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Beyoncé Quotes

Beyonce Success

Beyoncé quotes: inspiration and insight from Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter aka Queen B.

“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.”

“I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world.  I run my world.”

“A true diva is graceful, and talented, and strong, and fearless, and brave, and someone with humility.”

“I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain.  As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal.  That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.”

“I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.”

“I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men.  And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show.  It gives men the power to define value.  They define what’s sexy.  And men define what’s feminine.  It’s ridiculous.”

“I embrace mistakes.  They make you who you are.”

“I don’t feel like I have to please anyone.  I feel free.  I feel like I’m an adult.  I’m grown.  I can do what I want.  I can say what I want.  I can retire if I want.  That’s why I’ve worked hard.”

“I’m a workaholic and I don’t believe in no.  If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping.”

“My focus is my art, and that’s what I love to do.  I have to be really passionate in order to do something.  I’ve turned down many things that I just didn’t believe in.”

“I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it.”

“I don’t really like to call myself a brand, and I don’t like to think of myself as a brand.  I’m a singer, a songwriter, a musician, and a performer.  And an actress, and all the other things that I do.  When you add it all together, some might call it a brand, but that’s not my focus.”

“I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous.  It means you care – that you work hard and want to give a great performance.  You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.”

“Beyoncé wasn’t built in a day.”

“Your self-worth is determined by you.  You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”

“Power is not given yo you.  You have to take it.”

“I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records.  I wanted to go platinum; I went platinum.  I’ve been working nonstop since I was 15.  I don’t even know how to chill out.”

“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.”

“Women have to take the time to focus on their mental health.  Take time for yourself, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish.”

“We all have our imperfections.  But I’m human and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.”

“It is so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy, what I will not tolerate.  I have learned that it is no one else’s job to take care of me but me.”

“Do what you were born to do.  You just have to trust yourself.”

“When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’  I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”

“The reality is: sometimes you lose.  And you’re never too good to lose.  You’re never too big to lose.  You’re never too smart to lose.  It happens.”

“To be able to travel the world, especially to places I never thought I’d be… it’s really, you know, still fascinating for me.”

“My biggest thing is to teach not to focus on the aesthetic.  It’s really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful.”

“I felt like it was time to set up my future, so I set a goal.  My goal was independence.”

“If you don’t take the time to think about and analyze your life, you’ll never realize all the dots that are all connected.”

“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.”

“I always try to be myself.  Ever since I was an introverted kid, I’d get on stage and be able to break out of my shell.”

“We all have our purpose, we all have our strengths.”

“When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.”

To hear what other music moguls say about success, check out Rihanna’s quotes and Eminem’s quotes.

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