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Quotes by Ellen Degeneres

A Collection of Quotes by Ellen Degeneres

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.”

“Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, “I can’t tell if that person is laughing or crying, but either way they seem crazy, let’s walk faster.” Emote. It’s okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling.”

“Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.”

“You know, it’s hard work to write a book. I can’t tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic.”

“It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.”

“Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”

“It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique.”

“If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson’s eyes and ask him if it hurts.”

“Procrastination is not the problem. It is the solution. It is the universe’s way of saying stop, slow down, you move too fast.”

“We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common – which is – we all want to be happy.”

“Don’t hold onto things, it will only bring you pain.”

“My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.”

“Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.”

“What’s not so great is that all this technology is destroying our social skills. Not only have we given up on writing letters to each other, we barely even talk to each other. People have become so accustomed to texting that they’re actually startled when the phone rings. It’s like we suddenly all have Batphones. If it rings, there must be danger.”

“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.”

“If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.”

“Though you feel like you’re not where you’re supposed to be, you shouldn’t worry because the next turn you take, it will lead you to where you wanna go.”

“The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren’t any space aliens. We can’t be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we’re not all there is. If so, we’re in big trouble.”

“It’s hard to understand failure when you’re going through it, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s good to fall down – not because you’re drunk and not near stairs.”

“I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights.”

“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.”

“I’m a godmother, that’s a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me god for short, that’s cute, I taught her that.”

“I wonder what will happen if i put a hand cream on my feet, will they get confused and start clapping?”

“Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else’s expense. And I find that that’s just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.”

“Start thinking positively. You will notice a difference. Instead of ‘I think I’m a loser,’ try ‘I definitely am a loser.’ Stop being wishy-washy about things! How much more of a loser can you be if you don’t even know you are one? Either you are a loser or you are not. Which is it, stupid?”

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

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

“Have you ever heard somebody sing some lyrics that you’ve never sung before, and you realize you’ve never sung the right words in that song? You hear them and all of a sudden you say to yourself, ‘Life in the Fast Lane?’ That’s what they’re saying right there? You think, ‘why have I been singing ‘wipe in the vaseline?’ how many people have heard me sing ‘wipe in the vaseline?’ I am an idiot.”

“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.”

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

“I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”

“Do you feel insecure because you keep getting the nagging feeling that you’re not that smart? Well, I’ve got good news for you, my friend. You have no need to be insecure. That nagging feeling is absolutely right on target. You are not that smart. But I have more good news for you. You are also not alone.”

“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, ‘Let there be light!’ And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.”

“Gratitude is looking on the brighter side of life, even if it means hurting your eyes. Anger and aggression weaken you because they take so much energy to hold in place, but kindness is a strength that makes you more serene.”

“I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego.”

“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.”

“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.”

“If someone ever says you’re weird say thank you.”

“Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.”

“I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.”

“The truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the exact same molecules.”

“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.”

“I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.”

“Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.”

“I don’t need a baby growing inside me for nine months. If I’m going to feel nauseous and achy when I wake up, I want to achieve that state the old-fashioned way: getting good and drunk the night before.”

“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”

“Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it’s worse when you see them wearing dark glasses, having streamers around their necks and a hat on their antlers. Because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot.”

“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.”

“People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.”

“I have sadness in me. I have anger in me. I have heartbreak in me.”

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