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Who Said It: Leslie Knope or Liz Lemon?
by Staff
Iconic TV characters Liz Lemon and Leslie Knope have very distinct worldviews, but they're alike on many levels: They're quirky career women and junk-food aficionados who run the show at their respective offices. Can you tell which character said it?

"You're ridiculous, and men's rights is nothing."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"Who hasn't made mistakes? I once French-kissed a dog at a party to try to impress what turned out to be a very tall 12-year-old."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"I would never ever go to a strip club. I’ve gone on record that if I had to have a stripper’s name, it would be Equality."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"I am big enough to admit that I'm often inspired by myself."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

“My mom used to send me articles about how older virgins are considered good luck in Mexico.” 

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

“I pretty much just do whatever Oprah tells me to.”

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"I'm going to be direct and honest with you. I would like a glass of red wine, and I'll take the cheapest one you have because I can't tell the difference."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"What if I get drunk and talk about Darfur too much … or not enough? What if I don't bring up Darfur?"

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"We have to decide what's important in life: friends, waffles and work. Or waffles, friends and work. But work has to come third."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"I ate a brownie once. At a party in college. It was kind of indescribable, really. It felt like I was floating. It turns out that there wasn't any marijuana in it — it was just an insanely good brownie."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"One of my New Year's resolutions is to say 'yes'! Yes to love, yes to life, yes to staying in more!" 

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"You can't be gay for just one person. Unless you're a lady and you meet Ellen." 

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"No matter what I do, it's like nothing can happen to me. I'm like a white, male U.S. Senator."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"And now I am heading home for a nooner — which is what I like to call having pancakes for lunch."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"I stand by my decision to avoid salad and other disgusting things."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"You are my heroine! And by heroine I mean lady hero. I don't want to inject you and listen to jazz."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"Guys love it when you can show them you're better than they are at something they love."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"I love America. Just because I think gay dudes should be allowed to adopt kids and we should all have hybrid cars doesn’t mean I don’t love America." 

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"Guess who's got two thumbs, speaks limited French and hasn't cried yet today? This <i>moi</i>!"

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"Did you hear that? Was that the sound of a glass ceiling being shattered?"

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"The thing about youth culture is, I don't understand it."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"One person's annoying is another person's inspiring and heroic."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"I believe that all anyone wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"Lovers … oh, that word bums me out unless it's between meat and pizza."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"What I hear when I'm being yelled at is people caring really loudly at me."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"I don't think it's really fair for me to be put on jury duty, because I'm a hologram."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"You know my code, hoes before bros. Uteruses before duderuses. Ovaries before brovaries."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"I just want to start a relationship about 12 years in, when you don't have to try anymore and you can just sit around and watch TV and go to bed without anyone trying any funny business."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"You know, fasting can actually clear your mind. In college I once went on a hunger strike to protest apartheid."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope

"There is an 80 percent chance that in the next election, I will tell all my friends I am voting for Barack Obama but I will secretly vote for John McCain."

  • Liz Lemon
  • Leslie Knope