Leslie Knope Quote #459

Quote from Leslie Knope in The Master Plan

Leslie Knope: In the words of the great 19th century outdoorsman Jack London, you can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. With those words ringing in our ears, we proudly present our plans for a new park on municipal lot 48.
Ann: That's good.
Leslie Knope: I know.
[aside to camera:]
Leslie Knope: The yearly budget and planning proposal for a city is called the "Master Plan." Ah, isn't that just so awesome you can't stand it? It's mostly filled with boring, bureaucratic language, so I try to spice it up a little.
Leslie Knope: "So I say the function of man is to live, not to exist. I would rather that my spark should not burn out in a brilliant blaze that it should be stifled by dry rot."
Ann: You wrote that?
Leslie Knope: Jack London. Again. Is that too many Jack London quotes?
Ann: No, no.
Leslie Knope: Yeah, I mean, you can never have enough.
Ann: That is easily the most exciting budget proposal I've ever heard.


 ‘The Master Plan’ Quotes

Quote from Chris

Chris: Leslie, Leslie. Welcome, welcome, welcome.
Leslie Knope: Wow. You have a lot of bottles there.
Chris: Oh, yeah. Would you like a vitamin? B-12? Evening primrose oil? Willow bark? Magnesium?
Leslie Knope: No, thank you.
Chris: You sure? Really good for hangovers.
Leslie Knope: Okay, I'll take one.
[aside to camera:]
Chris: I take care of my body above all else. Diet, exercise, supplements, and positive thinking. Scientists believe that the first human being who will live 150 years has already been born. I believe I am that human being.

Quote from Ben

Leslie Knope: I'm sorry that I yelled at you. All three times. But I don't think you know anything about my department. Have you ever been part of a government body before?
Ben: I have, yeah. Small town called Partridge, Minnesota.
Leslie Knope: Why does that sound familiar? You're Benji Wyatt?
Ben: I am.
[aside to camera:]
Ben: When I was 18, I ran for mayor of my small town. And won. A little bit of anti-establishment voter rebellion, I guess. Here's the thing, though, about 18 year-olds. They're idiots. So I pretty much ran the place into the ground after two months and got impeached. The worst part was, my parents grounded me.

Quote from Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson: [aside to camera] Once a year, every branch of this government meets in a room and announces, what they intend to waste taxpayer money on. For a libertarian such as myself, it's philosophically horrifying. They also really cheap out on the snacks. Hydrax cookies? Did you know there was an off-brand hydrox? I did not. They're not bad.