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32 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Molly Shannon

Famous As: Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Film ‘Other People’
Born On: 1964
Born In: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Age: 59 Years

Molly Shannon is an illustrious American comedian and actress. From 1995 to 2001, he was a cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ For her performance in comedy-drama film ‘Other People,’ she bagged in the ‘Film Independent Spirit Award.’ She was also seen playing supporting roles in various films, including ‘Never Been Kissed,’ ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,’ ‘Osmosis Jones,’ ‘A Night at the Roxbury,’ ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas,’ and  ‘My Boss's Daughter.’ Following is a corpus of inspiring and empowering quotes and sayings by Molly Shannon which have been curated from her movies, thoughts, public utterances, interviews, works and life. Here is a list of motivational quotes and thoughts by Molly Shannon that are sure to inspire you.

Mary Katherine Gallagher is an exaggerated version of me, how I felt when I was little.

Mary Katherine Gallagher is an exaggerated version of me, how I felt when I was little.

Molly Shannon
Without a doubt, the worst part of being a mom is having to floss my kids' teeth every night. It's so tedious.

Without a doubt, the worst part of being a mom is having to floss my kids' teeth every night. It's so tedious.

Molly Shannon
When I see a mom embarrassed because her kid is having a temper tantrum, I'm like, 'Please! Do you think I've never gone through that?' Women tend to be too hard on themselves.

When I see a mom embarrassed because her kid is having a temper tantrum, I'm like, 'Please! Do you think I've never gone through that?' Women tend to be too hard on themselves.

Molly Shannon
When I was 12, my friend and I tried to sneak onto a plane from my hometown of Cleveland to New York City! My dad encouraged us - he was a wild guy, big on jokes.

When I was 12, my friend and I tried to sneak onto a plane from my hometown of Cleveland to New York City! My dad encouraged us - he was a wild guy, big on jokes.

Molly Shannon
I never think I want to try to be funny. And humor, if there is anything funny, should come from a real place.

I never think I want to try to be funny. And humor, if there is anything funny, should come from a real place.

Molly Shannon
My dad was a real fun guy, and despite his personal problems, he was a great father. It wasn't easy, but he did a good job of raising my sister Mary and I all by himself.

My dad was a real fun guy, and despite his personal problems, he was a great father. It wasn't easy, but he did a good job of raising my sister Mary and I all by himself.

Molly Shannon
I used to get painful crushes on really unavailable guys.

I used to get painful crushes on really unavailable guys.

Molly Shannon
I think that, being a mother, you would do anything for your children. Their pain is your pain; if they're in pain, you feel their pain.

I think that, being a mother, you would do anything for your children. Their pain is your pain; if they're in pain, you feel their pain.

Molly Shannon
There was a period where I stopped auditioning because I was like, 'I don't have the heart.' There's just so much rejection.

There was a period where I stopped auditioning because I was like, 'I don't have the heart.' There's just so much rejection.

Molly Shannon
If you can write and create original characters, do your own show, develop your own material, it gives you more power than just waiting around to be hired.

If you can write and create original characters, do your own show, develop your own material, it gives you more power than just waiting around to be hired.

Molly Shannon
I'm very driven by writing. Coming from 'Saturday Night Live,' because it's such a writing job, and we all write our parts on the show and create characters, I'm so respectful of good writing.

I'm very driven by writing. Coming from 'Saturday Night Live,' because it's such a writing job, and we all write our parts on the show and create characters, I'm so respectful of good writing.

Molly Shannon
I definitely have loads of respect for writers and the art of writing.

I definitely have loads of respect for writers and the art of writing.

Molly Shannon
I love comedy, but I did always consider myself a dramatic comedian.

I love comedy, but I did always consider myself a dramatic comedian.

Molly Shannon
Losing my mom at such a young age had a profound effect on my life.

Losing my mom at such a young age had a profound effect on my life.

Molly Shannon
When I was on 'Saturday Night Live,' all I did was work.

When I was on 'Saturday Night Live,' all I did was work.

Molly Shannon
I like both movies and TV, so I don't have some big grand plan.

I like both movies and TV, so I don't have some big grand plan.

Molly Shannon
I really love having lots of down time with my kids.

I really love having lots of down time with my kids.

Molly Shannon
I actually went to college with Adam Sandler. He was a dramatic actor, too!

I actually went to college with Adam Sandler. He was a dramatic actor, too!

Molly Shannon
I went to drama school at New York University.

I went to drama school at New York University.

Molly Shannon
I think things get a lot better after high school. I think the ones that struggle during that time tend to have better experiences after.

I think things get a lot better after high school. I think the ones that struggle during that time tend to have better experiences after.

Molly Shannon
I'm no way one of those comedians who want to do drama. I really do love comedies. I hope to go back to it.

I'm no way one of those comedians who want to do drama. I really do love comedies. I hope to go back to it.

Molly Shannon
I used to watch 'SNL' when I was babysitting, after I put the kids to bed. It was the Gilda Radner and Bill Murray era. I loved it.

I used to watch 'SNL' when I was babysitting, after I put the kids to bed. It was the Gilda Radner and Bill Murray era. I loved it.

Molly Shannon
I guess I have a positive attitude about divorce because I have some friends who've gotten divorced, and I'm like, 'Well, if it's better, then - good!'

I guess I have a positive attitude about divorce because I have some friends who've gotten divorced, and I'm like, 'Well, if it's better, then - good!'

Molly Shannon
I think I'm a really hard worker, and I feel like my attitude is to just enjoy the process of being creative and developing and 'just throw a bunch of stuff against the wall and see what sticks.'

I think I'm a really hard worker, and I feel like my attitude is to just enjoy the process of being creative and developing and 'just throw a bunch of stuff against the wall and see what sticks.'

Molly Shannon
The love of a parent, that connection, it's eternal.

The love of a parent, that connection, it's eternal.

Molly Shannon

I just try to laugh at the little things. Like, I'm always amazed by how long it takes two kids to get dressed and out the door. Every morning I say, 'Come on! Let's go! Five minutes!' And they're still in their underwear. Or they say they're ready, but they're not wearing shoes.

Molly Shannon

She's true to herself and she's determined. She has things going against her, but she forges ahead despite all of that. I think that's encouraging. She's got some problems, but she has hope and tries to plow through things. I think that's a good role model.

Molly Shannon

I went to NYU drama school, so I was a very serious actress. I used to do monologues with a Southern accent, and I was really into drama and drama school. And then, in my last year of drama school, I did a comedy show, and the show became a big hit on campus.

Molly Shannon

I've definitely read stuff that I've been offered where I've been like, 'I can't do this. I think somebody would be better in this than me.' I don't want to do something if I don't feel like I can do a good job serving the material.

Molly Shannon

I lead a very normal life. I'm just so happy being a mother that everything else revolves around that. If a movie falls through or a TV show doesn't get picked up, I'm pretty easygoing about it because I'm just like, 'Yay, I get to be with my kids more!'

Molly Shannon