With age comes the understanding and appreciation of your most important asset, your health.
— Oprah Winfrey
Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure.
If you're constantly pushing yourself higher, higher, the law of averages - not to mention the myth of Icarus - predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure.
When you forgive somebody, it doesn't necessarily mean you want to invite them to your table.
Money is worth nothing if it can't buy you the opportunity to love more.
Even people who believe they deserve to be happy and have nice things often don't feel worthy once they have them.
I try to basically keep my opinions to myself when it comes to people who are charged with crimes that I don't know anything about.
When you think about growing and being empowered yourself, it is what you've been able to do for other people that leaves you the fullest.
Over the years, I've interviewed thousands of people, most of them women, and I would say that the root of every dysfunction I've ever encountered, every problem, has been some sense of a lacking of self-value or of self-worth.
You become what you believe, not what you think or what you want.
Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.
When you're the most successful person in your family, in your neighborhood, and in your town, everybody thinks you're the First National Bank, and you have to figure out for yourself where those boundaries are.
Acting is about going into the space, and there are just some places that I'm not willing to go.
It does not matter how you came into the world, what matters is that you are here.
I'm sick of people sittin' in chairs stating their problems. Then we roll the videotape... then we have our experts on the topic... I'm in the 'What's next?' phase of my career.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God's way of moving you in another direction.
No matter who we are or what we look like or what we may believe, it is both possible and, more importantly, it becomes powerful to come together in common purpose and common effort.
You're either humble or you're not. If you were a jerk before the fame, you just become a jerk with a bigger spotlight. Whoever you are really comes through.
That's the gift that a mother can give, to make everyone feel like they are the special one.
Love somebody. Just one person. And then spread that to two. And as many as you can. You'll see the difference it makes.
You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and you're responsible for the energy that you bring to others.
Every day, you're only as good as your last show.
I always feel that until you take your last breath, you're always growing.
My whole reason for creating a network is literally to bring little pieces of light. It's to continue to spread little pieces of light in the world, to illuminate the possibility of the human spirit.
You are who you are at this moment because of everything that's ever happened to you, everything that you carried forward for yourself.
I know that inner wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.
I had become so accustomed to succeeding that I no longer even remembered what it was like to fail.
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier.
I remember a specific moment, watching my grandmother hang the clothes on the line, and her saying to me, 'you are going to have to learn to do this,' and me being in that space of awareness and knowing that my life would not be the same as my grandmother's life.
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
Even if you flippin' fries at McDonald's, if you are excellent, everybody wants to be in your line.
The goal of my shows, my interviews, my business, my philanthropy, all of it, whatever ventures I might pursue, would be to make clear that what unites us is ultimately far more redeeming and compelling than anything that separates me.
Most people honestly want to do as well as they can in their lives.
To me, the money is - it's certainly a wonderful thing. But it is in direct proportion to how you're able to bless yourself and bless others with it.
You alone are enough.
Your job is not just to do what your parents say, what your teachers say, what society says, but to figure out what your heart calling is and to be led by that.
Look at how hard it was to get to where I am. It doesn't make sense to give it up.
I think people who have good parents come into the world with a strength, yes, and an advantage.
You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean.
If you want to feel good, you have to go out and do some good.
I consider the world, this Earth, to be like a school, and our life the classrooms.
Don't let people talk you into what they think is you.
The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.
I'm not even kind of a lesbian.
As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around.
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.