Tina Fey
Tina Fey arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Sept.18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

It is Tina Fey’s birthday today! The actress turns 47 Thursday.

Fey was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, May 18, 1970. Apart being known for her role as a teacher in “Mean Girls,” she is also very well known for playing former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin on NBC series “Saturday Night Live.”

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She recently appeared on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and praised the cast of the musical production “Mean Girls.”

“Like, these kids are so talented. We have the cast now. We’ve been rehearsing for about a month. There’s a bunch of baby Timberlakes. Everyone can do everything! They just sing so loud and they dance so hard,” Fey said on the show.

On the occasion of Fey’s birthday, here are some choice quotes by the actress gathered from Brainy Quote and BuzzFeed.

“I really love cursing a lot. But as I get older, I realize it's a little unseemly for women of a certain age.”

“Sometimes people expect that I'm going to be tough. It's not a bad situation. People treat you better. People are on time.”

“Acting is really about showing up that day and telling the writers what you feel like saying.”

“I think my level of fame will drop back down. I think it'll recede. In fact, I know it will. That's life on Planet Earth. And I'm okay with that. Besides getting tables at restaurants and special treatment at the airport, what else is there?”

“I think for women especially, you need to have a plan. I need to have some other ways to generate income, so I don't have to stretch my face or lift the top of my head with surgery or something.”

“I work, and then whenever I have any other time, I'm with my daughter, and then I go to sleep. I think you basically have to abandon the dreams of having any other adult activities in your life. You have to go to sleep whenever your child goes to sleep. That's basically how we're doing it.”

“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don't just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”

“You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.”

“Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions... Do your thin, and don't care if they like it.”

“The idea of being in control for the sake of control is not really important to me. If everyone is sharp and doing what they're doing well, you don't really need to be in control all the time.”

“I think you basically have to abandon the dreams of having any other adult activities in your life. You have to go to sleep whenever your child goes to sleep.”

“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?”

“In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.”

“I dreamed of being an actress when I was a little kid because you don't know then that the writer writes everything the actor is saying. But as I got older, I got into college and became more aware that writing is another option, and I started getting into it, too.”

“Every kid has something they're good at, that you hope they find and gravitate toward.”