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Tyler Perry Quotes

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Tyler Perry quotes: about haters, overcoming odds, faith, letting your skeletons outta the closet, and more.

“Keep your dreams alive.  No matter how hard it gets, no matter how many people talk about you; they’re going to throw dirt on you, but that’s alright.  When they put you in that box – after you’re dead – they’re going to put dirt on you some more, so that’s okay.  Go, don’t be afraid, have no fear.”

“The dream will outlive the dreamer… so dream big.”

“Don’t wait for someone to green light your project, build your own intersection.”

“Developing a good work ethic is a key to success.  Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.”

“It doesn’t matter if a million people tell you what you can’t do, or if ten million tell you no.  If you get one yes from God that’s all you need.”

“Rather than focus on your critics, focus on the people who are impacted by your work.”

“Once you’re truly happy with yourself alone, that’s when you are safe to find the right person to spend the rest of your life with.”

“I don’t think the dreams die – I think that people give up.  I think it gets too hard.”

“You let your past destroy you, or you use it to create something better.”

“Fear is a sprit that really can stop you from living.  Don’t stop.  Narrow your focus to one idea, and make it work.  That will give birth to all of the others.  All you can do is plant the seed and water it.”

“If you are in business trying to make it, things are falling apart and you can’t get it together and you don’t know what is going on and you wanna stop?  Don’t stop.  The only way you can make it and have true success in your life… and there’s one way… you can’t have any fear.”

“God gives everyone a lane and no one can beat you in your lane.  Just stay focused on Him and what you are supposed to do.  And everything will be alright.”

“My brand is faith.”

“The key to life when it gets tough is to keep moving.  Just keep moving.”

“Life is sometimes hard, and you have to laugh your way through it.”

“Always aim for right and avoid doing wrong at all costs.”

“A degree on the wall, without labels on your back, is nothing.”

“There are a lot of people who have dreams, goals, and hopes, but there aren’t a lot who get to see them realized.”

“What I know about me is that, in order to lead, you also have to know how to follow.”

“You will always find jealous people; they’re the ones promoting you.”

“What I have learned in this life is you can never be ashamed of where you come from.”

“I was a very poor young black boy in New Orleans, just a face without a name, swimming in a sea of poverty trying to survive.”

“Statistics say that I’m supposed to be in jail.  And I’m not supposed to be alive.”

“Everybody’s got skeletons in the closet.  Every once in a while, you’ve got to open up the closet and the let the skeletons breathe.  Half the time, the very thing you think is gonna destroy you or ruin you is the very thing that nobody cares about.  My advice to people with skeletons is to dust them off every now and then – as long as your closet ain’t full of them.  It’s not good to have more than two or three.”

“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people.  But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.”

“You know, people don’t want their intelligence insulted.  They don’t want to be preached to.  They don’t want to be degraded.  All they want to do is sit, laugh, have a good time, love one another, forget about what’s going on in the world, and find something out so they can be useful in this life.  Do this and you have common sense.”

“People say the truth hurts.  Hell no, it hurts even more if you do a whole bunch of foolishness to try and avoid it.”

“I always feed myself positivity.  I turn to anything that teaches good, that teaches strength, and that you can make it.  I swear to you that those kinds of thoughts come alive in your body and in anything you touch because your energy goes into everything you touch, everything you share and everything you speak.  So, it’s most important that you surround yourself with positivity always, and have it in your mind at all times.”

“As I experience life and go through things, that’s what I write about.”

“It’s a dream realized to partner with Oprah and bring scripted programming to OWN.  She has accomplished so much with the network, and I’m excited to work with her to be a part of its continued growth.”

“I am an architect at heart.  I designed every home I’ve ever had, plus my studio.”

“Ever since I’ve been blessed with success, I’ve struggled a little with anonymity and even family.  I’ve had people calling asking for money, and I have to ask them first, ‘Are you working?  Have you been trying to help yourself?’  Then I feel like I can help.”

“He who has the gold makes the rules.”

“When it all comes down to it, life isn’t about how much we get – it’s about how much we share.”

“You can never be upset with the people who forced you into your dream… or even up higher.”

“My biggest success is getting over the things that have tried to destroy and take me out of this life.  Those are my biggest successes.  It has nothing to do with work.”

“I’ve never chased money.  It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people.”

“Life is so precious, such a gift, you have to live for you.  Live your own truth, live the life that God has put you and nobody else on this earth to live and not what somebody might be telling you to live.”

“When I have absolutely nothing to do, and I find myself in the middle of all of it going, ‘Wow!’ – when nothing’s going on – that’s when I get to stop and really appreciate the journey.”

“I live my life outside of the box because when I die they’re going to put me into one!”

“As far as the illusion of the fame, yes, I can definitely appreciate it.”

“I never thought of myself as a mogul, but it’s really great to be in that position.”

“The road that I’m on is a path that I didn’t choose.  It chose me.  I’m just trying to walk it, and to do the best that I can to honor and respect it.”

“Happiness for me is totally just being at peace knowing that, everything I’m doing, God is pleased with that.  It’s complete peace for me.”

“I don’t want to leave this planet until I achieve everything that I was put here to do.”

“Focus on one thing, make it your priority, and stick with it no matter what!”

“I’m just enjoying my life.  I suggest you try it.”

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