Amy Poehler: Take Your Risk NOW

Watch this famous Amy Poehler Speech. Amy Poehler delivers Harvard University’s 2011 Class Day speech at Tercentenary Theater in Harvard Yard, May 25, 2011. Amy is an American actress, comedian, director, producer, and writer. Enjoy our Speeches with big English subtitles and keep your English learning journey.


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When you feel scared, hold someone’s hand and look into their eyes. And when you feel brave, do the same thing.” Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler TRANSCRIPT:

“Friends, Romans, countrymen: lend me your beers.

I am honored that you chose me to help you celebrate your graduation today. I can only assume I am here today because of my subtle and layered work in a timeless classic entitled “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo”. And for that I say, you’re welcome.

I’m truly, truly delighted to be her at Harvard . I graduated from Boston College. Which some call the Harvard of Boston. But we all know that Harvard is the Harvard of Harvard. And you can quote me on that.

I have to admit I am very surprised to be here because like so many of you, I was pretty convinced the Rapture was going to happen. Show of hands, how many of you woke up on Sunday and thought, “You’re kidding me! I sold all of my belongings, I told my boss to shove it and we are still here?” I understand how you feel. I am so mad at Heaven right now.

So I tried to write today’s speech the way I wrote everything in College. Stayed up all night, typing on a Canon word processor while listening to Sir Mix-a-lot. To be fair, first I took a nap, I ate a large pretzel, I cried a little bit and then I went to see that movie, Fast Five.

And I am here to tell you, life is like a heist that requires good drivers, an explosives expert, a hot girl who doubles as a master of disguise and this is a hard and fast rule. If the Rock shows up, they’re on to you.
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