Famous Quotes of Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her self-titled, multi-award-winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.

Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, claiming to be raped at age nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19.
Oprah Wnfrey at Taj Mahal, India
By the mid 1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality. From 2006 to 2008, her support of Barack Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race. Winfrey's company created the Oprah.com website to provide resources and interactive content relating to her shows, magazines, book club, and public charity. Oprah.com averages more than 70 million page views and more than six million users per month, and receives approximately 20,000 e-mails each week. Winfrey currently lives on "The Promised Land", her 42-acre (170,000 m2) estate with ocean and mountain views in Montecito, California. According to Forbes, in September 2010 Winfrey was worth over $2.7 billion.

Oprah Winfrey Famous Quotes

  1. "I do not believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process."

  2. "You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it."

  3. "What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives."

  4. "Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have."

  5. "For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out."

  6. "Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it."

  7. "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness."

  8. "Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher."

  9. "So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground." "I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life."

  10. "I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes."

  11. "I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't think it's a huge responsibility. It's part of who I am. It does not define me."

  12. "I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly."

  13. "When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes."

  14. "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."

  15. "What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come." 

  16. "All of life is energy and we are transmitting it at every moment."

  17. "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

  18. "Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."

  19. "I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear."

  20. "Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself."

  21. "We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are."

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

  23. "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

  24. "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."

  25. "If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit."

  26. "It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are - not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within - that you can begin to take control."

  27. "My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment."

  28. "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."

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

  30. "The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams."

  31. "The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude."

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

  33. "The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free."

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

  35. "Turn your wounds into wisdom."

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

  37. "Where there is no struggle, there is no strength."

  38. "You CAN have it all. You just can't have it all at once."

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