109+ Best Doing Me Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational doing me quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Doing Me Quotes

The only thing I can do is act, but it’s not something I even feel comfortable doing. It costs me a lot, because I’m a shy person, even if I don’t look it. — Javier Bardem

Go on, son, you’re not doing me any good by bleeding. — Shannon Hale

I’m going from doing all of the work to having to delegate the work – which is almost harder for me than doing the work myself. I’m a lousy delegator, but I’m learning. — Alton Brown

I love competition and really going for it and doing my best, but losing isn’t really upsetting to me. I feel like if I do lose, the other person really deserved it. — Corbin Bleu

Dad made it to Gold Shield Detective, so he always busted Robin, my oldest brother, and me. Always got caught, whatever we were doing. — Kevin Eubanks

I just love doing sitcoms. I’d be in them till I was gray if they’d have me. — Jason Bateman

There’s a difference between doing memoir and writing a novel. If I had put the story of the boy killing my dog – and that was Eric also, what a little monster he was! – in a novel, even if I took it directly from life, it would be fiction. — Paul Auster

I don’t know what other people are doing – I just know about me. — Thelonious Monk

All over the country, they’re reading about me, and the story doesn’t center on me being gay. It’s just about a gay person who is doing his job. — Harvey Milk

Guys ask me, don’t I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl? — Tommy Lasorda

Everyone seemed to be doing well except me and my career. And my accent was no helping me any. — Desi Arnaz

I’m still doing me. I try to come up with different concept for my shows, you gotta keep the people interested, but I’m still me. — Juicy J

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older, I’m grumpy and terrible with them. As for doing a gig at a 6-year old’s birthday party, you couldn’t pay me enough. — Johnny Vegas

I know that everybody is so obsessed with this idea of fame, and they think that I’m obsessed. In all honesty, I’m just doing me. — Aubrey O’Day

One time, many, many years ago, I had the opportunity to dye my hair brunette for a film. And the day I walked out of the hotel where I had it done, I walked out onto the street and realized people looked me in the eye and greeted me good morning. I’d never had that experience before! And I began to notice that a brunette is treated as an affable human being. Later, when I dyed my hair for Lois Riley blonde, and then Alice Ward blonde, people come right up to you, they touch you on the arm, they ask you how you’re doing. Men and women both! Blondes have more fun. — Melissa Leo

Don’t be mad cuz I’m doing me better than you doing you. — Donald Glover

The fact that people look at pictures so tiny on Instagram – people ask me about it popping on Instagram, but I didn’t alter myself to be that. I didn’t change for the screens, I’ve just been doing me. — Jeremy Scott

I like doing a challenging class because it makes me more brave in life. My perception of hardships is now completely different. I’m not whining and moaning inside as much. — Ione Skye

If I had children, I would be very selfish. I wouldn’t be out doing things. But by not having kids, it makes me freer to travel the world and talk about things I feel are important. — Linda Blair

I understand now my father really thought he was doing me good. Education means a lot to Palestinians. We’ve become some of the most educated people in the world through our diaspora. We’ve had to be. When you ain’t got land, your degree may be your only solid ground. May father felt (feels) that being a doctor would give me security. How can I explain that I’m not safe from anything if I don’t write? — Suheir Hammad

Just don’t die for me, you won’t be doing me any favour ! — Suzanne Collins

The great mystery to me is how restaurant critics think they can get away with doing their job without anybody noticing who they are. — Ted Allen

I thought that if I practiced doing melodies for a year or so at home, I would learn to think melodically, and when I went to work it would come out, and it did, on this album. What else was important to me…? I spend a lot of time in the grocery store, shopping. — Iggy Pop

I don’t advise kids to do what I do. I’m just doing me. I just smoke a little weed and do a little drink. — Juicy J

We took blood samples and we can predict if someone is doing meditation or not. — Deepak Chopra

I don’t cringe when I think of doing old material. A lot of the people have been with me through the years. — Steve Forbert

People would ask me why I was doing what I was doing – but I always told them that I just loved to skate. There was no other explanation. — Nancy Kerrigan

A couple years ago it was really hard for me to sing, because there’s so much pressure in hip-hop to be a certain way. My biggest thing right now is doing me, because I’m not like other rappers. — SonReal

We had met with Ben Stiller here in LA when I was shooting The Ring and he was doing Meet The Fockers and we have friends in common. But we didn’t know each other well. He’s fantastic and we really had a great time on this and we were both laughing at where we were at, this other couple, and how it was mirroring what we were going through as well. It was clever writing in that way. — Naomi Watts

Once I looked in the mirror and decided this is who I am, and I’m not scared of who I am, and I’m not scared that I can’t be like you, and I’m good with just doing me, that’s when I found myself, as a man. — Kendrick Lamar

When I’m on stage, I’m not me playing me. I’m somebody else doing me. I could never go on stage and be like, Hey, I’m Mike Tyson. My mother and father was in the sex industry. That’s the politically correct way to say it, but I would really say, My mother and father were pimps and whores. This is my life. I could never do that as Mike Tyson. Because I’d feel sorry for myself. But if I could be objective about it and be somebody else, portraying Mike Tyson, saying this story, then it’s easy sailing. — Mike Tyson

Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men’s work at half men’s wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women. — Anna Howard Shaw

We recycle everything in my house. I’m not into any particular organizations, but I’m doing my part and that makes me feel okay. — Mark-Paul Gosselaar

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life. — Henry David Thoreau

For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I’m doing the right thing by the animals. — Alexandra Paul

I’m grateful for doing those drugs, because they kept me from getting laid and I would have gotten AIDS. — Steven Tyler

Think of me as the weathered sheriff coming back into Dodge ’cause the youngsters are shooting up the church and scaring the horses and not doing right by the women. — Frank Miller

I never thought about doing men. Never. — Debbie Reynolds

I guess I’m not that aware of such a big fan base. I have a few core people who write me no matter what I’m doing, but I hardly have sacks of mail being dropped on my door! — Julie Bowen

I’ve always said that you can’t be the new Mel Blanc by doing Mel Blanc’s voice. — Billy West

They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind. — Cindy Crawford

But whenever I look at the question of how to live, the answer’s always staring me in the face. I’m already doing it. — Damien Hirst

I’m very learning-disabled, and I think it drove me to what I’m doing. — Chuck Close

Power comes from doing meditation, leading a controlled life, being conservative, not wasting all your energy on drugs, alcohol and sex and other pastimes. The guideline for all experience is how you feel afterwards. — Frederick Lenz

I’m doing a lot of touring and things have been really busy for me. — Dave Lombardo

I’m thinking to myself, I just love doing the art, it takes me a morning to do. — Eddie Campbell

In the morning I’d write these essays, anything that I’d feel like writing, and in the afternoon, I’d spend time with my guitar. I had decided after listening to my last four or five albums that my biggest weakness musically was melody. the reason I had been singing in a monotone over the chord patterns in my songs was that I never practiced doing melodies. — Iggy Pop

They held up ‘The Outlaw’ for five years. And Howard Hughes had me doing publicity for it every day, five days a week for five years. — Jane Russell

I don’t think I have ever worked in my life, because work to me means that you are really doing something that you don’t like. — John Kluge

Let me go to Clinton’s new proposal: to have uniforms in public schools. And people are doing that. How come they’re doing that? Dress codes! I find that abhorrent. — Russell Means

My therapist would be so happy to know I’m doing all this walking. They’ve done a great job of putting me back together, haven’t they? — Tammy Duckworth

The problem is almost everybody is just recording the world with home photographic toys, not doing metaphor or ideas. We have a photographic culture that’s not conditioned to think in terms of symbol. — James Balog

Some people say I’m conscious, some say I’m a gangsta rapper – it’s just me doing me. I’m stomping in my own lane. I’m doing what I do. — Nas

I guess I had fun doing it but it has hard memories for me. — Faith Ringgold

It is easy for me to go play a rock show, I have been doing that all my life and I love that. — Sebastian Bach

When I first came to the House of Commons and walked out into the lobby, men sprang to their feet. I asked them to sit down since I’d come to walk around. I didn’t want them doing me favours. — Agnes Macphail

I can’t imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it. — Edgar Winter

It seemed to me you could do anything in comics. So I started doing my thing, which is mainly influenced by novelists, stand-up comedians, that sort of thing — Harvey Pekar

I didn’t think that a career in theater was very realistic so I thought the only thing I could make money doing and still be somewhat artistic was, god help me, advertising. — Liev Schreiber

Every day it seems like something happens to assure me I’m in the right place, and that doing anything else would be wrong. I feel so incredibly blessed. — Lucas Grabeel

I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet. — Jesse Jackson

But don’t call me an actor. I’m just a worker. I am an entertainer. Don’t say that what I am doing is art. — Javier Bardem

The idea of doing something that you’ve seen a thousand times before doesn’t appeal to me. — Ryan Phillippe

I enjoyed doing Lipstick, but it scared me. I was very nervous. I couldn’t wait for it to be over. It was very real, and I was just a kid. — Mariel Hemingway

If I respect myself and believe in what I’m doing, no one can touch me. — Fiona Apple

For four years doing that same character all the time kind of bothered me. Butit opened up a lot of doors — Lloyd Bridges

I think my first bout of that was when I was doing me and My Girl, funnily enough. I really didn’t change my clothes or answer the phone, but went into the theatre every night and was cheerful and sang the Lambeth Walk. She said: “The only thing I could do was write. I used to crawl from the bedroom to the computer and just sit and write, and then I was alright, because I was not present. “Sense and Sensibility really saved me from going under, I think, in a very nasty way. — Emma Thompson

We long for our father. We wear his clothes, and actually try to fill his shoes. . . . We hang on to him, begging him to teach ushow to do whatever is masculine, to throw balls or be in the woods or go see where he works. . . . We want our fathers to protect us from coming too completely under the control of our mothers. . . . We want to be seen with Dad, hanging out with men and doing men things. — Frank Pittman

Doing meditation you may need to experiment to discover what kinds of thoughts are best for your own unique interests and situation. For you it might be a repetitive mantra, or simply an open state of watching your breath, like in the Buddhist tradition. — Tim McCarthy

Occasionally it does hit me, the words on a page. And I still love doing that, as I have for the last 60 years. — Harold Pinter

In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some really weird kind of thing. He told me he was writing a computer program. — Jon Postel

I’d love to be in another film, but they haven’t asked me. I think it’s a shame but the prospects of me doing another one now are remote. Please do campaign on my behalf. — Julie Walters

At one time they’ve been the most important thing to me. So I can’t hear our records on the radio, I can’t stand it, because they sound so out of what everyone else is doing. — Ray Davies

I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world. — Mordecai Richler

Acting coaches in Hollywood were always telling me to use my hands and body more. But that was never me. I just breathe and sometimes it doesn’t look as if I’m doing that. — Perry Como

Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party asked me to consider seriously running for president in 2008 and I am doing so. — Jerome Corsi

It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you’d have these stupid one-liners – which I loathed – and I always felt phony doing them. — Pierce Brosnan

As a journalist I’m comfortable doing library research, and I did a lot! I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave me access to the Harvard system. — Anita Diament

When the Vent begins, you might confuse [it] for a conversation. It’s not. It’s a Vent. It’s a mental release valve and your job is to listen for as long as it takes. Don’t problem solve. Don’t redirect. Don’t comfort. Yet. Your employee is doing mental house cleaning and interrupting this cleaning is missing the point. They don’t want a solution, they want to be heard. — Rands

Names and theoretical things don’t occur to me. If they do, I’m not doing my real playing mode. — Lee Konitz

Fans have been very important in my career. Even though I’m just doing me and doing my thing, they’re the captains of this ship. — Prince Royce

I’m doing mental training as well. So, you know, body, mind, and spirit – everything is being addressed, every single day. Generally I’ll have three training sessions a day. — Kerri Walsh

Everything we’re doing means there is a much bigger audience that we can reach. — Tamara Mellon

Lord of the Rings made me realize that I’m not interested in doing anyone else’s work. — Ralph Bakshi

So I’m still doing my best to stay in shape and hope that opportunity will come back to me. — Brandi Chastain

But it seemed to me that the American way of doing things was to obliterate a complete area, without really knowing exactly what was there and where they were. — Peter Scott

As Aristotle wrote a long, long time ago, and I’m paraphrasing here, the goal is to avoid mediocrity by being prepared to try something and either failing miserably or triumphing grandly. Mediocrity is not about failing, and it’s the opposite of doing. Mediocrity, in other words, is about not trying. The reason is achingly simple, and I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. — Georges St-Pierre

Men feel challenged when a woman is in danger, so those types of stories interest women and they interest men on a level that the crimes against men tend to draw a different visceral reaction. Again, not saying it’s right, but they tend to draw a different visceral reaction, which is that the man was out in the world doing men stuff and something happened to him. — Bill James

It’s not the imbalances of life that will get you down-it’s doing meaningless things that aren’t taking you where you want to go. — Danielle LaPorte

Doing my own album provided me the opportunity to say whatever I wanted. — Richard Marx

I always thought after 2002 that I’d hang up my skates and turn professional and just go on tour and do shows. But I don’t know when it is enough. I mean, I still enjoy it. I’m the luckiest girl alive that I get to perform in front of thousands of people, do what I love doing. — Michelle Kwan

I make a living doing what I love doing, and it’s what brings me joy. — Tom Cochrane

Work is important to me. I want to do things for principle, not just for the sake of doing them. — Tracey Ullman

I remember when I was doing Mermaids [1990], I was 16 and they gave me a B12 shot once. My parents weren’t there, and when they did come, they freaked out. They were terrified, because of the Judy Garland stories. I know it’s just vitamin B, but it did give you a boost. — Winona Ryder

Meditation means to be in non-doing. Meditation is not a doing but a state of being. It is a state of being in one’s own self. — Rajneesh

I love doing meta-humor, as long as it doesn’t become too distracting and it’s subtle. — Marc Guggenheim

I came back to the hood and got in those streets and started doing whatever it took for me to provide. — Young Buck

I’m tired of people thinking they’re doing me favours. — Michael Thomas Ford

I was mid-sentence when the casting director said, Listen, kid. You should not be an actress. You are not pretty enough. You should go back to wherever you came from and you should go to school. You don’t have it. She was very blunt – I honestly think that she thought she was doing me a favor. — Winona Ryder

I never stay with people and I never look people up when I travel. I depend more on just chance meetings. The advantage is that people don’t know who I am. I meet people casually and they’re not doing me a big favor because I’m going to write something. — Paul Theroux

Those that pulled my credential were actually doing me a favor. I was given a pass to leave an event that already had me feeling uneasy and uncomfortable in my career choice. — Michelle Beadle

Em reminds me of one of my friends from back home. It was just so natural. I forgot in two seconds that he was the biggest-selling artist of the decade. He knows what he’s doing. Me and him mixed [the song] together and he’s not like somebody that’s telling somebody what to do. We were both on the board turning knobs. The atmosphere and the vibe down there was just super cool. — Alex da Kid

I got to realizing that I wanted to record, I wanted to experiment. And doing those same old songs the same old way – I said, ‘I think it’s time for me to have some fun.’ — Buck Owens

It’s almost like he’s started to sound even more exotic the more people started doing him. I don’t know why, but there’s just something about Al Gore that makes me laugh. — Dana Carvey

That industry expects you to prove yourself over and over again. Do I stay doing this, or do I raise my daughter and live surrounded by people who love me? Wasn’t even really a choice. — Lisa Bonet

I liked the kid who wrote me that he had to do a term paper on a modern poet and he was doing me because, though they say you have to read poems twice, he found he could handle mine in one try. — Howard Nemerov

It actually took me a year to learn how to play running back – to understand what they were doing defensively and then what our guys were doing every single play. — Marcus Allen

I have been doing merch’ since I was 15 and in bands when I was a teenager – silk-screening shirts, making the emulsion in my mom’s closet I converted into a dark room, through college. That’s essentially how us bands survived was selling homemade t-shirts. — Steve Aoki

You can’t do a machine without knowing something about how it’s going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don’t enjoy doing period clothes. — Boris Vallejo