During a stop at AOL offices in downtown NYC on Friday, Mindy Kaling offered great nuggets of wonderful wisdom.
1.On inspiring other ladies, and having confidence: "The advice I give to women is to support each other, not distract each other."
2.On female comedians who inspire her: "Emma Thompson gets overlooked for Sense and Sensibility. And I love Tina Fey. She has her thing and does it so well. She's like Tom Hanks."
(We could've guessed...)
3.On legendary funny lady, Joan Rivers: "She died working, and that's what I'd like to do. That's pretty baller that she was just working and working."
4.On life goals and planning: "I had a plan up until now. I wanted my own show, now I need to make more plans. Or just die, which would be dramatic and cool."
5.On lovely life lessons: "The best advice about comedy I was ever given was from Greg Daniels. He said to just 'be kind.'"
6.On terrible life lessons: "The worst advice came from my first agent, back in 2004. She thought I needed to be skinnier in order to be on TV and told me to go on a juice cleanse. These days, like, everyone's on a juice cleanse so it's not a big deal."
7.On age differences: "I'm a thousand years old. You guys are googling 'typewriters.'"
8.On books aspiring (screen)writers should read: "My house is just full of scripts."
9.On her habits: "I would make these lists in high school and college, and check things off of them like a serial murderer."
10.Instead of focusing on what could go wrong with your current place, she suggested: "Think of your art and the thing you want to do, not the politics of your situation."
Mindy Kaling just can't stop proving how wonderful she is, can she?