We all need a little encouragement from time to time; and who better to give that to us than Whoopi Goldberg?
Whoopi’s led an interesting life, making us crack up in her Sister Act role or cry our eyes out in The Color Purple. We’ve seen her be a fake psychic with actual psychic abilities in Ghost, and got to hear her arguments and one-liners on The View for just about every topic under the sun.
And that’s not even bringing up her crazy fashion game and a love of making people laugh. (Those banana shoes were just too amazing!)
At one point, she was the highest paid female actress in history … but these accomplishments didn’t just come to her. That woman had to work for it. Before Whoopi won two Academy Award nominations and became the first black woman to receive nominations for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, she was a young girl with humble roots and dreams of growing up to become a star. She’s always been an advocate of chasing your dreams and not letting anything stand in your way.
Whoopi refused to take “no” for an answer when it came to getting what she wanted out of life, so there’s literally no one better to give us that same sense of encouragement and the strength to push forward — even when it seems like all the world is trying to hold us back.
If you’re looking for inspiration or need that extra shove to get up and go after your dreams, then we’ve got ten perfect, crazily inspiring quotes from Whoopi Goldberg that will prove to you that all you need to accomplish your goals is a will and some dedication. The way will come later on — you just have to focus on getting there.
Maybe there was someone there to cheer Whoopi on and offer encouragement when she needed it most, but for the rest of us, we’re lucky to have Whoopi’s own dynamic outlook on life to get us motivated.
Here are 10 of Whoopi Goldberg’s most empowering, kick-ass quotes so you can dig deep and pull through just like she did!
Watch here as Whoopi’s co-hosts surprise her with their favorite quotes from this article:
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“We’re born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute as failures.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“Things happen to you out of luck. If you get to stick around, it’s because you’re talented.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“Normal is in the eye of the beholder.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“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.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“‘Normal’ is just a cycle on the washing machine.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“Taking action is hard, but know what? Enduring a bad situation can be its own hell.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“If you want to be somebody, if you want to get somewhere, you’ve got to wake up and pay attention.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“In the dark times, if you have something to hold on to—which is yourself—you’ll survive.” — Whoopi Goldberg