I never noticed my voice. I did become aware as a little kid at camp that I liked doing accents. We'd do plays and skits, and I realized I loved speaking in voices that weren't my own.

Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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I was a teenager in '95, so I didn't dress like a woman then. I was really small. I remember wishing I wasn't wearing Gap Kids.

I don't have any horror stories of trying to start as a comedian and eating it constantly on stage.

For some reason, I never watched Lifetime but just discovered it. I was like, 'Oh, it's all rom-coms!'

I always wanted to be a children's author, and I have a really big library of children's books. All the ones from when I was little, they are just so beautiful. I read kids' books, and they calm me down.

I'm tired of someone being called 'quirky' because they tripped or got a stain on their shirt. It's like a beautiful blonde lady who's quirky because she has bedhead, or she's quirky because she sometimes says the wrong, cute thing. I like it when women are quirky as human beings.

I feel a lot of life in me and a lot of creative energy, and I think it's better suited somewhere it can run free.

I sometimes think my earnestness is confused for stupidity, but it shouldn't be.

I want to write a studio movie, but probably one that's for me to be in.

I waited my whole life to be a woman, so now my clothes are fairly tight.

There is something to grace and deportment, but you determine that for yourself. That's something you own.

I've become very interested in the ways things can change even with someone you've known for many years and you've committed to for life. How drastic can you damage things in the way you speak to someone?

I guess some people want to be performers because they want to be famous.

I like to wear dresses and skirts when I go onstage because the attitude that I have is, 'I'm so excited to introduce myself to you.' And I want to be wearing what I'd be wearing to a date or a dinner party.

I have a big thing about needing to know that I belong - in my group of friends, in my family, in my industry.