30 Whoopi Goldberg Quotes And Sayings For Inspiration

  1. “And I don’t believe that I have to stay on one side of the fence or the other. I don’t believe that there is any good career move or bad career move. I believe there are only the things that make me happy.”
  2. “Don’t you believe that the punishment should fit the crime? Isn’t that what justice is? Letely, though, I wonder if we’ve gotten more into vengenance than justice.”
  3. “I can do anything. I can be anything. No one ever told me I couldn’t. No one ever expressed this idea that I was limited to any one thing, and so I think in terms of what’s possible, not impossible.”
  4. “I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis, because… you know. What’s good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now. So, to keep in touch with that, I think that’s the first ingredient for success. Because if you’re a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.”
  5. “I would love to teach every kid to say ‘f*ck.’ Hang on, now, hang on, listen to why. The reason is because to me, that is a word that doesn’t have any effect. But ‘stupid’ and ‘dummy’? You can say it to someone who is six and you can say it to someone who is a hundred and six and they will hunch their shoulders and it will be like somebody kicked them in the stomach because they are harsh, ugly words.”
  6. “I fear waking up one morning and finding out my life was all for nothing. We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”
  7. “Now, I’ve always known that there were bullies in the world. We’ve seen a lot of it in politics lately as well as in daily life. You see it where people who may be stronger, or bigger, or better with verbiage than other folks… show off. To me, that’s what bullying is, showing off. It’s saying, I’m better than you, I can take you down. Not just physically, but emotionally.”
  8. “When I started, I knew I didn’t fit any visual that anyone was going to lie down and take their clothes off about. Work doesn’t come to me; I go out and look for it.”
  9. “When I was nine years old, Star Trek came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, ‘Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there’s a black lady on television and she ain’t no maid!’ I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.”
  10. An actress can only play a woman. I’m an actor, I can play anything.
  11. Art and life are subjective. Not everybody’s gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it.If there wasn’t something called acting, they would probably hospitalize people like me.
  12. Art is long, life is short.
  13. Children are a quality of life… when our children are happy, then we are better as human beings.
  14. I am an artist, art has no color and no sex.I’m fighting the label of ‘Black’ actress simply because it’s very limiting in people’s eyes, especially people who are making movies.
  15. I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.
  16. I don’t look like Halle Berry. But chances are, she’s going to end up looking like me.That’s the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn’t care what economic bracket you’re in.
  17. I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.I don’t have pet peeves, I have whole kennels of irritation.
  18. If you can handle the fact that people are going to be mad at you when you do what you think is right, you’ll be alright.I’ve learned to take time for myself and to treat myself with a great deal of love and respect, because I like me… I think I’m kind of cool.
  19. If you don’t look out for others, who will look out for you?
  20. If you want to be somebody, If you want to go some where, you’ve got to wake up and pay attention.
  21. It never occurs to me that there are things I can’t do.
  22. It’s being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power — if you’re willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do.
  23. Normal is in the eye of the beholder.Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.
  24. People have the power we give them. Words have the power we give them.It bums me out tremendously what the church has become, and if it’s got me bummed, imagine what Jesus Christ must be feeling.
  25. Taking action is hard, but know what? Enduring a bad situation can be its own hell.
  26. The art of acting is to be other than what you are.Be an actor because you love to act. Don’t be an actor because you think you’re going to get famous, because that’s luck.
  27. We’re born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.
  28. We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.In the dark times, if you have something to hold on to, which is yourself, you’ll survive.
  29. When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like a wildfire.
  30. You have to believe in yourself despite what other people believe.