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Kelly Ripa Quotes

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Kelly Ripa quotes: Live! cohost and entrepreneur discusses perfection, parenting, marriage, fitness, and how to juggle it all.

“Success in life is trying your hardest to be a decent person every day and appreciating whatever blessings you have.”

“If I win, it’s because of my natural ability and if I lose, it’s because I wasn’t trying so hard.”

“Do not make fear-based decisions, because you will just hinder yourself from being everything that you can be.  I tend to be big on fear-based decisions: ‘If I do that, what if this happens?’  And, ‘What if it doesn’t?’  Entertain success for a minute.”

“That’s the thing that I think is funny, when people are like: ‘You have a cushy job.  You couldn’t possibly have any problems.’  Trust me, they don’t take your humanity away just because you work on TV.  I’m mindful that I’m not the only person that works here.  This is a group.  And you have to take care of the group.  This show is bigger than just me.”

“I was just trying to steady this family.  I was trying to just be like: ‘Okay, the ship got turned around.  We’re going to turn it back around and keep going on course.’”

“There are very few people as fortunate as I am in terms of their job.  It’s allowed me to be creative outside of this building.  It’s allowed me to be an entrepreneur in a way that I never dreamed possible for myself.  It has given to me far more than I have given to it, so it’s been such a benefit.  I can’t imagine.  I can’t imagine leaving here.”

“I’d rather not have a moment when I’m known for my looks; being funny and interesting lasts longer.”

“I’m not a prettier everywoman.  I am an everywoman that they clean up awfully well for TV.”

“If I’ve had a bad day, if I’m feeling stressed out, if I’m feeling overwhelmed – it takes it all away.  It’s my antidote for everything.  If I feel any sort of emotional upheaval, I go for a jog and I feel better.”

“I work out every day.  It’s part of my life.  That’s one of the benefits of having kids in school full-time.  I do it more for my insides than my outside, but the outside gets a nice benefit, too.  I feel like my mind is a little quieter when I exercise.  And I don’t have the best family history heart-wise, so I really try to keep my heart strong.”

“Here’s the thing: I’m 48.  These are things at 38 I never would have tainted myself with.  But at 48, I’m sort of saying, ‘Who cares?  Life is short.  Eat the peanut butter and jelly.'”

“If I’m exhausted and I just don’t feel like it, then I don’t do it.  I am a human being, after all.  But I also know I’m the kind of person who, if I take one day off, well, it’s very easy for me to take the next day off and then quit exercising.”

“If you’re housebound and you’re not feeling so good about yourself, just try walking around your living room.  Or do five jumping jacks.  It’ll get your heart beating, you might feel energized, and you’ll realize, you could probably do five more.”

“My job affords me the luxury of having help.  I don’t feel exhausted, I feel lucky.”

“As an entrepreneur and designer, I have two exclusive home lines at Macy’s and JOANN Fabrics, where my products are trademarked by vibrant colors and patterns that speak to the current trends in interior décor.”

“Don’t get divorced after your first argument!  I have a lot of friends that have one fight and that’s it, they get divorced.  I go, ‘Wait a minute!  Oh my gosh, you guys!  Calm down!  You’ll forget in three days what you were fighting about.  I promise.’  So just let it marinate a little bit – that’s my best love advice.”

“Don’t be a bottler; you’ll explode.  If something bothers me, I just say it, no harm, no foul.  So much of marriage is ego-based – who’s right, who wins the argument.”

“When you marry somebody you really are life partners.  What happens to them happens to you.  So we feel things very deeply for each other.”

“I had a picture-perfect childhood.  My parents were like June and Ward Cleaver; there was nothing dysfunctional about them.”

“I wouldn’t go back and be 20 again if you paid me a million dollars.  I love my grown-up life, I love being with my family, raising my kids; there’s no pressure to meet somebody or look nice or date.  I was a terrible dater, so uncomfortable.  I’m thankful that I’m out of that game.”

“I know this sounds crazy, but I really feel like everything happens for a reason and I’m going in the direction I’ve been meant to go in my whole life.  If I don’t get a job, then it wasn’t my job to get.  And if my kids don’t achieve x, y and z by this day, then that’s not what they were meant to do.”

“I’m like any working mom.  When I’m at work, I’m remembering what I forgot to do for the kids, and when I’m with the kids, I’m remembering what I forgot to do at work.”

“I’m constantly in a state of guilt and distraction.  I mean, I just walk around feeling bad and anxious.”

“I did not go to college, so I always feel weird saying this… and it’s a tightrope line I walk with my kids all the time because they’ll look at me and be like, ‘But you didn’t go to college.’  But this is all good luck and hard work.”

“I think children are like pancakes.  You sort of ruin the first one, and you get better at it the second time around.”

“There’s no real manual on being a parent.  There’s no real manual on being a wife.  I keep reminding myself, my mother did all this, only she never got to leave the house.  Okay, I can do this.  We’re all learning on our own learning curve.”

“I always remind my kids, ‘I’m your parent, but I’m a human being, too, so I may not be perfect.'”

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