Government work can be a drag. Ain’t nobody can argue with that. But that was only true before Parks And Recreation brought us some of the most badass government officials that’ve ever been conceived. And the queen of those badasses always has been Leslie Knope – a loyal friend, a passionate food-lover and an overall rockstar that simply never gives up.

Here are a few quotes by Leslie Knope, the unstoppable Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation that has been making us laugh and cry and dream of waffles since 2009.

Life would truly be magical if government officials in real life, no, all people ever were a bit more like Leslie.

Awesome designs by Utkarsh Tyagi