Ellen DeGeneres Quotes To Inspire You Into Greatness

By March 23, 2019 Quotes

Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer and LGBTQ activist. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.

Ellen made television history when she came out as a lesbian in April 1997, first on a series of talkshows and then through the voice of her namesake character during a special episode of her hit sitcom, Ellen.

She became the first openly gay actress to play a lesbian character on television, and an inspirational figure to the LGBT community. However, Ellen’s courage of coming out came with a high cost since her show was canceled soon after, and she was blacklisted by casting agents. She was without work for three years, and plummeted into a depression.

But Ellen DeGeneres still pushed on through the hard times, and ultimately emerged stronger and more successful than ever.

Here are our favorite Ellen DeGeneres Quotes to inspire you:

 

“Life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself. Happiness comes from within. You have the power to change your own mindset so that all the negative, horrible thoughts that try to invade your psyche are replaced with happy, positive, wonderful thoughts.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

 

“Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

 

“When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

 

 

“You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that’s how it’s spelled.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

 

“True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

 

“Find out who you are and figure out what you believe in. Even if it’s different from what your neighbors believe in and different from what your parents believe in. Stay true to yourself. Have your own opinion. Don’t worry about what people say about you or think about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

 

“Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.” 
― Ellen DeGeneres

 

“It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

 

“Our flaws are what makes us human. If we can accept them as part of who we are, they really don’t even have to be an issue.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

 

“The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

 

“The problem with labels is that they lead to stereotypes and stereotypes lead to generalizations and generalizations lead to assumptions and assumptions lead back to stereotypes. It’s a vicious cycle, and after you go around and around a bunch of times you end up believing that all vegans only eat cabbage and all gay people love musicals.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

 

“You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

 

 

 

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