Oprah Winfrey, born Oprah Gail Winfrey

Winfrey, born Oprah Gail Winfrey

American Television Host, Movie Actress, Television Producer, Founder of O Magazine and Harpo Production Studios and Philanthropist

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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.

What I learned at a very early age was that I was responsible for my life. And as I became more spiritually conscious, I learned that we all are responsible for ourselves, that you create your own reality by the way you think and therefore act. You cannot blame apartheid, your parents, your circumstances, because you are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything.

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

Often we don't even realize who we're meant to be because we're so busy trying to live out someone else's ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.

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

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.

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

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

I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on this planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.

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

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.

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

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

I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream, and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.

Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.

Become the change you want to see, those are words I live by.

Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.

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

We are each responsible for our own life-no other person can be.

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and my maintaining focus.

Difficulties come when you don't pay attention to life's whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you'll get a scream

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

The true meaning of courage is to be afraid, and then, with your knees knocking and your heart racing, to step out anyway—even when that step makes sense to nobody but you. I know that’s not easy. But making a bold move is the only way to truly advance toward the grandest vision the universe has for you.

I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am.

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

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American Television Host, Movie Actress, Television Producer, Founder of O Magazine and Harpo Production Studios and Philanthropist