20 Inspirational Celebrity Quotes

20 Inspirational Celebrity Quotes
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 09, 2012

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“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”

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“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”

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“Failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.”

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“I always had the ability to say no. That’s how I called my own shots.”

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“Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, God-like, feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It’s something that truly exists in all of us. It’s very simple. This is what I believe, and I’m willing to die for it.”

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“I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.”

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“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.”

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“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”

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“It’s all about the work, … Nothing is going to fall into your lap. If you want to be a lawyer, see yourself as a lawyer, go to the library and start learning the law. If you want to be a rapper, start rapping and get out there. Live your life as if you already are where you want to be.”

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“Don’t spend all of your time trying to be like someone else because you can never be them and they can never be you. ”

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“Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”

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“If I was going to be successful, I had to be successful with myself. I couldn’t be successful doing what other people were doing…The worst thing to be is as successful as someone else. That’s a very difficult thing to upkeep and very tiring”

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“I’m convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over.”

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“My mother used to tell me, man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plaque.”

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“A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.”

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“Life is a menu so remember whoever and whatever you order for your life is what’s gonna be delivered to your table.”

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“Women need to celebrate their God-given beauty instead of always trying to be something else."

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“The important thing is to realize that no matter what people’s opinions may be, they’re only just that – people’s opinions. You have to believe in your heart what you know to be true about yourself. And let that be that.”

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“God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.”

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“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”

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“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”