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Marla Gibbs Quotes

Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs quotes: knowledge from the long-time actress.

“It’s never too late to chase your dreams. It’s never too late. It’s never too late for anything. As long as you’re still breathing it’s never too late.”

“As long as you breathe you can believe, it’s never too late for life. So drop all your fear because as long as you’re here it’s never too late for life.”

“Dream your dreams, scheme your schemes. Living your life is the way.”

“Start being bold and stick to your goals, forget all that stress and strife.”

“I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers—if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.”

“We can only do how much we believe we can do. When things happen, all you really have to do is change your mind. When you change your mind, everything around you changes.”

“Science of mind teaches you how to realize how much control you have over your own life. It teaches you that we have the ability to change our lives at any point we choose.”

“Nothing is out of our realm.”

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”

“I hope we recognize all the progress we have made and not just focus on what we haven’t done.”

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

“I recall my mother saying, ‘If you hold your hand closed nothing can get out, but nothing can get in.'”

“If you only stretch one leg, you can’t go very far. You’ve got to take both legs with you.”

“Whatever is wrong can be fixed this day and age.”

“You cheat yourself when you don’t do what it is you’re supposed to do. You have an obligation to learn everything that you can.”

“Everything must change and you do what you can with the changes that are made. You can’t stop it. You can’t fight it. Everybody tries to go back to yesterday, but you can’t go back to yesterday. The only time there is, is now.”

“There’s always something we can complain about. We’re all one. Things could always be better, but things could always be worse.”

“We’ve got to know our history. We have to be able to bring our children to a place that they can be proud of.”

“I grew up weird: very sensitive and highly inhibited. I felt like I was born in the wrong time zone to the wrong people at the wrong place.”

“I didn’t have my mother around. When you don’t have your mother, it becomes very difficult, and you don’t get the kind of nurturing you want. I never really believed I could be a good mother. You follow what you grew up with, even the parts you don’t like because you think that’s what you’re supposed to do. Babies don’t come with manuals. It’s guesswork, but as they get older, you kind of gel into it.”

“I’ve always wanted to be an actress growing up. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to do any acting or be exposed to theater during my childhood or adolescence. I always loved movies, I kinda lived in the movies. Acting has always been a very rewarding experience for me.”

The Jeffersons brought me a lot of love that was missing in my life.”

“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”

“As soon as I finish one thing, there’s always something else on the horizon I want to do. I don’t have any intention of retiring from anything.”

“I’m also writing my memoirs. With all that I’ve accomplished in my life, being a mother remains my proudest achievement.”

“I credit my longevity and career success to God mostly, my faith and my perseverance. What you put in the universe, the universe responds to you.”

“I say I’m 30, born in ’31; you do the math and don’t tell me because I don’t count the way you do. We’re spiritual people as well as physical people. The counting of years comes from being on this planet but actually as spirits we’re ageless and timeless. So I choose to vibrate on 30, which means that now I have time to do anything I want to do and it’s never too late. And it’s working in my favor because suddenly I’m getting all these parts that I’m not just going out trying to get. And it reminds me to stay in shape. It reminds me to stay active. It reminds me to stay relevant and that’s what I do.”

“I looked at myself in the mirror and had to figure out who that little lady was. So I got up and decided I had to do something. I’m working more than ever.”

“Well I must be here for a reason. So I just keep on going and doing what I do.”

“I came to understand that when it comes to faith, the first step can be the toughest—and the most rewarding. As the preacher said, ‘We can’t see down that road, but the Lord can. And if we confidently take that first step, He’ll show us the next and the next, until we reach our goal.'”

“I believe that when God put us on this earth, He gave us a good dose of self-confidence to make it through life. Trouble is, we drift away from Him and lose it. Best way I know to get it back is to step out on faith with Him. It can be scary at first. But I know that each time I take that step, God takes two big ones for me.”

“When one door closes, a better one opens.”

“I would emphasize love and encourage loving one another. We are all one. We should not judge one another. We need to have more compassion.”

“In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love.”

“I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.”

“You cannot borrow from tomorrow, we only get one day. Just keep the faith, and trust your heart.”

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