Leslie Knope is played by Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation. She's the Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation in Pawnee, Indiana.

While kinda annoying, and very awkward in social situations, Leslie has an unabashed optimism. She truly believes that her role in government is to make the city a better place for its resident.

She's trying to accomplish this task by getting a pit turned into a park. Leslie is being met with resistent, but that's never stopped her before!

Knope says: "I'm one hundred percent committed to making sure every resident has all the green space and fun activities he or she can handle."

How can anyone find fault in someone that believes in that?!?

Leslie Knope Quotes

My nana, she used to say the best stuff. No work yourself into a lather. Look where it is and you'll find it. Don't put me in a home. Tell the truth and shame the devil. The devil knows where you're hiding. If you take enough rides with the devil pretty soon he's going to drive. She was really into the devil.

Leslie

Ben: Newspaper headline was "Ice Town costs ice clown his town crown."
Leslie: Yuck.
Ben: They were big into rhymes.

Parks & Rec Quotes

Normally, if given the choice between doing something and doing nothing, I'll do nothing. But I will do something if it helps someone else do nothing. I'd work all night if it meant that nothing got done.

Ron

Ben: Newspaper headline was "Ice Town costs ice clown his town crown."
Leslie: Yuck.
Ben: They were big into rhymes.