Everyone’s obsessed with Amy Schumer. She’s on the cover of both Glamour and GQ this month, in two completely different features: GQ photographed her in a tongue-in-cheek Star Wars shoot that nearly broke the internet, while Glamour asked her sister and writing partner, Kim Schumer, to interview the Trainwreck star. But Amy talked to both titles about sex, self-image and life as a female comedian, with an equal level of candor. Here’s five of our favorite quotes from each interview:

Amy Schumer in GQ


On whether it’s hard to be funny: “I think it’s different for everybody. It’s not hard for me to be funny. But it’s really hard. I don’t think a lot of people are funny. I meet a lot of people, and most of them aren’t funny.”

“It’s fun to keep being yourself when the room’s demanding otherwise. I’m putting my dirty laundry out there, and I don’t want to be around people who pretend they don’t have any.”

“I truly feel I’m getting a lot of attention right now and it’s just a ticking time bomb. Like, I wonder what the thing is going to be that will make people want to burn me at the stake.”

On Trainwreck: “I would say 30 percent of the movie is probably just straight from my life, and the rest is some sort of exaggeration.”

“I think people only want women to speak for so long. They build you up, and then they’re just ready to tear you down.”

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Amy Schumer in Glamour


“I don’t try to be feminist. I just am. It’s innately inside me. I have no interest in trying to be the perfect feminist, but I do believe feminists are in good hands with me.”

On being approached by fans: “It’s overwhelming for somebody to come up and want to just be friends right away. People think comics are always funny and on. And we’re not. We’re pretty quiet.”

“I want to make women laugh. I want to make them feel beautiful in their own skin. I want to empower them to use their voice and not apologize. And I want a jet.”

On dealing with sexist comments: “You’ve got to be vocal. You just let people know. Their ego’s a little bruised. Then they adapt.”

On having everyone’s eyes on her: “Oh my God. I’ll cross my legs.”

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