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Rosie O’Donnell Quotes

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Rosie O’Donnell quotes: on abundant thinking, taking care of your mind, bein’ bossy, and more.

“Success means finding ‘a beautiful mix’ of balance and happiness.”

“I believe that God has a plan, and it’s your job to show up with an open heart.”

“I’d rather sink with my own vision than float with somebody else’s.”

“Nothing happens by chance.”

“Specific goals have specific results.”

“With age comes wisdom.”

“Somebody’s values and their morals are shown best in the way they treat others and their children, and the world in general.”

“You can walk through life believing in the goodness of the world, or walk through life afraid of anyone who thinks different than you and trying to convert them to your way of thinking.”

“I never go back, only forward.”

“I think everyone spins.  You would just be an empty vacant shell reporting facts.  I mean, you have your life that you bring with you to every moment that happens.”

“Knowing everything won’t do you a bit of good unless you use it to put beauty back in the world.”

“Good friends are one of life’s blessings.  Don’t give them up without a fight.”

“There are as many ways to live in this world as there are people in this world, and each one deserves a closer look.”

“You have to be willing to participate in your mental health, and if you aren’t willing to participate in it, there is destruction all around, mainly to yourself.  That’s what I’ve learned.  No one’s going to fight the demon but you.”

“I’m not asking that people accept homosexuality.  I’m not asking that they believe (like I do) that it’s inborn.  I’m not asking that.  All I’m saying is don’t let these children suffer without a family because of your bias.”

“I’d always admired writers.  I’d always loved words on a page.  Somehow, words seemed to bypass image and get straight to the heart of things.  Somehow, words seemed big enough to contain pain, and sentences could pull broken bits together.”

“I act irrationally, I defy the odds, I engage when others would run.  I look for trouble, I seek chaos – it is a burden.”

“I always think: go big or go home.”

“When I started out, some women comics were jealous of other women comics, thinking, ‘If she gets The Tonight Show, I can’t.’  My philosophy always was, ‘If she did, I can too.'”

Taboo was by far the most fulfilling experience of my career.  Many lessons were learned, and so it goes.  For this experience, I am profoundly grateful and have no regrets.”

“I’m going to try really hard not to be bossy, but I’ve only done stand-up comedy and then my own show where you’re the total boss of everything!”

“When someone comments on my weight, I have to work hard to stand in front of the mirror and say, ‘This is who you are.  You’re okay in this lady, and you’re a great, healthy, lovable and loving person.’  I try to accept myself.”

“My job is mostly to entertain and be funny.”

“I think that the reason for my success is that I am really not aspirational.  I am inspirational in that the people at home feel like they can really relate to me.”

“It’s the main reason why I continue to push myself and my career to do more and more… as the amount that you’re able to raise for charity… and to give to charity… by my celebrity.”

“I’m always in high gear because I know it could end at any moment.”

“I don’t want only a career.”

“I’m happy, I’m in a good place.”

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