - having a fulfilling job that requires you to work three days a week. It's better for the parents, because they get to spend time with the children and also have a source of pride and achievement - and income - outside the home."


Tina Fey:

"We'll be shooting and it's a beautiful day outside and I'll just think, 'Aw, Alice is in the park without me.'  But that is just the working parent dilemma.  I can't get my head around it yet.  It seems like all we do now is get up, change diapers, go to work, come home and go immediately to sleep."


Tina Fey:

"I think every working mom probably feels the same thing which is you go through big chunks of time where you're just going 'this is impossible -- oh this is impossible.'  And then you just keep going and keep going and you sort of do the impossible."


Tina Fey:

"I think this is ingenious marketing, but that princess thing sets off an alarm bell for me. [I'm afraid] all that might creep back into our culture. That a girl would aspire to be the Little Mermaid, a beautiful redhead with no legs who waits for her prince! Who literally gives up her voice! What are we doing? What is going on? I think my generation has been slightly tricked in that you're really encouraged to try to have it all . . . and sometimes your body will not let you wait as long as you want. I had to get back to work [after Alice was born]. NBC had me under contract; the baby and I only had a verbal agreement. We wrap shooting on a normal day by 7 p.m. Most times, I bring three or four writers home with me. I'll put Alice to bed before they come over, then we'll continue writing until I can no longer stay awake. It's very full. But I would be lying if I said there were not tears involved at home occasionally -- just occasionally. Last spring, my husband was trying to joke around with me. I was saying, 'Please stop talking. I'm trying to go to sleep,' and he kept talking. Out of the blue -- he still mentions it, that I had the most terrifying look on my face - and I just went 'STOP IT!!' and shoved him across the bed. The life of a working parent is constantly saying 'This is impossible,' and then you keep doing it. Ours was the generation of Title IX. It was like 'We're going to sign up for coed baseball, and you're going to play basketball . . ' It was a good time to be a girl. You know, watching The Bad News Bears -- it was takeover time."  Source: Parade Magazine.


Tina Fey:

"[on the writers' strike] I worked out three times. Well, I went to the gym three times, but I only worked out two of the three times. One other time I used the bathroom. Actually, I spent the whole time with my kid, which was nice. It was like the maternity leave I never got. She is now able to pick me up out of a lineup of four or five women."


Tina Fey:

"I know for sure that you can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at. I know for sure that a hard-boiled egg is two points on Weight Watchers. I know for sure that my kid needs my husband and me to be with her more." - From O Magazine 2/2009


Tina Fey

Tina Fey:

"I know for sure that you can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at. I know for sure that a hard-boiled egg is two points on Weight Watchers. I know for sure that my kid needs my husband and me to be with her more." - From O Magazine 2/2009