12 Mindy Lahiri Quotes From 'The Mindy Project' That Will Help You Channel Your Inner Beyonce Pad Thai

If you watch Mindy Kaling's Fox comedy The Mindy Project, you're probably already the tiniest bit obsessed with Kaling's character and creation, Mindy Lahiri and all of her quotes to live by. (I know that I am, if by "the tiniest bit obsessed" I mean full-blown, no holds-barred obsession, which, obviously, I do.) Mindy, aka "Dr. L" to her colleagues, is easily the character I relate to the most on television. She's pop culture obsessed, she thinks that wearing workout gear out on the town likens her to Keira Knightley, and she never turns down frozen yogurt. She's basically my spirit animal, and I have a feeling that I'm not the only one who identifies more with Lahiri than any other character on TV.

In honor of The Mindy Project's already amazing third season, here are 12 quotes from Mindy Lahiri that will help you channel your inner Beyonce Pad Thai.

by Kaitlin Reilly

Mindy On Avoiding Confrontation

“If I wanted to get shanked I’d just shave my legs drunk again. Am I right?”

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Mindy On Staying Positive

“Danny, if we’re still single in five years, and we haven’t found anybody, can we make a pact that we’ll kill each other?”

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Mindy On Body Image

“I am not overweight. I fluctuate between curvy and chubby.”

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Mindy On The Importance Of Giving To Others

“I am mad charitable. I donated 2 cans of soup to get into a Katy Perry Q&A.”

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Mindy On Reality

“Okay, if we’re going to indulge in imaginary situations I would love to introduce you to my husband, straight Anderson Cooper.”

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Mindy On Priorities

“People seem to be having these awesome sex lives, and I’m just trying to find a life partner to go apple-picking with. What’s wrong with me?”

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Mindy On Screwing Up

“If I’m going to be a mess, I’m going to be a hot mess.”

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Mindy On Friendship

“A best friend isn’t a person… it’s a tier.”

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Mindy On Why She Loves TGIFs

“I hate when people say ‘old school’ when they all they mean is inefficient and rude. Like ‘oh, how charming, that mean old waiter told me to put away my cell phone at dinner.’ That’s why I only eat at chains.”

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Mindy On The Bill of Rights

“I have the right to life, liberty, and chicken wings.”

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Mindy On Prospective Dates

“If you’re a serial killer, then I’m not interested, if you’re a serial killer who kills other serial killers, then I’m very interested.”

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Mindy On Her Personal Heroes

“It’s so weird being my own role model.”

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