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Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Let Tears Roll Down Your Cheeks: Oprah Winfrey Quotes Touch a Chord


If you don't believe in fairytale endings, or rags to riches stories, you must read about the life of famous talk show host, Oprah Winfrey. The Oprah Winfrey we know today, comes across as a self-made business tycoon, dominating the media space. She is full of confidence, empathy, and eloquence.

Her early years paint a picture of poverty and pain. Born to an unwed mother, Oprah was left in the care of her grandmother. The God-fearing grandmother inculcated spiritualism, religion, and love for education. However, it was under the watchful eye of her biological father, Vernon Winfrey that Oprah blossomed into an avid reader, winning honors and prizes for her academic and oratory achievements. The turning point of her career was when WLS-TV offered her a talk show named after her, The Oprah Winfrey Show. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Find out what Winfrey has to say about things that affect her, with these Oprah Winfrey quotes.
  • All my life I have always known I was born to greatness.

  • As you become more clear, about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you -- the first time around.

  • Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

  • Turn your wounds into wisdom.

  • I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time.

  • Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way.

  • I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.

  • I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk.

  • I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace -- a connection to what matters.

  • Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.

  • Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

  • Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.

  • I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself.

  • I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.

  • If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay.

  • If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.

  • If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.

  • If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.

  • If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.

  • In every aspect of our lives, we are always asking ourselves, how am I of value? What is my worth? Yet I believe that worthiness is our birthright.

  • You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.

  • What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.

  • What matters is how you feel inside, because feeling beautiful on the inside is key to looking good.

  • What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.

  • Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

  • Devote today to something so daring even you can’t believe you’re doing it.

  • We are each responsible for our own life -- no other person is or even can be.

  • We create stress for ourselves because you feel like you have to do it. You have to. I don't feel that anymore.

  • The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.

  • Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.

  • Whatever you fear most has no power -- it is your fear that has the power.

  • When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are

  • True forgiveness is when you can say, Thank you for that experience.

  • Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

  • Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings.

  • I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.

  • I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.

  • Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

  • My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.

  • One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.

  • Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself.

  • Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.

  • So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.

  • Some women have a weakness for shoes. I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.

  • Use what you have to run toward your best -- that's how I now live my life.

  • The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.

  • The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

  • The essential question is not, 'How busy are you?' but 'What are you busy at?' 'Are you doing what fulfills you?'

  • Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.

  • You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.

  • You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once.

  • The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

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