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Queen Latifah Quotes

Dana Elaine Owens

Queen Latifah quotes: the woman who does it all, tells all.

“Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it.”

“You have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone.”

“Sometimes you do have to bank on yourself.  You do have to believe in your ideas enough to really get out there and fight for it.”

“You have to constantly be improving yourself.  Make your life the masterpiece you want it to be”

“Always follow your own path.”

“No one ever got ahead by going through the motions.  You have to constantly be improving yourself.  Make your life the masterpiece you want it to be.”

“Pursue your passions by diving in head-first.”

“Fear can be good when you’re walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it’s not good when you have a goal and you’re fearful of obstacles.  We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.”

“You can’t let fear paralyze you.  The worse that can happen is you fail, but guess what: you get up and try again.  Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off, and keep it moving.”

“There is nothing like a person with confidence, male or female, not conceitedness, but confidence.  That inspires other people.”

“Most people don’t have so much talent that they can become a success all their own.  We all need people to help us and lift us up.”

“You just have to connect with people who believe in your vision and who will work with you and advance your cause.”

“Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way.  Surround yourself with positive people.”

“You have to allow your mind to create and then if you want to censor something and bring it down or point it in a different direction, then you can do it.”

“I know people who are twice as creative as I am, twice as smart, but they didn’t do anything because they feared going into a room and opening their mouths.  My parents told me to truly accomplish things in my life, there would be times I would have to stand alone.  It may be scary, but that’s what it requires.”

“When I’m doing something I love, I can lose sleep.  I can go and go and go and go.  My work ethic is pretty intense.  But when it comes to doing something that I don’t love every day, I’m not very good at it.  That’s called work, and I don’t like work that much.”

“It’s not always easy to do the right thing.  But, doing the right thing makes you strong, it builds character, it forces you to make decisions based upon your beliefs and not what other people think.  In life, and in business, you have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone.  But, what makes you a leader is having the courage of your convictions.”

“Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.”

“Life is so much bigger, grander, higher, and wider than we allow ourselves to think.  We’re capable of so much more than we allow ourselves to believe.”

“Once you realize there is a Higher Power, you know you’re not alone, that you have a purpose on the planet.  You control your destiny instead of letting the day lead you where it may.  You seize it, take it, and lead it.”

“I have always felt strongly about empowering women.  I’m living proof that, with confidence and by believing in yourself, you can accomplish any goal.”

“Hip-hop definitely taught me a lot.  Having to create your own identity and become known and respected in a male-dominated field – it requires some guts.  There are times you have to be strong, and times when you have to stand alone for what you believe in.”

“I’m proud of everything I do, but I think I’m the most happy about becoming a rapper.  It was my entrance into everything.  That helped me get into acting.”

“Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer.”

“I wish every woman would love herself and embrace what she was given naturally.”

“Putting on your crown is really like accepting the fact that you are a queen.  You’re a great woman.  Wherever you are in life, just keep on that path, and so for me, sometimes as women, we forget – we forget that about ourselves.  So, putting on your crown is sort of reminding yourself that, ‘Hey, I’m a queen, and I can do what I want in this life and take it.'”

“I decided early-on that I was going to put on my crown and rule my world by acting right and treating myself like a queen.”

“I never wanted to give up my power.  I wanted to be able to make my own decisions, so that’s why I became involved in management, bottom line.”

“Business is fun.  Controlling your own destiny is fun.”

“I’m thinking wanting to succeed is something in my DNA; I’m not like, ‘I’ve got to succeed,’ I just don’t think about that… I see a silver lining in everything and I see a lesson in everything.”

“My mom has always been my champion.  She was very smart and grounded.  She said, ‘Save your money.  Pay your taxes.  Don’t put everything in one basket.’  But she let me explore and be creative.”

“I promised my mom that if, after a year of putting 150% into my career it didn’t work out, I would go back to school.  I never did go back.”

“When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’  And I decided to love myself.  That changed a lot of things.”

“I enjoy just being me.  I don’t need to be Queen Latifah, the brand, 24 hours a day.”

“When I want to push myself and do intense workouts, I do that, but I’m not going to do it because anybody thinks I should look a certain way.  It’s really more about how I feel and about being healthy.”

“I don’t want to be a supermodel; I want to be a role model.”

“I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences.  I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.”

“I’m not living large; I just want to live comfortably.  I wanna have financial stability that is unshakeable.”

“I don’t have any regrets.  If I could have talked to my 19 or 20-year-old self, I would have said, ‘You’re going to be fine.  It ain’t that serious!'”

“I learned you really do have to make sure you enjoy life.”

“There are times you can’t really see or even feel how sweet life can be.  Hopefully its mountains will be higher than its valleys are deep.  I know things that are broken can be fixed.  Take the punch if you have to, hit the canvas and then get up again.  Life is worth it.”

“What would your life be like if you found out you had three weeks left?  And you know that you had not begun to live?  And you had all these dreams and all these possibilities.  And all these things you wanted to do and things you wanted to say and now time’s up?”

“If we focus on our health, including our inner-health, our self-esteem, and how we look at ourselves and our confidence level, we’ll tend to be healthier people anyway, we’ll tend to make better choices for our lives, for our bodies, we’ll always be trying to learn more, and get better as time goes on.”

“Life’s not about sitting at home in front of the TV, waiting for your life to begin.  Get out there and take some chances.”

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