Oprah Quotes

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Maya Angelou
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

Iyanla Vanzant
“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them”
Iyanla Vanzant, Yesterday, I Cried

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
Oprah Winfrey

Tina Fey
“By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you may have overextended yourself, you need to examine your fucking life.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

“You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.”
Oprah Winfrey

“You teach people how to treat you.”
Oprah Winfrey

Glennon Doyle Melton
“I think sexy is a grown-up word to describes a person who's confident that she is already exactly who she was made to be. A sexy woman knows herself and she likes the way she looks, thinks & feels. She doesn't try to change to match anybody else. She's a good friend herself kind and patient. and she knows how to use her words to tell people she trusts about what's going on inside of her-her fears and anger, love, dreams the mistakes, and needs. When she's angry she expresses her anger in healthy ways. When she's joyful, she does the same thing. She doesn't hide her true self because she is not ashamed. She knows she's just human-exactly how God made her and that's good enough. She's brave enough to be honest and kind enough to except others when they're honest. When two people are sexy enough to be brave and kind with each other, that's love. Sexy is more about how you feel and how you look. Real sexy is letting your true self come out of hiding and find love in safe places. That kind of sexy is good, really good, because we all we want and need love more than anything else”
Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior

“You did the best you could, the best you knew how at the time." It was something like that. From Oprah on an Oprah show. Then I believe my quote above was from Maya Angelou on the Oprah show, not Oprah herself. I had heard it before but it was on Oprah's show again 1-7-09 and she said Maya had said it.”
Oprah Winfrey, The Best of Oprah's What I Know For Sure

Craig Ferguson
“Oprah's quitting in 2011. Now we know why the Mayans ended their calendar in 2012”
Craig Ferguson

Tina Fey
“I was taken to an examining room where a big butch nurse practitioner came in and asked me if I was pregnant. “No way!” Was I sexually active? “Nope!” Had I ever been molested? “Well,” I said, trying to make a joke, “Oprah says the only answers to that question are ‘Yes’ and ‘I don’t remember.’ ” I laughed. We were having fun. The nurse looked at me, concerned/annoyed.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

D.A. Carson
“In the moral realm, there is very little consensus left in Western countries over the proper basis of moral behavior. And because of the power of the media, for millions of men and women the only venue where moral questions are discussed and weighed is the talk show, where more often than not the primary aim is to entertain, even shock, not to think. When Geraldo and Oprah become the arbiters of public morality, when the opinion of the latest media personality is sought on everything from abortion to transvestites, when banality is mistaken for profundity because [it's] uttered by a movie star or a basketball player, it is not surprising that there is less thought than hype. Oprah shapes more of the nation's grasp of right and wrong than most of the pulpits in the land. Personal and social ethics have been removed from the realms of truth and structures of thoughts; they have not only been relativized, but they have been democratized and trivialized.”
D.A. Carson, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism

Terry Eagleton
“[F]or the most part football these days is the opium of the people, not to speak of their crack cocaine. Its icon is the impeccably Tory, slavishly conformist Beckham. The Reds are no longer the Bolsheviks. Nobody serious about political change can shirk the fact that the game has to be abolished. And any political outfit that tried it on would have about as much chance of power as the chief executive of BP has in taking over from Oprah Winfrey.”
Terry Eagleton

David DeBacco
“‎"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams."
-Oprah Winfrey-”
David DeBacco, The Sushi Chef

“Don't worry about becoming successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”
Oprah Winfrey
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“For the most difficult way to be retweeted, or, liked: be thought-provoking. For the easiest way: quote Oprah, or, the Bible.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“STOP TREATING DOPE PEOPLE LIKE THEY'RE REGULAR”
Qwana Reynolds-Frasier, Friend In Your Pocket Conversations With M.I.N.I M.E: CLASS IS NOW IN SESSION

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Sometimes it's important to dare to dream - small or big - like Mandela, Gandhi, Winfrey, Obama, Malala and Dr King. From Einstein to Hawking - the skies no limit. From Ali to the Williams sisters - through trials and talent find the champions within. Like my mother did to raise great kids. Like the one or many who run with this. Like the unsung heroes in every city and village. Like the kind of heart and selfless healers. Like every act of kindness you ever did and received. Like the human spirit beyond class, colour and creed. Like every soul who has raised our consciousness. From one to all - love IS all we have and need.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Nancy S. Mure
“The biggest obstacle commercial diet plans face today is an educated public.”
Nancy S. Mure, EAT! Empower, Adjust, Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight, Succeed On Any Diet Plan, Bust Through Any Plateau in 3 Empowering Steps!

Nancy S. Mure
“It's a lie to sell a diet plan that includes fast and processed foods, then implement a points system. A big. fat. lie.”
Nancy S. Mure, EAT! Empower, Adjust, Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight, Succeed On Any Diet Plan, Bust Through Any Plateau in 3 Empowering Steps!

Jeanette Coron
“Coming from a place of humility instead of entitlement, and recognizing that you are blessed enough to get the chance to do something, can change everything.”
Jeanette Coron

“You don't have to have to be rich like Oprah Winfrey or Rihanna to make a difference in somebody's life-
To some people ten dollars feels like ten million dollars”
Charmaine J. Forde

Tarryn Fisher
“Le Tub is a Miami oceanside restaurant that uses old bath tubs and toilets as decoration. If you're really lucky, you get a table by the water where you can see the manatees as they swim by. Someone once told me that it was one of Oprah's favorite restaurants, but seriously, Oprah has a lot of favorite things--it all sounds like lies at this point.”
Tarryn Fisher, F*ck Love

Jeanette Coron
“You don't "have" to do something, you are Blessed enough to do it.”
Jeanette Coron

“EVERYTHING ROUND AIN'T A BALL”
Qwana M. "BabyGirl" Reynolds-Frasier

“SOME OF THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE
ARE THE
BROKEST PEOPLE ON EARTH!”
Qwana M. "BabyGirl" Reynolds-Frasier

Chuck Klosterman
“When doe something truly become popular? And I don't mean "popular" in the sense that it succeeds,: I mean popular in the sense that the specific thing's incontrovertible popularity is the most important thing about it. I mean "popular" in the way Pet Rocks were popular in 1975, or the way E.T. was popular in 1982, or the way Oprah Winfrey was popular for most of the nineties.

The answer to this question is both obvious and depressing: Something becomes truly popular when it becomes interesting to those who don't particularly care. You don't create a phenomenon like E.T. by appealing to people who love movies. You create a phenomenon like E.T. by appealing to people who see one movie a year.”
Chuck Klosterman, But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past

“I love how they got in the RV and did it for their dog." (The Gayle King Show, May 2010)”
Oprah Winfrey

Angela Elwell Hunt
“Listen to the world and you'd think there are many ways to God', he says. 'But Jesus himself said, "I am the way, and no man comes to the Father but by me". So it doesn't matter what Oprah or Dr. Phil or Deepak Chopra says. They don't have the keys to Heaven. Only Jesus holds the keys to life and death, and if he says he's the way, then he is.”
Angela Elwell Hunt, The Debt